Photograph of the week: Riding the paraw in Boracay


The Philippines is proud of Boracay Island, hailed as one of the top beaches in the world. One of its attractions is riding the “paraw”, a double outrigger sail boat. The outriggers are made of bamboo, and the sailboat can glide smoothly in the waters, letting you enjoy a quiet ride around the island. It is best to take a paraw ride during sunset, and enjoy the scenery in the middle of the sea. It’s peaceful out there, with no motors purring as you sail along. Raymund Isaac, the country’s leading celebrity photographer and publisher of Where travel magazine, took this snapshot of the paraw, just before he sailed off into the sunset. It is indeed a must- try if you are visiting the island.

Thank you to Mitzi Tongoy of Where Webzine for permission to re-produce the image.

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  1. Rachel Jones says:

    This photo is a knockout! Philippines indeed is a country of fine beaches, and Boracay is just one tourist spot you won’t miss every summer

  2. Jason Lavis says:

    There are a lot of good beaches in the Philippines, but Boracay is a must visit place. World class. If you want quiet deserted beaches then maybe Palawan is the best place to look. But for the sand, clear ocean, lack of sea weed, party atmosphere, choice of restaurants, luxury resorts, water sports and more… Boracay is the place

  3. Bella says:

    Great pic! Riding a paraw at sunset is an absolute must-do in Boracay. The only slight problem with this photo is that it makes the sand look brown. It most definitely is not brown, it is almost white.

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