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Boracay Activities and Attractions guide for 2014

Explore Boracay Island! We will be your guideBoracay Island in the Philippines is paradise for travellers and sports buffs. Boracay Island experience is one you will truly enjoy, whether you visit with loved ones, or even decides to come alone and make new friends as you go along. It is also popular for its nightlife, for those who enjoy the night scene as well. Residencia Boracay's Guide Page features up-to-date information on various Boracay attractions and activities.

Cliff Diving Boracay Activity at Ariels Point.

A must do Boracay activity is cliff diving at Ariels point. Located in Batason, Buruanga, Panay Island which is only 30 minutes away. Ths small cozy , Ariels point is situated on the top most part of a cluster of limestone rock formations. Overlooking the turquoise waters of Boracay, Ariels point offers jumps from 5 feet, 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet, 30 feet, 40 feet, 50 feet, 60 feet, 70 feet and the highest point is 80 feet. Ariel's Point is the perfect Boracay activity for adventure loving thrill seeking travelers.

This Boracay Activity costs Php 1400 pesos around 32usd. The packaged Boracay Activity already includes boat transfer, BBQ buffet, cliff diving, canoeing, snorkeling, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and unlimited number of cliff dives. It also includes a 30 minute boat ride from Boracay to Batason where Ariel's Point is and a boat ride back to Boracay during sunset. Jump all day for or eat and drink all day for the price of Php 1400 is not bad. It is one of the best day trip BORACAY ACTIVITY you shouldnt miss out when in Boracay.

Ariels point is open 10 am – 5pm you can do visit www.arielspoint.com for more information.
FYI: They dont supply towels, you need to bring your own towels.


 Video: Boracay Activity Ariel's Point Cliff Diving




The Ati-Atihan Festival at Kalibo Aklan

The Ati-Atihan, held every January in the town of Kalibo in the province of Aklan on the island of Panay, is the wildest among Philippine fiestas. Celebrants paint their faces with black soot and wear bright, outlandish costumes as they dance in revelry during the last three days of this week-long festival. The Ati-Atihan, a feast in honor of theSanto Niño, is celebrated on the second Sunday after Epiphany. Catholics observe this special day with processions, parades, dancing, and merrymaking.

Ati-atihan means "to be like aetas"or "make believe ati's." Aetas were the primary settlers in the islands according to history books. They too are the earliest settlers of Panay Island where the province of Aklan is. The festival consists of tribal dance, music, accompanied by indigenous costumes and weapons, and parade along the street.


 Video: Boracay Activity Ati Atihan Festival


Boracay International Funboard Cup 2014


Annualy international events like, the (San Miguel Super Dry) Boracay International Funboard Cup, is held every January or February of the year to promote thie sports. Boracay windsurfing can be seen at its best at the Boracay International Funboard Cup which is a yearly event. The Boracay International Funboard Cup is a weeklong event held at Bulabog Beach every January. It is free to watch and after the tournament Boracay's atmosphere is pumped up with various beach parties and live music! 

The date for the 2012 International Funboard Cup in Boracay will be January 16 to January 21, 2012.
http://www.boracaywindsurfing.com


 Video: Boracay Activity Kiting


Boracay Wind Surfing


Boracay is one of the country's prime windsurfing and kiteboarding beaches in Asia. Ideal for beginners because its flat waters that is only 1.5 metres deep and 600 metres long. Wind surfing in Boracay is usualy done at Bulabog Beach which is a large two miles long lagoon. This lagoon is protected by offshore reefs which makes it perfect for wind surfing.


 Video: Boracay Wind Surfing and Kite Surfing Activity


Windy season starts between November and April. Boracay wind surfing winds are generally steady and onshore, blowing between 12 and 20 knots. Boracays beautiful waters are always warm, hovering around 27’C. For more advanced and experienced surfers Boracay also offers rolling and breaking waves out beyond the reef.

There are several establishments renting out top quality equipment with a good selection of board and sail sizes. Windsurfing courses are available for all levels from beginners to advanced. Check out the videoBulabog Beach below.


  Video: Boracay Bulabog Beach by cocoypaulino



Paraw Sailing


Boracay is to see its world famous powder-like white sand beaches and spectacular Boracay Sunset. Exploring Boracay Island island via Paraw or sailboat is most definitely the best way to explore Boracay in style. You can hire Paraw Sailboats to go sightseeing around the coast of Boracay and beyond rather than the traditional pump boat. Paraw Sailing is one of the most affordabale, accessible and pleasurable activities to do in Boracay not to mention its the lowest carbon footprint activity that you can do. read more


Video: Boracay Activity Paraw Sailing


Boracay Mountain Biking

Boracay has a biking trail 25 kilometres longis. Biking along Boracay is extremely scenic. Routes mostly loose dirt roads and steep climbs up to lookout points which give spectacular views across clear, blue waters of the islands. Various steep drops along single dirt track paths through thick vegetation and native villages will lead you to other deserted beaches to explore. Cycling along these beaches at low tide is best adviced. For the serious biker we suggest that you bring your own bicycle. If it comes as extra baggage from Manila to Caticlan, the cost is minimal. 

Bike rentals are available at USD 2.00 per hour or USD 12.00 per day.


Video: Boracay Activity - Mountain Biking


Kayak Island Hopping

Enjoy one hour of Kayaking off the beautiful shores of White Beach and then 30 minutes of snorkeling. With a little bit of experience and courage, kayaking is fun. Kayaking is not only good for exercise for your upper body, it will also develop yout balance and coordination. It is similar to a canoe except that a kayak has a closed cockpit. With a Kayak you also sit on the bottom of the boat with your legs extended and rowing is done using a two blade paddle alternating on each side. Sea kayaks (Puffins) are available for rent on Boracay.

Sea kayaking is good all year round although the rainy season is from July to November and it can be quite windy.
Singles USD 8.00 per hour, USD 30.00 per day 
Doubles USD 12.00 per hour, USD 32.00 per day


Video: Boracay Activity - Kayaw Island Hopping

 

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