Boracay Island Travel Guide

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Boracay Island Things to Do

  • Island Hopping

    je considere que ALAN FUN TOUR se moque de leur client ...LIMITE HAUTE DE L'ARNAQUE aout 2014 je prend un package complet hotel et transport pour Boracay ... dans ce package il est prevu une visite !!!!!!! mais personne a l'hotel ou un representant de ALAN TOUR , nous informent du jour exact .... deux jours apres a 8h du matin , nous...

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  • Snorkeling

    5 out of 5 stars

    We had an incredible time in Gili T! Warm water, schools of tropical fish & sea turtles... what more could you ask for. It is paradise. Just off from Pearl Hotel beach front we dove into the water with our snorkels. A young balinese man followed us out- he swam along side us showing us around. Hidden coral reefs and massive clam shells....

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  • Parasailing

    If you love adventure up in the air, this activity is the perfect one for you. You can experience being whisked into the sky while strapped in a seat covered by a colorful parachute. It's one of the popular activities in Boracay, where riders, if done in the White Beach, can view the beautiful shoreline from above while being pulled by a boat....

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Boracay Island Hotels

Boracay Island Restaurants

  • Aria Restaurant

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    they say that this is the most famous and most expensive italian themed restaurant in the boracay area. there is the saying that "You Get what you pay for!" and these is proven here in this resto in front of the D'mall facing the beach. the price is definitely not cheap like the thin crust all meat pizza that we ordered at 605 pesos an order and...

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  • Jonah's Fruitshake and Restaurant

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    this resto is an institution in the boracay area and was opened since the early 1980's when boracay was just a backpacker paradise. they have lots of mix and match milkshake and fruitshake combinations and serves fairly decent menus like burmese chicken at 240 pesos an order, crab sisig with rice at 260 pesos an order, hamburger and fries at 150...

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  • The Hobbit House Bar and Restaurant

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This famous bar and restaurant, which also has a branch in Manila, is staffed by little people. From charming waitresses taking your order, to polite staffers delivering your food, most staffers are shorter than the tabletop. The owner must have been a fan of J.R. Tolkien, which is also very evident with all the Hobbit murals all around inside the...

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Boracay Island Nightlife

  • Turn Strangers into Friends

    If you love to party and meet new friends, then you should definitely try Boracay PubCrawl! Boracay PubCrawl is a fun way to meet new people and discover the hippest night spots in Boracay. For a really really good price of 990, you get a shirt, a baller id, a shot glass, you'll be going to 5 bars/clubs, given 10 free shots; 5 of which are given...

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  • Don't get capsized.

    Since joining VT, I have attempted to make my tips as balanced and objective as possible. I mention this here as I provide this tip with the caveat that the co-owner of the place is a VT member and also a friend. I trust that my review will be objective and hopefully of use to the reader.If you are wondering about the title of this tip, it refers...

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  • Stroll

    For those who loves to drink, there are a lot of Bar at Boracay, But for me, nothing beats a drink by the beach with friends, strolling and watching people.

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Boracay Island Transportation

  • Caticlan Jetty

    the main gateway to boracay Island. The Caticlan Jetty Port was enlarged in 2006 and it now has an air conditioned terminal and inside are several small shops, an ATM Machine, Money Exchange Shop and various Boat Companies that offer day tour around Boracay Island or the One way or two way Ferry Ride to Cagban Jetty Port. You need to buy three...

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  • Cagban Jetty Port

    the main boat staion in boracay IslandBefore 2008, the Cagban Jetty Port was often neglected as most of the Motorized Big Outrigger Boats (Bancas) often load and unload passengers coming from the Caticlan Jetty Port to Boat Station 1, 2 and 3 in White Beach of Boracay (and even in between, near the beach frontage of Major Hotels), hence the White...

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  • SEA AIR (budget airline) now TIGERAIR...

    SEAir is now TIGERAIR Philippines and it does not fly to Boracay Anymore, only it's parent company Cebu Pacific Air does.at present, only two airlines fly straight to caticlan airport, Sea Air and Zest Air due to the very short runway of the airport (but they use small turbo prop planes!). South East Asian Airlines was set up by Iren Dornier, Nikos...

