Boracay is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines, but often travelers ask about when to go and where to stay.
We hope that this article will help you to plan an enjoyable trip to Boracay.
When to go:
Boracay can be visited all year round.
The dry season in Boracay lasts from November to May. This is considered as the peak season in Boracay.
In this period the rates for hotels and flights are at their priciest and crowds at their heaviest. Christmas, New Year’s, and especially Easter Break are the most popular times for travel to Boracay.
If you’re travelling during high season it’s best to have accommodations pre-booked well in advance.
During the low season from June until November, Boracay Island is not that crowded, and we can get to enjoy it differently and uniquely.
During this time, skies are cloudy and rain showers are more common, especially in the month of October.
The low season between June and November is also the typhoon season in the Philippines.
If you travel during the wet season it’s always a good idea to purchase a travel insurance.
In the event of a typhoon or other unforeseen severe weather, the travel insurance can provide coverage for the Trip Cancellation or Interruption. If your trip is cancelled, the insurance will refund all the non-refundable trip costs
You may want to consider purchasing a travel insurance to be on the safe side.
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Attractions You Should Consider Visiting:
- Ariel’s Point
- White Beach
- Bulabog Beach
- Puka Shell Beach
- Diniwid Beach
- Crocodile Island
- Ilig Iligan Beach
- Willy’s Rock
- Balinghai Beach
The most popular activities in Boracay:
- Island Hopping: is a must-do activity when you are in Boracay Island.
- Freedive: learn to Freedive and discover a whole new underwater world with the help of experienced instructors.
- Learn Kitesurfing: is a wind-powered watersport that uses a kite and a board to propel you across the water.
- Helicopter Tour: fly low over Boracay Island and enjoy the most spectacular views.
- Cliff Diving: With platforms ranging from as low as 3 meters to as high as 15 meters, Ariel’s Point is the perfect place to check cliff diving off your bucket list.
What to bring along:
This is our beach packing list to help you pack everything you will need for a great trip to Boracay Island.
- Light casual clothes all year round
- Flip Flops
- Beach Bag
- Beach Pareo
- Beach Towel
- Refillable Water bottle
- A good book/Kindle
- Waterproof camera
- Insect repellent
Eating Out and Nightlife
There are more than 200 restaurants and eateries on Boracay offering food from around the world and suiting every budget. Pork and chicken are the most popular meats, but fresh seafood is simply delicious and available everywhere.
For local colour, small market-based ihaw- ihaw restaurants are well worth a visit. For the adventurous and sturdy stomach, try balot, a boiled fertilized chicken or duck egg widely believed to be an aphrodisiac! All Filipino dishes are best served with the world-famous San Miguel Beer, ice-chilled!
Many night spots for drinks, dancing and karaoke with numerous bars and discos litter amongst the resorts. Some are open 24/7.
Shops, Markets and Crafts
Boracay’s markets will take you to a world of new and exotic sights and impressions where you can buy souvenirs, local delicacies and much more. The largest is the Talipapa, a flea market which covers 4,000 square metres between White Beach and the Main Road at the centre of the island.
Another shopper’s haven is called D’Mall which houses some 100 stores neatly laid out among coconut trees. White Beach also has a number of shops selling everything from beachwear to art and antiques. Many items are sold at unbelievably-low prices.