Best Activities to Enjoy While in Boracay

Take a look at this list for the top things to do on Boracay.

1. Binge-Eating in Boracay

You can always find a place to eat on Boracay Island that will suit your tastes. Everything from authentic Filipino food to Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Mediterranean and Indian restaurants can be found on the island.
A trip to Boracay wouldn’t be complete without dining on some of the fresh seafood available there, such as oysters, clams, and other shellfish.

Spice Bird at D-Mall, Station 2, Boracay Best Activities
Spice Bird at D-Mall, Station 2

At Station X, the culinary adventure begins. The street market can be found on the island of Boracay, which has been increasingly popular in recent years. Spend some time lounging on one of the daybeds by the pool after dinner.

Not sure where to go? Here is a list of our favorite choices for your next food trip.

2. Wander Around White Beach of Boracay.

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Wander Around White Beach, Boracay Island

Most visitors to Boracay come to relax on the island’s world-famous beaches, so don’t forget your towel and sunscreen and spend some time lounging in the sun or taking in the sights of the colorful paraw sailboats as they cruise the coast. Don’t miss one of the best sunset views in all of Asia, which is claimed to be on this island.

3. Island Hopping

Exploring many of Boracay’s other gems is a common thing to do when in Boracay. There are a number of possible stops during this roughly 5-hour excursion, including Puka Beach, Coral Garden (snorkeling), Magic Island, Crystal Cove, Crocodile Beach, Ilig-Iligan Beach, and Ariel’s Point (cliff-diving). You’ll get to spend half a day exploring less-visited islands and cap the adventure with a scrumptious grilled seafood picnic.

Boracay Best Activities Island Hopping

4. Land Tour

Just like on an island-hopping tour, you can see all the highlights of the island—from Puka Beach to the mountainous interior—on a land tour by e-trike. Visit Tambisaan Beach (where you can take pictures in a kawa), Bulabog Beach, Keyhole, New Coast Beach, and/or Ilig-Iligan Beach on your land trip.

5. Watersport And Outdoor Activities

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing activity like parawsailing or a thrilling one like helmet diving, parasailing, paddle boarding, jet skiing, banana boating, and more, Boracay has it all.

Parawsailing in Boracay Island activities
Parawsailing in Boracay Island

Thanks to its ideal wind conditions, the island is also a popular destination for windsurfers and kitesurfers. And divers will love the many great dive spots in and around Boracay. World-famous diving sites including Yapak Wall, Virgin Drop, Camia, Tribird, Punta Bunga, and Crocodile Island are just a short boat trip away, along with more than 20 more.
Crystal kayaking is a relatively new attraction on the island. A tour guide can take you out on the water so you can shoot photos for social media with the crystal blue waters of Boracay as a backdrop.

Crystal Kayak in Boracay Island
Crystal Kayak in Boracay Island

6. Nightlife Walk in Boracay

Boracay’s party scene is known for being extravagant. Boracay is a popular destination for those looking to get their party on till the wee hours of the morning. Some bars on White Beach have “buy one, get one free” drink discounts from 4 until 9 o’clock at night, making this city’s happy hours among the longest in the world. Most of them are open till 3 or 4 in the morning.

OM Bar Boracay night life
OM Bar Boracay

Numerous nightclubs and bars may be found at White Beach such as Epic Boracay, Boracay PubCrawl, OM Boracay Bar, Club Galaxy, Boracay Sports Bar, and a lot to mention. Bars in the first and second subway stops are more popular, have louder music, and feature DJs and live bands. The bars in the Station 3 area are more chill, with a few local hangouts frequented by travelers.


Boracay Island, located in the Visayan region of the Philippines, is a popular vacation spot due to its stunning natural beauty and clean beach conditions. This Island is particularly stunning because of the rich marine life and coral reefs that surround it.
It’s impossible to get bored in this fantastic tourist spot, as there are so many things to do during the day and so many places to unwind at night, from luxurious spas to lively bars.
Among the world’s islands, it ranks among the very best destinations. Under the stars, on the pure white sand, you may relax to the sound of crashing waves and have a meaningful conversation. Relax and forget about your troubles as you sip on some refreshing tropical drinks. Then, arrange a trip to the island that never sleeps with your loved ones.

