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What to see and do in Boracay (+ Where to stay and how to get there)

Boracay is a small island on top of the large island of Panay. In it you will find the perfect combination between vacation area, sun, beach and beach and sea activities.

Fine white sand beaches and calm turquoise waters surround this paradise. It is an island with a lot of tourism, nightlife, large hotels and a wide variety of cuisine.

The Island is only 7 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide. It has around 300 resorts and hotels for all budgets. In this post I talk to you about what to see and do in Boracay, how to get there and where to stay.



To get to Boracay you must first take a flight and then a boat. Baracay has two airports nearby, the closest being Caticlan Airport. Once you land, you must go to the port and take a boat to make this last leg to Boracay. If you arrive at Kalibo airport, you will also have to take the last leg by boat to the island, although this option is longer, the trip takes around 3 hours by boat. For these airports you have direct flights from El Nido, Cebu, Clark, Puerto Princesa and Manila.

There are flights from 29 euros in low season (one way) but depending on the departure airport they can be around 100 euros. In high season, it is difficult to find last-minute flights and the few remaining seats usually cost much more. For this reason, I recommend that you plan your itinerary in the Philippines in advance and book the flights:


Enjoy Puka Shell Beach, Boracay

Boaracay has a large number of visitors and has a wide variety of accommodation. Therefore, night parties became quite popular. After its new opening, the island has limited capacity and parties, so the island is much quieter. If you want to get away from the busiest area, I recommend that you go to the beautiful Puka Shell beach, in the north of the island. Calm and turquoise waters, perfect for snorkeling. Fine white sand beach, palm trees... A paradise.


Mount Luho

Mount Luho has an altitude of 112 meters, making it the highest point on the island of Boracay. The mount has 2 platforms with views, they are easily accessible from cement stairs. During the journey to the top you will see birds, monkeys, reptiles and the Tamarao.

Crocodile Island, a beautiful beach to visit from Boaracay

Crocodile Island is a small island without inhabitants that receives this name because its shape is similar to that of a crocodile's head. It is a beautiful island, full of coconut trees and lush vegetation, with a stretch of white sand that surrounds it, turquoise blue waters and a wide variety of marine fauna, perfect for enjoying diving or snorkeling. It is a very popular excursion to do from Boracay.


The Bat Cave

To the northeast of the island you will find the bat cave. It is quite a popular and touristy activity, but it is worth visiting. You will be charged a small fee to enter and hire a local guide to get there and back. The visit includes a walk through the island's jungle and access to the cave. The cave is full of bats and you should be careful with their feces, which are very slippery.

Willy's Rock

Willy's Rock is a rock that forms a tidal island with a statue of the Virgin Mary on steps carved into the volcanic rock. The rock gets its name from the nearby Willy's Beach Club Hotel which is situated near Station 1 on the 4km stretch of White Beach.

Activities and excursions to do in Boracay

The best beaches in Boracay

Boracay is characterized by having beautiful beaches with all the luxury of leisure. If you are looking for paradisiacal beaches, this is not your island, but you can find quiet beaches. The island has a total of 17 beaches and these are the most beautiful beaches to see in Boracay.

White Beach, the most popular beach in Boracay

White Beach is undoubtedly the most popular beach in Boracay. With a length of about 4 km, it occupies half of the west coast of the island and offers stunning views of the sunset. The beach is divided into 3 sub-areas or stations, each with its own specific atmosphere. It is a very crowded beach, but despite this fact it does not detract from its beauty.

Station 1 is the northern part of the beach, quite exclusive and serene, station 2 is the lively central part with restaurants, bars and shops, while station 3, the southern part of the beach has a calm and natural environment that It attracts budget travelers.

Puka Shell Beach

Puka Shell is the most beautiful beach in Boracay. It is bordered by a thick jungle. It is a beach with fine white sand, crystalline blue water and very calm. There are also activities to do like kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, beach volleyball and you can even enjoy a massage on the beach.

Balinghai Beach, a small quiet cove to see in Bocaray

Balinghai Beach is a small cove located north of Diniwid and south of Punta Bunga, on the west coast of the island of Boracay. It is a semi private beach. The only access by land is through the Balinghai Beach Resort, a 3-star hotel. In order to access the beach, you must go to the hotel restaurant and pay the entrance fee.

Tambisaan, the best beach where to snorkel in Boracay

And finally, one of the best beaches in Boracay, especially if you like snorkeling, is Tambisaan. The marine life in this area is incredible with many varieties of coral and many different species of fish, crustaceans... the barrier reef is 30 meters from the coast and you can get there by swimming or renting a board to help you stay afloat without getting too tired.



The island is relatively small, so the area where you stay in Boracay really doesn't matter. The important thing is to find a hotel/accommodation that meets your preferences, has good references and a great price-quality ratio.

Some great accommodation options in Boracay:


I hope you enjoy your trip to the Philippines very much and that this article has been useful to you. You can continue reading many more related articles on the blog.

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