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Boracay Island Shopping

  • D'Mall

    Located between Station 2 and Station 1, you can find a range of small local shops. The majority of shops are selling tourist type trinkets, T-***s, beach wear etc that go right across the price range. Interspersed between these shops are a number of bars and restaurants as well as some more specialised outlets that sell scuba gear, extreme sports...

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  • The commercial centre of Boracay

    Located between Station 2 and Station 1, you can find a range of small local shops. The majority of shops are selling tourist type trinkets, T-***s, beach wear etc that go right across the price range. Interspersed between these shops are a number of bars and restaurants as well as some more specialised outlets that sell scuba gear, extreme sports...

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  • Accessorize like a true island girl

    If you died and went to fashion heaven, that heaven would look a lot like Island Girl -- the store is just right on the beach, after all, with a plethora of different resortwear accessories, sandals, and styles to help you look the part. Island Girl doesn't sell your typical handicraft accessories with the same style from twenty years ago. The...

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Boracay Island Local Customs

  • Barquillos

    Barquillos is one of the many spanish sweets that the Philippines Inherited from the Spanish for being a colony for almost 400 years. Barquillos of which consists of a thin sheet (wafer) of pastry made with plain flour and confectioner sugar is added and it is baked. The Philippine Version is more elaborate as Barquillos produced here are like...

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  • Sweetened Flat Bread

    the famous regional sweet flat bread, the piaya is also available in Boracay Island and Caticlan in Aklan Mainland as the Piaya is a regional delicacy of Aklan Province and the rest of Panay Region as well and is one of the sweet treats of the province. Piaya is a kind of sweet unleavened flatbread made from regular flour which is then kneaded into...

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  • Caramelized Banana Chips

    a specialty in boracay island, but is also popular in the whole country as the Philippines is a major exporter of Bananas. The Variety of Banana that you can cook and make into banana fritters and put some sweet toppings and caramelized are the Plantains or locally known sa Saba. You can buy them at the many souvenir stalls and stores in the White...

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Boracay Island Warnings and Dangers

  • OVERLY ANNOYING P.SAILING/HELMET DIVING...

    There are these people who offer boat rides, parasailing, helmet diving, and whatnot to tourists. They will stand like your middlemen or something. Some of them were really nice to us, but there was this one guy who kept on bothering us. So we said to him that if he could schedule us a 5pm parasailing/helmet diving activity, then we would go.BUT if...

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  • High tide and the steep Grotto

    Be careful when you swim in the afternoon (12nn-3pm) because the waves can be so wild. During high tide, the whole beach is soaked in water and can't almost see the sand. Be careful too in climbing the grotto, someone died falling to the rocks.

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  • No Lifeguards on call!

    My friend's 17 yr old sister drowned last July 29 on Boracay.They said there is redflag but not everyone knew that redflag means swimming is prohibited. No proper information dissemination. No lifeguards on call.They were a total of 5 teenagers,their aunt kept calling for help but no one from the resort came,the only help they got were from other...

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Boracay Island Tourist Traps

  • WORST EXPERIENCE IN BORACAY

    Boracay, Philippines WORSE Travel Experience. Boracay Slammed with Lawsuit!Broken facial bone, face plated held by 6 titanium screws. 5 YEARS POST SURGERY: scarred face, lost sense of taste and smell, constantly twitching left eye – This is our unforgettable experience in this so called beautiful Island of Boracay, Philippines.Is it a fun place to...

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  • Boracay Sand Art

    When you go to Boracay you will see a lot of sand arts on the beach. And if you to try too take picture of it, there will be children running towards you asking for some money because saying made the sand art. You can give some coins to these children. They are not harmful, just a little annoying if you don't give them anything :)

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  • Beauty outside, Rotten inside.

    Boracay was one of my dream vacation destination until I've been there last year. The beach was indeed a beautiful with its sugar-like white sand but very crowded specially on weekends. So many prostitutes specially gays scattered around every corner, tricycle drivers charges you 10 times and ever more higher than a normal tricycle in other...

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Boracay Island What to Pack

  • Bring Sunblock Lotion

    off course the main reason people go to Boracay Island is to go to the famous white beach and party and secondly to see the ecotourism and diving sites around the island and beyond being a tropical area, you will easily get sun burned by just lying along White Beack or Bulabog Beach or Panoly Beach or Puka Beach and it is best to have a sun block...

