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Things to do in Boracay, Philippines.
You will never be short of things to do on Boracay Island, the gem of the Philippines. Only seven kilometres long, the island is surrounded by palm fringed beaches and clear turquoise waters. This top tourist destination offers a multitude of activities to suit everyone from the most active partygoers to those seeking rest and natural beauty.
Boracay Island is located off the
northwest corner of Panay Island, and belongs to the Western Visayas
island-group, or Region VI, of the Philippines. The island is approximately
seven kilometers long, dog-bone shaped with the narrowest spot being less than
one kilometer wide, and has a total land area of 10.32 square kilometers.
South-facing Cagban Beach is located across a small strait from the jetty port at Caticlan on Panay island, and the Cagban jetty port serves as Boracay's main entry and exit point during most of the year. When wind and sea conditions dictate, east-facing Tambisaan Beach serves as an alternative entry and exit point.
Boracay's two primary tourism beaches, White Beach and Bulabog Beach, are located on opposite sides of the island's narrow central area. White Beach faces westward and Bulabog Beach faces eastward. The island also has several other beaches
One of the most popular things to do in Boracay is to visit the famous White Beach Boracay, which is a 4 km long stretch of soft white sand lined with restaurants, bars, hotels and shops. It has been voted the most beautiful beach in the world in 2007 by Yahoo Travel. Starting from the north end: the sand is the finest and the beach is the widest at the very northern end of the beach, so this is a good place to go swimming. There are also some very nice hotels and upmarket restaurants here. Next you come to Station 1 area where there are several popular nightclubs. The middle section (Station 2 area) is the busiest section of the beach with lots of shops and restaurants, and live music every night. This section is a lot of fun, but can get crowded and noisy. Further south down the beach, things get a little quieter, and right down at Angol point there are some quieter spots more reminiscent of the Boracay of old.
The two main and largest beaches in Boracay are White Beach in the west, and Bulabog Beach on the east side of the island. The centre part of the island is less than a kilometre across, and you can walk from Bulabog Beach to White Beach in under ten minutes! Bulabog Beach is the best beach in Asia for activities such as windsurfing and kite boarding. Nowadays several top international windsurfing and kite boarding (kitesurfing) competitions are held here annually. With its steady onshore breezes, Bulabog Beach Boracay is famous for kiteboarding / kitesurfing and windsurfing from around October to May each year. Bulabog Beach has a totally different vibe to White Beach; less commercialised and less crowded. Bulabog Beach is the only beach in the Philippines with full facilities for windsurfing and kiteboarding including qualified instructors and equipment. There are several small hotels, restaurants and quality apartments to rent on this beach, and the best resort is Palm Breeze Villa, an award winning 4 Star boutique resort at the northern end of the beach.
Bulabog Beach Boracay: Picture taken right in front of Palm Breeze Villa Boracay hotel
Bulabog Beach Boracay is known as the best windsurfing and kiteboarding beach in Asia (see above). Other water sports to be found in Boracay include jet skis, banana boats, and parasailing. There are water sports centres on the Bulabog Beach front roadway (close to Palm Breeze Villa resort), and you can also find plenty of commissioners wandering up and down White Beach who can help you to book water sports and other activities in Boracay, and will bring you to the correct place.
There is a water sports centre and scuba diving shop just one minute's walk from Palm Breeze Villa hotel on Bulabog Beach. There are also numerous scuba diving shops up and down the length of White Beach offering several dives a day. The diving is good in Boracay and close to shore, so it is easy to do a dive in the morning and be back well before lunch time. The scuba diving shops provide lessons in various languages, equipment hire, provide the boats and carry your equipment making for a very enjoyable time.
On land there is a beautiful 18-hole Golf Course , Fairways and Bluewater offering quality golf in a magnificent setting with sea-views.
Boracay Horse Riding Stables has been established on Boracay Island for twenty years and offers horse riding trips around the island. A pleasurable and relaxing way to explore Boracay.
Other Boracay activities include yoga, cycling, hiking, gyms and much much more.
Relax and unwind in the world class spas, enjoy beach massages, sunset cruises, sunbathing or simply do nothing at all.
The staff at Palm Breeze Villa Boracay Resort will help their guests by suggesting activities, and booking them at a discount too!
Events in Boracay:
Boracay is one competitive venue for the
Asian Windsurfing Tour, with the week-long Boracay International Funboard Cup
competition usually held in January on Bulabog Beach.
The well-known Ati-Atihan Festival takes place each January in Kalibo on nearby Panay island. A much smaller Ati-Atihan festival is celebrated on Boracay, usually in the second or third week of January.
Dragon boat races are held annually on Boracay under the auspices of the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation, with teams coming from around the Philippines and from other Asian nations to compete. The races usually take place sometime in April or May.
The Boracay Open Asian Beach Ultimate Tournament, an ultimate frisbee event, has been held annually since 2003, usually during summer.
Boracay is a Great Beach Destination!
The Philippine Department of Tourism has reported that Boracay was named the second best beach destination in the world (2011), coming after the Providentiales in Turks and Caicos Islands. Last year alone, over three million tourists from the Philippines and overseas visited Boracay's famous beaches!
Boracay been named the fourth best island destination in the
world, in the "World's Best Awards", receiving a score of 89.83 in the annual
Top 10 Best Island list this year as surveyed by "Travel & Leisure" magazine.
Boracay was also voted no.1 Best Beach in Asia by Tripadvisor's Travellers
Choice Awards 2011.
Palm Breeze Villa is the best boutique Boracay resort located on Bulabog Beach Boracay. It is set in a quiet location at the northern corner of the bay, only minutes walk from the action. This Boracay resort has been voted the no.1 small resort in Boracay for the last three years by the genuine reviews from verified travellers who have voted on Tripadvisor.com.
Aerial view of Boracay Island, Philippines
Where to stay in Boracay?
Palm Breeze Villa Boracay hotel has remained the top choice by travellers in Boracay as shown by it's being consistently voted the best small resort on Tripadvisor.com for three years. Palm Breeze Villa Boracay offers luxury beach front accommodation on Bulabog Beach, Boracay Island, Philippines. Palm Breeze Villa was awarded the "Certificate of Excellence" by TripAdvisor 2011, 2012 and 2013, this award only being given to the top rated 10% of hotels in the world.
If you would prefer luxury apartment style accommodation, stay at Boracay Apartments at 7Stones. These private rentals won the award for the "Top Vacation Rental in Boracay 2011 and 2012" on Flipkey.com.
Boracay is an environment that offers plenty of things to do for everyone. Boracay Island is the ideal tropical beach destination that replenishes the spirit, offering you the freedom to release your creativity and the space to be who you really are.
Palm Breeze Villa is conveniently located beachfront on Bulabog Beach, at the thin central portion of the island, making it the ideal location to explore Boracay.