Maybe this is your first time going to Boracay. Maybe you've been going back and forth the island for years.
Crowded or not, peak season or off-season, there's no denying the fact that Boracay remains one of the top beaches to visit in the Philippines. It's not just the beach or the white sand. It's also all about the countless exciting things to do in Boracay.
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Countless exciting things to do in Boracay.
From an unforgettable Boracay beach party to island hopping, enjoying a buffet in Boracay and chasing sunsets, you'll never run out of activities to do in Boracay.
So instead of just giving you the top 10 things to do in Boracay, we went the extra mile and rounded up 52 exciting and fun activities you can do in Boracay.
1. Island Hopping
Any Boracay itinerary guide will tell you that if there's one thing you must do on the island it's to book an island hopping tour. You can book an exclusive small or medium boat for a private tour or join other groups in a large boat (can accommodate 40 to 45 PAX). Both the public and private Boracay island hopping tours usually include a buffet lunch on another island.
Boracay Island Hopping Rates:
Private 3-5 hour island tour (good for 1 to 6 PAX): 1,200 to 3,000 PHP ($22.9 to 57.1)
Public group tour (no minimum): 800 to 1,200 per person ($15.2 to 22.9)
2. Mainland Eco Adventure
What to do in Boracay other than soak on the beach all day? Have a break and get off the island with the Mainland Adventure. This Eco Adventure offered by My Boracay Guide starts at 10 AM until sunset. It's a full day of exploring the natural wonders of Malay, which include activities such as river lounging, riverside bonfire, and buffet lunch.
Mainland Eco Adventure Rates: 1,900 PHP per person ($36.2)
3. Crystal Cove Island Tour
Boracay's famous White Beach path can be pretty crowded during the peak season. If you want to escape to a remote island, book the Crystal Cove Island Tour. This nearby island boasts a lavish landscape, a limestone cave, and marine life. This Boracay activity package requires one full day of enjoying fantastic views, snorkeling, swimming and a lot of relaxing.
Crystal Cove Island Tour Rates:
1,700 PHP per person for 1 PAX ($32.4)
1,200 PHP per person for 2 to 3 PAX ($22.9)
1,000 PHP per person for 4 PAX and more ($19.0)
4. Discovery Tunnel
Did you know Boracay has a Discovery Tunnel? I know. I didn't know about it either until I started working on this things-to-do-in-Boracay list. The Discovery Tunnel is about an hour long of exploring a sea-through tunnel filled with aquariums giving you a fascinating look at diverse marine species including puffer fish, tiger fish, sea turtle and more.
Discovery Tunnel Rates: 850 PHP per person
5. Boracay Land Tour
There are other places to visit in Boracay other than the beach. If you enjoy the wildlife, you might like My Boracay Guide's land tour, which includes a visit to the island's Wildlife Expo. You also get to sight-see atop Mt. Luho or Ocean Tower for a panoramic view of the island. Then you can cap off the tour at Puka Shell Beach where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset.
Boracay Land Tour Rates:
2,800 PHP per Trip (good for 1-2 PAX)
3,900 PHP per Trip (good for 3-4 PAX)
4,900 PHP per Trip (good for 5 PAX)
6. Indiana Jones Eco Tour
It's not just in Sagada that you can go spelunking. With the island's Basang Cave in Barangay Laserna, Nabas, you can be Indiana Jones for a day. This Boracay Eco Tour includes a trip to the cave, some trekking and swimming at the Hurom-Hurom springs. Also included with this Boracay package are BBQ lunch and a friendly tour guide.
Indiana Jones Eco Tour Rates:
2,200 PHP per Person (minimum of 4 PAX)
2,800 PHP per Person (minimum of 2 PAX)
While Boracay Island isn’t as marine life rich as other islands in the Philippines like Bohol’s Balicasag Island or Dumaguete’s Apo Island, snorkeling is still a fun water activity to do with friends and family. If you booked the popular Boracay island hopping tour, snorkeling should be included in your tour package.
Pro Tip: Bring some bread to feed the fishes.
8. Scuba Diving
If snorkeling in Boracay doesn't satisfy you, go scuba diving instead. There are scuba diving packages suitable for all levels. Options include Discover Scuba for basic diving lessons for beginners, fun diving, open water diving if you want to get a PADI Scuba Certification and the ultimate day trip scuba diving where you get to explore uncharted territories.
