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Boracay has now opened its white and sandy shores to Western Visayas tourists.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has not only posed a severe threat to public health but has also disrupted the tourism economy. One of the tourist spots that suffered most is Boracay Island, the Philippines’ top tourist destination. To revive the declining economy, Boracay started accepting tourists from Western Visayas.
Now that restrictions begin to ease in the top tourist destination, exciting water activities can be added in your itinerary! After all, there is more to do on the island than just sunbathe and swim. Scroll through the article and find thriving tours and activities to do after the quarantine ends!
Do you want to jump-start your adventure in an exciting way? Coming in first is parasailing.
Images: Boracay Adventures Travel & Tours Inc. Facebook Page
Want to see the island from a great vantage point? Parasailing in Boracay is an exciting offer that allows tourists to get a picturesque view of the entire island while being whisked into the sky. For about 15 minutes of being flown like a kite, you can have the opportunity to gaze at the beautiful scenery for about PhP2,500. What’s more, you can share the experience with an equally adventurous partner!
Recommended tour service: Enrico’s Stand Up Paddle Board Boracay
Glide on the calm water surface of Boracay.
Image: Boracay Water Sport Facebook Page
With stand up paddling, you won’t be pressured into learning a lot of physical movements before you get to enjoy the activity. If you master the basics of balancing on top of any surface, you can rent a board and have lessons for around PhP1,000. Tag along with a friend (or a lover) on the crystalline sea and navigate the board around the sea for a calming experience. But if you want to spend some alone time with yourself, the best time to paddle is during sundown.
Keep your grip tight as you bounce across the coasts of Boracay.
Boracay tourists should not leave the island without trying the banana boat ride experience. Costing about PhP450 per person, this water activity is great for every member of the family. As the pandemic has made a lot of things difficult for adults and kids, bouncing across the water in these boats can uplift everyone’s mood. And you won’t have to worry about the family’s safety as these inflatables come with life jackets and are assisted by a highly competent water sports team.
Ariel’s Point is a popular destination in Boracay where guests can plunge into the unspoiled waters.
Image: Boracay Adventures Travel & Tours Inc. Facebook Page
The famous tourist island can be synonymous with thrilling activity with all the awesome things it can offer. And one thing that should surely be on top of every adrenaline-seekers’ list is cliff diving. At Ariel’s Point in Boracay, guests can choose from the 5 different levels of cliff diving. If you think quarantine transformed you into a daredevil, climb to the highest level and leap into the deep blue arms of the sea!
Even if you don’t have a diving certification you can still see marine life up close with this activity.
Image: Sasuman's Travel and Tours Facebook Page
Guaranteed safe and fun, helmet diving in Boracay is a must-try with your friends. For around PhP1,500, you can get up close and personal with the colorful marine life surrounding the island. You’d just have to put on a large helmet pumped with oxygen and plunge in the water to join the vibrant fishes. This ten-minute long helmet dive with wildlife can just be the thing you need to help with the stress brought by the pandemic.
Now that you can have good times once again after being indoors, don’t forget to be a responsible traveler by maintaining physical distance and following safety precautions during your vacation. While you’re on the island, don’t miss out on the activities above!
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About Shanice Reyes
Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.
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