Boracay Island offers its visitors a vast array of attractions and activities with over 101 things to do in Boracay. Whilst it is easy to laze the day away on the beach and lap up the sunshine, there are also endless watersports you can choose to do.
Along White Beach Boracay there is no chance of missing the opportunity to embark on one of the many watersport activities, with local tour operators readily available to help you find your Boracay activity of choice.
The majority of tour operators can be found on Boat Station 2 of White Beach, however, many of the local operators will eagerly approach you with a menu card of their Boracay activities and prices. There are also operators at Bulabog Beach on the eastern side of the island for Boracay watersports such askiteboarding and windsurfing. Prices are flexible, particularly if you want to do several Boracay activities, therefore bartering is acceptable practice.
For those seeking a more tranquil activity, there is an abundance of Boracay spas or massage stations along White Beach.
Island Hopping Tours
You can take a boat trip around the island on the local “bancas”. Operators are quite flexible in the duration, but generally allow for three hours to explore different islands including Crocodile Island and the caves of Crystal Cove, or stop for a snorkel near one of the many beaches. Ensure you take some food and water on the trip, and if you are so inclined, your local boat crew would be delighted if you share some of your snacks with them. Ensure you take some change for entrance fees into Crystal Cove and for snorkelling near Crocodile Island.
Paraws, a sailboat typical to Boracay, allows you to sail the calm waters and explore around Boracay Island. Paraws can fit 2 to 6 people and leave from White Beach. These Boracay sailboats either come skippered, or more experienced sailors can hire the entire boat. You can escape to a more secluded Boracay beach only accessible by boat or be awed by the beautiful sunsets and tranquil waters.
Discover the underwater world in the crystal clear waters surrounding Boracay. You’ll see a vast array of tropical sea creatures by either taking a short boat ride from the main White Beach, Boracay or taking an island hopping tour. Some boat crew can provide masks, snorkels and fins whilst most Boracay hotels and dive centres also have equipment available for hire.
All dive sites are accessible by a short boat ride from the main island of Boracay. There are a variety of dive sites for both beginner and experienced divers. Dozens of licensed dive operators line White Beach and offer trips to various dive spots around the island. Most of the dive sites around Boracay will surround you with many tropical fish, coral gardens and gentle drifts. Some sites even offer glimpses of sharks and barracudas. For the more experienced divers, Boracay’s surrounding dive sites offer cave diving, wreck dives, drift and night diving.
Boracay has become a renowned destination for kiteboarding, hosting the annual Boracay International Funboard Cup competition at Bulabog Beach on the east side of the island. Kiteboarding is best from November to April and all equipment can be hired from the operators along Bulabog Beach. Operators also offer kiteboarding lessons.
Banana Boating and Fly-Fishing
These are some of the cheapest and most popular watersports activities in Boracay but are not for the faint hearted! As you straddle a buoyant inflatable water-craft, the boat towing you will quickly pick up speed and undertake sharp turns whilst you hang on and get soaked! A great Boracay activity if you are prepared for the thrill of speed!
Breathtaking views of Boracay Island can be seen while you drift up in the air where it is surprisingly quiet and serene. The best time to go parasailing is during Boracay’s high season when the wind is calmer (Novemer – April).
If you feel like driving a water vessel with a bit more speed, jet-skiing is a great option. You will need to take a boat to transport you to a raft further from shore, away from the densely populated White Beach, where floating rafts have all of the jet-skis parked.
One of the fairly new Boracay activities, you can amuse yourself along the shoreline by gliding along the surface of the wet sand with these boards. Amuse yourself for hours trying to perfect the skill, or ask the local operators to show you how to use them beforehand. You can rent these boards almost anywhere along White Beach.
Explore the island on a Quad Bike or ATV (All Terrain Vehicle), where a guide will take you to Mount Luho, Boracay, the highest point of Boracay Island with a great viewing deck.
Horse riding will allow you to get away from the main tourist areas and gently ride through the native villages. Boracay Horse Riding Stables situated north of White Beach Boat Station 1, will cater to your level of experience, and also provides group discounts.
Boracay Spas & Massages
If you’re looking to unwind and get some well-deserved pampering, there is no shortage of places that offer massages and spa treatments in Boracay, from budget to more indulgent experiences. White Beach has various sections featuring massage stations where you can have a budget but nonetheless great massage. Most Boracay resorts and hotels offer mid-range spas that offer a quality massage in a more private environment. However, if you are looking to splurge on the ultimate relaxation, Caesar’s on the main road near Boat Station 3 offers incredible Thai massages, or Mandala Spa will ensure you feel like royalty with four hour prince/princess treatments.
An assortment of jewellery, sunglasses, Boracay souvenirs and mementos such as fridge magnets and coloured sand designs can be found from vendors all along White Beach and D’Talipapa Boracay. Boutique stores and gift shops are also scattered along White Beach and through D’Mall Boracay. Bartering is accepted in most places, however, vendors with fixed prices will let it be known.
For those wanting to momentarily escape the Boracay activities by the seaside, Boracay is home to The Fairways and Bluewater Resort Golf and Country Club, a world-class 18-hole par 72 golf course created by Australian champion golfer, Graham Marsh.