WATCH: Boracay Island is Beautifully Bereft of Crowds

We want to see it, too.

Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, travel all over the world has virtually stopped. And the same goes for domestic travel within the Philippines. With the months-long lockdown imposed upon the whole country, most Filipino remain at home to help flatten the curve. Which means most local tourist destinations are left unusually empty — including Boracay Island.

After weeks of no tourists on the island, John Hermris Pelayo went out to the beach to see how it looks like, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. Upon arriving, he saw a quiet beach with tall palm trees, pristine white sand, and gentle waves. While this is unusual, especially after years and years of tourists crowding the now empty Boracay beaches, the emptiness of the island and the lack of visitors simply emphasize the beauty of nature even more — something which we may have taken for granted over the years.

Pelayo posted his Tiktok videos of the empty Boracay beaches on Facebook, where both went viral with thousands of views, likes, and shares. Everyone is obviously missing the beach.

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Posted by John Hermris Pelayo on Monday, May 4, 2020


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Meryl Medel

While the written word would always be her first love, Meryl also finds joy in movies, museums, music, and making her way around the world. When she's not writing or daydreaming about the sea, you can find her either sleeping all day or not at all.