After closing for six months to handle the effects of overcrowding and fix sewage problems, the Philippine island of Boracay reopened in late October 2018, just in time for dry season. It now has a whole new set of rules, including ones prohibiting dining by the beach, fireworks after 9pm and hawkers on the beachfront. The number of hotel rooms has been reduced by several thousand. These measures are to help keep Boracay idyllic – so tourists win.
The place to be this month: Boracay
The popular beach destination has reopened with a pristine new look and rules to better manage the crowds
11 December 2018