Perhaps you’d also enjoy reading about the travel route to Boracay.
Or the best places to eat in Boracay!

Or, if you decide to check out Palawan, our small family operation organizes private custom boat tours through the Palawan area, voted the best island in the world, with its 52 pristine white sand beaches and some of the clearest waters in the world.


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Sipalay: An Underrated Marvel in Negros

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There are many places to explore in Negros Occidental. Sipalay City is definitely one of them. This Negros city boasts tourism marvels that sure are worth the visit (and the long drive!). Outside of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental has many underrated travel spots to check. While history junkies may look to check Silay and its old city charm, sand and sea adventure are of no shortage in Negros. Sipalay City is an underrated gem that awaits any adventurous soul.

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History of Sipalay

The history of Sipalay can be traced back to the early settlements of Bornean datus in the 1800s. Because of the fertile lowlands, houses were built and a village was established. However, the village was washed away by flood from the Sipalay river. Because of such a catastrophe, the villagers decided to relocate to a flat land across the river. In this new settlement the residents flourished the agriculture and marine industry.

When the Americans arrived in Negros, Sipalay was already an organized settlement. In the 1920s, there was already a complete political structure. It was then part of the municipality of Cauayan.

In 1948, former president Elpidio Quirino signed EO No. 185, proclaiming Sipalay as a town. In 2001, Sipalay was converted into a component city of Negros Occidental.

Not only does Sipalay have a rich history, it also has a rich variety of tourist destinations that will surely leave people awestruck. Here are some of them:

Best Spots to Visit in Sipalay

Sugar Beach

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Sugar Beach is the “representative” beach in Sipalay. Yes, there are many scenic beach locations in Sipalay but Sugar Beach is the go-to spot for locals and tourists alike. Resorts are offering rental cottages for you to enjoy the sunrise while relaxing in its powdery white sand.  Trivia: it’s called Sugar Beach because of its sugar-colored sand.

Perth Paradise Beach Resort

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Probably the most ideal spot to take to “for the gram’ shots. Perth Paradise infinity pool overlooks a magnificent view of islets surrounding the area. You can also visit some of them by jet ski or bamboo rafting. If these choices are too tiring, how about basking under the sun in a bamboo raft?

Tinagong Dagat

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Much like Perth Paradise, there is a spot in this private cove that indulges visitors with a panoramic view of the surrounding islets. If crossing wooden bridges from one island to another isn’t exciting enough, the viewing park will surely give you the perfect backdrop to your adventure shots.

Punta Ballo

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If you want a more secluded and quieter place, Punta Ballo Beach is the right fit for you. A stretch of white sand beach flushed by crystal clear waters. Punta Ballo is a real haven for folks who want to escape and relax. Spending the night in Punta Ballo is convenient with available private resorts in the area.

Poblacion Beach

This beach spot has the closest proximity to Sipalay Proper. So, after checking the far-flung spots, unwinding the night away in Poblacion Beach is your safest bet. Having your meal from the Sipalay food park is very ideal for any of your laid-back travel goals. While you’re at it, you may as well appreciate the sunset and talking to locals for your next food trip destination in the area.

Danjugan Island

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Danjugan is technically part of the town of Cauayan but it is just an hour’s drive from Sipalay, so might as well make the trip. And it is worth the extra mile to say the least! Dajugan is a 43-hectare marine sanctuary managed by the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation. If you want to commune with nature but still get the thrill of adventure, Danjugan Island offers the right spice for you.

How to get to Sipalay

The Bacolod-Silay Airport (Negros Occidental) hosts regular flights from Manila and other cities in the country. From the airport you can hail a cab to the South Bus Terminal and board a bus bound for Sipalay. If you can’t find buses to Sipalay, you can take the Hinoba-an-bound bus and tell the conductor that you’re bound to Sipalay. From the city, you can stand at the Gil Montanilla junction and hire a tricycle that will take you to Brgy. Nauhang. From there you can rent small boats to Sugar Beach.

Where to Stay in Sipalay

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The most logical way to check out accommodations in the area is to start in the city center. There are a wide array of hotels and guesthouses in Sipalay city itself. Checking in the city center also affords you better transportation access if you want to explore other areas in Negros Province.  But if you want some tested and proven hotels, read on our list:

Big Bamboo Beach Resort

The Big Bamboo Beach Resort is the perfect example of real-life paradise. They offer freshly cooked food that you can savor at their beach front restaurant. They also have clean and comfortable cottages for you to have a restful day and a good night sleep after touring the city.

