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5 Fun and Awesome Activities to Do in Boracay on New Year’s Day

These activities you can do in Boracay let you kick off 2018 in high gear.

By: Karen Bermejo | December 26, 2017

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Due to changing quarantine measures, the activities, destination/s, store/s, establishment/s featured in this article might be temporarily prohibited or closed under the latest government policies. LGUs might also implement health protocols and travel requirements. Please get in touch with the establishment/s before visiting. Stay safe!

How one spends the first day of the year is important for many since it sets the tone for the rest of the year. Some people choose to spend time with family, others travel abroad, while others hit the beach. When it comes to the beach, Boracay is always on the top of almost everyone’s list of places to go.

Thinking of spending New Year’s Day in Boracay? Below are five fun things you can do in the island.


1. Go scuba diving.



activities to do in Boracay

Explore a sunken ship and enjoy the underwater beauty of Boracay. (Image: Calypso Diving Shop)


Other than its fine white sand beaches, the rich and colorful marine resources is also among the main tourist attractions in Boracay. There are numerous dive spots which are just between five to 30 minutes away from the island. With its convenience and the proximity, scuba diving is one great activity you can do this New Year.

There are more than 10 dive spots surrounding the island. Each has a different depth and coral varieties. Among the famous spots is the Camia ship wreck. The ship sunk in 2001 and is now home to different fishes and marine animals.

Scuba diving allows you to have a glimpse of the underwater world of Boracay. Diving schools in the island offers short courses which could help you learn to dive within the day. There are also fun diving activities suited for amateurs. For experts, night adventure diving can also be experienced in the island.


2. Check out the free attractions



activities to do in Boracay

The iconic Willy's Rock of Boracay (Image: Writer’s Own)


The saying that the best things in life are free is indeed true in Boracay. You don’t have to shell out money to experience the best things in the island like its fine white sands, numerous beaches, amazing people, and breathtaking sunset. These are the main reasons why people keep coming back to the island.

At White Beach, you can check the famous rock formation you often see in postcards. The grotto more known as Willy’s Rock has the image of the Virgin Mary and some trees that grow in a rock. You can also go beach-hopping within the island. What makes it interesting here is how the sand for each beach differs. White Beach for example, is where you can find the white sand which Boracay is famous for. On the other hand, Puka Beach located on the northernmost portion of the island has coarse sand scattered with puka shells.

Another thing you can enjoy for free in the island is its stunning sunset. Here, no two sunsets are the same, so you’ll get a different treat every time the sun goes down.

For some more sightseeing, you can visit the deck in Mt. Luho where you can see a 360-view of the island. You can also commune with the Ati community, the indigenous people’s group known as the first settlers of Boracay. When visiting, make sure you coordinate with the tribe leader and the nuns who help manage the village.


3. Engage in water sports.



activities to do in Boracay

Enjoy some fun activities at the turquoise waters of Boracay. (Image: Jhoy Candelario)


Surrounded with water, Boracay is also best known for its array of water activities. There’s one activity that will surely fit everyone’s personality. Those who are more adventurous can try extreme sports like kiteboarding, jet-skiing, or cliff jumping. For non-swimmers who want to have some fun on the water, try banana boat ride or the Flyfish ride. Those who can’t swim can also have a chance to go underwater with helmet diving. This activity does not require someone to know how to swim since you just have to walk underwater.

To get a perfect view of the sunset, you can also try parasailing or sailing on the water using a paraw, or a wooden outrigger boat which is famous in the island. For those who prefer a laid-back way to cool down, swimming in the clear blue waters at sunset time is one good way to end the day.


4. Go on a food trip.



activities to do in Boracay

The famous banana choco peanut fruit shake from Jonah’s (Image: Writer’s Own)


Going on a food trip will always be part of traveling. When in Boracay, your options are virtually unlimited for you and your taste buddies. You can choose from ready-to-eat street food like the chorizo burger to plated dishes at different upscale restaurants in Boracay.

Here, you can have a gastronomic feast to kick off the first day of the year. Whether you like Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, or Indian cuisine, you can always have something that suits your palate with the many dining options in the island. To freshen up while on the beach, you can try the famous choco banana peanut butter shake from Jonah’s Fruit Shake & Snack Bar, which is known to have the best fruit shakes on the island. To complete your experience, you can try the fresh seafood as well.


5. Experience the party scene.



activities to do in Boracay

Boracay comes alive at night with its vibrant party scene. (Image: Club Galaxy)


No Boracay trip is complete without experiencing its nightlife. See how the beachfront comes alive at night with performances by live bands and the fire dancers of Boracay. Of course, there’s unlimited booze too. One good thing about Boracay is that people of all ages can enjoy a night of fun while on the island.

Going to a night out also is not a hassle as you don’t have to wear high heels while partying. Just wear comfortable clothes and hit a bar which suits your preference. There are clubs for partygoers, pubs for music lovers, and bars where you can listen to the talented performers on the island. If you come a little early, you can score discounts on your drinks during happy hour.


