It’s almost summertime! Do you feel like going to the beach? Well, my only advice is for you to start planning your trip and book a hotel in Boracay preferably beach front. I have spent an amazing time over there. Here are a few FUN activities that you can do for free or minimal fee.
I know… I know... Some of you may have already read some of these stuff in other sites. But for those who have no clue as to what to do in Boracay, read on…
1. Swimming and Sunset Watching
Obviously, the number one reason we go to Boracay is to see its world-famous powder-like white sand beaches and swim in its pristine, azure seas. No worries! Swimming anywhere in Boracay’s more or less five-kilometer White Beach is absolutely free… So you girls out there can put on those sexy bikinis (thongs preferred) and flaunt your bodies for us (not so hardcore perverts) to (drool over and)ogle… (I’m just kidding…wink).
Boracay has one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Philippines and probably the world. Make sure to spend some happy (beer) hour chilling with friends or your special someone while watching the sunset. White Beach is the perfect place for this.
I would have recommended the helicopter ride but it’s a bit pricey. Parasailing is the best alternative for those who would want to see the island from way up high. This is a must-try for anyone visiting Boracay.
For just Php1,500 per person in a group of five (or Php1,700 per person for a group of two), you’ll get to enjoy an exhilarating ride of a lifetime. For me, it’s probably the closest thing to sky diving albeit in reverse. If you have ever flown a kite before, this time you’ll know how it feels to be the kite. I tell you it was money well-spent!
3. Helmet Diving/ Reef Walking
Now that you’ve explored the air, take a dip in the Boracay seas and leisurely walk under the water by Helmet Diving. For only Php300 per person (in a group of five), one can enjoy feeding the fishes and mingling with them in their natural habitat. You can also have your photos taken with the fish. Photos may be claimed at the end of the day.
Don’t know how to dive? Don’t worry! You will be taught how before you go. Plus, there will be dive masters who will guide you all throughout your reef walking experience.
Don’t know how to swim? Seriously? Well, you can always help yourself by taking swimming lessons before you go to the beach. If not, you can practice swimming in the waters of Boracay.
Just an FYI, you are not allowed to do Helmet Diving when you are flying on the same or the next day. Click here to know more about decompression sickness.
4. Fly Fish
Banana boat rides no longer challenge me so I suggest you try the Fly Fish. For just Php1,500 (in a group of three or more), you get the thrill of holding on for dear life for 15-20minutes. To me, it felt like it was the longest 15-20 minutes of my entire life… Good thing I didn’t fall! Yet I still got wet.
If you think it’s easy, try it and you’ll definitely eat your own words afterwards. This is a must-try at least once in your life. You’ll never get to do this when you’re old.
5. Skim Boarding
Oh, you’ll die with envy just watching kids do death defying skim boarding stunts every afternoon… You might just as well try it yourself and get over it!
Befriend these kids and they might let you borrow their skim boards for free. Or you can just ask the kids where you can rent it for Php100 per board.
Even if you’re unsuccessful in learning the craft, at least take some photos of yourself trying it. Just trying the sport alone entitles you to some bragging rights when you go home (I’m just messing with you… stay humble).
6. Island Hopping
This is the most common whole-day activity in Boracay. It includes visiting Laurel Island where Crystal Cove is, lunch, swimming in Puka Beach, and just plain sightseeing around the island… All this for just Php500 if you go with the regular tour. Since you will be joined by other tourists though, time for each area is limited.
You can save as much as 48% by renting a boat all for yourselves if you are in a group of 5 or more. For just Php240 per person (or Php1,300 per boat), you’ll get to enjoy all of the activities mentioned above for 3-4 hours excluding lunch. Plus, you won’t have to wait for the other tourists since you get to choose where and when to go. You get full control of your time and see places at your own pace.
Other fun activities that we would want to do when we get back to Boracay are as follows:
1. Cliff Diving at Ariel’s Point
2. Scuba Diving
3. Wind Surfing
4. Quad Biking to Mount Luho
6. Paraw Sunset Sailing
Try them out as well…
When you go to Boracay, spending money is a given. Budgets are called such because they are extra money meant to be spent. Of course, always be mindful of your budget and do not go beyond it.
Note: The prices mentioned above are all discounted. We always ask for bargains. And, we only negotiate directly with the activity provider. Those people roaming around Boracay offering fun activities earn through commissions so expect their prices to be higher than those of the activity provider. Be always on the lookout for great deals! Your hotel can’t give you that because they also earn through commissions.
I hope this will help maximize your stay in Boracay. Have fun everyone! How about you? Which activity listed above is your favorite?