Island hopping tours are a good alternative to explore Boracay from seaside. Traditional outrigger and sailing boats can be rented at White Beach. Crocodile Island and Crystal Cove Island are just a short drive away. These islands are also ideal for snorkeling. Recommended is a day trip to Carabao. Getting to Carabao Island takes 40 minutes by boat. Travellers with more time should not miss to visit Tablas Island. Tablas is much larger as Boracay and impresses through its beautiful nature.
If you want to see the entire island of Boracay from its highest point, then you might trek up the peak of Mount Luho. With just about 100 meters over the sea level it is easy to reach the top. Mt. Luho is located in the northeast of Boracay. Visitors on the peak will have spectacular views over the island and surroundings with its beaches and the deep blue ocean around. In the north of Mt. Luho is the 18 holes and 72 par designed golf course (Fairways Bluewater Resort Golf and Country Club) of Boracay. The entrance fee to Luho is 50 pesos per person.
In the northwest of Boracay, directly beside the main road, it is possible to charter buggy cars. These unique vehicles can be rented for a whole group, as well as for single drivers. A buggy car offers space for a maximum of two people. It is also possible to rent bikes or motorcycles in Boracay.
Who likes excessive shopping, should not miss to visit D´Mall. It is the main Shopping Centre in Boracay located right in the middle of the tropical island. D´Mall extends from White Beach up to the main street between Station 1 and Station 2. Numerous small shops offer beachwear, casual wear, shoes, bags, sarongs, handicrafts, arts, jewelry, accessories, souvenirs, seafood, fruits, vegetables and much more. In addition, there are travel agencies, money changers, pharmacies, dive shops, delicatessen shop, supermarkets and a lot of restaurants. Fast food is available at Andoks and McDonald´s. In most of the shops it is possible to pay with credit card.
After an eventful day, when it becomes dark and the sun has sunk into the Sulu Sea, enjoy Boracays great culinary delights from around the world and its amazing nightlife in bars and clubs full of atmosphere.
Boracay beaches are perfect to relax from the stressful job at home. Reading a book under palm trees in the warm breeze of the tropics, or visiting a massage parlour will make the holiday to a re-creative stay beyond the equator.
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