In April 2018, the Philippine government closed the resort island of Boracay for its environmental rehabilitation. The closure was needed to resolve the worsening sewerage conditions there. Now that Boracay is open once more to tourists, there are a number of must try Boracay activities. Here are just some of them:
- Discover scuba diving
One of the best things you can do on an island is to see and enjoy the great underwater views. If you have set aside some extra budget, you can definitely get to experience the blue waters of Boracay Island. It is an hour dive and you do not need to know how to swim very well as you will be taught the very basic swimming skills when scuba diving. You will be assisted by certified and professional scuba divers who will bring you to the spots where you will find the most interesting views.
- ATV Adventure Ride
Boracay is an island with great views and a huge land area. Hence ATV (all-terrain vehicle) is available for you to try. Here, you will be able to drive your own vehicle to get to the places in the itinerary that will be made available for you. Your ride also comes with your own guide so you won’t get lost.
You can drive from the first spot to Mt. Luho’s Ocean Tower and enjoy a 360 degree view of the two sides of Boracay Island, the main beach and the back beach. Take pictures at Dreamland or Trick Art Museum.
- Island hopping tour
There are islands located near Boracay that you have to see and the best way to do so is to go on an island hopping tour. Some tours last for four hours and include lunch.
You will have the chance to go snorkeling and see fish sanctuaries on your own. You will also get the chance to see other islands and get to experience them. After snorkeling, the next destination is the Puka Beach. Spend about 30 minutes to an hour marveling at the beauty of Puka Beach. Lunch is usually served in a different place that is either near Magic Island or Crystal Cove.
After lunch, you’ll be headed to either Crystal Cove or Magic Island. Magic Island is a small private island and is the best place to visit for travelers who want that adrenaline rush. It boasts of a great cliff diving spot ranging from 3 meters to 10 meters high.
- Helmet Diving
Helmet diving is one of the popular activities in Boracay. Not only can you see the underwater world up close, it is also very affordable. For this activity, you will be wearing a helmet similar to the one being worn by an astronaut. You will also be given food for the fish so that you can see them up close and personal. Do not try to catch them because you will fail This activity usually lasts between 15 to 20 minutes.
- Banana Boat
The banana boat is a popular activity to do in Boracay. Almost every agency and tour company there has this. The banana boat is driven at high speed by a speedboat and everyone riding on it has to hold on and try not to fall from the boat.
The Flyfish is similar to the Banana Boat except that when the speedboat is driven at high speed, you will go flying up in the air. Try not to fall and try to hold on as you might injure yourself if you fall. Make sure that you wear a life vest.
When you go to Boracay, you will see plenty of parachutes flying in the air. That is because these people are parasailing, another popular activity on Boracay Island. Parasailing gives you an aerial view of the Boracay coastline. It is an exciting and fun activity to do with your friends and your loved ones.
Check and book with your travel agencies if you plan to do these must try Boracay activities. This will ensure you of an enjoyable stay in the island resort.