Carabao Vs. Boracay Islands

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Map of Boracay and Carabao Island

The Philippines is truly blessed with many beautiful places particularly stunning beaches. Who have not heard of world-famous Boracay Island? This so-called crown jewel of Philippine tourist spots is considered one of the best beaches in the world today. What about Carabao Island? An interesting article in the Panorama Magazine proclaimed this island as the next Boracay.

In the article, it claimed that Carabao Island has a longer and more beautiful beach. Moreover, it is unspoiled unlike Boracay where it is now congested. An international airport is now being constructed by private investors.

In the map above, you will see the location of Carabao Island which is very near Boracay Island. Carabao Island is part of Romblon Province while Boracay belongs to Aklan Province. You will also see the location of Caticlan, the jump-off point to Boracay. Further down to the southeast is Kalibo, the capital of Aklan.

Just for your information, there is already an existing international airport in Kalibo. According to newspaper reports, another international airport will start construction this January in Caticlan. My concern is, Why build three (3) international airports near each other? Caticlan is less than an hour drive from Kalibo and Carabao Island is only 30 minutes boatride from Boracay. If a superhighway will be built between Kalibo and Caticlan, travel time will be cut into 30 minutes or less.

If there is so much money to be spent in building 3 international airports, why not construct only one but make sure it will be as great as Changi Airport in Singapore or that of Hongkong?

Anyway, I am sure there are many places in the country with good tourism potential but with no airport yet. Consider Caramoan Peninsula in Camarines Sur, Bicol. Or Calicoan Island in Eastern Samar Province.

What I see here is a mad rush by politicians to have projects built in their home turf without considering the feasibility of these projects and their implication to the over all national development of the country.


Misalyn January 7, 2010 at 12:23 PM  

May punto ka 'tol.

Meron nga palang domestic airport sa Daet, Camarines Norte, mga 2 to 2 1/2 hrs lang papuntang Camarines Sur. Taga daet kasi ako.

Mrs. Kolca January 7, 2010 at 2:29 PM  

taga-Romblon ako.. i grew up in Tugdan where the airport is located.. i've never been to Carabao Island, though.. basta "HAMBIL" ang tawag sa place na yan noon.. tapos naging "San Jose".. ngayon nga, Carabao Island na..

last holiday, plano namen sana pumunta doon kaso medyo maalon, so baka sa summer nalang..

if anyone of you wants to go to Carabao Island (since parang pangarap pa lang naman yang int'l airport na yan), take a plane from Manila to Tugdan airport then jeepney to SantaFe or Guinbirayan.. from there, take a motorboat to the island..

Rej January 7, 2010 at 2:30 PM  

Kailangan ng pondo sa eleksyon? kailangan siguro ng proyekto na mapagkukunan ng makukurakot.

anwyway, oo nga daming magagandang lugar sa Pinas. tara byahe tayo!!!

glentot January 7, 2010 at 10:14 PM  

Opinyon ko lang ha, tataas siguro ang tourism diyan sa Carabao Island kung papalitan yung name nya ng medyo pa-sosyal hehehehe misleading kasi ang name haha

Dhemz January 8, 2010 at 7:08 AM  

wow! this is pretty interesting...I have never heard of Carabao island...thanks for sharing!

btw, thanks for the visit and for leaving a comment...:)

Arvin U. de la Peña January 8, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

maging sikat sana ang carabao island gaya ng sa boracay..

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