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“Just Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)

Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Yapak, 5608, Philippines
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Ranked #2 of 34 attractions in Boracay
Type: Beaches
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Owner description: The second largest beach on Boracay, this popular destination is also called Puka Shell Beach after the prevalent white seashells.
Cebu City, Philippines
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“Just Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I wish it would stay pristine, like a hidden paradise that's totally opposite White Beach. It could be made a little bit accessible but not totally overpopulated with establishments. That way, it could be a haven for people who aren't comfortable with the wild parties at White Beach.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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“A mystic distinction of peace and joy.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The beach is equally interesting as in the White Beach. Though the sand is bit coarser and less perpetual white, it has character of its own. The sand glitters on a sunny day as this composed of fragments of well-polish puka shell and other shell variety. The shoreline is considerably long with its 1.3km stretch. The water was perfectly clean and the waves were playful. We stayed so long for the day in this place just to catch a different scenery of the setting sun in this corner of Boracay island. And we were not failed. It was so beautiful and mystical.

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Much to be desired”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Upon landing in this area, you will be approached by many local vendors trying to sell their goods, at which point becomes annoying. However, it's a consolation that the beach is beautiful and the water is CRYSTAL CLEAR and comfortably warm.

Visited November 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Quiet, private and shell-y”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Puka Beach is located at the north of Boracay so not many people go there. We stayed at Alta Vista so it was nearer to us.

We loved the fact that it gives the private feel with minimal crowd. Plus we had our lounge chairs and huts allocated to us by the hotel.

No tout going about asking you if you want boat rides etc. Very few vendors trying to push souvenirs so the experience was indeed much undisrupted.

Sunset view from Puka Beach was just as pretty as the one in White Beach (unless you like the view of many boats lining the sunset like in White Beach).

Beware: Walking on Puka Beach is like walking on a sea of Lego bricks because of the sea shells so unless you have strong soles, wear your flip flops. That's why it is called Puka :P

Visited October 2012
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Davao City, Davao City, Philippines
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“Ok to just visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

It is not a white sand beach, it is a white pebbled beach. The wind is very strong, I cannot recommend staying near here as it is not very ideal for beach swimming. Surfing perhaps is better here.

Visited October 2012
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