8 Things to Do in Boracay That You Shouldn't Miss

November 25, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

At only 4.5 miles long, Boracay is small enough to navigate by rented bicycle or motorbike. But don't let its small size fool you—you'll have several excellent beaches to choose from. Yapak Beach is known for beautiful white shells; White Beach has picture-perfect sunsets; and Balinghai Beach is a secluded spot, perfect for honeymooners. As long as you visit during dry season, you'll agree this is one of the best beach destinations in the world.
Restaurants in Boracay

1. Motag Living Museum

Motag, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines +63 921 556 3111
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5 based on 134 reviews

Motag Living Museum

SEE THE PAST COME TO LIFE; Step back in time and experience life in Boracay as it was before the tourists arrived Visit the FIRST INTERACTIVE LIVING MUSEUM in the Philippines!

Reviewed By LysT80

We decided to take this tour as a change from the beach scene in Boracay. The trip from Boracay wasn't too hard and locals are friendly to guide you along the way. We found the interactive tour to be very informative, seeing how Filipinos in...MoreDear lys, We are happy to hear that instead of staying on the beach you decide to visit motag living museum. Thank you for visiting motag living museum and for the recommendation.

2. Ariel's Point

Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines +63 36 288 6770
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ariel's Point

Ariel's Point is a breathtaking eco-adventure destination located a short and scenic boat ride away from Boracay Island. With five cliff-diving platforms (ranging in height from 3 meters to 13 meters) and ample opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and canoeing in a friendly setting, Ariel's Point is the perfect daytime venue for Boracay travelers who want to experience the natural beauty of the Philippines while also meeting fellow travelers. Guests can reach Ariel's Point by signing up for their 5-hour daytrip package, which includes a scenic round-trip boat ride to Ariel's Point, local entrance fees, a BBQ buffet, bottomless beverages, Filipino merienda (afternoon snacks), and full use of Ariel's Point amenities (cliff-diving platforms, sunbathing raft, snorkeling gear, sit-on-top kayaks, and native canoes). Trips depart daily at 11:15 a.M. From Ariel's House near Station 1 along White Beach.

Reviewed By Ygorotta - Norway

Ariels's Point is one tourist stopover when island hopping. It is for those who dare to jump over the cliffs without any protection. The diving boards are in different heights so you get to choose from which point you would rather jump from. A small fee upon registration to conquer your fears. Had to watch while the rest jumped. Happy jumping!

3. Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)

Yapak, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)

The second largest beach on Boracay, this popular destination is also called Puka Shell Beach after the prevalent white seashells.

Reviewed By Jen R - Bath, United Kingdom

We much preferred it here to White Beach. The sea was lovely and clear (no algae!) and great for swimming. Just be aware there is a slight current, but nothing problematic. We didn't see any sea urchins in the sea, just smooth rocks that you can stand on, and then it gets deeper a little further out.
The white sand is lovely, and there are many coconut trees for shade. You can either pay to use a mat and cushion or just use your own towel as there is enough free shade. There are ice cream sellers wandering up and beach, and you can get fruit shakes, food and drinks at the start of the beach. Day trips stop here but it never got super busy. I recommend this beach if you are in Boracay.

4. White Beach

Balabag, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

White Beach

Boracay’s most popular beach is famous for its amazing sunsets and its white sand that stays cool in hot weather.

Reviewed By FSRP01 - Mandaluyong, Philippines

Yes! Parts are crowded and noisy! And other parts are peaceful, quiet and with much fewer people.
There is a part that is firm and strollers can be pushed along.
All of human life is here from beggars to millionaires including the good, the bad,the ugly and the beautiful. They are walking, posing, sunbathing, playing, doing water sports, swimming and digging in the sand. But one thing they all have in common is that they are happy.
And if you have nothing else to do,pick a bar, restaurant or coffee house, drink your favorite beverage and watch the world go by......
This is a place you must see and experience at least once in your life!

5. Diniwid Beach

North of White Beach | Balabag, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
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4.5 based on 850 reviews

Diniwid Beach

A cliffside footpath connects this small, serene beach with its louder and larger cousin, White Beach. A great place for a quiet picnic.

Reviewed By tommomelbourne - Melbourne, Australia

We visited Diniwind Beach on the way to Spider House. We were informed that Spider House was closed due to demolition. Not sure if this is related to the crackdown of illegal building practices or something else.
Anyway Diniwind Beach hardly had any beach in comparison to last time I visited. Sand was lacking and sandbags were exposed. I guess they are their for stability and erosion.
I was told by my local friend that the sand and beach will return so I guess it may be seasonal.

6. Ilig Iligan Beach

Malay, Aklan Province, Philippines
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4.5 based on 254 reviews

Ilig Iligan Beach

Reviewed By islanderboy - Boracay, Philippines

Becuase of the very fast development in Boracay, you have to include this beach in Boracay in your day trip. The beach is beautiful complimented with a view of two tiny islets facing the beach. Just make sure to negotiate with tricycle driver before going in here or you'll be surprised with over-priced charges. The same with the food and beach beds available for rentals.

7. Willy's Rock

Balabag | Off White Beach, Malay, Aklan Province, Philippines
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4 based on 1 reviews

Willy's Rock

Boracay’s most recognizable attraction is this oddly shaped volcanic formation topped by a statue of the Virgin Mary.

Reviewed By tommomelbourne - Melbourne, Australia

Wily's Rock is a symbol of Boracay. It is shown in many videos and promos of Boracay.
Its located at Station 1 and virtually across from Nigi Nigi Too, our favorite hang out area and favorite beach along White Beach.
Because of the predominantly catholic religion popular with locals with the statue of the virgin of mary.
Nothing special for me but still a popular attraction.

8. Balinghai Beach

Road-C, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
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4.5 based on 148 reviews

Balinghai Beach

A romantic, secluded cove on the northern tip of the island.

Reviewed By RomanesinAsia - Davao City, Philippines

Secluded , private beach with a 500PP per person consumable via food, drinks or services.. just a few minutes away from the main trend Boracay area. Small quiet beach, with good food and drinks.. a couple of hundreds steps down from main gate: need to be in good physical shape going down and later up. Food was surprisingly good. Try the desserts... great recipes.. enjoyed the snorkeling and cayaking..

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