Boracay attractions and sightseeing

White Beach sunsets are simply stunning

White Beach sunsets are simply stunning

The picturesque tropical island of Boracay is one of the most popular destinations in the whole of the Philippines, and there is no shortage of things to see and do here. Most visitors are drawn here by the island’s intense natural beauty, and nature lovers will be in their element as they explore all the island has to offer.

Below is a brief introduction regarding what to see on the island, but visit 1stopBoracay for a comprehensive guide to Boracay attractions.

White Beach

Famed for its powdery white sand, this is one of the most famous beaches in the whole of the Philippines, and people flock to soak up the sun on White Beach from all over the globe.

Fringed by palm trees and lapped by clear azure waters, this is one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world. White Beach is the perfect place to simply relax and unwind for a while and thoroughly deserves its multiple 'worlds best beach' crowns.

The sunsets here are simply stunning, and there are countless bars and restaurants where visitors can sit and sip a beer or two while watching the sun paint the sky with colours as it slowly sinks behind the horizon.

In short, White beach must be on of the most romantic locations around.

Baling Hai Beach

Those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Boracay’s main tourist zone and chill out for a while will be in heaven on Baling Hai Beach. This is a great place to practice water sports such as snorkelling and swimming, as extensive coral reef can be found just off the shore. There are also enchanting views to be found at the cliff top, while those who simply want to lay back and soak up the sun for a while will be in their element here. 

Puka Shell Beach

Also known as Yupak Beach, this long stretch of powdery white sand can be found on the northern side of the island and is ideal for those who crave peace and quiet, while there are still plenty of amenities to make use of here. The beach is isolated and received considerably less visitors than White Beach, making this the perfect place for young lovers to escape to.

Mount Luho

Climbing to the top of this 100m high mountain is the perfect way to get a feel for the beauty of Boracay, and visitors who make it to the top will be treated to stunning panoramic views of the entire island.

The Butterfly Garden

Located at Bulabog Beach, this attraction offers visitors to gaze at the sight of hundreds of colourful butters as they flutter around an enchanting tropical garden.

The Bat Caves

Home to a large number of fruit bats, the Bat Caves can be found near Puka Shell Beach. This is a popular destination with spelunkers and photographers, and local guides are on hand to lead the way along pretty jungle paths to the caves.

Willy’s Rock

Located just 100 metres from the enchanting shores of White Beach, this unusually shaped rock formation was formed by volcanic rock and makes an interesting focal point for swimmers. Those who wait until low tide will be able to explore the grotto of the Virgin Mary, which is located inside Willy’s Rock.

Bulabog Beach

A popular place to practice water sports such as kitesurfing and windsurfing, this beautiful beach can be found on the opposite side of the island to White Beach and attracts a large number of sun worshippers.

The Dead Forest

An spooky place to wander, the trees here were killed by salt water and those who enjoy a good scare can take an eerie evening ghost tour of the forest. 

The Kar Tir Shell Museum

This charming museum can be found in the village of Ilig-Illigan and offers an insight into Boracay’s traditional arts and crafts. The colourful exhibits here display local handicrafts as well as seashells.

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