Getting High On Boracay Island : Climbing Mt. Luho

Although I really love hanging out on the beaches, it’s hard for me to resist a challenge and so when I heard that it was possible to climb Boracay’s highest peak, Mt. Luho, I knew that it was something I had to do.

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Bamboo made View Point

I found it to be not incredibly difficult but the scenery was truly mind blowing. From the top I was able to see the entire island of Boracay from the little viewing deck . A natural seeming staircase led us to the bamboo made and concrete view deck and I was able to see beautiful Bulabog Beach, Puka Beach, Ilig-Iligan Beach, and some of the gorgeous golf courses on Boracay too. There is something about sitting at the top of a mountain and looking down at the world that just feels so incredible!

Ilig-Iligan Beach

To get to Mount Luho, I had to go to Brgy Bulabog. To get there I took the Boracay Bulabog Road and the Lupuz-Lupoz Road. Once I was in the area, I learned that I could either hike on the road or use motor transport.

Bulabog Beach
Bulabog Beach

I chose to walk. It was steep and winding and I thought about how much fun it would be to come down on a bicycle. Maybe next time. Getting a tricycle would have been just about 200 pesos but I much prefer to get places on my own energy.

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Macaque in Mt Luho

Few steps from the entrance of the park, we were welcomed by a “Tsonggo” – a longtailed Macaque which is forest-dwelling animal most prevalent in South Asia.

Melo on top of Mt. Luho

He was playful but be carefull, he will approach you and checkout your side pocket and will run once he grabbed something from your pocket.

Park Entrance
Park Entrance

To get on the deck was 50 pesos which the guy there told me was a maintenance fee, but I’m not convinced it didn’t help pay for some of the San Miguels he probably sips in the evening looking out over the amazing view (Just Kidding!!). You can even see that the area was well maintained and your 50 pesos entrance fee was well worth it:)

bamboo view deck
Bamboo Bridge

I wished I had one as I sat there. I stayed about an hour and took plenty of gorgeous pictures. It was a nice experience but next time I’ll take a bicycle and some beer with me.
  1. Ed Legaspi says

    I really enjoyed your story on Mt. Luho, Boracay. When we went to Boracay in 2003, I heard about this place where you can have a panoramic view of Boracay Island. Unfortunately, we visited Boracay in July and the weather wasn’t so kind to us.

    So we didn’t get a chance to climb Mt. Luho — all we could visit then were the beaches close by (we stayed near D’Mall), whenever the sun was out — which wasn’t very often.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your story and all the nice photos that you took. All the best and have a nice day!

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