BORACAY is a Tropical Island conviniently located at the northwestern tip of the Province of Aklan. It is a coral island with a total land area of 1,083 hectares. It is 7 kilometer at its narrowest and 2 kilometers at its widest, laced with a beautiful stretch of beach 4-kilometer long that is known for its powdery white sand unequaled not only in the Philippines but everywhere else in the world.
Boracay is composed of 3 barangay of the Municipality of Malay with a local population of about 13,000 whose main source of livelihood is tourism. The island was declared at a TOURIST ZONE in 1978 and tourism development has expanded rapidly since then.
Boracay is the Philippines major tourist destination. Tourist arrivals in 2005 was 499,457. The average yearly increase from 1998 to 2005 was about 20%. Local tourists accounted to 69% of arrivals in 2005 while foreign tourists consisted of 31% of arrivals. The influx of foreign tourist manifests an increasing trend since 2003, with Koreans registering the largest nationality.