With the many activities in Boracay, you can surely welcome the New Year with more than just a tan.
Due to changing quarantine measures, the activities, destination/s, store/s, establishment/s featured in this article might be temporarily prohibited or closed under the latest government policies. LGUs might also implement health protocols and travel requirements. Please get in touch with the establishment/s before visiting. Stay safe!

How one spends the first day of the year is important for many since it sets the tone for the rest of the year. Some people choose to spend time with family, others travel abroad, while others hit the beach. When it comes to the beach, Boracay is always on the top of almost everyone’s list of places to go.

Thinking of spending New Year’s Day in Boracay? Below are five fun things you can do in the island.


1. Go scuba diving.



activities to do in Boracay

Explore a sunken ship and enjoy the underwater beauty of Boracay. (Image: Calypso Diving Shop)


Other than its fine white sand beaches, the rich and colorful marine resources is also among the main tourist attractions in Boracay. There are numerous dive spots which are just between five to 30 minutes away from the island. With its convenience and the proximity, scuba diving is one great activity you can do this New Year.

There are more than 10 dive spots surrounding the island. Each has a different depth and coral varieties. Among the famous spots is the Camia ship wreck. The ship sunk in 2001 and is now home to different fishes and marine animals.

Scuba diving allows you to have a glimpse of the underwater world of Boracay. Diving schools in the island offers short courses which could help you learn to dive within the day. There are also fun diving activities suited for amateurs. For experts, night adventure diving can also be experienced in the island.


2. Check out the free attractions



activities to do in Boracay

The iconic Willy's Rock of Boracay (Image: Writer’s Own)


The saying that the best things in life are free is indeed true in Boracay. You don’t have to shell out money to experience the best things in the island like its fine white sands, numerous beaches, amazing people, and breathtaking sunset. These are the main reasons why people keep coming back to the island.

At White Beach, you can check the famous rock formation you often see in postcards. The grotto more known as Willy’s Rock has the image of the Virgin Mary and some trees that grow in a rock. You can also go beach-hopping within the island. What makes it interesting here is how the sand for each beach differs. White Beach for example, is where you can find the white sand which Boracay is famous for. On the other hand, Puka Beach located on the northernmost portion of the island has coarse sand scattered with puka shells.

Another thing you can enjoy for free in the island is its stunning sunset. Here, no two sunsets are the same, so you’ll get a different treat every time the sun goes down.

For some more sightseeing, you can visit the deck in Mt. Luho where you can see a 360-view of the island. You can also commune with the Ati community, the indigenous people’s group known as the first settlers of Boracay. When visiting, make sure you coordinate with the tribe leader and the nuns who help manage the village.


3. Engage in water sports.



activities to do in Boracay

Enjoy some fun activities at the turquoise waters of Boracay. (Image: Jhoy Candelario)


Surrounded with water, Boracay is also best known for its array of water activities. There’s one activity that will surely fit everyone’s personality. Those who are more adventurous can try extreme sports like kiteboarding, jet-skiing, or cliff jumping. For non-swimmers who want to have some fun on the water, try banana boat ride or the Flyfish ride. Those who can’t swim can also have a chance to go underwater with helmet diving. This activity does not require someone to know how to swim since you just have to walk underwater.

To get a perfect view of the sunset, you can also try parasailing or sailing on the water using a paraw, or a wooden outrigger boat which is famous in the island. For those who prefer a laid-back way to cool down, swimming in the clear blue waters at sunset time is one good way to end the day.


4. Go on a food trip.



activities to do in Boracay

The famous banana choco peanut fruit shake from Jonah’s (Image: Writer’s Own)


Going on a food trip will always be part of traveling. When in Boracay, your options are virtually unlimited for you and your taste buddies. You can choose from ready-to-eat street food like the chorizo burger to plated dishes at different upscale restaurants in Boracay.

Here, you can have a gastronomic feast to kick off the first day of the year. Whether you like Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, or Indian cuisine, you can always have something that suits your palate with the many dining options in the island. To freshen up while on the beach, you can try the famous choco banana peanut butter shake from Jonah’s Fruit Shake & Snack Bar, which is known to have the best fruit shakes on the island. To complete your experience, you can try the fresh seafood as well.


5. Experience the party scene.



activities to do in Boracay

Boracay comes alive at night with its vibrant party scene. (Image: Club Galaxy)


No Boracay trip is complete without experiencing its nightlife. See how the beachfront comes alive at night with performances by live bands and the fire dancers of Boracay. Of course, there’s unlimited booze too. One good thing about Boracay is that people of all ages can enjoy a night of fun while on the island.

Going to a night out also is not a hassle as you don’t have to wear high heels while partying. Just wear comfortable clothes and hit a bar which suits your preference. There are clubs for partygoers, pubs for music lovers, and bars where you can listen to the talented performers on the island. If you come a little early, you can score discounts on your drinks during happy hour.


With the many activities in Boracay, you can surely welcome the New Year with more than just a tan.

author

Karen writes to earn a living, tell stories and promote her advocacies. She’s a traveler and a volunteer. Her adventurous soul makes her more comfortable to sleep on the couch of a stranger than pay bucks for accommodation. Her ultimate dream is to travel the world, master a foreign language and learn how to swim. To keep her sanity while chasing her dreams, she chases waterfalls on weekends.

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