Activities in Boracay
Natural Beaches / White Beach
- Boracay boasts of a sugary white sand beach and azure blue
waters. The best part of the island is the four-kilometer
White Beach known to be the "finest beach in the world."
The surrounding water is shallow and the sand is finer and
brighter than most beaches in the archipelago. White Beach
is so, soooo fine, it feels like treading on miles of baby
Aquasports - The island paradise of Boracay is a
perfect place for watersports. Here, you can partake in a
smorgasbord of exhilirating aqua action - from swimming and
snorkeling to scuba diving, windsurfing, sailboating, kayaking,
boardsailing, and boating.
Boardsailing - On the eastern side of Boracay Island
is Bulabog Beach. It is a boardsailor's mecca that draws enthusiasts
from all over the world, especially during the peak season
from November to March. In January, it is the site of an International
Diving - Dive sites surround the island and
are learning venues to both novice and professional divers,
guided by competent instructors of the many dive shops that
operate in the area. For trueblue scuba diving enthusiasts,
Yapak in Boracay is a great deep dive.
Paraw Regatta - Sailboating and kayaking
are popular sporting activities, with Boracay playing host
to the annual Paraw Regatta, an international sailboat race
that makes use of the native outrigger. Yearly, Boracay Island
plays host to the Paraw Regatta, an international sailboat
race that makes use of the native outrigger.
Mambo Number 5 - For the adventure-driven, "Mambo
Number 5" is a little bit of boating and wind surfing,
a little bit of scuba diving, a little bit of trekking, a
little bit of mountain biking, and a little bit of golf.
Nature Tripping / Eco-Adventure - World-renowned
Boracay is an adventure island ideal for island hopping, hiking,
trekking, caving, mountain climbing, biking, and horseback
riding. Trekking and mountain biking can bring even the intrepid
to the island's quaint interior villages and to the edges'
scenic rocky cliffs, discovering along the way many hidden
coves with isolated beaches far from the tourist crowd.
International Funboard Cup - Bulabog Beach, situated
on the eastern side of Boracay Island, is a boardsailor's
mecca that draws enthusiasts from all over the world. Every
January, it is the site of an International Funboard Cup.
Recreational Sports - Laid-back Boracay is
the perfect venue for golf, tennis, bowling, even beach volleyball.
Top-of-class amenities for these activities are available
in the island. For golf bugs, Fairways and Bluewater Resort
Golf and Countryclub has an 18-hole championship course.
Partyhopping - The code in Boracay is strictly informal.
Walking barefoot than shod is the rule rather than the exception.
Swinging discos have the beach for a floor, giving dance a
new twist. From dusk to dawn, the island turns into one big
party place where everyone is welcome to join in.
Shopping - Bargain shopping is a joy of a
diversion while in Boracay. Souvenir pieces provide endless
possibilities, from trinkets and native accessories made of
shells and semi-precious stones to exotic or contemporary
beach wear and fashion artworks.
Dining - The taste of the 6th Region, to
which Boracay belongs, is quite simple. Charbroiled chicken
is common fare. Another favorite dish is raw fish marinated
in spicy vinegar. Dining is no problem in Boracay, with most
resorts having their own restaurants that serve both Filipino
and international cuisines. Small snack bars line the island.
Relaxation - Diversions are not a problem
in Boracay, with leisure activities calendared throughout
the year and amenities offered by some 350 tourist establishments.
The island is ideal for beachbumming, relaxing, and simply
lazing around. At the end of the day, unwind with a relaxing
massage. The island never runs out skilled masseurs offering
massage services by the beach. For a more luxurious treat,
visit the new Mandala Spa.