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  • Bring A Waterproof Camera and Phone

    since water proof cameras are now very cheap, we always make a point of bringing waterproof cameras to take pictures and videos of our swimming travels whether on the beach, scuba diving, swimming pool, waterpark or what have you. also there are now waterproof camera cases available for smart phones like otter or life proof which you can take...

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  • the very basics

    it's always warm here, and very few occasions call for formal wear. Swimsuits, shorts and flip flops are the norm, so you can pack lightly. sunblock and bug repellent are essential here. of course, bring a camera, this is a truly beautiful spot

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Boracay Island Off The Beaten Path

  • Attend A Wedding at Shangrila Boracay

    attending a wedding in the luxe shangrila boracay hotel of which the hotel has it's own private beach cove for the guests that is separate from the main 5 kilometer long white beach.Since My friend is a rich dude, I got invited to attend the wedding here at the Boracay Shangrila Resort and Hotel and I am one of the Wedding Sponsors. This was a...

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  • Massage area of Airport

    a nice way to de stress before leaving boracay island,. There is only one massage area at the Godofredo Ramos Airport in Caticlan and it is located at the Departure Lounge after security check and it is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday and a regular 30 minute massage here cost 400 pesos and a 1 hour massage will cost about 600 pesos.You can...

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  • Puka beach.

    Puka beach is a little out of the way and therefor not very visited compared to the other beaches in Boracay.The beach is located on the northern part of the island and is best reached by boat from the main beach in Boracay if you decide to take one of the popular boat trips from there.This is in many ways your classical bounty beach with white...

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Boracay Island Sports & Outdoors

  • Aqua Sports

    Actually, there are many water sport activities you can do in Boracay: jetskiing, parasailing, speedboating, flyfishing, paraw sailing, skim boarding and banana boat riding. You can just rent all you need for your desired aqua sports.

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  • Frisbee

    Frisbee is another favorite activity on the beach. It is best done during early mornings or sunset when it is not so hot. No expense if you bring your own frisbee. Bring your own frisbee or buy from hawkers on the beach

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  • Beach Volleyball

    Beach volleyball is a popular activity among the young ones, teenagers, and even adults. There is already a volleyball net on the beach; you just have to rent the volleyball if you didn't bring one.

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Boracay Island General

  • The Best Beach in Asia

    The Sunnyside Cafe! Most amazing, ginormous fluffy (yet light) pancakes such as the red velvet with cream cheese frosting and whipped Chantilly cream... Need I write more? #pancakeheaven Top 10 Things To Know About Boracay! (Random order):1. Heat plus humidity equals sweaty, soggy tourists.2. You will hear "massage-/boat ride-/good food lunch-...

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  • Dreamer and explore

    Boracay Island is one of the riches island in the Philippines. Because of it's known as white sandy beach, many tourist whole world wants to explore the beauty of the place. Philippine tourism continously bloomed the highest sales of attraction that highlights and captures the tourist travellers. Aside of beach captivity, there are also budget and...

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  • BORACAY BEACHES

    Boracay Island has 12 Beaches. WHITE BEACH is the most famous and where the action is - accommodations - restaurants and shopping,BULABOG BEACH is the 2.5 Km long water sports beach of Boracay and is located on the east side of the Island. Here you will find windsurfing, kite boarding, Jet Skis and parasailing. There are some resorts here as well....

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Comments (2)

  • sirenna's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Sadly this is commonplace in Boracay, and the local authorities, though aware of it, aren't inclined to do anything about it. Try to flag down a moving trike as opposed to a stationary one, as parked trikes will charge you for a "special (charter) trip).
    And heads up, using "bora" instead of Boracay annoys the locals. Bora is another island. :)

  • macbqe55's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2013 at 5:02 AM

    Tryke drivers are rip offs on Bora! cots of ride from Boat Station 2 was 10 peso for locals but they charged me 80 peso. The hell with that thief I walked!

    23 cents vs $1.85 USD that's = to 8 fares!
    The amount is of no consequence to me but deliberately getting ripped of does bother me and refusing to back down and negotiate when I called him on the price bothered me.

 
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