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Boracay Travel Guide: Here’s Your Perfect Three-Day Itinerary on the Island

Make the most of your beach trip with this 3D2N Boracay travel guide!

By: Mira Maestrecampo | November 02, 2022
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A three-day trip to Boracay is worth it if you take the time to explore the food and the long beaches.

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Beach lovers wouldn’t miss going to the world-famous beach proudly located in the Pearl of the Orient, which is no other than the island of Boracay. Your itinerary should not miss Boracay’s best eats and views! Peak season or not, and whether summer or holiday season, Boracay is always flocked with beachgoers and tourists because you will never run out of activities and things to do while having a getaway on the stunning, white beach island.

Yoorekka creates this Boracay travel guide and itinerary, especially for you; just feel free to bookmark this on your phone as you prepare for your Boracay trip. You can freely use this as a basis for making your own Boracay guide, too! You deserve to taste, experience, and feel the best of Boracay, so make sure to have your pen and paper as you take notes from this guide to Boracay to maximize and make the most of your beach trip.


2:00 PM: Check in at a mid-range, beachfront hotel. Unpack and reenergize for a first-day stroll.

Traveling to Boracay can be slightly tiring whenever you come from the Philippines, so it would be best recommended to take a quick rest at your hotel upon arriving at Boracay Island. The first thing on this Boracay travel guide is choosing beachfront accommodation. You might think beachfront locations can be a little intimidating regarding the room rates. However, several budget-friendly hotel accommodation options can still fit your mid-range budget.

Check out these two beachfront accommodations that might be precisely what you are looking for.

White Sand Boracay by Mandarin Premier
Location: Beachfront, Station 3, Boracay Island, Malay
Contact Number: 0945 5937580
Rates Range: PhP3,000 to PhP12,000 per night (promo rate)

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Rooms at this beachfront hostel open up to the best sunrise views of Boracay.

Image: White Sand Boracay by Mandarin Premier Facebook page

For your Boracay travel guide and for a heads up on this guide for tourists going to Boracay, choosing a beachfront hotel lets you have a convenient and genuinely tropical experience while on vacation. You don’t always visit the island, so it’s best to make the most of the experience there. One good option in this guide to Boracay itinerary that can offer you that experience is the White Sand Boracay by Mandarin Premier, located at the quiet beaches of Station 3. Beach lovers who opt for a low-key environment will love to stay at Station 3 since it is one of the delicate parts of Boracay Island, away from the crowd and the buzz.

White Sand Boracay, the first hotel feature for your Boracay travel guide, offers a breath of fresh air as it lets you have a delightful beach experience with its relaxing façade, classic hotel interiors, and pool. You can also access the hotel’s resto, Eight by the Beach, and sip your favorite cocktail by the swimming pool on your first-day arrival in Boracay. If you plan a trip this 2022, you might also want to avail of their promo rates, which start at PhP3,000 per night, suitable for two persons. Travel dates for this promo are applicable until December 23, 2022.

Marrakesh Resort – Boracay
Location: Station 1, Boracay, Boracay
Contact Number: 0977 7311508
Rates: Start at PhP4,500 per night via Airbnb

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Feel like a Queen in Boracay with Marrakesh Resort’s beachfront room and cozy queen-size bed.

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On the opposite side of the island is another boutique hotel in the structure of Marrakesh Resort Boracay. This Moroccan-inspired beachfront boutique hotel is another good option for your Boracay travel guide room recommendations. Marrakesh Resort Boracay offers excellent room options for any traveler, plus the bathtub and the balcony are very Instagrammable. You can also find Kasbar Boracay downstairs, Boracay’s famous Moroccan bar and restaurant. This aesthetic hotel is also accessible to prime spots in Station 1, Boracay, near various island activities.

3:00 PM: Take a stroll at D’Mall Boracay at Station 2 and have some light snacks.

D’Mall Boracay has been everyone’s go-to shopping spot in Boracay, offering a wide array of shopping, dining, and souvenir options accessible to everyone. Located at Station 2, D’Mall Boracay is a big outdoor shopping haven where you can find anything you need while on the island. You can start window shopping for souvenirs, swimwear, bikinis, and accessories. You can also mark food spots you might drop by anytime during your Boracay getaway.

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Fashion boutiques and souvenir shops can be found at D’Mall Boracay.

Image: D’Mall Boracay Facebook Page

While deciding what to buy and where to eat at D’Mall Boracay, here are some recommendations for this Boracay travel guide.

