PUKA BEACH, THE UNSPOILED BEACH OF BORACAY
Puka Beach is located in Baranggay Yakap, northern part of Boracay island. It got its name from world-renowned Puka Shells that abound in the area. This is the result of the constant striking of rocks and sands with shells until it breaks because of the crashing of waves.
This beach is a contrast from the famous White Beach. Here, there are no structures and have less people. It is away from the bars and partying crowds, that is why the ambiance here is more serene. The sand is not as fine because of the crushed shells and corals but that add to the character of the Puka Beach.
The beach here is really not for swimming because of the strong waves and the water gets deep fast. Even seasoned boatmen had a hard time anchoring their motorized outrigger bancas on the beach. I think this is part of the island where the sea current are strong because it faces the Carabao Island of Romblon which is near Tablas Straight and Sibuyan Sea.
Without large hotels, establishment and less visitors, Puka Beach gives out the feeling of remoteness and exclusivity. By the way, you can have a picnic here with unlike in White Beach where food and drinks are disallowed on the beach. Just make sure you don’t leave your trash.
There are two ways to get to Puka Shell Beach, by sea or by land. It is one of the stops in island hopping adventure offered by different tour groups at White Beach. By land, you can rent a motorbike / tricycle that will you lead you Baranggay Yapak. We choose the latter since we don’t want to lose more time spending in a tour.