Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)

Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)

Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
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The second largest beach on Boracay, this popular destination is also called Puka Shell Beach after the prevalent white seashells.
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  • Missaera
    New Jersey52 contributions
    Peaceful beach in Boracay
    Beautiful beach with blue crystal clear waters and no crowds! Definitely worth visiting. Sand here is not as fine as Boracay’s main beach but the isolation and quietness of this place is just amazing. Lots of local vendors and overpriced stuff but it’s nice to know that we can help them by buying their staff. Along the shade from the trees you can get a fresh juice shake and they’ll set you up with a mat while waiting. Nice spot to take a nap and escape from the heat for sure.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Aura V
    5 contributions
    My Favorite spot in boracay
    Exploring Puka Shell Beach in Boracay was a serene escape to a quieter and more natural side of the island. The beach’s powdery white sand and the vibrant Puka shells scattered along the shoreline created a picturesque scene. It’s a place to relax, sunbathe, and take leisurely strolls along the shore. The clear waters and gentle waves make it ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Unlike the bustling White Beach, Puka Shell Beach offers a quieter and more tranquil atmosphere, perfect for unwinding. The local vendors selling fresh coconuts and souvenirs added to the charm. Puka Shell Beach is a must-visit for anyone seeking a peaceful day by the sea and a break from the island’s livelier spots.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 14, 2023
  • Miguel N
    2 contributions
    The Last Wild Beach in Boracay
    As Locals say: The last wild beach in Boracay!! Nice, quite and not crowded beach (at least on this specific day - 24th December)...sand is a bit more rough compared with White Beach, but a much better place for people that like quite places...Don't expect fancy places to eat, because the ones available are the traditional Filipino stalls, but the food is good. Eat on beach can be fancy. We stayed at Fairways and it was 150php to get there.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 23, 2023
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Mykel Duran
3 contributions
Mar 2022
The beach is far from the well known Station 1 to 4 we're most of the people flock together. But Puka beach is indeed one of the scenic place to visit while in Boracay. Sunset in the area is indeed awe inspiring, and of course the locals are very accommodating. You can look for Mark (aka. Toto) if you need unforgettable photos for you to keep. Most of them offer their photography skills for just a tip and its worth it. If you need a land base tour guide I strongly recommend Sir Noel Talanas just search him online or visit the famous Jonah's Fruit shake and ask for sir Noel because his wife Novie is working there.
Written May 3, 2022
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GreatTrue
Adana, Türkiye225 contributions
Oct 2021
We took an e-trike to Puca beach (100 to 150Php each way for the 3 of us) and it is a nice beach. Not as clean or nice as white beach but it is good to see it. The shell art is cheaper here than in Station 1 to 3. We went on a day when it was a little windy and the boats which take tourists to the beach were struggling to land. You can take a boat there but e-trikes are more environmentally good and from what we saw, the people coming on the boats did not see the main shops at the entrance to the beach but rather sellers who run to the boats to sell their shells. I would not recommend swimming at this beach as it gets deep quickly and looks to have strong rip currents.
Written November 5, 2021
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marilesibarra
Quezon City, Philippines12 contributions
Mar 2021
So overpriced! While we understand that we need to order drinks to be able to rent a beach mat, the price of p350 for a mango shake at the beach is too much. It's the same price at a 5-star hotel in the area! Then the lunch... a rip-off! They even tagged on a service charge for service at a shack with the barest minimum. We know the hospitality industry is suffering but how can this area attract local tourists at this rates? Calling DOT...
Written March 21, 2021
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Doctor Ryan M
Gwangju, South Korea128 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
This was a great beach to see because it was very open. Not too many people about. If you have children, you should be careful because it gets deep very quickly and the waves can be unforgiving. It is only a 200 peso trike ride from white beach or you can rent a private boat for 3000 pesos for 3 to 4 hours and they will take you snorkeling too.
Written March 2, 2020
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Srdan
Cacak, Serbia58 contributions
Mar 2020
This beach was such a discovery for us during our Boracay stay. It is really amazing beach with crystal clear water and almost white sand. Sand is not as white as on the famous White beach but still very beautiful. Tricycle ride from Station 2 to this beach was 150 PHP and ride lasts about 20 minutes. We went there twice and enjoyed it a lot. It wasn't crowded. I highly recommend it!
Written April 25, 2020
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Willeke A
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia603 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I love this beach. The water is more rough but same colours as at the other side, white sand and clear blue water. Maybe less suitable for families with small children since the sea is less safe here. Not so many facilities on the beach itself but that's the charm. To arrive there just hold a tricycle at the main road in direction to the beach, you will only pay 15 pesos.
Written February 10, 2020
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The Travelling Soldier
Ludowici, GA68 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Even though the waves were a little high, we insisted on placing this on our island hopping itinerary. It was the best section of our Boracay stay. Pristine natural white sand beaches without the hustle and bustle of White Beach. This is the type of beach and atmosphere that makes the trip worthwhile. Very refreshing!!!
Written January 14, 2020
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Traveller1895
Manchester, UK598 contributions
Jan 2020
At the North end of the island, Pukka Shell Beach provides a welcome alternative to the over popular and over commercialised White Beach. Go up there on one of the bone shaker trikes; much more of a locals beach without all the hype, restaurents and slefie stick groups all over the place.
Some local craft shops, basic bars etc
Strong waves in parts so careful for swimming and especially with kids; also can be a bit windy
Partial sunset views at one end of the beach as photos show
Worth a trip up for sure even just to get away from the crowds!
Written March 1, 2020
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JeddaCath
Boston, MA1,026 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
This beach is far less crowded than the White beach. Most people come via the boats and leave with the boats. Leaving the beach empty. Get there via tricycle 300 PHP for the whole tricycle. 10-20 shared

There are a few stalls selling trinkets and small food stalls

The beach itself is amazing.
Written February 15, 2020
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James H
Cebu Island, Philippines28 contributions
May 2022
I went to this place as part of the Island Hopping package and I can say that Puka beach is much better today. It now has snacks, shakes and drinks in the area, unlike last time where it was only shells and sands. The shakes though are a bit pricey, they range from 250 to 400 per glass.
Written May 6, 2022
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