Boracay, situated around 300 kilometres from Manila is one of the most beautiful and vibrant islands in the Philippines. With calm pristine beaches and lots of scope for exciting activities, the island is a fun-filled destination for adventure buffs. Take a look at some of top reasons that prompt many people to book flights to the island.
Indulge in Adventure Sports
- Scuba Diving or Snorkelling
Boracay is not just your usual beach destination to unwind at. Apart from the quiet and tranquil beaches, there are a few beaches like the White Beach, Tambisaan, Palawan, Batangas and Ilig-Iligan that are famous for snorkelling and other adventure sports. If you would like to go deeper into the sea to see the coral reefs and deep sea fish, make sure that you try out scuba diving.
- Fly Fish Ride
Fly Fish Ride is one of the most popular water sports in Boracay. A huge inflatable fish called flying fish is attached to a speedboat. The speedboat then, pulls the flying fish, on which groups of people are seated. Naturally, this ensures a bumpy and bouncy ride, where you will have to do your best to cling on to your seat. However, the part where you are thrown off is more fun than the ride! If you want a slightly tamer experience, choose the banana boat ride.
- Cliff Diving
Cliff Diving is one of the most thrilling experiences in the world of adventure sports and adventure buffs come from different parts of the world come here to give wings to their flights of fancy. There are various cliffs of different heights to choose from, depending upon your expertise and confidence levels.
Have the best of Street Food
Boracay offers some of the best street food in the Philippines. Perhaps, you have heard of the famous balut (the fertilized duck egg)? If you aren’t feeling that adventurous, you can try out more regular street food such as chicharon (pork fat crackers), BBQ sticks and the Chorizo Burger. Vegetarians may opt for plantains, candied sweet potatoes, and Halo halo, which is a delicious sundae like dessert, traditionally made with ice shavings, jell-O, beans, and fruits.
Get a Temporary Henna Tattoo
If you are scared of needles or don’t like the idea of permanent ink on your skin, getting a henna tattoo is the best option for you. You will see a lot of shops in the markets and the beaches for getting your choice of henna tattoos. The Henna Tattoo is painless and the artwork stays on your skin for a just a few days. But you need to do a skin-test to check for allergies. If you are allergic to henna, you can the hypoallergenic airbrush tattoos. Some of these tattoos glow in the dark!