Sunday, May 24, 2015

Leisure Activities in the Island Called Boracay


          Branded by the Philippine Department of Tourism as Asia's 24/7 island and named best beach in Asia by the travel website, Trip Advisor in their Traveler's Choice Award. It was also recognised as the world's best island by international travel magazine Travel + Leisure.

Willy's Rock
          Boracay is a small island (approximately seven kilometers long) located in the province of Aklan in the Visayas region. It became popular to locals and foreigners because of its powdery white sand beach and its clear crystal blue water. The tropical island paradise is just 45 minute flight away from Manila via Caticlan Airport and plus 2 hours land travel via Kalibo Airport. 

White Beach
          The famous White Beach is about four kilometers long and where you can find the resorts, hotels and restaurants. Bulabog Beach on the other side of the island is the main activity area for parasailing, helmet diving, banana boat and flying fish.


LEISURE ACTIVITIES in BORACAY


1. WATER SPORTS

Experience the thrill of hurdling over the waves on a fun water sports activities like the banana boat ride and flying fish. Hold on, get wet, go wild and satisfy your need for speed.

Cost:
Banana Boat - Php 300.00 per person (minimum of 5 persons) for 15 minutes
Flying Fish - Php 500.00 to 700.00 per person (minimum of 3 persons) for 15 minutes

Banana Boat Ride
Fly Fish Ride

2. BAR HOPPING

Boracay is a 24/7 island, a party place with lots of entertainment and nightlife activities. Some of the popular party bars are Cocomangas Shooter (Station 1), Epic (Station 2), Sandbar (Station 1), Guilly's  Island (Station 1) and Wave Bar and Lounge (Station 2).  

The Sandbar Boracay at Station 2

3. PARASAILING

Conquer your fear of heights and reach for the sky. Enjoy the bird's eye view above the clear blue water of Boracay and witness the beauty of the nearby islands.

Cost: 
Php 2,000.00 solo ride for 15 minutes
Php 1,700.00 per person for 15 minutes (2 to 3 persons)


Parasailing

4. FOOD TRIP

Taste the great food the island has to offer. Visit D' Talipapa at the Station 2, buy the fresh seafoods you want and let the 'Paluto' services cooked your food and served it hot. Right after the meal, you may go pasalubong hunting within the area.

Buttered Shrimp
Crabs!!!
Baked Mussels
Calamares
Boracay Ref Magnet

5. JONAH's FRUIT SHAKE

Drink the best refreshing fruit shake in the island. Discover the spectacular taste of Jonah's fruit shake ranging from Php100.00 - Php120.00. The restaurant is located at the Station 1.

Banana Choco Peanut Shake


6. SUNSET VIEWING

Catch the golden hour and witness one of the world's most amazing and magical sunset while lying in the powdery white sand of Boracay with your loved ones.

The magical sunset of Boracay


7.  ATV / BUGGY RIDE

Be adventurous by riding the All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and/or Buggy Car. Visit the Everland Park for some animal encounter and the Mt. Luho viewpoint for the 360 degree view of the Boracay island.

Cost: 
ATV Ride - Php 1,250.00 per unit rental
Buggy Car - Php 1,900.00 per unit rental

ATV Ride
View from Mount Luho
View from Mount Luho

8. STREET / BEACH FOOD

Eating is more fun in Boracay, try their ihaw-ihaw (barbeque and hotdogs) every afternoon along the White Beach. Chorizo burger is a must try for less than Php50.00 only.

BBQ and Hotdogs

9. HELMET DIVING / REEF WALKING

Play with the different fish species under the sea. Go helmet diving and/or reef walking, feed the fishes and get a close up view of the underwater life while touching the ocean floor 10 feet below the surface.

Cost:
Helmet Diving/Reef Walking: Php 1500.00 per person

Helmet Diving and Fish Feeding

10. PARAW SAILING / ISLAND HOPPING

Witness the magical sunset of Boracay while riding the traditional sailboat called Paraw with your friends or loved ones. Go on an island hopping and visit the following Boracay beaches and islands: Ilig-iligan Beach, Puka Beach, Tulubhan Reef, Tambisan Reef, Crocodile Island, Crystal Cove Island and Tambisaan Beach with free lunch and snorkelling equipments.

Cost:
Paraw Sailing - Php 1000.00 per person
Island Hopping - Php 1300.00 per person

Paraw Boat

OTHER MUST DO ACTIVITIES in BORACAY:

Ariel's Point Cliff Diving, Glass Bottom Boat, Massage and Spa, Zipline, Zorb Ball, Reverse Bungy, Go Cart, Scuba Diving, Jetski, Kiteboarding, Wind Surfing and Mermaid Lesson.