Things to do in Boracay
The small island Boracay is definitely no stranger to us all. We’ve heard about the white sand beaches, rows of palm trees and diverse marine life, making it the ultimate beach destination in Philippines! If you’re planning a visit to this beach paradise, be sure to check out some itinerary ideas for your weekend getaway below!
Best time to visit
If you’re looking for sunshine, the best time to visit Boracay is between November to May. This dry season is also peak season so be warned that it can get pretty crowded with tourists. Temperatures can range from 25 to 32 degrees celsius. From May to July, temperature can reach up to 38 degrees Celsius, don’t hold back on sunblock!
If you’re looking to avoid the sun, you should visit mid-July to October. The skies are cloudy and the air gives off a cool breeze but rain showers are more common.
All the party people mark your calendars for May! All the locals converge in Boracay to celebrate Labour Day or LaBoracay. Enjoy some of the biggest parties like the Boracay Music Festival with lineups of international and local DJs, leaving you partying the day away.
How to get to Boracay
For the uninitiated, Boracay is notoriously difficult to get to! There are no direct flights to Boracay so you may fly to either Kalibo or Caticlan airport. From Kalibo airport, you’ll have to take a 1 and a half to 2 hour trip by car to Caticlan before hopping onto a 20 minute boat ride.
If you don’t wish to go through the hassle of navigating all those transfers on your own, Klook yourself an airport transfer to Boracay and let Klook settle the logistics for you! Whether you’re flying in from Caticlan or Kalibo, we’ve got you covered.
For you to navigate around Boracay, it would be best to think about them relative to the 3 boat stations.
Station 1 is home to some luxury resorts and the most stunning beaches. If you’re looking to relax and splurge on a relaxing getaway, you should definitely consider living here.
Station 2 is the epicenter of Boracay’s famous White Beach and is always crowded! If you like to be right in the heart of the action, this area is jam packed with people, clubs and restaurants.
Station 3 is the most relaxed of the three. Isolated from the hustle and bustle, if you’re looking for a quiet and intimate time while saving on accommodations, this would be your best bet!
What to do in Boracay
While you’re in the beach city of Philippines, you definitely cannot miss out on some water sport activities! There’s no better way to enjoy the views of the clear blue waters and white sand beaches that up in the air. Soar above the rest in your parasail and enjoy the views below.
If you prefer the adrenaline, we’d suggest hopping onto a Jet Ski and cutting through Boracay’s waves!
Klook your water sports package and choose either 3 or 5 different water sport activities! Since it comes with a local English speaking instructor, you won’t have to worry about language barriers. Plus, it includes a hotel pick-up for a hassle free journey to the beach!
After a whole day of water sports, head over to Willy’s Rock to enjoy the sunset! Possibly one of the most notable attractions of Boracay, this oddly shaped volcanic rock formation sure makes a great photo spot!
Jonah’s fruit shakes
We recommend getting a bottle of Jonah’s fruit shake before heading over to the rocks! This is Boracay’s most visited snack house, offering what is said to be the best tasting fruit shake. Using only the freshest tropical fruits, you’re sure to be left feeling refreshed after a long day!
Some local favourites include Mango Melon and alcoholic varieties like Banana Rhum. Did we also mention that these shakes only cost around SGD 3.60 for the whole bottle!
Dinner at Los Indios Bravos
You’re probably starving after such a long day out! Head over to Los Indios Bravos for a hearty dosage of pub grub! Nestled along the busy Bulabog beach, order a pint or two of local beers on tap and load up on some fresh seafood!
Klook your Los Indios Bravos meal and get ready to feast! Whether you’re opting for the Klook exclusive set meal which highlights their best dishes or the seafood platter, it’s definitely a great steal!
Address: Road 1-A, Malay, Aklan, Philippines
Opening hours: daily 10 am – 11 pm
Cliff diving Ariel Point
Kickstart your morning with a leap of faith off one of the world’s top cliff diving destinations – Ariel’s Point! Boasting lush tropical forests, clear blue waters and an abundance of marine wildlife, this is a Boracay must-visit. Even if you’re not gutsy enough to leap off the 15 meter cliffs, there are also 5 and 8 meter ones for you to choose from.
Klook your Ariel Point tour and get ready to experience the full Boracay experience. Get picked up from your hotel, hop aboard a traditional Filipino “banca” boat and sip on UNLIMITED drinks and yes this includes beers!
Take your pick from the huge variety of outdoor activities – kayaking, cliff diving, snorkeling or just swimming in the open waters! Finally, end of the day with a scrumptious BBQ buffet lunch!
Bella Isa Spa
After that long day out at sea, reward yourself with a luxurious spa treatment at one of Boracay’s best spas – Bella Isa. We’d recommend trying the traditional Filipino treatment! Using warm banana leaves carefully placed on key parts of your body, you’ll leave feeling relaxed and energized.
Dinner at D’Talipapa
The best place to go for seafood in Boracay is definitely the D’Talipapa market! Pick your dinner from the many fishmongers and have them cooked up on the spot for you at nearby restaurant.It might be easy for you to get ripped off as a tourist so here are some tips to bargaining at the market.
- Be familiar about how much each item should cost
- Ready to buy? Cut the price quoted by at least half
- Pretend to walk off to another stall and they’re likely to call you back.
Explore untouched beaches, clear turquoise waters and vibrantly colored marine life at Boracay’s nearby islands! First stop is Puka Beach – a stunningly serene beach with clear and unpolluted waters that make it a swimmer’s paradise. After which, head to Coral Garden, a popular reef diving spot with one of Boracay’s most colorful underwater scene. End of your day at Crystal Cove, the contender for Boracay’s most scenic spot!
Klook your Boracay island hopping tour and island hop hassle-free! With pickup from your hotel, a drop off at D’mall as well as all transport between islands covered, just get ready your cameras for some picture perfect moments!
Dinner at Mang Inasal
You won’t regret having your last meal of Boracay at Mang Inasal, the addictive flame grilled goodness that is their grilled chicken. You can’t leave Boracay without sinking your teeth into the juicy grilled chicken especially when it’s so incredibly cheap!
Epic Beach Club
Make full use of your last night in Boracay partying the night away at Epic Beach Club! Just from it’s name you know you’re in for a good time! The bar serves a range of cocktails but if you prefer customizing your own drink, they have a “Fresh Bar” concept, allowing you to customize your drinks with fresh fruits! Sip on a drink of your choice, dance along to the DJ’s beats and enjoy your last night in Boracay!
Other Boracay experiences not to be missed!
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