Spice Bird Grill
Location: D'Mall Boracay, Station 2, Boracay
Contact Number: 03 6288 1302
Operating Hours: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Price Range: PhP160 to PhP1,395

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From delicious meals to savory desserts, Spice Bird Boracay sure doesn’t disappoint.

Images: SpiceBird Facebook page

Spice Bird deserves a spot in this Boracay travel guide feature specially curated for you. Hailed as Boracay’s best grill, SpiceBird serves lots of food variety—seafood, piri-piri grilled meats, vegan food options, and more. You also have something 'to look forward to in the morning as SpiceBird serves delicious breakfast options like the new menu: Malagos Chocolate and Cream Cheese Waffles. The Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Bagel is also ideal for light snacks on a warm afternoon at Boracay.

Boracay Beach Truck
Location: Phase 4 D'mall of Boracay, Boracay
Contact Nos.: 02 288 6749 / 0969 1490059
Operating Hours: 11: 00 AM to 11:00 PM; closed on Wednesdays
Price Range: PhP71 to PhP437

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If you see a red food truck at D’Mall, don’t hesitate to stop by and taste some snacks from Boracay Beach Truck.

Images: Boracay Beach Truck Facebook page

The food options of this humble food truck located at the main entrance of D’Mall Boracay are overwhelming, and one afternoon of exploring the food options at Boracay Beach Truck will not be enough. Get a taste of flavors from around the world in food bowls, their bestselling specialty. Depending on your preference, these bestselling bowls are served with steamed rice, nasi goreng fried rice, or noodles. The area has photo-worthy murals in a beautifully designed dining hall. Though this dining option is in food truck style, the space for customers can cater to up to 42 people. The food at Boracay Beach Truck is always served fresh and will surely reenergize you for the rest of your first day.

5:00 PM: Relax at the beachfront, wait and watch the sunset, and take many photos as possible.

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The sunset in Boracay always makes your beach trip memorable.

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After the tiring travel and beach stroll in Boracay, you deserve to savor the breezy beaches of the beautiful island. That’s why sitting and just admiring the breathtaking views is also one of the things that you must do, included in this guide to Boracay. Take up any space on the sandy shores and admire the views as you release your worries and stress. Don’t get drunk just yet, as you might miss remembering the iconic and majestic Boracay sunset around 5:30 to 5:45 in the afternoon.

7:00 PM: Dinner at Dos Mestizos Boracay Station 1

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Craving a Spanish dish? You’ve come to the right dinner spot in Boracay.

Images: Dos Mestizos Boracay Facebook page

After strolling and taking photos, take refuge while you fill your tummies again at this Spanish deli bar and restaurant at Station 1, Boracay. This Boracay travel guide is not just about helping you have the best experience, but this guide to Boracay also takes you to something new that you should not miss trying out on the island—just like the Spanish food at Dos Mestizos Boracay. With this resto included in your Boracay beach guide, try ordering the bestselling Herb Crusted Pork Chop, served with potato puree and ensalada verde. You might also be lucky to dine at the resto and enjoy the acoustic sessions, usually on the weekends.

Don Mestizos is open daily from 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM.

8:30 PM: Dessert or coolers at Lako Boracay at Station 1 while taking a night stroll

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Unique, gourmet beverages at Lako Dessert is something new that you should taste.

Images: Lako Dessert - Boracay Branch Facebook page

Let that full stomach cool down with some unique desserts at one of Boracay’s best Filipino-inspired gourmet dessert shops. You will surely love Lako Dessert, a food stop that should be on every Boracay travel guide, boasting the classic taste of Filipino desserts leveled up and innovated without compromising its signature flavors.

Lako Dessert is the perfect option to cap off your first day at Boracay Island. This gourmet dessert shop offers all-natural, Filipino dessert-inspired beverages and wrapped Filipino viands innovated to give you that unique food experience that also takes your Boracay travel guide and itinerary to a new level. Lako serves meryenda shakes inspired by Filipino desserts: bibingka shake, halo-halo shake, strawberry taho shake, champorado shake, buko pie shake, and leche flan con langka shake. Lako also serves Kesong Puti shakes in Choco, Mango, or Strawberry flavors, and Sustansya juices such as the Mansanas at Luya, (Apple and Ginger) Pinya at Pipino, (Pineapple and Cucumber), and Pakwan at Atsal (Watermelon and Bell Pepper).

Another unique specialty is the Ulampia, wrapped Filipino viand innovative, and they are only at PhP99! Try tasting the Kare-Kare Lumpia or the Laing Lumpia, and take your tongue to a different level of Filipino food exploration.

