If you've been dreaming of paradise, there's definitely no other place you'd need to go to. Pristine white sands, gorgeous sunsets, delicious food, smiling locals - everything that makes a perfect vacation is all here. But then you go, and do the usual beach stuff. So after you've tanned your heart out, drank as many alcohol and collected all the shells (just for the duration of your stay, though, as it's not allowed to carry them in the airports) for temporary viewing, what are you going to do next?
1. Get Sporty
Boracay has all the possible water sports that you can imagine. From parasailing to riding a banana boat, kite surfing, windsurfing, skimboarding, to anything you can think of. If you even call riding a glass bottom boat a water sport, they offer it.
Thread your way to Bulabog beach, which is on the other side and look for the pop-up tents with the photos of these water sports. You can even haggle prices with them if you can and want to.
- Diamond Water Sports
- Boracay Hwy Central, Malay, Aklan, Philippines
2. Eat Your Heart Out
Fresh, fresh, fresh! If you're a huge fan of seafood, then there's no other place to get them while they're still alive and breathing. It might sound morbid, seeing these sea creatures while moving, but these are best eaten a few minutes after they left the sea.
Walk your way to the Talipapa and they will cook your chosen items. If you want to stay safe or if you're allergic to seafood, the D'Mall has a lot of restaurants to choose from. Even the beachfront is crawling with food places, from fruit stands to moving bars selling alcohol. Boracay is a foodie haven.
- D'Talipapa SeaFood Market
- Boracay (D'Talipapa), 5608 Malay, Aklan, Philippines
3. Hit a lot of Islands in One Go
Boracay is an island, we all know that, so you might be wondering why I'm suggesting that you go to other islands. But why not? You're already in one so you might as well check the other places out and see what they have to offer.
There are a lot of tour companies which will offer you the complete island hopping experience, you can even check with your hotel if they can arrange one for you. Some of the island hopping tours will even include snorkeling because the island that you will visit has the best snorkeling spots. So enjoy and make the best out of this visit.
- Crystal Cove Island
- Between Boracay and Caticlan (Near Crocodile Island), Philippines Boracay, Philippines
- +63 36 288 7482
4. We Came Here to PARTY!
Alcohol is definitely a staple in any Boracay trip. But if you're tired of the usual drink and stay in bars kind of scene, there are a couple of other options to choose from.
Pub crawl is one of the greatest ways to enjoy drinking while making friends. You, along with twenty other strangers, will be gathered outside a bar, your group leaders will be rounding you up, giving you the recognizable Pub Crawl t-shirts. You will be visiting a couple of bars for this expedition and you are required to drink for every bar that you go to. Crawl your way out of this if you can! The night will not end without you leaning over a fellow pub-crawler/stranger.
Full moon parties can go wild and crazy. Boracay's view of the full moon is really poetic. There's something about the moon in this part of the world that makes you want to drink and go party. So when you visit Boracay, try to check if you'll be having a full moon there because bars and clubs usually hold these kinds of parties.
Party Cruise. Who says you can't be posh? For the right number of people and the right occasion, you can be invited to a party cruise. Sail the night away and get to bump and grind with strangers that will definitely be the opposite once the night is over.
- Boracay Island
- Boracay Island, 5608 Malay, Aklan, Philippines
5. The Challenge of a Lifetime
Have you ever jumped off a cliff? Or tried to get into a mermaid's "fins" and swim? Or traveled from point A to point B via a zipline? How about drove an ATV uphill?
If you haven't done any of these, then Boracay can offer you these activities and so much more.
Ariel's Point is a favorite amongst the thrill seekers who can't wait to exhibit their diving skills. Don't worry if you haven't tried it, there are levels and even beginners are welcome.
You can be a mermaid with the mermaid swim training! You can finally feel how it is to swim with fins. It also comes with a photo-op.
Want a great view of the sunset while ziplining? If this is in your bucket list, then you have to do it here!
If you're more of the not-leaving-the-ground person but still want to explore, rent a bike or an ATV and reach the islands highest peak - it will definitely be a challenge maneuvering your way up there.
- Ariel's Point
- Baranga, Philippines boracay, Philippines
Boracay is not just your typical tourist beach. There's much more to discover and new things to do everyday. Explore the island and feel it's magic. Don't let yourself be confined with what you only know.