This idyllic island is well worth a visit when the Philippines opens its doors to visitors again.

Published date: | Updated:06 April 2022,12:03

As the Philippines offers so much to discover and do, it may be hard to decide where to start. There are over 22,500 miles of coastline and travelers will find exciting adventures everywhere. No place encompasses everything that the Pacific is known for.

In addition, Boracay is an ideal destination for those in nearby regions who want to make their first trip abroad.Hotel guests are only permitted on the island if they are confirmed hotel guests, and the hotels must adhere to strict health standards based on WHO guidelines. It is one of many measures taken by Boracay to help the island stay safe by limiting visitors’ numbers. The Philippines’ gorgeous Boracay Island has a vibrant and pristine environment that makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. This guide on what to do at Boracay and tourist spots has everything you need for a perfect getaway. Explore White Beach water activities, island hopping tours, and other Boracay attractions that you should add to your itinerary.

Reasons why you should Boracay

The Philippines’ gorgeous Boracay Island has a vibrant and pristine environment that makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. This guide on what to do at Boracay and tourist spots has everything you need for a perfect getaway. Explore White Beach water activities, island hopping tours, and other Boracay attractions that you should add to your itinerary.

A seamless trip

With soft-white sand, crystal clear coves, and all sorts of water activities, the four-square-mile island of Boracay encapsulates the Philippines in microcosm.

Boracay’s three barangaysor districts offer a wide range of outdoor activities and sights. Yapak is at the northernmost end, Balabag is in the middle and Manoc - Manoc is at the southernmost end.

Travel by land on eco-friendly electric tricycles, and by water aboard traditional double-outrigger sailing boats, or paraws.

A beach-filled paradise

Of the more than a dozen beaches in Boracay, none is more famous than the three-mile-long White Beach. The famous beach is kept clean, serene, and ready for tourism again by enforcing strict environmental protocols.You can reach Diniwid from White Beach’s northern edge by walking along the cliff-bottom footpath. Located just a short way from the other beaches, Diniwid is one of Boracay’s best sunset spots due to its craggy bluff that separates the two.

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THE OCEAN OF ADVENTURE

Throughout Boracay, you can have fun in or on the water because the waters are clear and shallow. The island’s east coast is best for kiteboarders and windsurfers, while the west coast is ideal for kayakers,those who want to learn the art of paddle boarding and learn to swim like mermaids could do so with the right equipment.

Hospitality that is legendary

The bayanihan spirit deep engrained in Filipino culture, is known for making visitors feel right at home, bringing visitors to Boracay an immediate sense of belonging. The Filipinos are also renowned for their warmth and welcoming nature. One reason why the Philippines regularly receives kudos as one of the world’s friendliest country. The authentic kindness and positive vibe make it easy to relax, unplug, and fully embrace the laid-back, island life.

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Things to do in Boracay

There are a variety of water sports organized by different companies, but most of them revolve around water. They are therefore generally booked in advance.

Best activities & things to do in Boracay

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A helicopter tour in boracay

Tour the Island in a helicopter like a boss

You can fly around Boracay by helicopter, to get an aerial view of its different beaches and surrounding islands, seeing the whole island from above.

Those who have never flown a helicopter can take advantage of this opportunity at a surprisingly affordable rate

Checkout Boracay helicopters website

Visit Ariel’s Point and go cliff-diving

The island of Ariel’s Point has five diving boards between 3 and 15 meters, just 30 minutes from Boracay.

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diving from ariel's point cliff boracay
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An island around boracay in birds eye view

Take a boat ride around Boracay’s islands and beaches

In addition to Boracay’s surrounding islands, Island Hopping provides access to Boracay’s 12 beautiful beaches, an optional buffet lunch, and snorkeling equipment.

A Pub Crawl is the best way to meet people and party

An evening public crawl involves hopping from bar to bar and participating in games that allow you to build friendships with other crawlers. The size of the group varies from 40 to 150 people and they visit 5 different bars/clubs each night.

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A view of nightlife in Boracay
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Parasailing in Boracay gives you a bird's eye view of the island

Parasailing in Boracay gives you a bird’s eye view of the island

It’s an exhilarating way to see Boracay and it’s surroundings from the air. You’ll have about 15 minutes to enjoy it.

Book it at Klook

Experience the thrill of sailing with a paraw

Paraws are sailboats with outriggers that are similar to catamaran. They offer different boating experiences depending on the weather and time of day

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Paraw sailing in Boracay
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Helmet diving in Boracay

Helmet diving

Helmet diving is the easiest way to enjoy the underwater world of Boracay. No swimming ability or diving knowledge is required. Just put the helmet on and you’re ready to go.

Experience the thrill of ziplining

While flying over Boracay’s landscape in the superman position, you will experience the high speed thrill of exploring the greenery of the island, as well as the views of the beach.

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Zipline above boracay
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Riding the fly fish in boracay

Get on a Fly Fish

Fly Fish is an inflatable raft that goes airborne when its propelled by a speedboat going fast. When it reaches medium speed, its front will start lifting up, causing it to make unpredictable movements.

Explore More of Boracay’s Beaches

Generally, you only hear about White Beach, Puka Beach, Bulabog, and Diniwid Beach. But there are 13 more, each with its own features. For instance, Tambisaan has snorkeling facilities, while 2 secret beaches remain untouched.

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A beach in Boracay
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colourful D'mall in Boracay

D’Mall - A Colorful Shopping Experience

Visit the main mall of Boracay, the colorful D’Mall. D’Mall consists out of several different areas, each with their own vibe. These areas include the street area, the beachside area, and the market area.

Willy’s Rock is a must-see

Willy’s Rock in Station 1 is Boracay’s most important landmark and one of the best locations to watch the sunset and take photos.

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Willy’s Rock Boracay
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Amazing colourful sunset in Boracay

Take a moment to enjoy the sunset

In White Beach, especially Station 2, sunsets tend to be very busy. For a more romantic sunset, we recommend staying either north of Station 1 or south of Station 3.

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