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Our Favorite Activities in Boracay Philippines

While Boracay has long been a top international tourist destination, this breathtaking paradise does not fail to amaze people with new adventures whether you want to relax or to unleash your inner daredevil. Thanks to its countless splendid wonders and to people’s ingenuity to make the most out of them, you will never run out of activities to do in Boracay.

From soaking up in loads of water fun and land adventures to getting the best out of your Boracay beach resort and hotel accommodation, here are some of the best activities you can do in Boracay. So take your pick from this list, pack your vacation essentials, and head to Boracay to have a time-off blast.

 

Re-enact mermaid tales with mermaid swimming

Bring to life your mermaid dreams and channel your inner Dyesebel or Ariel by taking classes in mermaid swimming. Yes, it is no longer restricted to professional mermaid swimmers as one school opened classes for that kind of fantasy. The Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy offers private and group sessions where you get to don monofins or mermaid tails. More creative and challenging than your usual swimming, mermaid swimming will not only let you live out your imagination, it will also push you to use your core muscles as your legs will be bound by a monofin. No worries though, all lessons are closely supervised by trained instructors.

 

Take advantage of your resort and hotel accommodation

Photo Courtesy of Doun via Flickr, Creative Commons

Photo Courtesy of Doun via Flickr, Creative Commons

More than excellent staycation venues, a number of beach resorts and hotels in Boracay also offer water and land adventures such as speed boating, water skiing, and parasailing as part of your guest privileges. To enjoy convenient and thrilling excitement on top of your accommodation, inquire about these activities before booking so you get to compare different deals and select the one that will best suit your preferences and budget.

Upon checking in, ask about details such as schedule so you can adjust your vacation itinerary as needed. Speaking of checking in, Alta Vista De Boracay suggests that you double-check your vacation essentials such as toiletries, phones, sunscreen, snacks, and so on upon your arrival. In case you forgot something, you can bring it up to the front desk along your inquiry into the land and water adventures that they may offer.

 

Discover more of nature with eco tours

Travel to the off the beaten paths that you have not yet been to by going on eco tours that will take you to the neighboring areas of Boracay. Such eco tours are the perfect alternative for those who would love to experience Boracay vibes, but with fewer crowds. Moreover, ecotourism, as its name implies, upholds eco-friendly travel to protected natural areas, which will fit you if you are on the lookout for more pristine destinations with lush forests and the wildlife. It also boosts the local community by providing livelihood to the locals and making them feel proud of their place. Go spelunking in one of the country’s longest caves, Basang Cave in Nabas, Aklan. Afterwards, bike your way around or rejuvenate in Hurom Hurom’s springs. Experience two more caves in Hacienda Maria in Buruanga, Panay where they also have a majestic waterfall. Visit the nearby island of Antique and cross their famous long wooden bridge.

 

Row, row, row your board, that is, the stand-up paddle board

Photo Courtesy of Ingrid Taylar via Flickr, Creative Commons

Photo Courtesy of Ingrid Taylar via Flickr, Creative Commons

Inspired by Hawaii’s Hoe he’e nalu, this fun water activity will get you rowing while maintaining your balance on a stand-up board. Using a board that is bigger than your typical surfboard to maneuver shallow waters, this is one great introduction for those who have yet to go full blast with the traditional surfing. Paddle away in White Beach or to take it up a notch, go all the way to Diniwid Beach. If you want it in a different setting, try it on Panay’s slow and meandering river. If the sun gets too much for you, you can always swim every now and then.

 

Make friends with the locals

Photo Courtesy of Niraj Rajmohan via Flickr, Creative Commons

Photo Courtesy of Niraj Rajmohan via Flickr, Creative Commons

One of the best ways of experiencing life in Boracay is getting to know people who grew up in the area. Aside from the fun in meeting new people, you can get interesting Boracay stories — and tips — from the locals who know the island like the back of their hand. Enjoy a game of Frisbee or skimboarding with them. Join them in their early evening strolls on the beach with the backdrop of the sunset. Also, do not hesitate to ask help whether you got lost or just wanted to try out something new.

 

These fun and exhilarating activities to do in Boracay will have you experience the different sides of this blissful destination. Select from these to include in your itinerary. You can also use these land and water activities as jumping boards for more adventures so it is important that you leave room for spontaneity. After all, there is always something in store in Boracay to delight you that will surely have you come back for more.

 

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