Less tourists during the easter weekend. Mainly the party people are missing. There are no huge setups on the beach like in previous years which is honestly not so bad at all. All this crazyness went just too far over the years.
Since President Duterte called Boracay a cesspool and demanded for action, local politicians get very nervous. So they inititate some activities to show the president their good will, like beach clean up.
…or also the begin of Holy Week! But besides all that it was a day to enjoy the beach, the sun, kiteboarding or whatever tourists enjoy on days like that.
However, the people who live here, especially the people who own property and the people who do business are not in such a good mood these days. They are indeed very concerned about what President Duterte might announce today. Will they close the island? Will they have to destroy their properties because they are in the way of a future developement, mainly implemented by Chinese? Chinese buy like hell right know. Monaco de Boracay is as good as sold to them! Linganay will follow. The billionairs club of Macau will invest at least 500 000 000 Dollars in their Casino project. Considering that Boracay was once a paradise for backpackers this developement surely is something almost nobody could imagine.
But anyway – it was a good day for kiteboarding!!!
Tourists from western countrys don’t come to Boracay anymore in big numbers. There is too much uncertainty now (closing the island?) and to many bad news. So, despite the very good wind today (~ 20 knots) there were only some ten kitesurfers on the water.