Whether you’re looking to dive and explore the tropical ocean depths, windsurf on the open waves, party until the sun comes up, play a round of golf, or just relax on a white sand beach with a good book and a fresh fruit shake – you can do it all in Boracay Island. Boracay Island is the premier vacation destination in the Philippines and was voted World’s Best Island 2012 by Travel + Leisure magazine. It’s known for its breathtaking beaches, variety of activities for all ages, its multi-cultural food scene, shopping, and vibrant nightlife.
About an hour’s flight south of Manila, you’ll find yourself landing at the airport in Caticlan, the northern coast of the Aklan province of The Philippines. Once you’ve gathered your belongings, you can grab a ride to the Caticlan Jetty Port where you’ll catch a ferry boat over to the colorful Cagban Jetty Port on Boracay Island. Several of the ferries are owned and run by specific resorts on Boracay. It’s normal to see lineups of several private ferries as well as for-hire charter boats. Once you arrive at port, you’ll travel by van or tricycle through the small local villages of the island along the Main Road on your way to your resort or hotel lodgings. After you’ve settled in, you can walk down to the beach and open up to an impressive panoramic of the beach, the palm trees, and the boats out on the clear blue water.
The White Beach of the western coast of Boracay is the most popular tourist area of the whole island and it’s where you’ll find most people enjoying the variety of activities from lying on the beach to scuba diving or even just enjoying the great food options. The White Beach is separated into three different stations. At the northern end where the beach is the widest is Station 1. Station 1 is a quieter area where many of the top high-end resorts are located. Station 2 is right in the middle where the heart of the entertainment, shopping, and restaurants are. The southern section of the White Beach is Station 3 is another quieter area where you’ll also find several high-end resorts. If hanging out at the beach isn’t your thing, you can always check out the Fairways and Blue Water Boracay Country Club for a round on a world class 18-hole golf course.
As you walk along the Beachfront Path through the different stations, you’ll find vendors of all sorts selling snacks and fresh juices along with several shops to pick up souvenirs, beach attire, and all sorts of knick knacks. There are waiters lined up trying to pull customers into their restaurants and marketers giving out information about the different beach activities like island hopping, scuba diving, boat rides, or even ATV adventures. No matter what you’re into, there’s something for you to try and experience with all that Boracay has to offer.
For recommendations on what to do at night, check out Boracay Nightlife Activites.