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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
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Boracay Island Hopping
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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.
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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6 reviews
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Hire a boat for a whole Boracay island hoping. Boatman will bring you to this beach were boats stop for an hour or two for lunch and swim. Really love the white sand beach and a crystal clear water And the sand castle made by a very talented local man.

Visited August 2012
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Paris, France
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

the beach is very clean and you can find some shade. The sand is also very nice and the water is clear. The waves can get quite big. You have to take a tricycle to come here. You must come here during your stay at Boracay.

Visited January 2012
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Boracay, Philippines
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Love Puka Beach”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Puka Beach is the place I often retreat to at the weekends with my colleagues and friends.

We go well prepared with water, snacks, books, scuba gear etc which allows us to walk a nice distance away from the entrance and the small groups which arrive on Banca's and Paraw's as part of their island hopping tours.

It is with sadness that my favourite restaurant has closed and demolished to make way for a new resort but there is still one restaurant at the main entrance and they thankfully haven't hiked their prices now that they have no competition.

There's also a couple of little spots further up the beach where you can buy food straight off the grill and there are usually one or two ice cream sellers walking up and down the beach

Puka has some great little scuba spots but it's easy to get disorientated when swimming from one reef to the next, and I would encourage anyone to make sure that their friends are keeping an eye on them, as the current can be strong and some of the banca's can sail close to the shoreline.

Puka's sand is not powdery white like White Beach, but is made up of lots of shells and coral pieces, which is great for hunting with kids. Just remember that you should not remove these from the beach; take only photos, leave only footprints!

Puka, for me, is my escape beach - especially in high season when White Beach is crowded with travellers, hawkers and boats

My One Tip - when leaving (1. take all your rubbish with you please) is to walk up the road a way from the Trike Parking area. It should cost around 100PHP to get back to D'Mall but if you pick up a trike at the beach entrance they'll charge you a lot more and they'll all quote the same price. Walk up the road and you'll either reach agreement with a trike driver just dropping people off or one of those waiting at the entrance will drive after you and you can reach a reasonable fare for your return

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
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“Stunning and secluded!”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Probably the most amazing beach I have ever been to. It was beautiful and unspoilt. Only a few stalls and bars near the entrance. We managed to find a spot which was completely to ourselves. A must visit!

Visited December 2012
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Baguio City, Philippines
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56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“a looooot of puka shells!”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Not much to do here. This was one of our stops when we had our island hopping. We just bought some accessories from the locals there. It was a little difficult to walk because the sand was too soft, and there were a lot of shells (not comfy for you feet).
But if you want quiet and less people, this is definitely worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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