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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.
Pasig, Philippines
1 review
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“Must see!”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Far better than commercialized white beach of Boracay. It's just one tricycle away from Station one.

Visited March 2013
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“Awesome, far nicer than White Beach”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Well, the title says it all. Though the sand is not white, this beach is much nicer than white beach. Hardly any people harassing you and much more serene. There are a few relatively secluded beaches there that you can reach by wading through the water near the rocks, on the right hand side when you enter the beach. At night, you can see giant fruit bats flying from nearby Bat Cave.

Visited December 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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“Untouched beauty”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Easily the most beautiful beach I have ever seen and sadly I only had a chance to enjoy it for a few hours.

Located on the northern edge of Boracay, Puka Shell beach is probably the least commercialized place on the island. A 15 minute tricycle ride takes one to the beach (I wouldn't recommend walking due to the heat and elevation).

As one walks onto the beach, the sand is coarse when compared to Boracay's White Beach but feels great. The beach is covered in shells brought in by the ocean. The ocean is beautiful if a little more rough but makes a great place to snorkel.

I am in two minds about recommending Puka Shell beach as I fear its increasing popularity will lead to its commercializing and the greater foot traffic will steal away from its natural beauty. But then the sand and stronger current are natural guardians. I only know that next time, I plan to camp out on the beach for days!

Visited November 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great Quiet Beach!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is a lovely beach and was in fact awarded in the top 10 breathtaking beaches in the world. Link here:

Generally it is quiet but boats do stop here during island hopping excursions so the tranquility may be occasionally disturbed. The day we were here there was hardly a person around but the ocean was quite rough..

A restaurant I would recommend you dine at is Puka Grande which is at the entrance of Puka Beach. Lovely fresh food. Unfortunately the day we were dining there was no fresh seafood available. I guess it depends on the catch of the day!

Plenty of vendors line the beach so that one can buy various souvenirs.

So you dont get overcharged the going rate for a tricycle to take you here is 100 pesos.There are also plenty of waiting tricycles to return you back to the hotel for the same price.

Visited December 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Simply great”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Not busy as you think, the beach is definitely on of the best in SEA. Beaches in SEA in general can be dirty because of the trash on the sand or simply the water colour ain't what you were expecting, but from my experience here has not been dissapointing at all! Oh, the sand(or shells..?) can be a bit annoying sometimes if you hit the big ones..

Visited June 2013
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