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Aklan Residents Welcome to Boracay Dry-run on Oct. 15 to 25

After months of rehabilitation and efforts by LGUs, Boracay’s waters have finally been declared safe and clean by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

According to reports, the coliform levels have gone down to 19 mpn per 100mm at the east side of the island. At its worst, the coliform levels would reach one million mpn.

As a deal with the president and the Task Force Boracay, only resorts who have complied with all the requirements of the DENR and other government units, are allowed to resume operations.

As of today, only 25 hotels and resorts are ready to welcome guests during the October 15 to 25 dry run.

These establishments include;

  • Luana Hotel/Hue Hotel
  • Astoria Current
  • Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
  • Boracay Haven Resort
  • Boracay Haven Suites
  • Casa Pilar Beach Resort
  • Boracay Holidays Beach Resort
  • El Centro Beach Resort
  • De Paris Beach Resort
  • Best Western Boracay Tropics
  • Surfside Boracay Resort and Spa

List of approved Hotel Accommodations;

The 10-day dry run will only be open to Aklan residents in order to test the newly-repaired sewage system.

While the island will officially open to tourists on October 26, the government is planning to limit the number of visitors to a mere 6,405 per day. Before its closure, the island welcomed a total of over 553,000 visitors during the first quarter of 2018.

On top of the ongoing road repairs and cleanups, the government also plans to replace the existing tricycles with electric trikes. In hopes of further improving the environment, the main road will include a pedestrian and bike lane.

 
Ready for the official reopening of Boracay? Make sure to book your flights and hotels with Traveloka!
 

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