Lako Dessert is open daily from 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM.

9:30 to 10:00 PM: Back at the hotel room, rest, and lights off.

It is expected to feel postprandial tiredness after a day of strolling and eating to a full stomach. You should rest for an hour or more, not sleep with a heavy belly, but not too late at night because by then, you should have enough sleep and energy for your second day in Boracay. Don’t forget to set your alarm!


6:00 AM: Wake up soon, chill at the teraza, and buy the classic Taho!

The best trip on the island can be maximized when you wake up early, around 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM, as long as you have enough energy to fulfill many activities for the second day of your Boracay trip. You can catch the fantastic Boracay sunrise, jog around the white sand beach, or sip your early morning coffee on your room balcony. More food trips, beach strolls, and picture-taking is set for the second part of this Boracay travel guide.

To kick start the day, you might want to try buying the classic Filipino favorite—Taho! This Filipino snack is also sold on the island, not just on the city streets, and many taho vendors are peddling in many areas of Boracay. You might hear one from your room, so be alert in coming to them to buy a cup of Taho. Imagine the combination of soft, white tofu, mini sago pearls, and sweet arnibal in the early morning. What’s fascinating about some taho peddlers in Boracay is that they now accept more modes of payment other than cash! You can now pay for a cup of tasty Taho via Gcash or PayMaya, given that you forget to bring your wallet while chasing Manong Taho.

After buying taho, dress up in your best bikini or beach outfit! Remember to take a few selfies in your room before going out.

7:30 AM: Have breakfast at The Sunny Side Café at Station 3 Beachfront.

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Start your day at Boracay fresh with a hearty beachfront breakfast.

Image: The Sunny Side Café Facebook Page

The warm ambiance of The Sunny Side Café will perk you up for your second day at Boracay Island. Other than the cozy beachfront views, this café included in your Boracay travel guide is best known in Boracay for its tasty all-day breakfast dishes, signature coffee drinks, and savory desserts. To get you more excited, The Sunny Side Café added something new on the menu that vegans will love—the Vegan Spanish Latte. This unique blend is made with beans roasted exclusively for the café, hot oat milk, and vegan condensed milk. All the coffee options and breakfast choices at this beachfront café are worth adding to your guide to the Boracay island trip.

The Sunny Side Café is open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

9:30 AM to 2:00 PM: Stroll the beach and book island hopping tours, do thrilling water activities, and avail yourself of the free lunch on the island hopping tour!

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The Banana Boat Ride takes you and your friends on a thrilling ride on the oceans of Boracay.

Image: AMC Boracay Activities Facebook page

Don’t hesitate to try and do as many water activities as possible in Boracay! The adrenaline-rushing and heart-pumping activities you can do on the island add thrill and excitement and are recommended in your Boracay travel guide. As of this year, Boracay’s water activities have been continuously updated in adjustment to safety protocols. Updated activities include parasailing (PhP1,000 to PhP2,000 per person), paddle boarding (PhP500 to PhP1,000), helmet diving (PhP400 to PhP600 per person), Boracay UFO (PhP500 to PhP700 per person), sunset cruise (starts at PhP675 per person), cliff diving (PhP2,800 per person), swim like a mermaid (PhP1,000 to PhP2,500), and the ATV ride (PhP800 to PhP1,000).

Boracay’s most common water activities include scuba diving, jet skiing, banana boat riding, wakeboarding, and island hopping, with an estimated PhP450 to PhP2,500 per person. The Island Hopping Tour lets you tour the whole island, Puka Beach, and other iconic spots of Boracay. Some of the island tour options offer a free buffet lunch. You might as well take the chance and avail it to keep your tummies full and your body ready for more Boracay adventures ahead as you explore more of this guide to Boracay and this guide for tourists going to Boracay.

3:00 PM: Cool down and have a milkshake at Jonah's Fruit Shake and Snack Bar Boracay at Station 1

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Jonah’s Fruit Shake is the most famous beverage stop shop serving fresh fruit juices on the island.

Images: Jonah's Fruitshake and Snack Bar Boracay

Since the 1980’s Jonah’s Fruit Shake Boracay has been serving the best fresh fruit shakes on the island. Expect a flock of tourists when you buy around this time in the afternoon. They use the freshest ingredients to make their excellent shakes and many sweet fruit flavors to choose from. This fruit shake stall should always be on your Boracay travel guide since the fabulous flavors will make you come back every time you visit Boracay Island. Don’t forget to try the unique flavor combinations!

Jonah’s Fruit Shake Boracay is open daily from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM: Take another beach stroll and take the time to buy souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Have a time of self-reflection.

