Our steps made temporary marks on the fine white sand en route to the rocky cliff that marks the end of the Boracay’s White Beach. From what we heard, there’s also nice beach waiting for us at the other side called Diniwid Beach. We wanted to see for ourselves if it can hold its own against its more famous neighbor or even Puka Beach.
|SAND SCULPTOR AT BORACAY ISLAND|
|COLORFUL PARAWS LINING THE SHORE OF WHITE BEACH|
I have walked the entire stretch of the White Beach before and it took more than a few hours to get from Station 3 to Station 1 and back again. Good thing, this time, we started our march from The District, which is located in the middle of Station 2 where we were lodged in.
|PARASAILERS AND PARAWS ALONG WHITE BEACH|
Passing colorful paraws, gutsy wind-surfers and scantily-clad creatures, we eventually reached the craggy rock face that towers over the northern end of the beach. We initially thought that we’d have to climb over this monster to get to Diniwid Beach, I was pleasantly surprised that we didn’t have to. I hate walking on an angled surfaces, lol!
Alternatively, if you’re not into walking at all, you can ride a tricycle (Php25.00 per person / Php150.00 special) from any point of the White Beach right to the narrow alley leading to Diniwid. But where’s the fun in that?
|NARROW PATH TO GET TO DINIWID BEACH|
We clambered over a meter-wide path carved from the sides of the rock itself. It was conveniently cemented over with ropes set against the wall as an added support for people traversing its length. From the ledge, we saw the entirety of the White Beach in all its glory, tourists and parasail included. We took a minute taking everything in before rounding its bend and making our way to Diniwid.
|SOUTHERN SHORELINE OF DINIWID BEACH|
Finally, our footprints left the White Beach and started to make its marks upon Diniwid Beach. Being only 200 meters long, its stretch is definitely not as impressive as its 4-kilometer long neighbor; but with lesser tourists scattered along its shore, it looked inviting even with the dour weather that we were experiencing.
|FISHING BOATS DOCKED AGAINST THE CLIFF WALL OF DINIWID|
|FINE SAND LITTERED WITH SMALL ROCKS AND BROKEN CORALS ALONG DINIWID BEACH|
Diniwid Beach is rockier than its counterpart, especially on its southern end, but its sand is almost as fine and as white as those in White Beach. The rocks disappear though as you go further north. It is infinitely more interesting to photograph since you can get some really nice rock formations to anchor your foregrounds in.
|KIDS PLAYING WITH DINIWID’S FINE SAND|
Similar to White Beach, its beachfront is also littered with resorts [BOOK A RESORT IN DINIWID BEACH]. It is the lean season, so there’s not much guests at the time, I just don’t know if it’s the same during peak months.
|THE SPIDER HOUSE FROM THE SHORES OF DINIWID|
|PERFECT BORACAY VIEW AT THE SPIDER HOUSE|
We took our sweet time walking our way to the end of its shoreline, enjoying the sand and the warm water gently lapping our bare feet. And a few minutes later, we were climbing the steps towards the Spider House [CHECK RATES], a tropical resort made from wood and bamboo perched on the northern cliff of Diniwid. We passed an outdoor elevator going to the top of the precipice, a cave of sorts and finally, a table with a premium elevated view of the sea facing the beach.
Cold Beer. Hot Pizza. Sunset. This is the life.
Address: Barangay Yapak, Diniwid Beach,
Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Entrance Fee: None
Open Hours: Always Open
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.976196, 121.911740