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Bora Basics

When in Boracay, do as the beach bums do - and more.
 
Time to enjoy the sun and the sea at its finest form. But wait, there is plenty to do other than beach bumming and party-hopping in this part of the Philippines known as the finest beach in the world. With nature's generosity, your imagination, and of course, a little help from leisure activities
calendared throughout the year and amenities offered by some 350 tourist establishments, a Boracay getaway has never been this busy!
 
Beach Hop
Boracay boasts of a sugary white sand beach and azure blue waters. The best part of the island is the four-kilometer White Beach known to be the "finest beach in the world." The surrounding water is shallow and the sand is finer in the archipelago. White Beach is so,soooo fine, it feels like treading on miles of baby powder!
 
Aquasports
Here, you can partake in a smorgasbord of exhilirating aqua action - from swimming and snorkeling to scuba diving, windsurfing, sailboating, kayaking, boardsailing, and boating.
 
Nature Tripping / Eco-Adventure
World-renowed Boracay is an adventure island ideal for island hopping, hiking, trekking, caving, mountain climbing, biking, and horseback riding.
 
Boardsailing at Bulabog Beach
On the eastern side of Boracay Island is Bulabog Beach. It is a boardsailor's mecca that draws enthusiasts from all over the world, especially during the peak season from November to March. In January, it is the site of an International Funboard Cup.
 
Paraw Regatta
Sailboating and kayaking are popular sporting activities, with Boracay playing host to the annual Paraw Regatta, an international sailboat race that make use of the native outrigger.
 
Diving
Dive sites surround the island and are learning venues to both novice and professional divers, guided by competent instructors of the many dive shops that operate in the are. For trueblue scuba diving enthusiasts, Yapak in Boracay is a great deep dive.
 
Recreational Sports
Laid-back Boracay is the perfect venue for golf, tennis, bowling, even beach volleyball. Top-of-class amenities for these activities are available in the island.
 
Parthopping
The code in Boracay is strictly informal. Walking barefoot than shod is the rule rather than the exception. Swinging discos have the beach for a floor, giving dance a new twist. From dusk to dawn, the island turns into one big party place where everyone is welcome to join in.
 
Mambo Number 5
For the adventure-driven, "Mambo Number 5" is a little bit of boating and wind surfing, a little bit of scuba diving, a little bit of trekking, a little bit of mountain biking, and a little bit of golf.
 
Shopping
Bargain shopping is a joy of a diversion while in Boracay. Souvenir pieces provide endless possibilities from trinkets and native accessories made of shells and semi-precious stones to exotic or contemporary beach wear and fashion artworks.
 
Dining
Charboiled chicken is common fare. Another favorite dish is raw fish marinated in spicy vinegar. Dining is no problem in Boracay, with most resorts having their own restaurants that serve both Filipino and international cuisines. Small snack bars line the island.
 
Relaxation
Diversions are not a problem in Boraca, with leisure activities calendared through-out the year and amenities offered by some 350 tourist establishments. The island is ideal for beach bumming, relaxing, and simply lazing around. At the end of the day, unwind with a relaxing massage. The island never runs out skilled  masseurs offering massage services by the beach. For a more luxurious treat, visit the new Mandala Spa.
 
Boracay Boardsailing
The picture-perfect tropical island of Boracay offers flat-water speed sailing, wave jumping, and longboard cruising. Much awaited is the annual Boracay International Funboard Cup.
 
Tibiao White River
The Tibiao has all the classic features of a tropical whitewater rivers, with rich vegetation hemming the banks, views of rice terraces, spectacular falls and clear water.
 
Getting There By Air:
To get to Boracay, it is easiest to travel through Manila and transfer to a flight to the Caticlan Malay Airport (MPH) or the Kalibo Airports (KLO). From the Caticlan or Kalibo Airports, take a Banca (motorized outrigger boat) which transports passengers to the boat stations on Boracay Island.

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