One of the cherishing moments you can do while having a vacation at Boracay Island is to relax and do nothing. The serene shores of Boracay bring a calming vibe, not just for the eyes but also for the mind and soul. Though some parts of Boracay are crowded with tourists, you can find more spots like under the palm tree, on your room balcony, or the white sand beach in front of the ocean.

Simply marveling at the overall beauty of Boracay is a relaxing activity. Since you have more time to spare, you can return to D’Mall Boracay and buy souvenirs like key chains, handmade wallets, and charming wall decor for your loved ones back home. This could also be your time to forget your woes and merely bask in the island’s beauty.

6:00 PM to 11:00 PM: Dinner at Kasbar Boracay at Station 1, stay for the night, and relax for acoustic sessions or party night outs.

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Kasbar Boracay is one of the island’s many go-to spots for its nightlife activities.

Images: Kasbar Boracay Facebook page

If you are a party-goer and want to make the most of this trip, this Boracay travel guide includes a fun dinner and night-out party at Kasbar Boracay. Taste Authentic Moroccan cuisine at one of Boracay’s most famous international bars and restaurants. The party crowd is back, and the nightlife on the island has finally come back to light up and crowd the sandy beaches. At Kasbar Boracay, you will experience the tropical vibe, cool drinks, and music nights.

Kasbar Boracay opens at 11:00 AM.

12:00 AM: Go back to the hotel and take a rest.


7:00 AM to 8:00 AM: Wake up, freshen up, and have coffee and breakfast at Little Wave Boracay at Station 2.

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A breakfast meal and a cup of coffee can get you back on track on the last day of your Boracay trip.

Images: Little Wave Facebook page

Coffee at Little Wave is the best solution to cure any hangovers from the night before. This cute café in Boracay serves classic coffee blends prepared craftily by their in-house baristas. On your third day on the island, you would need a caffeine fix to get through the day. On this Boracay travel guide, exploring Boracay is more than just roaming within your hotel boundaries. Little Wave Café’s location is at Station 2, and you can hop an e-trike on your way there, which is an excellent suggestion for waking up your senses. The warm and homey ambiance of this café is genuinely worth it, plus the well-cooked breakfast meals that will never disappoint. You can also include this on your Boracay island travel guide for a fresh take on having coffee on the island’s shores.

Coffee at Little Wave is open daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM: Read a book by the beach, take pictures, swim in the ocean, and enjoy the last day of your Boracay trip. Have your hair braided!

What could be more fun than taking the time to once again lie down on the white sand beach and read a good book? Total relaxation is recommended in your Boracay travel guide, which is a good recommendation you can try. Self-help books, fiction novels, or even a daily devotion booklet will help ease your mind and feed your soul with wisdom while admiring the ocean views. A good read in Boracay complements the warm weather, ornamental trees, and sound of the beach waves. All these invoke a genuine relaxation, perfect for your last day on the island.

Also, take the beach troll while you still have the energy and have your hair braided by one of the talented men and women peddling on the white sand shores! Never miss having your hair braided with signature Boracay hairstyles so that people would know where you got your tan lines from!

11:00 AM: Have an early, budget-friendly lunch at Andoks Boracay at Station 1

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Andoks Boracay is everyone’s go-to budget-friendly food stop on the island.

Images: Andok’s (L); Travel and Eat with U (R) Facebook pages

Everyone is raving about Andoks in Boracay lately since it’s the most budget-friendly food stop you can find on the island. In this Boracay travel guide, you can have the option to pack your bags back at your hotel for an early checkout, or you can first grab lunch at Andoks Boracay, just located at Boracay Station 2. You might as well grab some tasty and affordable lechon manok, fried chicken, and sinigang from Andoks Boracay before heading back to your hotel for checkout. Your budget was maximized during your Boracay trip’s first and second days.

11:30 AM - 12:00 NN: Pack and proceed to check out. Don’t forget to take pictures on your way back from the island of Boracay!

This guide to Boracay is the best sign for a Boracay trip now! On this Boracay travel guide, Yoorekka has your fun and maximized enjoyment in mind. You are free to make your own Boracay DIY guide, which can also serve as a guide for other tourists going to Boracay.

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Mira - with a long surname - is a girl who dreams of becoming a news anchor someday, in God's perfect time. She loves to read books and eat different kinds of cheesy or saucy food. A coffee addict and a dog lover, she loves long hugs, hot coffee on an afternoon break with friends, or simply sleeping all day with her stuffed unicorns.
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