Fun things to do in Boracay Island

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    Discover Boracay by sea - Become a pirate

    by boracayinformation Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are many ways to discover the natural beauty of Boracay, but one of the best way`s is by sailing boat or Paraw, how this local sail boats are called here. Visit the " Red Pirates Pub " in Angol along White Beach and look for Captain Joey. This guy not only looks like an real pirate, he is an true one by heart and soul. Grown up on Boracay he knows the shore line around the island and even the best keep secrets: The secluded beach coves, the hidden underwater cave in Balinghai, the best places for an romantic beach BBQ or the right time for an unforgettable sunset turn. But the " Red Pirates Pub " is also more than very worth to visit even your not going out for your next sail trip. It´s an very unique place right on one of Boracay´s best beach spots. A collection of drift woods, rare plants, shells and whatever the waves brings to the shores. Hang loose and listen to the sounds of yesterday. Enjoy your drink together with travelers from around the globe or chat with some friendly locals.

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    Hiking / Walking - Boracay by foot

    by boracayinformation Updated Nov 14, 2005

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    Hiking or discovering Boracay by foot is a great thing to do. Best start early in the morning - bring some cold drinks and an E-Z Boracay map. You could start your tour at the Red Pirates Pub in Angol. Hike the little road up hill, cross the main road and walk down hill to the right till Tulubhan beach. Turn left and follow the small trail behind Paradise Bay Resort. After awhile you cross a little bright - the Dead Forest is at your left side. You reach the end of Bulabog Beach - walk along the shores and watch the Kitters and Windsurfers there. At the end of Bulabog beach is Bay View Hills, continue up hill and you will come to Mount Luho, one of the highest peaks on the island. Great panorama view over Boracay. Walk along the little road, keep left, pass some parts of Boracays golf course, see big trees, watch out for rare birds. Turn right on the main road - after 20 minutes find a sign board to the left: Baling Hai Resort. A great little place on top of the cliffs with superb ocean views. Some stairs bring you down to the Baling Hai beach - a perfect snorkeling area. At the end of the massive rock on the right is an underwater cave with pool inside. It´s an easy dive. Cross this rock later and you are on Punta Bunga beach. Walk up hill, turn left and follow the road till a crossing to the right - walk down the hill to Ilig Iligan beach. At the end is the Bat cave - there is an small trail which brings you to Pukka Shell beach. Back to White beach take a boat or ride a tricycle.

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    Body Piercing

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Feb 3, 2007

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    Body Piercing may not be a common site here in the Philippines but in some countries it is all but natural :-)

    Ad so for those who want to have a belly pierce, tongue pierce or additional ear pierce...Boracay has it..

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    Flying Fish Boat Ride

    by bike_packer Updated Jun 13, 2006

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    A more thrilling version of the Banana Boat Ride - only the inflatable can only carry 3 people side by side at the far end (not in-line with the moving direction - as in the banana boat) making the front of the inflatable to rise up vertically every now and then. This gives the scary feeling of the riders to hold on tight or fall hard in the water at a very high speed.

    Not for the faint-hearted and wearing a life vest is a must . P500/person with 3 persons per ride for 15 minutes.

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    Beautiful Bora

    by GenuinelyCurious Written Oct 1, 2007

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    Boracay's got a great pace. There's absolutely nothing going on... or your day can be filled from early morning jogs, scuba, windsurfing, afternoon massages, great evening meals and finally on to the endless all nite party at Cocamanga's.

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    Relax, Let Go, Unwind...Go For A Reef Walk

    by cyndymc Updated May 6, 2011

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    After seeing Boracay's reef walk featured on local tv, I've become so obsessed with it. I promised myself, I'll conquer all my fears going undersea so I can go helmet diving... and finally, I experienced it^_^

    My eldest daughter joined me in the reef walk adventure. After an orientation, we wore a 35-kg oxygen helmet which became "weightless" undersea. It was attached to a tube which in turn was attached to an oxygen tank on the platform. This enabled us to easily and freely walk on the reef (we were about 4 meters down the platform). Our dive master-guide gave us bread to feed the fish. In no time, we were surrounded by colorful fishes. The little child in me was so happy with the experience seeing through the clear water, walking through the reef and seeing live corals, feeding the fish and playing with them. Oh my! The feeling is indescribable! You got to do it to know that profound joy I had under the sea.

    Agents always say helmet dive used to be P2,500 per person, but they will give you a special price. I think it's just sales talk... The first time we tried this, we got ours for only P500/pax, with 1:1 coaching/guidance (1 dive master-guide per tourist) and free souvenir pictures and video in a cd. There were others offering P400-450/pax, also with free cd but only 1 diver-guide for the whole group. For a small price difference, we opted to go for safety and credibility of the Red Coral team. In our recent trip, we paid only P400/pax, still with free cd and diver-guide.

    I think the agents try to charge higher if the tourists look like foreigners. My mestizo-looking nephew was being charged P1,500 because he was mistaken for a foreigner.

    Although you can have the helmet dive/ reef walk from 7am to 3pm, the best time for reef walk is in the morning (before 10am) because the sea is calm, ensuring good visibility. We had ours at about 9am. After 10am, the waves cause movement of sand in the waterbed, sometimes causing visibility problems. In the afternoon, it could be dark underwater.

