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Puka Beach

Stroll along this stretch of beach to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and comb the sand for famous Puka shells that are used to make jewelry.

Puka Beach is a quiet retreat with a dense tropical forest bordering its white sand and pristine water. The stretch of sand runs for about 2,620 feet (800 meters), making it one of the longest on the island. Examine the tiny Puka shells, which give the beach its name.

Enter via the wooden portal welcoming you to the beach. Enjoy the tranquil ambiance, which offers a stark contrast to busy White Beach. The sand is a little rougher here, resulting in fewer crowds and vendors. Listen to the sound of the gentle waves as you relax on the sand and work on your tan. Stay for sunset and watch the sky darken above this secluded beach.

In keeping with the peaceful and removed setting, the beach has relatively few restaurants and no resorts. Bring enough snacks and drinks for a hot afternoon on this sandy stretch. Try the garlic prawns and crabs at the seafood restaurant at the back of the beach.

Spot the island of Carabao on the horizon. Sunbathe on the sand and cool down in the refreshing, clear water. Beware of the current that can take you away from the shore.

The beach has long been an interesting spot for locals, who gather here to collect the iconic Puka shells, from which the area takes its name. Note that it is illegal for visitors to take home shells they’ve gathered from the beach.

Many shops throughout the island sell jewelry made from Puka shells, which are known internationally for their durability. Bring home Puka shell necklaces and bracelets as souvenirs and gifts.

Puka Beach is in the Yapak district and stands on the northern point of Boracay Island. It is on the northern end of the main highway that runs through the center of the island. Visit nearby areas, such as Ilig-Iligan Beach, Banyugan Beach and Punta Bunga Beach.


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Lodging Near Puka Beach

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$130
Fairways and Bluewater Newcoast Boracay

Fairways and Bluewater Newcoast Boracay

Newcoast, Boracay Island
4.1
of 5, from 1,042 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Yapak, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Mt. Luho, Willy's Rock, and CityMall Boracay. Balinghai Beach and Boat Station 1 are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$376
Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa

Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa

Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island
4.8
of 5, from 395 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Overlooking the white-sand beach from the hillside of an eco-reserve, Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa is located 1 km (0.62 miles) from Balinhai Beach, 1.5 km (0.9 miles) from Puka Beach, and 3 km (1.86 miles) from White Beach.

$36
Boracay Ecovillage Resort & Convention Center

Boracay Ecovillage Resort & Convention Center

Yapak, Malay Aklan, Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island
3.4
of 5, from 8 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Offering direct access to the beach, this Yapak resort is within a 15-minute walk of Bat Caves and Puka Beach. Balinghai Beach and Boat Station 1 are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$60
Alta Vista De Boracay

Alta Vista De Boracay

Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island
3.9
of 5, from 297 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Boracay Island aparthotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Bat Caves and Puka Beach. Balinghai Beach and Boat Station 1 are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$237
Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay

Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay

Punta Bunga Cove, Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island
3.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Yapak resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Punta Bunga Beach and Puka Beach. Balinghai Beach and Boat Station 1 are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$41
Zoe Mei Resort

Zoe Mei Resort

llig-iligan Cove, Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island
3.3
of 5, from 11 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Yapak resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ilig-Iligan Beach and Puka Beach. Balinghai Beach and Boat Station 1 are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$60
The Orient Beach Boracay

The Orient Beach Boracay

Sitio Hagdan, Brgy Yapac, Boracay Island
3.1
of 5, from 11 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Yapak, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mt. Luho, Puka Beach, and Balinghai Beach. Boat Station 1 and Boat Station 2 are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$82
Savoy Hotel Boracay Newcoast

Savoy Hotel Boracay Newcoast

Newcoast Drive, Boracay Island
3.7
of 5, from 6 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Yapak, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of CityMall Boracay, Balinghai Beach, and Boat Station 1. Puka Beach and Boat Station 2 are also within 3 mi (5 km).