Boracay Activities: Things to do in Boracay Island Philippines
Boracay Island is located in the Philippines about 315kms south
of the country's capital of Manila, a journey which takes less than an hour by
is a great destination for couples or families. There are so many Boracay
activities from the beautiful white sand beaches to the restaurants and exciting
night life, there is something in Boracay to suit everyone.
Suites Boracay is located beach front on Bulabog Beach, famous for being the
best kiteboarding and windsurfing beach in Asia. Boracay has been voted one of
the best island destinations in the world, and the best beach destination. There
are so many activities to do in Boracay. There is something here for everyone!
Getting to Boracay
The quickest way to arrive in Boracay is by
plane, and the closest airport to Boracay is located in the small town of
Caticlan on the mainland. Manila's domestic airport provides regular flights to
Caticlan, but many flights listing Boracay as their destination actually fly to
Kalibo, a town with a larger airport than Caticlan. Visitors arriving in Kalibo
must then take a 90 minute bus ride to Caticlan before reaching their final
destination of Boracay. Caticlan airport is only a five minute drive away from
Caticlan jetty port, where outrigger boats and a new fastcraft depart for
Boracay every ten minutes or so.
There is a large choice of accommodation
available on Boracay island, varying from simple nipa huts to the top suites at
the recently opened Shangri La. One of the best places to stay in Boracay
is at 7Stones Apartments. This is a beach front luxury apartment complex located
right on Bulabog Beach Boracay. Bulabog Beach is the quieter side of Boracay,
yet only five minutes walk from D'Mall Boracay's shopping centre, and less than
ten minutes walk from White Beach.
Apartments are ideally located in the centre of Bulabog Beach.
Bulabog Beach is a white sand beach located on Boracay's eastern side.
This is where 7Stones Boracay apartments are located. This side of the
island has a quieter and more relaxed vibe than the busy White Beach side.
Beach Boracay's steady winds and still waters have made it become known as
the best kiteboarding / kitesurfing and windsurfing destination in Asia.
Featuring several first class kiteboarding schools
that offer equipment hire as well as lessons at all levels taught by IKO-certified
Bulabog Beach Boracay is the home of the Funboard cup, and many international
events now take place here regularly:
White Beach Boracay
White Beach Boracay is a four kilometre stretch of beautiful soft
white sand. At the north end of the beach, the sand is soft like talcum powder.
The waters are calm and shallow making it a safe place to swim, even for
children. This is the beach that made Boracay famous, and it is now lined from
one end to the other with resorts, restaurants and boutiques. Walk along the
sandy boardwalk and pick your choice of restaurant which come in every cuisine
imaginable and are very reasonably priced.
Other Boracay Beaches
Beach is located where Boracay's main road ends at the island's northern tip.
This is a pretty beach and is where many of the worlds puka shells have come
from. There are a couple of small restaurants and stalls here. Balinghai Beach is
tiny quiet Boracay
beach located north of Diniwid Beach which features snorkeling, swimming, and a
clifftop restaurant offering unforgettable views.
Boracay has over 25 scuba diving sites ranging
from beginner to advanced level, and is home to 20 dive centres which include
equipment rental as part of their very affordable prices.
About five minutes walk from 7Stones Boracay is D'Mall
Shopping Center which is actually an outdoor boardwalk filled with colourful
boutiques and a range of restaurants. D'Mall stretches between the main road and
Souvenir t-shirts, swimwear, sarongs, hats, local jewellery, flip flops, beauty
salons, supermarket, deli, ...almost
anything you need can be found here. They even have a dentist! D Mall is ideally
located between the main road and White Beach.
There are several shops in the Plazoleta selling native
instruments and crafts. You can buy bongo drums of all different sizes, flutes,
pan pipes and rain-sticks, and if you are lucky, the musicians will be around to
give you a demonstration. Aside from the beautifully crafted instruments, you
can buy hand made leather bags, bamboo lightshades inset with coloured glass,
unusual jewellery, windchimes, and many other treasures.
One of the most visited and popular shopping places in the
island, the Boracay Tourist Center features several souvenir shops that offer
affordable keepsakes like souvenir shirts, chimes and key chains. In addition to
these shops, the place has a mini mart where travelers can buy basic
commodities. Other services offered at the tourist center are private postal
services, travel and tours as well as money transfer. Moreover, the place has a
photo shop where travelers can develop their photographs. Foreigners can also
find currency exchange at the site.
D'Talipapa, literally "small market" is
where you can find lots of small shops and stalls selling handicrafts, t-shirts
etc. in narrow lanes. There is also a wet market here with local restaurants at
the side where they will cook the meat or seafood you have just bought at the
market for a reasonable fee.
There are numerous small shops along the boardwalk
on White Beach selling sarongs, beach wear, hats, woven bags etc, and some small
vendors selling an array of hand made jewellery many made from shells, coral and
semi precious stones, all for very reasonable prices.
Other Boracay activities
Renting scooters or motorbikes, horseback riding,
and boat tours aboard outrigger sailboats known as paraws are all ideal ways to
explore the entire island of Boracay. The perfect way to relax after a long day
is a massage, which you can enjoy in the privacy of your room, in a Boracay spa,
or even on the beach.
7Stones Boracay Apartments, Bulabog Beach, Boracay Island, Philippines
**Please note that we are renting out our own private
apartments. We do not represent the management company of 7Stones
and have no affiliation to Fuego Hotels who are employed by Prestige Management
company to run a rental pool onsite at 7Stones under the name "7Stones Boracay Suites".