Golden Hour at Boracay: The World’s Most Photogenic Hour

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The most famous of the Philippines’ 7000 islands, Boracay is a small but bustling bayfront atoll on the Western side of the archipelago.
Boracay is famous for its long stretch of powdery-white sand beaches, clear water, and palm trees. Boracay is also famous for its Golden Hour. The hour after sunrise and before sunset when the air is clear. The sky is unblemished blue, and the sun casts a golden glow over everything. That is the perfect hour to take pictures of Boracay.

What is the Golden Hour?

Although its name does not refer to any physical property, the golden hour refers to the fleeting window. When the sun is perfectly positioned in front of the horizon, it paints the sky in soft, hazy shades of amber and tangerine. The perfectly aligned natural lights are also accentuated by the cityscape that blankets the landscape. For this reason, the golden hour is known as the most photogenic hour of the day as photography buffs go on a photography expedition to capture the best shots of the mesmerizing cityscape and stellar sunset on the island of Boracay. However, since it is considered a symbol of paradise, it is easy to find the golden hour when you go to the island. The best time to get there is usually between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Golden Hour at Boracay

Boracay, where you are now (or soon will be), is one of the most photogenic spots in the world when it comes to sunsets. It is because of the warmish temperature: the emerald green, and the spectacular shades of azure that you can spot on the horizon. So, when you travel there, the golden hour is when you should always post your best photos.


Traveling is always a lot of fun. There’s the excitement of the trip itself, the anticipation of the new sights and sounds you’re about to experience, and the thrill of getting to do something you’ve always wanted to do. But as cliché, as it sounds, one of the best parts of a trip is the post-trip blues. All these new things surround you, and you can’t stop taking pictures of it all, and you’re feeling so good (and so tired) that you don’t want to go home. I had that experience when I went to Boracay, which is why I started calling the time just after the sun sets the “golden hour.”


Lorence Laudenio

Lorence is an IT grad who loves to travel. He shares tech updates, trends, and his travel journey, aiming to inspire others by blending his passions.

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