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Trip to Boracay dangerous?

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Singapore
posts: 76
Trip to Boracay dangerous?

Hey, i am currently staying in singapore for an internship and want to go to the island in january. I looked at some kind of governmental homepage and it said that there are a few things to consider:

- terrorism

- fraud

- malaria

- bad airlines

okay i like to travel but here are my questions:

1. Is it safe to go to boracay? i heard that the south is quite dangerous, dont know if boracay is too much in the south already (looked it up on a map)

2. Is it advisable to bring some anti malaria drugs?

3. Is it okay to stay in a normal hostel? I dont want to spend hundreds of dollars for a high star hotel :P

and

4. I plan to go there for 4 days. Is that enough for relaxation, and some impressions?

thanks!!

Singapore, Singapore
Destination Expert
for Philippines
posts: 9,745
reviews: 202
1. Re: Trip to Boracay dangerous?

Boracay is safe. Don't believe?

Come here and see for yourself.

Take the usual precautions and bring you common sense with you.

clare,ireland
posts: 5,334
2. Re: Trip to Boracay dangerous?

so u found a cheap flight to get there?if it was dangerous -doyou think it would be the no 1 tourist destination in philippines?many people stay in hostels

Phoenix, Arizona
posts: 267
reviews: 15
3. Re: Trip to Boracay dangerous?

I'm in Boracay as I type..

Short answer to 'is it dangerous?': NO

Book the flight

:)

Edited: 7:33 am, November 21, 2012
Singapore
posts: 76
4. Re: Trip to Boracay dangerous?

thanks :) sounds good!

do i still need to bring some malaria meds?

aaaaaaaaand... i REALLY want to enjoy white sand and crystal clear water without tons of ppl. Would it be possible at some place there?

Singapore, Singapore
Destination Expert
for Philippines
posts: 9,745
reviews: 202
5. Re: Trip to Boracay dangerous?

Stay at Station 3. More quiet and tranquil.

Buy some insect repellent with DEET content. This will minimize your risk.

clare,ireland
posts: 5,334
6. Re: Trip to Boracay dangerous?

boracay has tons of people -depend what time of year u go

Singapore
posts: 76
7. Re: Trip to Boracay dangerous?

thx. dont know what deet control is but i will find out

january, around mid january

manila
posts: 866
reviews: 86
8. Re: Trip to Boracay dangerous?

Malaria is NOT endemic in Boracay.

Like Singapore, dengue is a already a year round disease and you are at similar risk of contracting dengue in Boracay, Manila OR SINGAPORE. Just take your mozzie repellant, or buy one in the Philippines...

Singapore, Singapore
Destination Expert
for Philippines
posts: 9,745
reviews: 202
9. Re: Trip to Boracay dangerous?

Buy it in Changi Airport and you can even avoid legally paying the 7% GST! :p

Oslo
posts: 11,268
reviews: 101
10. Re: Trip to Boracay dangerous?

wow...is it dangerous, where did you read that?