Scuba Diving Rates: 2,500 to 22,000 PHP depending on the dive package
9. Free Diving
Free diving is all the rave these days even in Boracay. You can ditch the heavy equipment and get a chance to take an Instagram-worthy photo op underwater. But more than the photos, it's really about the experience. Imagine experiencing the fascinating beauty of the ocean with just one breath. That's exactly what free diving is about.
The Freediver Course will take two days, which include 2 academic sessions and 2 water sessions for about two hours.
Free Diving Rates: 11,500 PHP per person
10. Mermaid Lesson
This is your chance to live out your Little Mermaid fantasy. You can finally wear the fancy mermaid tail you've been dreaming about. Once suited up, you can show off your mermaid skills close to the shore or deep in open water.
Mermaid Lesson Rates:
2,000 PHP per person (minimum of 2 PAX)
1,000 PHP per person (30 minutes Mermaid Photoshoot)
11. Jet Ski
If you love the speed and the adrenaline rush, one of the things you must do in Boracay is ride a jet ski. It's even more fun when you make a racing game out of it with your friends. Jet skis are available to rent for blocks of 30 or 60 minutes.
Jet Ski Rates: 2,000 to 2,500 PHP (30 minutes); 4,000 PHP (1 hour)
Love to sail and surf? You can do both at the same time when you sign up for a Windsurfing package. Wind surfing combines the thrill of wave riding and the excitement of sailing strong winds. Once you've tried windsurfing, you'll want to do it over and over again.
Windsurfing Rates: 1,750 to 5,500 PHP per person
13. Kite Boarding/ Kitesurfing
Boracay may not offer the best waves for surfing but it does offer one of the best locations in Asia for kite surfing. Kite surfing, kite boarding. Whatever name you call it, this water sport is incredibly addictive especially if you're doing it in Boracay's Bulabog beach where the winds are strong, the water is shallow and the location is simply perfect.
Kite Boarding Rates: 6,000 to 6,500 PHP per Person
Paddle Boarding Rates: 500 to 1,000 PHP per person
15. Wave Rider
Crown Regency Resort is not just the largest resort in Boracay, it's also home to the only wave pool on the island. If you're honing your surfing skills, Wave Rider is definitely one of the things to do in Boracay. The Wave Rider features a padded area with powerful jet streams that creates a strong current so you can surf and try out some stunts.
Operating Hours: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM; 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
Wave Rider Rates: 1,200 PHP per person (30 minutes); 1,500 PHP (1 hour)
16. Paraw Sailing
Want to experience the traditional way of sailing in Boracay? Try Paraw sailing. You might unleash the Moana or the Maui inside you. This Boracay activity is best booked in the afternoon so you can also enjoy the sunset and take breath-taking photos other people will surely envy.
Paraw Sailing Rates: 1,000 PHP for 1-2 PAX; 1,500 PHP for 3-4 PAX
17. Luxury Sailing
Paraw Sailing is one of the things to do in Boracay on a budget. Luxury sailing, on one hand, is just the activity to book if money isn't a factor. With luxury sailing, you hop aboard a 42 feet yacht so you can sail and enjoy the sunset in style. Cheese and wines are served for the ultimate romantic feel.
Luxury Sailing Rates: 5,000 PHP per person
18. Slides N’ Splash Water Park
What are the best things to do in Boracay with kids? Enjoy the ultimate water park experience at the Slides N’ Splash Water Park. Even kids who don't know how to swim will love this offshore aqua park. The best part, the whole family can enjoy this Boracay adventure for an unlimited amount of time.
Slides N’ Splash Water Park Rates: 1,800 PHP per person
19. Aquarium Scuba Boracay
If you're a new diver and you want to test your skills before going for an open dive in unchartered territories, the Aquarium Scuba Boracay is an exciting, safe and stress-free adventure you'll love. It is one of the largest aquariums in the Philippines where you'll find a world of diverse marine life, corals and sea creatures.
Aquarium Scuba Boracay Rates: 3,000 PHP per person
20. Helmet Diving
Not a diver but you want to get up close and personal with the sea creatures and some gorgeous corals? Go helmet diving. This quick aquatic immersion will require you to wear an oxygen-pumped helmet. With a dive master to guide, you'll start slowly descending 10 feet into the beautiful world of the underwater so you can meet Nemo and maybe find Dory too.
