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5 things you can do in Boracay Island, Philippines

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If you think you’ve seen the best of the Philippines by roaming around the capital and its nearby paradise islands such as the Hundred Islands in Pangasinan or the popular partying paradise of Puerto Galera in Mindoro, think again. As an archipelago, the country is extremely gifted with popular and less traveled tourist destinations. One of the most popular travel destinations is the island of Boracay. To make your vacation more interesting, I gathered five tips below on the island’s most popular activities, although you can always add your own to the list.

Water Sports

Boracay is known for its pristine white sand beaches plus the sun, no wonder why bikini clad ladies flock to the island during summer decorating the coastline with local beauties and foreigners alike. Aside from soaking up the sun and the waters, perk up your island experience through various water sports activities such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, banana boat rides, paraw sailing and kayak island hopping. Aside from these athletic activities, you don’t have to be a certified diver to do some snorkeling in the island’s reefs although you might need to up your game if you want to experience an exhilarating scuba diving deeper into the Boracay reef dive sites.

Shopping

Of course, there are other activities aside from frolicking in the waters. Pretty soon you’ll look for dry activities and the possibilities of running out of your clothes and other paraphernalia. The popular shopping mall of the island is the D’Mall. You can find pretty much anything from local to international stuff although it really shines for tropical shopping. There are hundreds of unique items that you can buy in the mall particularly gifts or souvenir items.

Experience the island’s Festivities

You’re living a dream in an island paradise so let your worries disappear as you lose yourself in the local festivities including sports, contests, soccer cups, golf tournaments, dragon boat racing and beach ball tournaments. You might ask how would the locals accept you in their team, they just do thanks to their sincere hospitality and they enjoy practicing their english on you so conversations are easier. If you’re not up for it, there’s no harm on being just a spectator, either way, you’ll feel the thrill and it makes for an unforgettable island experience.

Restaurants, local food

If you’ve done all of the activities mentioned above, there’s a high probability that you’re going to look for food. Don’t worry as the Boracay coastline is littered with small and big restaurants sporting delicious local cuisine filled with seafood including crabs and more crustaceans. The popular D’Mall offers not only dry goods but also an amazing array of fresh produce such as fish ready for grilling on one of the stalls, you don’t even need to grill them yourself.

Night life

A lot of visitors are looking to experience the night life in Boracay; you won’t be disappointed as there are hundreds of clubs on the island. There’s no wonder that the island of Boracay comes more alive at night as the revelries are heightened by live bands, fire dancing and open clubs right on the beach. Some visitors prefer to have more fun by pub crawling although you may want to practice caution if you’re traveling alone when doing bar hopping but rest assured the locals are known for their hospitality. Ready to take the plunge? Visit Boracay during summer to experience all the activities mentioned above.

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Jack Van Toorn, International Travel Writer and Guide Editor, currently Island Hopping from Thailand to Micronesia.

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