Easy Diving Beach Resort

Easy Diving Beach Resort is famous for its watersports experience. Aside from that, they boast of an atmosphere of serenity and harmony. With easy access to Sipalay’s must-see destinations, it features Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, a souvenir shop, a yoga room, recreational activities and a whole lot more.

It has top-class recreational facilities such as boats, canoe, hiking trails, watersports equipment rentals, and a yoga room.

Drift Wood Village

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As its name suggests, this resort is made from driftwood and has since attracted backpackers for its cheap rates yet cool ambiance. Imagine waking up to the sound of waves and smelling the fresh sea breeze? That is what the resort promises to its guests. They have air-conditioned rooms and fan rooms with prices ranging from p400 to P2,000. Definitely pocket-friendly!

Takatuka Beach Resort

Eccentric — that’s how they describe it. If you search for Takatuka Beach Resort on, you’ll read tons of comments on its unique and crazy decorations. They have cozy rooms as well as other amenities and great service.

Jamont Hotel

Looking for a budget-friendly hotel that is in the heart of the city? Look no further as Jamont Hotel is ready to welcome you with airconditioned rooms, free internet access, an on-site restaurant and a pool. There’s free parking, too, so guests with cars will not have a problem.

Where to Eat in Sipalay

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Sipalay, Negros is also home to world-class delicacies that will surely leave you drooling for more. Like other places, it has its local menus with fresh ingredients. If you want to check out its best restaurants, here is a list:

The Mixed Food Restaurant

This restaurant is famous for its authentic pizza and pasta infused with homemade tomato sauce and olive oil. Crisp, delicious and clean, their menu also has an array for food items to choose from including burgers and rice meals. They serve alcohol, too, in case you need a little push after a tiring and enjoyable day.

Location: Sipalay Food Park Manokan, Brgy. 2 Sipalay, Negros Occidental

Contact Number: 63 977 181 8869

Sulu Sunset Beach Resort Restaurant

Nothing beats filling your tummy while filling your eyes with a spectacular view. Sulu Sunset Beach Resort Restaurant is both an accommodation facility and a restaurant. Famous for its huge servings, they offer rice meals, pasta, pizza and salad. They have a bar too. Beer plus a view of the beach and sunset? It’s nothing but perfection.

Location: Sugar Beach, Sipalay

Contact Number: +63 919 716 7182

Blu Mare

Have a taste of their own version of Italian dishes at Blu Mare Restaurant. It boasts of its authentic Italian food, great service and ambiance, a nice garden and Italian wine. Sounds romantic, right?

Location: Sugar Beach, Sipalay

Contact Number: +63 915 480 6904

Fish Tank Seafood Restaurant

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They say you can never go wrong with seafood (except of course for people with allergies). In general, the Philippines is also famous for its abundant marine life, and Sipalay happens to be one of those cities who can confidently boast about their marine industry. Fish Tank Seafood Restaurant is famous for its fresh seafood and a variety of meal options. Imagine eating freshly caught fish while basking in nature. Yum, yum.

Location: Brgy. 3, Sipalay

Contact Number: 0909 823 3475

With exciting spots fits for any kind of adventure and a whole lot more, Sipalay is a tourist haven that is sure to capture anyone’s soul. You just want to come back for more!

Or, if you decide to check out Palawan, our small family operation organizes private custom boat tours through the Palawan area, voted the best island in the world, with its 52 pristine white sand beaches and some of the clearest waters in the world.


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Travel Tour Packages to Kataw Waterfalls



A nice romantic trip into nature from Pilar. Combines well with a local restaurant.


Endless rolling hills of sugarcane.






Parking spot next to the local school in the mountains, from where it is about a 15 minute easy walk to the waterfalls.


My boring, matter-of-fact documentary style pic above, below a pic by my beautiful mermaid. Click on below pic for her Instagram account.


The actual fall. Not much, but the journey there was nice. There were some tables there and three boys hanging out.
We were hoping for some privacy, so I ventured further down the river and found a lovely spot.




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