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What do I need to know before retiring in Boracay Island?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Boracay Island, they said...

"Expats considering retirement in Boracay Island, should be aware of several key factors. Firstly, the cost of living is relatively low compared to Western countries, but it can vary depending on lifestyle choices. The island is known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife, making it a popular tourist destination. However, it's important to note that healthcare facilities on the island are limited, so serious medical conditions may require travel to larger cities. English is widely spoken in Boracay, making communication easier for expats. The Philippines offers a Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV) which allows unlimited stay and multiple entries, making it an attractive option for retirees. The climate is tropical, with high temperatures and humidity year-round, and a rainy season from June to October. Housing can range from affordable apartments to luxury villas, and it's recommended to rent before buying to get a feel for different areas. Public transportation is readily available, with tricycles being the most common form of transport on the island. Lastly, it's important to understand and respect the local culture and customs, which includes a laid-back lifestyle and a strong sense of community," said another expat in Boracay Island, Philippines.

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