Swim! Jetski! Sun Tan! Kayak! and More!
What else to do in Paradise! but to Sun Tan, Snorkel, Swim, Jetski, Kayak, etc. Boracay has all the options you want and for all types of budget whether you are in 4 kilometer main White Beach or in Diniwid Beach or Puka Shell Beach or Balinghai Beach or Cagban Beach or Bulabog Beach or Punta Bunga Beach & Banyugan Beach or Ilig-Iligan Beach or Manoc Manoc Beach or
Tulubhan Beach and Tambisaan Beach. Boracay has beaches and beach activities for all kinds of Budget!
Backpacking in Boracay
If you are looking for budget or backpacker accomodation, head down to the area south of boat station 3 on White Beach.
Nipa Huts are available for around P500 or less, though facilities are pretty basic. You will be provided with an electric fan and a mosquito net, but there is usually no hot water.
Ask around to find the best deals - the further south you go, the cheaper it gets.
This area (known as Angol) has a friendly, laid back atmosphere, some nice little bars and restaurants and a pretty good snorkeling area. There are way less tourists than the middle part of White Beach, and you won't be harrassed by vendors all day. If you arrive on the island without a place to stay, just inquire at the Pirates Pub - they can point you in the direction of the best budget accomodation in the area.
For a traveler like me,I suggest just a backpack,its compact and easier to carry around with both your hands free to carry any extra bag or just free to swing on. Just bring your swimwear, shorts,any comfortable shirt or sleeveless,slippers w/c are best for walking along the beach and stalls,aqua shoes so you can avoid any accidents like stepping on rocks in the water and bruise yourself ,visor and shades. Well, the usual,sunblock lotion if you don't want a tan,a moisturizer to avoid dryness of the skin esp after swimming in the sea,toothpaste,shampoo,etc all in sachets to lessen your load in the bag.Me, I've frogotten to bring my mosquito repellant then but fortunately there were no mosquitos during our stay. Your digital camera,of course! Even your camera-enabled phone is helpful,including those unforgetable videos are well kept in your phone.You can even bring a disposable underwater camera w/c you can buy in any sports shop.If your traveling alone or just the two of you,better bring your tripod or else you'll always get photos solo. No need to bring a lot of clothes coz once you get there you'll definitely be tempted to buy new ones especially those new style of clothing fit for boracay like the sarong,tops,loose korean pants and even boracay-printed sandos. And don't forget your MONEY!You can never go around boracay w/o spending!But don't bring a lot of cash,there are lots of ATMs there now unlike before there's only one bank around with ATM,its Allied or Landbank ,I think.Lastly, don't forget your plane ticket!
Visit Mt. Luho Viewpoint
Boracay is not just about beach at all. Lucky me to find this out....Mt. Luho Viewpoint, located at the highest peak of the island, provides the visitors a whole, breathtaking view of the island. Up here, I saw the island's shape that looks like a dumbbell and the back beach is just as beautiful as the White Beach. Also, you will see Boracay's greeny golf course and the sorrounding wide and endless blue ocean.
An entrance fee of P50.00 is charged per person.
In getting here, I took the motorbike (locals call it single) for only P25, one way.
Got super bargains from this lady - Johaima. She's selling various souveniers such as sarongs, tshirts, lamps, etc. sarong, lamps, pajamas, shirts (tacky souveniers hehehe) We got the small lamps at 20each, sarongs at around 120 (i think), pajamas at around 110, shirts at less than 100.