Willy's Rock
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Boracay’s most recognizable attraction is this oddly shaped volcanic formation topped by a statue of the Virgin Mary.
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Cherie Q
Daly City, CA153 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The rock outcropping lords the immaculately white beach and therefore attracts Insta denizens. Stairs lead to the grotto sheltering the Virgin Mary. People seem to like it, but I think it kinda gives a theme-park feel marring the virginal (pun unintended) land- and seascape. Boracay is better left in its natural state, like the Faraliogni in Capri and similar formations here at home off beaches in California. Heavenly presence, after all, is clearly viewed in the majesty of the entire scenario. Also, what was that smell around the rock?
Written March 6, 2020
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CanisHan
Seoul, South Korea26,402 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
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This rock was special shape and stand Maria's statue. The White beach was plain and no obstacle, This rock was only special one in White Beach. This rock was located in end of Station 1, and good to walk to there simply. But the way to go there, too hot.
Written February 26, 2019
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Sarah Lewis
Harlow, UK925 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Located at Station 1, Willy's Rock is somewhat of an iconic location (and the most photographed) on the island of Boracay. Best time to visit is during low tide, when you can wade over to it to visit the shrine, and at sunset so stay until sundown and watch the magnificent sun disappear behind the horizon.
Written February 21, 2020
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Abdulaziz A
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia456 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
nothing special , nice to see it from distance, not much to do on this rock, but don't get close to it, it is some how dungarees
Written February 3, 2020
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tedmino
Iloilo City, Philippines166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016
One fine morning as we roam the beach of Boracay, my attention was caught by rocks on the beach, what really hold my attention was the Grotto of Mama Mary,a religious person that I am, I was really delighted. Because for me, images of Saints, especially Mama Mary make me feel secure. Willy's Rock as I later found, is so famous, It's one attraction in Boracay that you couldn't miss.
Written August 23, 2016
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JamesNhh
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Is a small island with statue located there. Lots of tourist will queue up for photo shooting but I doesn't found any things so special. Beside, a lots of people are searching small crab nearby the island behind the rock which looks very fun.
Written June 23, 2016
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Victorianlad
Melbourne, Australia17,461 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Willy's Rock is exactly as the TripAdvisor brief description states. It is at the upmarket Station 1 part of magnificent White Beach - to the north of this stuunning and deservedly popular Filipino island.

While I walked past at about 1130 one day in the heat on the beautiful powdery white sand, one Filipino was clambering up its few steps, as the rock is only 10 metres or so from shore if that and easily accessible to those with normal mobility.

Vegetation grows from it and it actually looks quite attractive, and the statue of the Virgin Mary is in a small grotto.
Written April 19, 2009
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Anthony J
Gold Coast, Australia905 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Willy's rock is an interesting rock formation located on White Beach in Boracay. It's quite easy to get to and worth a visit, but be prepared for LOTS of people there as it can get very crowded there. There's also a statue on the top of it which I believe may be the Virgin Mary? Either way, it's a nice walk along the beach and the sunsets there are lovely!
Written September 16, 2019
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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand3,849 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
This sacred religious site uprising on the volcanic rocks off north part of central white beach ,which can be reached by walking during low level of water is nice to visit at dusk to nighttime . VIRGIN Mary statue with blue background facing the shoreline makes security for christians, there is steps to climb up with lighti g at nighttime. STRONG winds of Hagabat season makes this place awesome ,even at dusk.
Written August 11, 2019
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines10,062 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
This is just a set of rocks located at Boracay's station 1 not far from the beach. People visit this place to have their photos taken. It offers a good backdrop for selfies, especially for pictorials at sunset. However, since this is a famous landmark, it does get pretty crowded.
Written April 28, 2019
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