When in Boracay you will have so many thing to do and it’s recommended that you try as many things as you possibly can while there. Here I have listed my 6 favorite holiday activities but there are many others for you to choose from.
The beaches of Boracay are the number 1 tourist attraction and rightfully so. Not only does it have some of the most beautiful shorelines in the world but it has also won numerous awards from various travel publications and agencies. Boracay is not a very large island so you will only have a small handful of different beaches. The two main beaches are White Beach and Bulabog Beach. Other smaller and quieter beaches are Diniwid, Puka, Ilig-Iligan, Tulubhan, Balinghai, Tambisaan, Cagban, Manoc Manoc, Punta Bunga and Banyugan Beach. It’s also said that Boracay has the best sunsets in the Philippines and what better place to enjoy these incredible sunsets from one of the beaches on the west coast?
The waters and beaches surrounding Boracay Island are ideal for a variety of water sport activities. These activities include everything from deep sea fishing, kayaking, jet skiing, catamaran sailing, parasailing and many others. Bulabog Beach on the east coast of the island is perfect for windsurfing as the wind conditions here are ideal. Wind Surf Asia is a windsurfing tour operator based on Boracay who’s services I used and I would recommend them to anyone interested in trying the sport.
Boracay has 20 incredible scuba diving sites dotted all around the island, and each located within a short distance from each other. There are various types of diving tourists can enjoy such as basic snorkeling around some of the shallow coral reefs, helmet diving and many types of scuba diving which includes night diving, wall diving and a few others.
One of the things I love the most about tropical islands is that there is always a lot of seafood available. It is believed that the island has 200 different seafood restaurants with most of them situated along the beachfront of station 2 on White Beach. Apart from restaurants you will also notice seafood stalls along the beaches but these can often be tourist traps. A lot of these vendors will sometimes charge foreigners triple the price so if the price seems too high then it probably is and it’s best to go to a different vendor or to one of the restaurants. Read reviews about Boracay seafood restaurants here.
You will find places all along the main beaches where you can rent 4×4 All Terrain Vehicles. Expect to pay anything between P300 to P1000 by the hour, depending on the model and capabilities of the 4×4. Once you have your vehicle you can ride around the island. I would recommend driving to the top of the highest point where you can enjoy some of the most spectacular views or ride around and explore the quiet and more isolated beaches for some peace and quiet.
Exploring the other islands, or island hopping as it’s commonly called is one of my favorite things to do in Boracay. There are many smaller islands, most of which are uninhabited, which surrounds Boracay and these can make excellent day trips. You will have to use one of the local tour operators and these outings can include 3 hour long expeditions to full day outings. Swim around underwater caves or have an entire island completely for yourself for a day! The prices vary but expect to pay a little more than P2000 for 6 people or less.