Helmet Diving Rates: 800 to 1,500 PHP per person
21. Fly Fish
What are things to do in Boracay on a budget? Share a wet and wild ride with family or friends. The Fly Fish Boracay activity requires a minimum of 3 people. The ride on a huge inflatable fish will last for about 15 minutes at a good price. Too short, yes, but every minute of it is sure to be a whole lot of fun.
Fly Fish Rates: 400 to 750 PHP per person
22. Banana Boat
Banana Boating isn't as exciting as Fly Fish but if you're in Boracay on a budget itinerary, this Boracay water activity is fun and affordable. But best of all, it's safe enough for people of all ages. Kids and the young at heart are welcome to try this fun ride on a huge banana-shaped inflatable for about 15 minutes.
Banana Boat Rates: 250 to 500 PHP per person
23. Glass Bottom Boat
Want a glimpse of the underwater without getting wet? Glass bottom boating is perfect for all ages even the little ones. The boat can typically accommodate up to 30 people. It's a 2-hour activity where you can opt to stay on the boat just looking through the glass bottom or you can snorkel for a more personal experience with the fishes.
Glass Bottom Boat Rates: 350 to 800 PHP per person
24. Sunset Party Cruise
Want to experience the ultimate sunset party in Boracay? There are a number of party boats available in Boracay. You get to enjoy the sunset while cruising and partying hard to your heart's content. The Booty is a popular party cruise that can accommodate up to 40 passengers. Another party vessel is the Sun Cruiser, which can accommodate up to 60 people.
Sunset Party Cruise Rates: 1,500 to 2,500 PHP per person
25. Jungle Pool Party
Forget the Boracay nightlife. If you're in Boracay to party, the newest Jungle Pool Party is a must try Boracay activities 2017. This day-time party has it all from tribal drummers to fire dances and the best part, a wide array of cocktail choices. Drinks are unlimited and you also get to enjoy an open Filipino Buffet. The Jungle Pool Party is set in a cold spring spool off Boracay available only every Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Jungle Pool Party Rates: 3,000 PHP per person
26. ATV Ride
Love taking the road less traveled? Go off-road with Boracay's ATV ride on the Northern coast of the island. This adventure will last for about 1 hour taking you into a rugged journey driving downhill, along rocky uphill roads, sharp curves, and off the beaten path. It's fun and exciting and rugged all in all.
ATV Ride Rates: 1,000 to 1,250 PHP per person
27. Indoor Shooting
What to do in Boracay in 3 days if you've already fully enjoyed the beach in the first two days? You should try something new and thrilling like indoor shooting to cap off your vacation. For this indoor adventure, you get to choose from 9mm, 40 cal and 45 cal guns. If you're a first timer, this is the best time to learn the proper ways to use a handgun.
Indoor Shooting Rates: 2,500 to 6,000 PHP per person
28. Horseback Riding
Ever saw a horseback riding scene in a movie and wanted to the same one day? You can make that dream a reality in Boracay. Just book the horseback riding package, which lets you enjoy a fun ride in a secluded beach exploring jungle paths and the forest. Saddle up and enjoy the ultimate cowboy experience on the beach.
Horseback Riding Rates: 1,000 to 1,300 PHP per person
Zorbing has become really popular in Boracay in the past years. If you want a quick thrill, this exciting Boracay activity is a super fun experience. You get to ride inside an inflatable Zorb ball and roll downwards from an uphill starting point. It's one of the cheaper Boracay activities you can try to get your heart pumping.
Zorb Rates: 500 - 700 PHP per person
30. Go Kart
You don't have to be a professional racer to enjoy the speed and the rush of racing. For the speed junkies, one of the things to do in Boracay is go karting. You get to ride a 270 cc cart at top speed. The Go Kart package includes 5 rounds in a 900-meter track. Safety gears are also included in the package.
Go Kart Rates: 1,200 PHP per person
31. E-bike Tour
If you want to explore Boracay, join one of the newest Boracay activities, the E-bike guided tour. Not your typical bicycle, electrified bikes aren't as exhausting because it offers a bicycle and motorcycle in one. For 3 to 4 hours, you'll be able to fully explore the island including scenic views, uphill trails, and secluded beaches.
