Boracay Activities | What to do in Boracay
The 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. Overall it has the best of all elements to make a visit for anyone unforgettable
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.
What is a Paraw?
A paraw is a native outrigger sailing boat constructed from wood and bamboo. It is comprised of a single wooden hull base flanked with two bamboo outriggers on both sides for stability. The design of Boracay Paraw's can be traced to as early as 1200's which was used for transport, fishing and trade before it was used for tourism.
Capacity and Safety
Riding the the Paraw is a calm and tranquil experience, enjoyed with a bottle of wine at sunset. You can visit deserted beaches and snorkel sites, or, during windy weather, a wet and exhilarating way to ride the waves at high speed. A Boracay Paraw is usualy crewed by 2 people the skipper and a balancer. It can accomodate 4 - 6 passengers comfortably.
Life vests can be requested from the Paraw crew for safety incase you fall out. Yearly, Boracay Island plays host to the Paraw Regatta, an international sailboat race using native outrigger sailboats. It is a colourful and lively spectacle worth seeing.
Paraw Sailing Tips:
Drinks - bring an ice box full cold drinks, beer in cans, a bottle of wine or hard liquor etc.
Food - sandwiches, chocoltes, chips, beach BBQ, food thats easy to eat and is high in energy
Valuables - wrap your valuables in waterproof plastic and tie it to yourself, it can be a bumpy ride sometimes
Sunscreen or Suntan - trips can sometimes last longer than you expected due to wind conditions
Trash - bring a small plastic bag for your trash so it wont accidentaly fall into the ocean
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