Puka Beach

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Puka Beach

Stroll along this stretch of beach to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and comb the sand for famous Puka shells that are used to make jewelry.

Puka Beach is a quiet retreat with a dense tropical forest bordering its white sand and pristine water. The stretch of sand runs for about 2,620 feet (800 meters), making it one of the longest on the island. Examine the tiny Puka shells, which give the beach its name.

Enter via the wooden portal welcoming you to the beach. Enjoy the tranquil ambiance, which offers a stark contrast to busy White Beach. The sand is a little rougher here, resulting in fewer crowds and vendors. Listen to the sound of the gentle waves as you relax on the sand and work on your tan. Stay for sunset and watch the sky darken above this secluded beach.

In keeping with the peaceful and removed setting, the beach has relatively few restaurants and no resorts. Bring enough snacks and drinks for a hot afternoon on this sandy stretch. Try the garlic prawns and crabs at the seafood restaurant at the back of the beach.

Spot the island of Carabao on the horizon. Sunbathe on the sand and cool down in the refreshing, clear water. Beware of the current that can take you away from the shore.

The beach has long been an interesting spot for locals, who gather here to collect the iconic Puka shells, from which the area takes its name. Note that it is illegal for visitors to take home shells they’ve gathered from the beach.

Many shops throughout the island sell jewelry made from Puka shells, which are known internationally for their durability. Bring home Puka shell necklaces and bracelets as souvenirs and gifts.

Puka Beach is in the Yapak district and stands on the northern point of Boracay Island. It is on the northern end of the main highway that runs through the center of the island. Visit nearby areas, such as Ilig-Iligan Beach, Banyugan Beach and Punta Bunga Beach.

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Emerald Island Hotel
Emerald Island Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Boracay Hwy Central Station 1, Boracay Island, aklan
Fully refundable
The price is NT$662 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 2
Situated in Boracay Island, this hotel is steps from White Beach and Station 1. Station 2 and Diniwid Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Awesome stay
"The staff were very accommodating and kind. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on 2021/6/27

Emerald Island Hotel
Shangri-La Boracay
Shangri-La Boracay
5 out of 5
Barangay Yapak, Malay, Boracay Island, Aklan
The price is NT$6,932 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Offering direct access to the beach, this Boracay Island resort is steps from Punta Bunga Beach and Puka Beach. White Beach and Station 1 are also within 3 mi ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (612 reviews)
Paradise
"It was truly paradise. The room, the pool, the beaches, the restaurants, the buffet breakfast... the service!!! Everything you could want for the perfect beach vacay."

Reviewed on 2020/3/8

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Boracay Ecovillage Resort & Convention Center
Boracay Ecovillage Resort & Convention Center
3 out of 5
Yapak, Malay Aklan, Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island
With direct access to the beach, this Boracay Island resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Puka Beach, Diniwid Beach, and Station 1. Station 2 is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) ...
3.2/5 (10 reviews)
DISSAPOINTING
"THE PICTURES IN EXPEDIA DOES NOT RESEMBLE THE ACTUAL RESORT AND THE FACILITIES WAS NOT WORKING. THERE WAS NO ROAD ACESS TO PUKA BEACH AS THE ROAD WAS CLOSED. THERE WASN'T ANY WIFI IN THE ROOM AND THE WIFI RECEPTION IN THE RECEPTION KAUNTER WAS BAD. THE SPA AND MASSAGE FACILITIES WAS NOT AVAILABLE. ..."

Reviewed on 2018/1/7

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2.5 out of 5
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