‘Paradise reborn’: Boracay hailed as one of the world’s greatest places in 2022

Boracay Island made it to TIME’s 50 extraordinary destinations to explore this year.

It joins other world-famous destinations and natural wonders on the list, including the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Seoul in South Korea, Dolni Morava in the Czech Republic for its “one-of-a-kind vistas”; Historic Silk Road Sites in Uzbekistan; Trans Bhutan Trail; Kyushu Island in Japan; and the Alentejo in Portugal, among others.

Boracay is known for its unrivaled and long stretch of white beach made more pristine after a six-month rehabilitation in 2018.

Today, Boracay offers beaches with no more obstructions, new sidewalks, better drainages, more e-trikes and a wider main road.

The American news magazine came up with the list through nominations of places from its international network of correspondents and contributors.

“The result: 50 far-flung and familiar spots, from the Great Barrier Reef, where visitors can see undersea wonders while participating in conservation efforts, to the ultra-high-tech city of Seoul. Many of the destinations are charting a path to economic recovery; this year paradise reopens on The Philippines’ Boracay Island, which had been closed for years due to overtourism and then the COVID-19 pandemic,” it said in its July 12 article. (PNA)

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