Things To Do In Boracay Island
Boracay is the summer destination for Filipinos and intrepid travelers who find their way in this island paradise.
Boracay is a developed tourist destination unlike any other place in the Philippines. There are bars, high-end resorts, restaurants, a mall, and souvenir shops along white beach. But despite the island’s developed façade, visitors can still enjoy nature’s natural wonder.
A Rundown Of Boracay Activites
Boracay has been dubbed as one of the world’s best beaches because of its fine, white sand, and alluring beauty. The tropical island has transformed into the perfect tourist destination in a decade’s time. Airlines, international and local, have opened flights to the nearest port in Caticlan and, a bit further out, in Kalibo. The many airlines transporting passenger to and from Boracay have kept the small island busy year round.
As a tourist haven, Boracay has plenty of attractions and things to do for the tourist and intrepid traveler. Here are some of the things you can do while in Boracay:
One of the most exhilarating activities you can do on the island is cliff diving. The most popular spot for cliff diving is in Ariel’s Point. Jump off a cliff as low as 5 meters or as high as 15 meters! Down a few drinks that is included in the package to muster enough courage to jump off a cliff 15 meters high. Get to meet other travelers who enjoy this riveting activity whether they are from the other side of the world.
*Rates for cliff diving in Ariel’s Point are at P1600 per person that includes buffet lunch, boat transfers, unlimited drinks, and full use of facilities.
A visit to any island in the Philippines would be incomplete without island hopping. Island hopping is one of the most popular activities in Boracay. Aside from lounging around and beach bumming in White Beach, visit Puka Beach, Tambisaan Beach, and Crocodile Island during an island hopping adventure. Most tours come with lunch. Booking an island hopping tour costs around P1000 to P3000 per boat; it is best to travel with friends to save money.
The Philippines has one of the most diverse underwater ecosystems in the world, Boracay’s waters are no different. Have your breath taken away by beautiful and colorful corals and be greeted by all sorts of marine life as you dive beneath the turquoise waters of Boracay. For beginners, a diving course with one dive costs P3500, the session lasts 3 to 4 hours. For diving license holders, a dive costs P1600.
Beach Bumming & Sunset Viewing
One of the best things (and free) things you can do while in Boracay is lounge around its fine, white sand beaches and watch the sunset. Despite the commercialism and droves of tourists coming and going, you can still see and enjoy vestiges of Boracay’s natural beauty. The calm and clear waters are perfect for swimming whether you are trained for the Olympics or have little to no knowledge of any swimming strokes. With bars and restaurants close by and plenty of activities, Boracay’s White Beach is the ideal place for swimming for all kinds of travelers.
Aside from beach bumming on White Beach, Boracay’s iconic sunset is a must-see. The red hues outline the traditional paraws that flutter about the beach’s waters are a sight to behold. With drink on hand and the fine, white sand between your toes, the sunset and its explosion of colors will complete your stay on the island.
If jumping off a cliff isn’t enough of a thrill ride for you, try flying above the waters instead. Parasailing is one of the exciting activities you can try while in Boracay. Strap on a parachute and get ready to be whisked away by a speedboat during your holiday on the island. Fly high above the beach’s waters and get a bird’s eye view of the island. Parasailing can cost you P750 to P2500 per person depending on the size of your group.
A paraw is a traditional outrigger boat that has two sails. Ride the paraw and learn how to navigate the waters of Boracay. Let the wind take you to the most scenic spots on the island. You can also catch the breathtaking sunset of Boracay aboard a paraw. The rates for paraw sailing range from P1000 to P1500 per person.
If you are itching to get on a four-wheeled ATV, Boracay provides this activity for you! Ride an ATV and get on the dirt roads to discover the natural wonders that Boracay has to offer. Visit beaches or go up the highest point on the island, Mount Luho. Dismount from the ATV to get a breathtaking view of the island’s beaches such as Bulabog and Lapuz-Lapuz. You can rent an ATV for approximately P1000 per unit.
Boracay’s charm isn’t just the beautiful and tantalizing beaches. Once the sun sets, Boracay is the perfect place to party and have fun. The numerous restaurants and bars lining the shore of White Beach caters to everyone who wants to have fun. Join the pub crawls, make new friends, and drink till you can’t drink anymore. Pub crawls are a great way to meet travelers from different parts of the world. Watch fire dances or dance the night away in the Philippines’ party island.
So you’ve tried the pub crawls and jumped off a cliff, don’t miss out on the scrumptious food that Boracay has to offer. The island has a wide selection of restaurants serving all kinds of cuisine from Italian to Filipino to Japanese. You can eat all sorts of seafood and courses from different parts of the globe when you spend your holiday in Boracay.
Boracay is the complete package when it comes to a holiday on a tropical island. Boracay has plenty to offer all kinds of travelers seeking various activities. The many restaurants and bars provide all sorts of food and entertainment for travelers looking for night life or culinary adventure.