Boracay Sunset – An Awe-Inspiring Spectacle of Nature

Asia, Philippines / Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Nature has its own special way of fascinating people. Something about would make even the most uncaring, unfeeling or aloof stay put and take notice. While there are many things in nature that can leave us awestruck, nothing can be as powerful as an arrestingly beautiful sunset.

Ask people around and they would give you a simple equation – sunset = romance. It doesn’t even matter if you have a significant other or not. You can romance the sunset well on your own. How is that even possible? Just think of the reflective thoughts and ideas that sunsets can evoke from you, and we all know that nothing can be sexier than a person’s mind, isn’t that right?


Add a beautiful sunset and one of the perfect white sand beaches in the world and you get Boracay. This Philippine island is a favorite among locals and foreigners not only because of the beaches but also because of the coconut trees, turquoise-blue water, incredibly beautiful surroundings, and laid-back atmosphere. It’s not surprising, then, that Boracay is touted as one of the top beach destinations in the world. In fact, many call it the Côte d’Azur of Asia. Now that’s really something.

If you want to wax poetic, you can say that the Boracay sunset (or any other sunset, for that matter) is out-and-out symbolical. A sunset is usually a fitting symbolism of change; every setting of the sun indicates the end of a day and prepares one for the dawning of a new one. Paradoxically, though, sunsets may also convey constancy. It assures us and makes certain that we can look forward to a new day, another chance at doing things the right way, making things better, and enjoying life.

What’s noteworthy about Boracay sunsets is that if you observe each one on consecutive days, you would realize that no two sunsets are the same. You’re always bound to notice the difference, no matter how subtle or straightforward it seems. One thing’s for sure, though. Boracay sunsets have a profound calming and comforting effect that probably has a lot to do with the myriad colors it spews out, the same colors that play around on the turquoise-blue water and gives an added dimension to the entire picture.

Vinta and sunset…

The best place to watch and observe a Boracay sunset is along White Beach or Din-iwid Beach. The vantage point is perfect. However, don’t just stay until the sun sets in the horizon. Stay for a while longer because the most spectacular aerial display occurs during that infinitesimal gap after the sun has gone down and before twilight makes its grand entrance. That period is the perfect time to capture breathtaking photographs and add your own to the growing pile of Boracay sunset pictures that many photographers have become famous for.

The perfect disc dipping slowly down, the rows of boat on the waters of Boracay silhouetted against the setting sun, and the play of colors are all bound to leave you in awe. This scene, a picture-perfect painting, is something that only the perfect hands of God can create.

Boracay sunset has been there since time immemorial. The people who first lived on the island have long disappeared on the face of the earth. Nevertheless, the sunset that has made Boracay the favorite place it is today will linger on and never change.

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