The New Boracay Will Open to the Public Soon and There Are New Dos and Don’ts to be Strictly Implemented
Everyone’s hot topic is the new Boracay which will reopen on the third week of October after a six-month rehabilitation program. Everybody is excited to see it again after waiting in anticipation but with its reopening comes new rules that will be strictly implemented. After sewage problems, overcrowding and other difficulties that Mother Nature faced for the many activities in Boracay in the past years, the government is adamant that these rules be followed.
These are the new Boracay Dos and Don’ts.
- Only 19,000 tourists may stay on the island at a time and they will be asked to show their hotel reservation slips or proof of booking from accredited hotels and resorts before they can enter the island
- There will be no drinking of alcohol and smoking allowed on White Beach and dining by the beach will now be banned
- There will be no more annual labor day (‘laboracay’) party while water activities are not allowed for the meantime
- There are still fireworks but only until 9:00 pm
- Sand Castle making activities will now be controlled and tourists will no longer witness fire dancing exhibitions
- The only company to control the water supply of Boracay is Tieza and hotels that don’t abide by the rules and regulations pertaining to the island’s sewage system will be prohibited from operating on the island
- Visitors must separate their biodegradable, non-biodegradable and recyclable waste
- Scuba diving is banned temporarily on the island
- Making lechon and other grilled and roasted food items are no longer allowed and lastly, maintaining piggeries and poultry farms are banned on the island
These rules may seem hard to follow for many but it’s important to know that traveling is accompanied with responsible tourism and everybody has the responsibility to care for the places they’re visiting. If there are rules to follow so you can visit a spectacular place then follow it because it’s also for the future of the place which you might visit many times.
The beauty of Boracay deserves second chance and it’s up to its visitors to keep the place clean and free of pollutants.
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