E-bike Tour Rates: 1,500 PHP per person (minimum of 2 PAX)
32. Cable Car & Zipline
Boracay may not offer the longest zipline in the country but Boracay's Cable Car & Zipline package is just the activity to try if you want a heart-pounding, adrenaline-rushing adventure while you enjoy a breathtaking view of the island. This Boracay package includes a 70-meter zipline then a leisurely ride on a cable car back to the starting zone.
Cable Car & Zipline Rates: 1,000 to 1,300 PHP per person
33. Ariel's Point
A must try for adrenaline junkies, the Ariel's Point day trip tour is one of Boracay top attractions. The package includes a wide variety of outdoor activities you can enjoy. From kayaking to paddle boarding, snorkeling, boat cruise, lunch buffet, open bar and our ultimate favorite, cliff diving, this Boracay day trip package may be expensive but it’s well worth it and more.
Ariel's Point has been dubbed by Huffington Post as one of the world's top cliff diving destinations. There are 5 diving boards available from 3 meters up to 15 meters. Ready to conquer your fear of heights yet?
Ariel Point's Rates: 2,500 PHP per person
If you're staying at the Boracay Beach Club, the discounted rate is 2,000 PHP per person
34. Magic Island
If Ariel's Point is too expensive for your Boracay budget, you can still go cliff diving at Magic Island. There are two ways to enjoy this Boracay attraction. You can rent a private boat and spend the whole day there or you can book a public island group tour, which offers cliff diving at Magic Island as one of the inclusions. You need to pay a separate entrance fee of 150 PHP per person.
Magic Island Rates: 150 PHP person entrance fee
35. G-MAX Reverse Bungy
Want to experience the ultimate adrenaline rushing experience in Boracay? You have to try the G-MAX Reverse Bungy. This activity is not for the fainthearted. It will skyrocket you 60 meters up in the air at a whopping speed of 200 KPH. Talk about the most extreme way to enjoy your Boracay vacation.
G-MAX Reverse Bungy rates: 1,600 PHP per person (minimum of 2 PAX)
If you're looking for Boracay activities packages that will make your romantic vacation extra memorable, go parasailing with a loved one. There's nothing sweeter than being whisked away into the sky while holding hands and enjoying a fascinating view of Boracay's shoreline and White Beach. To avail the cheapest parasailing in Boracay, don’t book the first tour you find. Compare rates and never forget to haggle.
Boracay Parasailing Rates:
2,000 to 2,500 PHP per person (Solo)
1,200 to 2,000 PHP per person (Double)
37. Boracay Helicopter Beach Tour
There's nothing like exploring one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines from above. With Boracay's helicopter beach tour, you can enjoy a 10-minute or 20-minute (VIP tour) exhilarating experience like no other. This is the perfect tour if you want to take pictures and videos from above.
Helicopter Beach Tour Rates: 5,200 PHP per person (2 PAX minimum, 3 PAX maximum)
Helicopter Beach VIP Tour Rates: 9,200 PHP per person (2 PAX minimum, 3 PAX maximum)
38. Boracay's Talipapa Market
Where to eat in Boracay if you love seafood? Where else but at Boracay's Talipapa Market, of course. From fishes of all sizes to prawns, lobsters, crabs and more, Talipapa has it all. Just remember that vendors have one goal. They'll want to get the most money out of you. Never hesitate to haggle even if you're buying only a half kilo of anything.
As soon as you've bought your seafood, choose your restaurant. There are plenty of choices in the area. Cooking service rates shouldn’t vary significantly. For example, a typical cooking rate for a half kilo of prawns is around 150 PHP.
Pro Tip: Haggle for a better price
39. Jonah's Fruit Shake
Your Boracay foodgasm adventure wouldn't be complete until you tried the famous Jonah's Shake. A popular favorite is their Banana Choco Peanut Butter Shake. It's just the drink you'll need to beat the Boracay heat. Jonah's fruit shakes are refreshing, healthy and best of all, affordable. There are three Jonah's Shake branches in Boracay. There's one in Boracay's station 1 close to the famous Willy's Rock.
