Aklan: Willy's Rock

Found in Station 1 of the four kilometer long white sand beach of Boracay Island in the province of Aklan, Willy's Rock is considered as the most recognizable landmark in Boracay.


To odd shaped rock formation got its name from the nearby Willy's Beach Club Hotel. Locals erected a shrine for the Blessed Virgin Mary a top one of the huge rocks. They also built a staircase to protect the "adventurous" tourists from the jagged edges of the formation.
Willy's Rock looks like a battleship from a distance
Sunset view near Willy's Rock
One adventurous tourist taking his chances
The Shrine of the Blessed Mary
Due to its popularity, Willy's Rock served as the symbol of the island. The rock formation could be seen in most of the souvenir pictures, shirts and even the collectible Starbucks city tumblers.

My brother and hundreds of tourists enjoying the sunset 
For me there is actually nothing outstanding about Willy's Rock, some would even say it's an eye sore to the beautiful white sand beach. Regardless of our ideas, Willy's Rock would always be synonymous to Boracay.


Looks like:
A battleship.
Minus:
The chance to move from one sea to another.
 
Getting there:


Airline companies fly daily to Caticlan and Kalibo.
Keep in mind that Caticlan is nearer Boracay Island but airfare is most likely very expensive. Kalibo on the other hand is further but the cost of airfare is cheaper.

From Caticlan: Take a three minute tricycle ride going to the jetty port. Board a fast craft or a pump boat going to Boracay Island.

From Kalibo: Take a one hour and a half land trip on a van or a bus going to the jetty port. Board a fast craft or pump boat going to Boracay Island.

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Comments

  1. Nice, that little island rocks :)

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    1. Hehehe thanks Jeremy. I really appreciate you're comments pal!

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  2. Beautiful photos:) I am greeting

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    1. Thank you for your nice comments Zielona Mila!

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  3. Hi Neil, going to go there in Dec this year. I don't have any idea on how to go from Caticlan airport to Boracay island and how much the cost would be? I will stay in Fairways and Bluewater resort.
    If you have any suggestion, please let me know! Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi! If you'll be heading to Boracay from Caticlan airport, you will need to ride a boat heading to the Island. Then ride a mini Cab. You can check out my blog about Boracay Island. It has more infos that will help.

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