Puka Shell Beach
Puka Shell Beach, the second largest beach in Boracay Island, is a haven for everyone who has a penchant for hidden, secluded tourist spots.
This preserved beauty, also known as Yapak Beach, located in the northern part of Boracay Island, is named after the millions of puka shells that litter the 800-metre white sand stretch. Puka Beach is different from the famous White Beach in a number of ways: the sand is a bit coarser, the waters rougher and deeper, but the serenity that is present in the area – thanks to the lack of commercial establishments, is what makes Puka Beach a top choice for anyone looking for a peaceful and quiet vacation. Puka Beach is proof that despite the vast commercialization of Boracay, there are still places in the province that are preserved, unadulterated.
Puka Shell Beach is located in the northern part of Boracay Island.
Opening Days and Hours
Puka Beach is open daily, 24/7.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the beach is completely free.
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Kalibo Airport via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific.
- Take a bus or rent a van service (for big groups) to Caticlan Jetty Port.
- Board a boat to Boracay
- From there, go on a 20-minute hike to Ilig Iligan Beach.
- Solo Travelers/ Backpackers
Time to Spend
With all the activities and sights of Puka Beach, you can spend the entire day at the place.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
To fully enjoy the serenity of the place, you can visit in the early morning or late in the afternoon. Avoid staying too late since tricycles can become scarce after sunset.
- Kayaking/ Paddleboarding
There are a few available restaurants around Puka Beach like Puka Grande Beach and Puka Grill. However, prices can be a bit high. Those on a budget can opt to bring packed food and have a picnic at the beach.
- White Beach
- Tambisaan Beach
- Diniwid Beach
- Crocodile Beach
Tourists can get accommodations from hotels nearby, such as Sofia Boracay, Boracay Royal Park, and Movenpick Resort and Spa. Rates range from USD 70 to 250.