WHAT TO DO IN BORACAY
Aklan, Boracay Island, Boracay Beach, Philippines
What To Do In Boracay : Apart from the usual and oft-mentioned beach and inland activities one can do on Boracay during a much needed vacation, one of the things that most people have never experienced is cliff diving off Ariel’s Point just off the side of the island itself. Here is a unique activity which most of us have only seen on TV and in movies, but in Boracay, anything and everything is possible, as long as you’re willing to try.
What To Do In Boracay Island
Nestled in the south of the island country of the Philippines, Boracay Island draws millions of local and international visitors from all over the world with its powdery white, sandy beaches and crystal clear, pristine waters, along with the swaying tropical palms and cool breezes of the Sulu Sea.
This is all most people need for a dream vacation, though some may need more activities after a few days of sun bathing and swimming. If you yearn for more things to do to make the most of your Boracay trip, there are certainly adventures on the island which you can enjoy. Anything and everything is possible, from extreme heights to the depths of the ocean.
One adventure you can try is to go island hopping and see Ariel’s Point. Guests have related how even resort owners themselves will be glad to lead tourists down secret pathways to islets that bear strange names. Starting off with some mountain hiking to nearby boats, from which guests will ride in pure safety as they will be required to wear life vests for contingencies. These boats are the traditional outrigger type canoes of the locals and they are perfect for cruising around the island fast and efficiently. From there, guests will be able to view the stunning sceneries of the islands and outlying beaches, you can even arrange for a private picnic on the beach of your choice as long as everything is arranged beforehand for your convenience.
When you reach the shore line, ready and able staff will be there to assist you. And you will be led through caves and pathways only they know, and you will be allowed to explore on your own. Eventually, you will reach Ariel’s Point which is composed of cliffs of different heights and have beach chairs and tables all laid out for visitors. As soon as you relax you will notice the stunning views of the sea, beaches and the high cliffs. There are diving boards all affixed for all types of people willing to try cliff diving, whether novices or experts.
After a while, some of the locals may demonstrate how safe it is to cliff dive from this spot. Excitement will fill the air as each diver readies himself or herself. After an interminable time, you will see and hear some shouting as the first diver lifts himself up and over the cliff and suddenly plummets down to the waiting, crystal clear waters. After that, several other visitors to the island who want try as well will also be launching themselves, and so will you, if you have what it takes to do it.
Eventually, everybody is called in for a much deserved lunch. When the lengthy swims and cliff diving has taken its toll on your energies, a big table of delectable dishes will be waiting at a buffet table. Guests will be lining up and talking excitedly about the food and the day’s ongoing events, drinks will be at the ready, more animated conversation will take place. And even some music will be played. You will feel a connection with nature and your fellow visitors that only Boracay can give you.
Going back to the main island can be an adventure in itself, in the afternoons the winds usually pick up speed and will make the boat ride back fairly exciting with rising waves and fresh winds. From the upper deck, guests will love the sunset scene and blazing colors of the sun as it descends. While you can also enjoy the splash of the waves and the spray of water on the bow as it hits you, making your Boracay vacation one you will truly remember.