The Ibiza of the Western Pacific
A vibrant beachside paradise known for its stunning white sand beaches, picture perfect turquoise waters, and electric nightlife. Along the shore, rustic beach huts butt up against modern hotels, while inland, lush forests hide jewel-colored swimming holes and playful tree monkeys.
Rocky black cliffs loom high above the waters, beckoning the adventurous to cliff-dive from Ariel’s Point, or to scale the steep steps up Mount Luho for stunning coastal views. Take the road less traveled and set out on horseback or mountain bike to discover hidden beaches and breathtaking scenery. Below sea level, Boracay’s waters beg to be explored. Kayak, paddle-board, skimboard, or sail a paraw around the island to explore its coves and beaches—like Bulabog Beach, known as the best kiteboarding destination in Asia. Snorkel or dive the rich coastline and encounter clownfish, starfish, sea anemones—even sea turtles.
Life in Boracay vibrates around the bleached sandy stretch known as White Beach. The island’s pulse, this is where you’ll find sun-worshipping vacationers, all-hours bars, and amazing restaurants. Grab some Filipino BBQ and a cold beer or relax with a beachside massage. As night falls, White Beach becomes alight with fire dancers, neon painted full-moon party revelers, and light-strung palm trees. Dress up for a white party, raise a bottle of San Miguel with local expats, or sway to the tribal beat of bongo drums. Take it easy or work up a sweat on the dance floor. Boracay is yours to enjoy, however you choose.
A 200-hectare nature park that features a variety of avian and marine species in addition to the most successful mangrove reforestation project in Southeast Asia. Located just a short distance away from Boracay on the mainland, you can walk the park’s 1.1-kilometer trail through dense forest to see local flora and fauna, or explore its waterways by kayak or bamboo raft.
An eco-adventure hotspot for cliff-diving, paddle-boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling. Voted by the Huffington Post as one of the top cliff-diving locations in the world, you can climb platforms ranging from 3 to 15 meters high and plunge into the crystal ocean waters below. A 45-minute journey from Boracay Island, it's best to start your adventure to Ariel’s Point by outrigger boat and take in the scenery.
The Bat Cave
The Bat Cave
Just as it sounds, a cave on Boracay Island that houses hundreds of small insectivorous bats. A completely free natural attraction, take an ATV or jeepney to the western end of the island to hike through the forest to the mouth of the cave. Once inside, see crystalline stalactites, a breathtaking sea view, and of course, bats. Be sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight!
Boracay Island, Philippines At a glance