    Note: More pictures in my travelogue^_^

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    Motorbike Day Trip on Panay Island

    by boracayinformation Updated Oct 3, 2005

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    If you enjoy riding motorbikes like I do this day tour on Panay is the thing to do. You can rent a good bike, let`s say a Honda XR 200 cc Enduro - for about 20 US $ a day along White Beach in front of Isla Bonita Resort. This friendly guys will advice you and assist you how to bring the bike or bikes to Caticalan. May be the best day for the tour is Sunday. Start very early in the morning and visit the Sunday market in Caticlan. Your round trip brings you first to Malay town. Go around the plaza up the hills to Buruanga / Alegria. From the hills nice panorama view over Boracay Island. Comeing to the small village of Alegria take the first small road to the left. It´s a nice trail, good for half an hour, and you came back to the main road in Alegria. Continue along the coast line to Pandan. Before you reach Pandan there is an resort with restaurant on the right side and a couple of kilometers ahead some swimming pools and falls to the left. In Pandan take the crossing to Nabas. Five kilometers after Nabas town to the left is the macig valley of Laserna. See the sign: " Hurom Hurom. You could even spent a night in an romantic tree house there, don`t miss to swim in the ice cold pools of Hurom at the end of the road. Back to Caticlan is about half an hour - 18 km - with panorama view to the ocean.

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    VISIT KALIBO - ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL

    by LoriPori Updated Aug 18, 2012

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    Located in the northwest of Panay Island, KALIBO is the capital of the Province of Aklan.
    Tourist activity peaks in the heart of Kalibo every January, as the yearly celebration of the world-famous Santo Nino Ati-Atihan Festival, takes Place here. Hans and I and several VT Members, had the opportunity to witness this exciting festival, as a bus was arranged for us, to take us there. It was an amazing experience.
    Public transportation around Kalibo is by tricycle and jeepneys. Kalibo's main industry is agriculture with the primary products being rice and coconut.

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    Sail around the island

    by lninasia Written Dec 11, 2006

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    For the best hospitality on the island no trip is complete without meeting Jen and Joey owners of the Red Pirate bar. They have the coolest sailboat on the island and guarantee a trip you'll never forget...it'll be one of the best days spent there. The bar gives a very chilled out atmos and the company is easy going and friendly.

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    Horse Riding

    by sirenna Updated Jul 27, 2008

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    At Boracay Horse Riding Stables you can take out one of the friendly, locally bred horses and ride solo or accompanied by one of the stables' expert guides, to discover the island's natural beauty. Both beginners and expert riders are catered for. This is a great way to explore native villages and parts of the island most tourists don't get to see. The best time for riding is early morning or late afternoon, when you can avoid the midday sun. It costs $10 US for adults for a one-hour ride. Discounts are available for children and group bookings.
    Wear a pair of loose, comfortable trousers to avoid chafing!

    Open 6am-6pm daily.

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    Frisbee

    by sirenna Updated May 6, 2006

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    If you are feeling energetic, head down the beach to Hey Judes and join a game of frisbee. Beware, these guys are good! Next door at Aria you can enjoy a game of beach tennis with the Italian boys. They usually start around 5pm. In recent years, Boracay has also played host to the annual Ultimate frisbee tournament, which is entertaining to watch (though it looks exhausting). Beach volleyball is also played at several locations along the strip.

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    Endangered Fruit Bats

    by sirenna Updated Aug 4, 2008

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    Take a boat ride to the north of the island at sunset and watch the fruit bats as they fly over to the mainland to feed. A really spectacular sight - they are much bigger than you might imagine.
    Some unscrupulous locals offer tours through the forest to visit the bats during the day, but avoid doing this - it disturbs their natural sleeping habits.
    The number of bats is declining every year, from over 2 thousand two years ago to just over a thousand now, due to a (so-called) eco-resort being built on their nesting site. Go and see them as soon as possible, as they are about to begin building a Shangri-La hotel on top of them too, which will no doubt wipe them out completely.
    For more information about endangered species and conservation in the Philippines, contact the PESCP (Philippine Endemic Species Conservation Project).
    It is a great shame that the local authorities in Boracay seem to care so little about preserving the island's endangered wildlife such as monkeys, turtles, birds and fruit bats.
    In a year or two there may be none left.

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    Vgame Under The Sun

    by namiewa Updated Dec 6, 2008

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    If you like to play ball games under that sun? why not try to ask your friends to play Volleyball its best for those group who came to Boracay and want to have time... i wanted to play with but i keep looking those people who come and join me.

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    Have your nails done!

    by joysweet Written Feb 9, 2006

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    I had my nails (manicure) done by this very nice lady (Manang Myrna) by the beach bed outside my hotel. The group of ladies normally charge around 150-300 for hands/feet. I paid her up front so I can sleep while she's cleaning my nails (what a luxury for me!)

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    Boracay outdoor Adventures

    by sirenna Updated Aug 4, 2008

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    Boracay is a small island, and official tour guides are not really needed unless you are seeking more adventurous pursuits, in which case you'll need to enlist the help of a local expert.

    BORACAY OUTDOOR AVENTURES is run by Tammy, a well liked and respected Boracay adventurer specialising in:

    Mountain Bike Tours - P650,

    Trekking w/ Cliff Jumping - 450,

    Kayaking - P750,

    Rappelling - P550,

    Paraw Sailing - P500,

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