Boracay is always a contender if not the winner of the best island in the world title which was being conducted on a yearly basis by a popular international travel magazine. One of the possible reason why Boracay is a favorite is because of the so many activities you can do in the island. Boracay is famous not only for its pristine white beaches but also offers a wide range of activities suitable for most type of personalities. So what exactly can you do in Boracay aside from enjoying its white sand beaches?
1. Island Hoping Tour
Go on an island hopping adventure around Puka Beach,Diniwid Beach, and Crocodile Island. Enjoy the sun and relax on the beach or snorkel around the colorful aquatic fauna
Most of the island hoping tours include grilled lunch on the beach
Soar above the beautiful coastline of Boracay thru parasailing.
Enjoy a 15 minutes parasailing experience by yourself or with a friend.
See the beauty of Boracay's from high up.
No need to be scared, professional equipment and a life jacket will provided for the activity
3. Helmet Diving
Stroll along the ocean floor and be mesmerized by the colorful marine life on the ocean floor!
If you do not know how to swim, no worries, helmet diving does not require any swimming skills or complex equipment.
Tourist will be accommodated by a PADI qualified dive instructors. You are in good hands.
Aside from its white sand beaches, Boracay is also a popular destination to relax and rewind. It is also a great place to party due to its exciting nightlife.
Boracay is the most popular beach destination due to its pure white sand beaches. In fact, it was named the "best island" award from the international travel magazine Travel + Leisure.
Boracay is indeed a favorite island destination for local and foreign visitors. Visit Boracay now!
Going to Boracay:
From Manila by plane. There are no direct flights to Boracay. The closest airport to Boracay is Caticlan Airport (said airport is very close to the Caticlan Jetty Port where motorized boats are stationed that will take you to Boracay Island).
There is also another airport that you can take which is Kalibo International Airport which is around 60 kilometres from Boracay. Airfare is cheaper if you take Kalibo as compared to Caticlan. If you will take Kalibo Airport, air-conditioned vans can bring you to the Caticlan Jetty Port (about 1 to 2 hours drive), and then take a boat from Caticlan Jetty Port which will take you to Boracay Island. Boat ride to Boracay is around 20 - 30 minutes from the jetty port.
From Manila by RoRo/Bus. You can also take the RoRo, a cheaper alternative is to ride a 2Go RoRo ferry from Batangas Port directly to Caticlan Port. You can bring your car and drive to Batangas Port. There are parking spaces where you can leave your vehicle.
Another option is to take a bus in Cubao going to Caticlan (Ceres Bus). Travel time is around 10 hours.
The region comprises four provinces: Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan. Its regional center is San Fernando, La Union.
Four Provinces of Ilocos Region:
If you are planning to visit Ilocos Region, here are some useful information:
We are recommending the following hotel accommodations based on reviews and hotel room rates. Details below:
1. Pagudpud. Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort
2. Laoag. Ilocos Rosewell Hotel
3. Vigan. Hotel Veneto De Vigan
4. La Union. Thunderbird Resorts - Poro Point
5. Pangasinan. Lenox Hotel
For more hotel options, here are other hotels in Ilocos Region:
View here: HOTELS IN ILOCOS REGION, Philippines
The Philippines is an archipelago composed of about 7,000 islands.
The Philippines is separated into three island groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. These are further divided into 17 regions, 81 provinces.
The Philippines has a tropical climate that is usually hot and humid. There are three seasons: the hot dry season or summer from March to May; the rainy season from June to November; the cool dry season from December to February. The coolest month is January; the warmest is May. The average yearly temperature is around 26.6 °C (79.9 °F).
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Tourism in the Philippines
Tourism in the Philippines is an important sector of their economy. The country’s rich biodiversity, having the world's highest endemism rate for bird species and bio-diversified marine life, is one of its main tourist attractions. Its beautiful beaches, abundant mountains ranges, preserved rain forests, and numerous islands with diving spots are among the country's most popular tourist destinations. The country's rich culture as a result of 300 years of Spanish regime and 40 plus years of American colonization resulted to a unique yet rich cultural heritage, colorful festivals and indigenous traditions and practices which are also one of the many reasons why tourists flock to the Philippines.
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