The island paradise of Boracay is known for its white sands, crystal clear waters, breathtaking scenery and active nightlife. However, aside from those things mentioned, there are other attractions that you can visit and enjoy in Boracay.
Philippine Beach Holidays came up with a list of more attractions that you shouldn’t miss when you visit the island of Boracay. Check them all out:
- MOUNT LUHO
See Boracay at a whole new perspective. Mount Luho is the highest peak in Boracay that’ll give you the amazing view of the island’s east coast. This mountain is 100 meters high above sea level. To get there, head to Barangay Bulabog, then you can either hike or use a motor transport to get to the viewpoint.
You’ll have to pay an entrance fee of PhP 120 per head for the maintenance of the place. But it’s definitely worth it once you finally get there.
- WILLY’S ROCK
This castle-like, volcanic formation is the most photographed landmark in Boracay. Located offshore, in the shallow water near Boat Station 1, Willy’s Rock served as a sanctuary to a statue of the Virgin Mary in the island.
- CRYSTAL COVE
This privately owned 2.5 hectare island is one of the attractions that you shouldn’t miss when you’re in Boracay. You’ll be charged PhP 200 per person for the entrance fee and you’ll be given an hour to tour the whole place. Take Instagram worthy photos, snorkel and feed the fishes, feed the pigeons and take photos with them.
- BAT CAVE
Tourists need to go on a hike through the forest in order to get to the bat cave attraction. It’s home to small cave and fruit bats in the island of Boracay. Located at the western part of the island, the bat cave is popular among photographers and nature lovers.
- BORACAY BUTTERFLY GARDEN
Visit a butterfly garden by the beach. The Boracay Butterfly Garden, established in 2002, is one of the attractions that’s located in Bulabog Beach just five minutes away from D’Mall. The garden serves as the home to more than 150 plant species, and more than 200 kinds of tropical Philippine butterflies. You also get to purchase plants and handicrafts upon your visit.
- CROCODILE ISLAND
This island is called crocodile island not because it’s inhabited by crocodiles, but it’s because of the island’s appearance that resembles a crocodile from afar. The island is 10-15 minutes away from the port, but the trip will give you a good look of the vast waters and the island from a distance.
The island will charge you 20 pesos for the environmental fee. As part of your visit there, you’ll be given 30 minutes to snorkel and see the beauty underwater. However, the snorkeling goggles provided are improvised so it’s best to just bring your own. The best part of the visit is when you get to feed the fishes.
These are just few of the attractions that you can visit when you go to Boracay. Did we miss other attractions in Boracay? Share to us in the comment section below. For more beach holiday posts, visit Philippine Beach Holidays.
Philippine beaches is famous not only to local tourists, but to foreign ones as well. The only thing that makes a beach vacation on a well-known beach resort in the country is a turn-off is the influx of people. You can’t blame them. Who can resist the pristine beaches that this archipelago has to offer?
However, Philippines is full of beach destinations that are yet to be discovered. Instead of visiting the crowded beach resorts, plan your next Philippines beach holidays in the following virgin beaches that’ll not just give you the privacy that you need, but also an unforgettable vacation experience.
BRITANIA ISLANDS, SURIGAO DEL SUR
This hidden paradise in Mindanao will give you the chance to explore a group of islands in a single trip. Britania Islands in Surigao del Sur shouldn’t be missing in your bucket list of beaches to visit in the country. This attraction is even featured in National Geographic Channel as one of Asia’s best vacation spots.
Getting there would mean travelling from Davao City for six hours, or four to five hours from Butuan City. But this long hours of travel will surely be worth it once you get there. The drop off point will be at the Salvacion Tourism Office, from which you need to hire a motorcycle driver to get to Britania Islands.
GIGANTES ISLANDS, ILOILO
All hail from the land of Iloilo, this chain of islands known as Isla de Gigantes or Gigantes Islands will capture your hearts. The main highlight of your visit there is the island hopping experience. Aside from the crystal clear waters, you also get to see the splendid rock formations that encourages you to do rock climbing and even cliff diving.
Getting there would require you to fly from Manila to Iloilo and then take a bus to Estancia Port. Then, take a short boat ride to Gigantes Islands.
KALANGGAMAN ISLAND, LEYTE
Also referred to as “Little Boracay” due to its white sands and crystal clear waters similar to that of the famous tourist attraction in the Philippines. Best activities to do while in Kalanggaman island are snorkeling, kayaking, and of course swimming.
To get to Kalanggaman island, you have to fly to Tacloban and drive to Palompon. Then head to Palompon Liberty Park then take a boat ride going to the island.
NAGSASA COVE, ZAMBALES
Nagsasa Cove is an ideal destination for a quick weekend getaway. Visiting Nagsasa Cove could give you your well-deserved break from the stressful life in the city. There’s nothing much to do in this cove asides from walking along the shore, taking a dip in its clear and calm water, and simply appreciating the beauty of the place.
Nagsasa Cove was once covered with ashes from Mt. Pinatubo after it spewed out ashes over 20 years ago. But time has passed and Nagsasa is now a beautiful beach that’s starting to attract a lot of tourists. This place is famous among campers for its quiet atmosphere.
To get there, take a bus en route to Iba, Zambales. Stop by San Antonio Municipal Hall, then take a tricycle ride to Pundaquit beach. From there, take a boat ride going to Nagsasa Cove.
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