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 powder !
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.
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.
Boardsailing at Bulabog Beach
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 Funboard Cup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
The picture-perfect tropical island of Boracay offers flat-water
speed sailing, wave jumping, and longboard cruising. White Beach,
shielded from the amihan, or northeast monsoon, is for beginners.
Bulabog Beach, on the other side of the island, has ideal conditions
for speed, slalom, and high-wind shortboard sailing. It is also
the site of the annual Boracay International Funboard Cup. Tabon
Strait has superb high-performance sailing, but there is a real
risk of being swept away, so this site is for skilled sailors only.
Tibiao Whitewater River
Rising near the peak of Mt. Madja-as, the Tibiao River descends
almost 2000m on its short but tumultuous journey to the sea. The
lower section of the river, known as the "Chicken Run", is grade
3; the more difficult upper section reaches grade 4. The Tibiao
has all the classic features of a tropical whitewater river, with
rich vegetation hemming the banks, views of rice terraces, spectacular
falls and clear water. The river is close to Boracay and easily