Jonah's Shake Prices: 110 to 150 PHP per 16 oz. serving
40. Calamansi Muffins
Celebrities have talked about it, tourists have instagrammed it and practically everyone who has been to Boracay has heard about it. The famous Calamansi Muffins at Real Coffee and Tea Cafe is a must try for anyone who loves the tangy taste of citrus in every bite of moist muffins. Pair it with coffee and you've got the perfect breakfast or snack combo.
Calamansi Muffins Price: 320 PHP per box (6 pieces)
41. Sunset Watching
There's no need to spend a fortune on expensive Boracay activity packages to have a truly memorable vacation. For nature lovers who are always chasing sunsets, one of the best things to do in Boracay is to enjoy the free sunset show. There’s really nothing like Boracay’s sunset view.
42. Swimming All Day
If you booked a Boracay hotel with a pool, might as well take advantage and enjoy a leisurely swim all day. If your Boracay accommodation doesn’t have a pool, no worries. There’s always Boracay’s long strip of White Beach to enjoy. The area near Willy’s Rock is a favorite of many tourists. But if you hate the icky and slimy green algae that partially covers the shore, stick to Station 2 and Station 3 beaches. They’re usually cleaner and clearer.
If you love to jog as much as you love the beach, you should never pass up the change for a run along Boracay’s white sand path. There aren’t a lot of joggers in Boracay on most days but there are several running events you should look out for. These events are usually scheduled during the summer (March to May).
44. Beach Sports
If you bring your own sports equipment, you can enjoy a free beach sports activity in Boracay. You can play volleyball, Frisbee, and other fun sports on the beach. It’s one of the best things to do in Boracay in the afternoon while waiting for the sun to set.
46. Photo Ops
Pictures or it didn’t happen. That’s how things work now in today’s day and age of selfies. If you say you had the best time in Boracay, you better have the pictures to prove it. And not just any pictures, they better be Instagram-worthy. So go ahead and take as many photo ops as you can. It’s completely free after all.
When in Boracay, shop. You can’t just leave the island without buying some trinkets and baubles to bring home to your family and friends. There are plenty of side vendors selling all sorts of items from key chains to fridge magnets, wallets, jewelry, toys and more. Boracay shirts are also available in various sizes and designs if you’re into collecting personalized shirts from places you visit.
48. Hair Braids
It's not enough that you have the perfect Boracay nightlife or beach outfit. If you want the ultimate beach look, get your hair braided to match your beach-y mood. Hair braiding is available along the beach at rates that range from 50 to 300 PHP depending on your hair length and braid style.
Hair Braids Rates: 50 to 300 PHP
49. Henna Tattoos
Getting a henna tattoo is another must things to do in Boracay if you want to look cooler than ever. There is a multitude of designs available. From a small butterfly tattoo to an elaborate design to fill up your whole arm, you’ll never run out of options to choose from. There are henna tattoo stalls along the beach. Rates vary from 100 to 500 PHP depending on the tattoo design. Make sure you’re not allergic to henna before getting tattooed.
Henna Tattoos Rates: 100 to 500 PHP
50. Massage by the Beach
After a full day of island hopping and other beach activities, there's nothing better than capping off the day with a massage by the beach. You get to relax and enjoy a much-needed massage while enjoying the soothing sounds of the waves. There’s really nothing better than that. You can also request for a room service massage if you want more privacy.
Boracay Massage Rates: 300 to 900 PHP
51. Bar Hop and Party Hard
It’s not just the beach that tourists visit in Boracay. Despite the green algae problem and overcrowding, tourists continue to flock the island no matter the time of the year for its night parties. For tourists who love the nightlife, one of the best things to do in Boracay at night is to bar hop and party. There are plenty of bars along the beach and off the beach. Go where there are a lot of people so it’s more fun.
With Boracay's beautiful sunset, turquoise beach and white sand, what could be more romantic than that for a proposal setting? If you're deeply, madly and truly in love, why not propose to your loved in Boracay? Some hotels offer proposal assistance so you don’t have to do anything else. From simple, intimate set-ups to elaborate proposals, Boracay will help you pull off a successful, romantic and unforgettable wedding proposal ever.
Ready to enjoy Boracay yet?
Which of the things to do in Boracay we’ve listed above are you planning to try?
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