Due to the popularity of White Beach, it became the lair for the noisy and party goers. Vacationers who long for oneness with nature, serenity and a feeling of remoteness should try the less crowded but equally beautiful Puka Beach.
Covering a total land area of 800 meters, and named after puka shells. Puka Beach ranks second to White Beach as the second longest beach situated on the northern tip of Boracay Island. Relatively not crowded, the location gives you a feeling of remoteness, enhanced by towering rocky cliffs clad in coconut trees. The pristine and endless aqua blue waters are another thing to crave for.
Though White Beach sand whiter and finer, the grainy shoreline stretch of Puka Beach is dotted with millions of puka shells bleached white by the sun where the locals converge to gather puka shells for jewelry making that is sold on the island for souvenirs. Tourists opt to wear flip flops while strolling in the sand for more comfortable walk.
From White Beach, Puka Beach can be reached in 30 minutes from a hired boat. Just make sure to be prepared to be greeted by some bog waves as you approach the Puka beach shoreline. Since there are no resorts or hotels around Puka, it is recommended that they should have food and cold drinks on hand. The place is not as busy as White Beach, which makes the place more conducive to those who want to be by themselves and enjoy the peace and serenity.
But you don’t really have to worry once your stomach longs for food. Tesebels, Puka Grande Restaurant or Ton-Ton Kamayan Restaurant found in Puka Beach is a good place to satisfy gastronomic delights. The establishments are known for serving extremely delicious food. Among the top selling dishes in Tesebels include crabs, calamares, and garlic prawns.
The main road in Boracay terminates at Puka Beach therefore you’ll be able to hire a tricycle to get there in less than 10-15 minutes from central White Beach. Make sure you arrange a pickup if it is a quiet day and no tricycles are hanging around the beach. Most people experience Puka as one of their sailboat or banca stops during a day trip.