Boracay Activities on the Island are numerous and diverse. The sugary sand lined the shores of Boracay is its best attraction to while away the endless sunny days. Although Boracay is a small Island, it offers big adventure from its powdery soft white beaches to its lush green jungle like interior. Activities range from enjoying doing nothing and just basking in the sunshine or watching in awe as the breath-taking sunsets unfold. Although Boracay beach activities are the pinnacle of Boracay experience, Boracay also offers an array of unique Boracay attractions that will allow you and your family experienced a great holiday!
ACTIVITIES & SPORTS
You can’t imagine the feeling of elation that everyone experiences after their first day sailing on Boracay. The bay is stunning. Surrounded by dense palm trees, the water is turquoise, warm, flat, and chest deep across the entire bay. Only a handful of other windsurfers will be sharing this slalom blaster’s heaven with you. As you near the fringing reef, chop appears, and if you really want to, you can pick your way through the reef to the waves on the outside (not for the faint hearted).
The wind blows cross-on shore, giving two mile long reaches inside the bay. Lighter in the mornings and evenings, the wind really blows from late morning through until late afternoon. Beginners and improvers can use each end of the day to practice in ideal conditions. Windsurfers on the island come from a great diversity of countries – you could be sailing with a Filipino, Korean, Swiss, Australian and Brit, all in the same day. The kit is ready rigged and waiting, just 5 meters from the water.
Over the years, the Philippines has played a role in spreading the word about this fun adventure, and kitesurfing lessons can already be enjoyed in Boracay island. If you ever wanted to be pulled by a kite while riding on a board? Then kiteboarding may be for you. Kitesurfing (also known as Kiteboarding) is one of many extreme sports currently making its rounds in the Philippines, and one that is steadily gaining a lot of publicity and followers because of its high extreme factor.Kitesurfing in Boracay can be experienced from November to April in Bulabog Beach, and from May to October in the White Beach of Boracay Island.
Sailing in Boracay
No visit to beautiful Boracay Island would be complete without exploring the island on a native ‘paraw’ (outrigger sailing boat). These unique boats have been part of the island’s scenery for generations, though only in recent years have they been used for sightseeing trips. Boracay paraw sailing is one of the island’s most popular pursuits, and a great way to explore the many beaches and snorkel sites around Boracay.Paraws are single hulled outrigger boats (not catamarans, as they are sometimes misnamed) constructed from wood and bamboo, and are sturdy and versatile little vessels, ideal for the conditions around the island.These boats are usually manned by two crew – a skipper/captain and a balancer. Depending on the conditions, up to 6 customers can ride, and there is no minimum number of guests per trip.
No one can argue with the limitless number of diverse activities that you can do and enjoy in the island of Boracay, one of the top destination in the Philippines for both local and international tourists. Just take a long walk along its shoreline and you will meet many people carrying menu-like laminated cards offering different activities from snorkeling to parasailing. Flying in the air above clear waters of Boracay is one of the activities that you must try and experience if you want to splurge and indulge in the island. Parasailing in Boracay like other parasailing offered in resorts uses a special type of parachute where passengers from two-three are pulled by a motorboat up in the air.
The thrill and excitement definitely awaits you when you engage in Boracay parasailing. You can view the coastline and waters of Boracay up above and with the gentle breeze kissing your body. But one thing that you must consider is the price- and to be honest, it is frankly more expensive than other activities in the island.
The rates depend on the season, from 3k to 1,500 pesos per pax. Don’t be scared to bring out your warmest smile and haggle with the staff. You can save more if you try parasailing in Boracay during low season when all rates would drop up to 50%.
Speedboats & Jet skis
Can be rented at various places around the island. The Speedboats come with a guide who will drive the boat, or once you are out at sea, let you drive. Jet Skis are also available. They are parked out on floating rafts away from the crowds. A boat will ferry you out to the raft, Jet Skis are most fun when you have a few friends also out with you. Ride responsibly!
Skim boarding in Boracay
Skimboarding in Boracay has been a new fun sport for kids and entertainment for older for people for several years. It is a welcome new attraction and a pleasure to watch. Skimboarding has come to Boracay in a big way. It is is a clean and cheap sport, and has become popular along White Beach. The locals teach visitors the basics. It’s fun and easy to learn, but takes time and practice to master. It makes for a fun afternoon, and is great exercise. You can rent skimboards for 200 PhP per hour, and they will show you how to use it. Skimboards are available for rent at several places along White Beach. But be sure to hire an expert to teach you to do the skills.
Boracay Island is beautiful, the beach has perfect sand conditions, white and the water is pristine. However, there is another world out there, just some few meters below the surface, or even deaper, with colorful fishes, starfish and corals. Most people that go to Boracay like to enjoy diving at least once, others like to learn diving and get the dive license.
Golf in Boracay
Fairways and Bluewater is one of the famous golf courses in Asia, it might even be one of the best. The entire facility is composed of a world class 18 hole golf course, a country club, and several serviced apartments and hotels. Because of the fresh sea wind, it’s comfortable to golf even during the hot summer days.
Boracay Glass Bottom Boat
A glass bottom boat is a boat with sections of glass, or other suitable transparent material, below the waterline allowing passengers to observe the underwater environment from within the boat. The view through the glass bottom is better than simply looking into the water from above, because one does not have to look through optically erratic surface disturbances. The effect is similar to that achieved by a diving mask, while the passengers are able to stay dry, out of the water. Glass bottom boat offers two hours tours to different locations around the island, you will see fishes and corals in their natural enviroment. Enjoy, have fun while you learning about aqualife and the coral reefs.