Best time to go
The best month to visit Boracay Island is December. It's the coolest time of year in tropical Philippines. It's not as humid as in other times of the year. It's the best time to go for an island holiday but make sure to book well in advance as the island tends to enjoy a lot of visitors during that period.
It has become a culture among Boracay kids to build impressive intricate white sand castles on the beach at night. Boracay white sand seems like butter when wet so it is easy to mold a gigantic figure out of the sand.
Wild and windy Bulabog
Walk a kilometer away opposite White Beach and you'll find a totally ironic place. Bulabog Beach is a secluded beach for extreme sports such as windsurfing and kiteboarding. It is really fun watching those balloons, parachutes and kites decorating the skies across Bulabog. The area is best to try out these wind-dependent sports because it is on a blue lagoon, very shallow. Even kids can get their first lessons because the water is either knee or waist-deep.
Take care about the island ...
... this is not really a tip for Off The Beaten Path but a recommendation coming from the depth of my heart.
The island is acutally very small and , therefore, there is no more undiscovered area.
It is just my wish that any tourist visiting this beautiful island should remember that this island was only a home to very nice families of fishermen and farmers. Many memories go back to the small boy of the fishermen's family whom I had taken along for a short go around flight and to see his parents fishing. I remember his happy laughter. Whether these families are happier now? I do not know, but I doubt! The real beauty of this island is gone with the influx of tourism.
As much as possible, take time to walk the island and discover the beautiful flowers, lizzards and birds - if they are still there....
For years, this has been a staple in souvenir shops in boracay. As years go by, it still is but not as in-demand as before. Just like the shirts, they can be found in most shops and are available in different sizes and designs.