Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)

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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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TengCorrea
Manila, Philippines274 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
Its charm lies in its bright blue waters and wide shore of fine sand. As it follows the state of calm of Boracay's main beach, there were waves when I visited during habagat season. You can wade and play with the waves near the shore but swimming is not advised, esp since there are no lifeguards in the area. Best to visit when tide is low (usually afternoon) so you can walk to the left side and see most of the beach.

It is less crowded than the main beach but a local said it can be crowded when island hopping tours are allowed during peak season. Bright side is, sea is calm by then.

There are souvenir and food stalls at the entrance. On the left side, there are vendors offering drinks which come with free use of mat/banig. They usually also offer to take your photos.

While Puka Beach is part of island and land tours, you can opt to hire E-trike or motorbike. In my case, one-way trip from the main beach costs Php150.
Written July 26, 2021
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Catherine S
22 contributions
Mar 2020
A lovely beach with deeper, less calm water than White Beach. About 150peso in a trike from D'mall. The only issue is that the locals take up all the shade with big blankets and pillows and then charge you to sit there. Worth it, but for 250 peso per person it can add up. Note that they re not charging you for the shade - the charge is for the drink they give you. Very enterprising but a little annoying. There are a lot less people here, although the tour boats drop people off frequently.
Written March 26, 2020
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Erjan Qabdykarim
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan36 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Worth of coming here. 30-40 mins from white sand beach on tricycle at max 150 peso. The water at Puka is pure blue with powerful waves. So be careful when swimming not save for kids. My wife was falling down in the water under the hit of wave a step from the coast line while I was holding our daughter in hands. Thanks for local guys who offer paddle board and seafood they immediately reacted and took her out of the water. The beach has spots to stop under the shadow of hills nearby. There is a large letter PUKA for perfect photo with sea and sand as the background.
Written February 18, 2020
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GreatTrue
Adana, Turkey223 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, Philippines11 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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Srdan
Cacak, Serbia56 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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Doctor Ryan M
Gwangju, South Korea127 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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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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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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The Travelling Soldier
Ludowici, GA62 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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