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Top 5 Action-Packed Activities in Boracay

Updated on June 8, 2015

A cozy, lazy beach vacation is all well and good, but why settle for the predictable when you can go out of the box? True, Boracay is famed for its beautiful white sand and picturesque beaches—with wild parties that go on from sunrise to sunset, the relaxing spa sessions in its many resorts and the golden sunsets that’ll have your friends liking all your social media posts—but what’s really worth it about a Boracay trip is engaging in one of its many adrenaline-filled activities, guaranteed to make your stay a memorable one full of thrills and adventure.

If you’re tired of placid beach trips with too many pina coladas and dull mornings, why not get rid of the same old, sedate Boracay stay, and try one of these five awesome things to do! After a day full of these activities, that resort massage will feel even more relaxing and much-deserved. Don’t spend your vacation doing the same tired, boring things you’ve been doing for years, when you could be treating yourself to an intense tropical getaway that’ll be worth every bit of cash! You’ll see that there’s still so much more to do on Boracay than you expected.

Cliff Diving

For those who are willing to take the plunge, cliff diving can be done at various islands just half an hour away from the main coast of Boracay, such as Ariel’s Point and Carabao Island. Just hop on a boat, find one of the jumping spots and feel the rush as your body meets the water. Truly an out-of-this-world experience. For that moment when you’re suspended in the air, about to hit the water, you can really feel how amazing it is to take the risk! Surprisingly, there’s not that much risk attached, as the water is deep enough to support the tallest and heaviest divers in various points. Combining this activity with island hopping will make your Boracay stay a true adventure!


For the uninitiated, parasailing involves towing someone behind a boat, while they are attached to a parasail wing, which is similar in design to a parachute. Once the boat is started up, the momentum will carry the parascender and person into the air. Feel the sensation of flying as the waves spray your feet with ocean foam! Some boats available to rent are even capable of accommodating two or three parasailers at a time, so you can make this a fun group bonding experience.

Scuba Diving

If your idea of action involves exploring the unknown, why not go for scuba diving amongst one of the many sites in Boracay, or at the surrounding Crocodile Island and Laurel Island? Excellent for beginners, scuba diving in Boracay presents wonderful opportunities for macro photography, or for levelling up that diving certification. From nudibranchs to coral, barracudas to reef sharks, Boracay’s hidden treasures are just waiting below the sea. With the sheer abundance and affordability of dive sites on the island, it would be a shame to miss out on trying it at least once during your stay. Alternatively, many dive sites offer helmet diving as an option to the eager amateur who still wants to walk on the ocean floor.


Want to take control and traverse the waves? Jetskiing packs just as much of a thrill as parasailing, except you’ll be the one in charge and you’ll get to determine where your ride goes. Experience the excitement of cutting through the water in no time at all as the salt spray of the ocean whips your feet. You’ll be amazed at just how far you can go and how gorgeous Boracay is when you’re going with the current. After all—why simply swim all day when you can breeze through the water?

Flyfish Boat Rides

Flyfish boating consists of riding an inflatable raft that’s pulled by a speedboat. When the boat accelerates, the flyfish raft suddenly whooshes up into the air in a vertical position, giving you a chance to have the same thrill as parasailing, but with a bigger group of people, as flyfish rafts can accommodate groups of more than four persons. Exhilarating and a fun way to glide through the sea, flyfish boat rides can prove to be quite the crazy trip!

These five activities are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to having an action-packed vacation in Boracay, but they’re definitely the ones you shouldn’t miss doing during your stay. Why not gather your group of friends, book a few days on the island, and try them all? Various tour packages bundle these fun experiences with affordable accommodations, so forget staying all day sitting by the shore—there’s plenty more out in Boracay that’s worth saving for a weekend!


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      Carpe Diem 2 years ago from Philippines

      @Pat - Yes, parasailing is my favorite too.

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      Pat 2 years ago

      Parasailing is the best!