10 Things to Do in Boracay Before the Closure
Now’s a great time to be in Boracay. With the impending rehabilitation looming from the 26th of April, granting a total halt for touristic operations for a relatively long period of time, the famous white beach island’s energy is full on in these remaining days for tourists.
It’s the kind of energy that vibrates with a strong will to radiate the optimal of one to oneself and to one another; in that there is a genuine delivery of goods and services from those in the hospitality industry, as well as profound appreciation, gratitude and empathy for their efforts shining through the eyes and smiles of their guests.
With that, it’s the best time to support the heart and soul of the island: pioneer establishments that transmit a sense of art and originality and respect for the island’s true natural landscape.
If you’re already on the island, here’s a list of what to do before the closure:
- Revel in the sunset at Red Pirates Pub in Angol and chat with the dynamic locals in its unique beach garden over a glass of Mojito.
- Cool down in the welcoming interiors of Gusto y Gustos Deli and enjoy a glass of fresh juice with its scrumptious baked breads. Just follow this bakery’s aroma in the alley next to La Carmela de Boracay Resort (Check Rates and Availability).
- Relive the feel of exclusive beach parties at Wahine Beach Bar in Diniwid Beach, the quaint cove northward from the long white beach.
- Sample sumptuous Spanish appetizers with a carafe of Sangria, a fruity cocktail signature of Dos Mestizos Spanish Restaurant.
- Get blown away with recycled art and awesome environmental innovations at Blah Blah Beach Bar in Bulabog Beach at the eastern coast of the island. This center for art, creativity and consciousness exhibits the works of the island’s pioneer artists and also the new ones.
- Feel the sea’s lively mood on board the island’s signature sailboat, the Paraw where you can ride on the waves, seated and relaxed as you sail toward the tranquil Puka Beach.
- Go on a deep-sea exploration with any one of the dive shops, or take a scuba diving course if you don’t know how to dive yet.
- Watch the annual Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival from 19th -21 at Station 2, White Beach.
- Get into an eco-friendly activity like paddle boarding or kayaking along the sparkling sea of white beach in order to keep the water clean.
- Scope the long white beach on foot and do your own beach clean-up amid the spectacular sea breeze and scenery.
Through this unified realization of hope and stronger environmental consciousness expanding within the island’s community and its supportive visitors, a new beginning for the Philippines’ famous white sand island is set for its good and for the good of other tourist destinations in the country.