Boracay

"The island that never sleeps."

  • Location: Malay, Aklan
  • Region: Western Visayas
  • Language: Ilonggo, Tagalog, and English

About the Area

Boracay is one of the top beach destinations in the Philippines. It has gained recognition both in the local and international tourism industry. It has been crowned by various publications as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world Because of its pristine white sand and crystal clear waters attracting tourists from all segments, both luxury tourists and budget backpackers. Boracay welcomes anybody and everybody.

Boracay’s White Beachis famous for its 7-km shore of fine, pearl-looking sand.. If you’re not into swimming, you won’t run out of things to do with the establishments all lined up on the island – with all the restaurants, nightlife, dive resorts, and leisure centers, boredom has no place in Boracay..  White beach has three different stations that cater different types of tourists:

Station 1: Turquoise waters with luxury views. Station 1 is considered to be the most expensive side of Boracay because of the high-end resorts situated in the area. It has a great view of the sunset paired with a fancy experience – the perfect recipe for your ideal vacation.

Station 2: The vibrant and energetic social hub. Enjoy the island’s night life as you reward yourself with good food, booze and great company. You’ll find yourself in a sea of fun crowd and maybe meet a new friend or two!

Station 3: Relax with nature. Station 3 is the farthest station which offers affordable rates with a quieter atmosphere. This part of the island is less crowded; it serves as a perfect resting place for budget tourists as the accommodations here are more affordable than the other stations.

Boracay was temporarily closed down from April to October 2018 for rehabilitation. Since then, Boracay has emerged to be more beautiful than ever – hotels that violated environmental laws were closed down, the sewerage system that contributes to Boracay’s water pollution was fixed, and the annual La Boracay summer party was put to a stop. These were the initiatives made for Boracay to become a more sustainable tourist destination.

Experiences in Boracay

Visit the other islands of Boracay

When you’re not into the bustle of the main Boracay island,  its other neighboring islands are options waiting to be explored. Some popular island hopping spots are Crystal Cove, Crocodile Island, and Puka Shell Beach. Explore vast caves, underwater attractions with diverse marine life, and uncrowded white sand beaches.

Cliff dive at Ariel’s Point.

For those adrenaline junkies, cliff diving at Ariel’s Point will certainly be the highlight of your Boracay trip. Satisfy your craving for adventure by jumping off a cliff. If you’re not into it, other activities are available for you to try –  you can go kayaking, snorkeling, and paddle boarding.

Buy and munch on fresh seafood at D’Talipapa.

D’Talipapa in Boracay is the heart of all seafood markets.  Tables full of fresh seafood for sale are everywhere, you can find whatever kind of fish, shellfish and crustaceans you’re craving for. Plus, vendors at D’Talipapa are enthusiastic and passionate. Shopping for the food you’re about to partake is definitely a unique dining experience wherein you can also request the way they should be cooked after buying them.

Be blown away by magnificent underwater life.

Sure, Boracay has stunning beaches and tons of above-water activities like parasailing, paraw sailing, and paddle boarding, but Boracay also offers lots of underwater activities which are as exciting! There are about 15 dive sites in Boracay where you can scuba dive and enjoy yourself with splendid views of the flourishing coral reefs, underwater caves, and different fish species!

Learn how to swim like a mermaid.

The Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy in Boracay can help you make your dreams of swimming like a mermaid come true, which is one of the best experiences a mermaid wannabe can achieve. You’ll learn how to swim with mermaid fins, to control your body underwater, and get free-diving techniques throughout the class.

Try helmet diving.

Helmet diving is basically diving without scuba diving gear –  you’ll only use the helmet as your equipment to help you contain air as you dive underwater. It weighs almost 10 kilos, so you don’t need to worry if you think you won’t sink. You’ll be amazed at how clear the water underneath is – walk on the sand while you’re underwater and feel amused at how close you can get to the schools of fish as you’re in a giant aquarium!

Do some water sports and indulge in other activities.

Your Boracay experience won’t be complete without trying one of many water sports activities – there’s parasailing for people who like sightseeing, jet-skiing for folks who like to take control of their ride, fly fish for adrenaline junkies, and banana boat ride for family and friends.  Whatever type of water activity you’re in the mood for, Boracay has it!

Party hard but responsibly on the island.

Boracay has made a name for itself as the Party Island of the Philippines. When Boracay was temporarily closed for renovation, a lot of people thought that it was also the end of its party island existence, but it’s not! Though LaBoracay was put to a stop, the clubs and bars on the island are still kicking it, but this time everybody is doing it more responsibly.

Travel Tips:

From November to April, Bulabog Beach is a great spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing.

During Habagat season, it’s advisable for tourists to stay at the east side of the island because the direction of the wind can very much affect your planned activities.

Prepare cash and bring small change with you since not all establishments accept credit card payment.

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The Philippine archipelago has a lot to offer. Exploring every inch of this country will take a lifetime, but we’ll take you to the best spots this country has to offer. We promise to take you to the best sandy beaches, limestone rock formations, waterfalls, and many more!

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