Less than an hour away from Manila by plane, Boracay Island, located in the Visayan region of the Philippines, is a world-renowned travel destination known for its powdery white sand and pristine beaches. There is no end to the number of thrilling activities and experiences to discover in this postcard-worthy island haven.
1). Tropical Paradise
The breathtaking sceneries of Boracay never fail to attract a lot of travelers who want to see the island’s beauty first hand. The island boasts of crystal azure waters, powdery white sand, abundant flora and fauna, and diverse marine life. No wonder it remains as one of the best islands in the world.
2). Beautiful Beaches
You have not fully experienced Boracay if you haven’t seen the nearby islands. Book an island hopping trip and have a whole day dedicated to exploring the natural beauty of the nearby islands and beaches such as Crystal Cove Island, Piknikan Island, Crocodile Island, Hinugtan Beach, Magic Island, Puka Beach, and Carabao Island, to name a few.
Each attraction would have a variety of activities to enjoy, from visiting hidden coves and caves, jumping from a limestone cliff, to marveling at impressive rock formations or simply admiring the colorful marine life—it’s a side of Boracay that you wouldn’t want to miss out on!
3). Exciting Water Sports Activities
Adventure has no age limit in Boracay. Once things go back to normal, you’ll be able to ride the waves in style, feel the wind in your face, and try something new.For adrenaline junkies, the island offers different White Beach activities that will satisfy your craving for something exciting.
Stand up paddle on the beach, go kite surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. You can also have the greatest time with your family and friends by trying fun water activities such as banana boating, fly fishing, and helmet diving.
If you want to go extreme, you can do parasailing where you will be treated with a birds-eye-view of the whole island from above while being pulled by a boat. To read more about what to do in Boracay, visit Detailed Guide to White Beach Boracay.
4). Food Destination
The island offers a wide selection of gastronomic delights from local to international flavours that will certainly suit every taste. After the island’s 6-month rehabilitation, there has been a lot of new food adventures waiting to be discovered. And we all know a trip to Boracay is never complete without a boodle fight. Just thinking about the medley of fresh seafood and tender meats is making us hungry.
5). Aklanon Culture
Aklan’s famous Ati-Atihan Festival is a feast held every January in honor of Santo Niño, showcasing tribal dance and music, accompanied by indigenous ensembles, and a vibrant parade. It is regarded as one of the best festivals in the Philippines, as well as the country’s version of Mardi Gras.