Anyone who has been to Boracay agrees that it is one of the best island destinations in Asia, if not in the world. Boasting powdery white sand beaches, this island situated in the Visayan region of the Philippines tops the list of must-visit attractions in the Philippines. The immaculate White Beach of Boracay is a reason enough to visit this beautiful slice of paradise. So, do think twice before you disregard Boracay thinking it is overcrowded! There are a lot more reasons to visit Boracay than reasons to leave it behind. We have highlighted some of them in this article. Read on!
Pristine White Sand Beaches:
The world-famous White Beach is the pride of Boracay. This postcard-perfect beach is known for its powdery white sand, clear azure waters, and swaying palm trees! A trip to Boracay is not complete if you do not visit White Beach. Although crowded, you can always manage to find your calm spot on this 4 km long beach. Some other beautiful Boracay beaches include Puka Beach, Ilig Iligan Beach, Bulabog Beach, Tambisaan Beach, Balinghai Beach, Diniwid Beach, and private beaches such as Punta Bunga Beach, Banyugan Beach, and Lapuz Lapuz Beach.
A Lively Nightlife:
It is true that the nightlife in Boracay is not as madly electrifying as it was before the temporary closure of the island in 2018, but that does not mean Boracay’s nightlife is bland! Yes, drinking on the beaches is not allowed, but if you are someone who enjoys chilled-out nights by the beach, cocktail parties, live music, and open-mic nights, then the nightlife adds to the many reasons to visit Boracay. There are also a number of modern bars and clubs where you can experience the vibrant nightlife of Boracay.
Water Sports and Other Adventure Sports:
From snorkeling and diving to windsurfing and kitesurfing, Boracay offers a wide range of water sports for all adrenaline junkies. The island has more than 20 dive sites for beginners as well as advanced divers. Windsurfing and kitesurfing at Bulabog Beach is a must-do for extreme watersport lovers. Another popular adventure activity to do in Boracay is cliff diving at Ariel’s Point! There are different levels, so choose to jump off the cliff from a safe height.
You could also enjoy paddle boarding, parasailing, banana boat rides, waterskiing, and ATV rides across the island. Adventure seekers, isn’t this one of the convincing reasons to visit Boracay? Don’t worry about the availability of cheap flight tickets to the Philippines. iEagle has them in plenty all year round!
Fresh Seafood at D’ Talipapa:
Seafood is indeed one of the biggest reasons to visit Boracay. The best (and authentic) way to relish the local varieties is to buy the fresh/ live seafood yourself from the local seafood market ‘D’Talipapa’ and have it prepared for you at the nearby restaurants (pluto) that specialize in cooking seafood. Dig in the delicious spread of fresh seafood picked by you and cooked for you. D’Talipapa is a famous wet market in Boracay that sells more than 20 different kinds of seafood, including fish, lobsters, live crabs, gigantic shrimps and prawns.
At the end of the day when you look back on your Boracay vacation, the flashes that you get of Boracay are not just limited to its beaches and natural beauty, but include your interaction with the friendly Filipinos – such is the warmth and hospitality with which the Filipinos receive their guests. Their friendly nature and warm smiles leave a lasting impression on you that you would be eagerly waiting for the next opportunity to return to this place that made you feel comfortable in the company of unknown people!