Boracay is one of the Philippines’ crowning natural glories. It’s picturesque beachfront of white sand and clear waters truly deserve the reputation as one of the world’s top island destinations.
Photographs don’t do justice to the beauty of 2012’s best island in the world as awarded by Travel + Leisure. Simply put, Boracay must be experienced to be fully appreciated.
Unlike the other beaches all over the world, Boracay stands tall above all because of the small things that will make your visit on this pristine island uniquely unforgettable. Below are five things that make Boracay one of the best beaches you’ll ever visit, if not the best.
This staple in American cuisine is normally produced and consumed in urban places. However, Boracay adopts this classic recipe of beef patty and bun and puts a tropical twist to it!
Why is it so Boracay? Considered as a beloved “street food” in the island, the patty of a Chori burger is made from chorizo, which is a cured pork sausage, and topped with special sauce for that sweet and satisfying taste.
Another American favorite turned into a tropical treat, these muffins purchased from Real Coffee have a zesty flavor and leaves a tangy taste, which is unlike anything that you’ve tasted before from a muffin!
Why is it so Boracay? Similar to the Chori Burger, Real Coffee turns something common and makes it a favorite island delicacy that’s unique to Boracay.
If you’re the adventurous type, then you shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity of going to Ariel’s Point! Feel the adrenalin rush by cliff-diving off varying heights (from 3-13 meters). For the faint-hearted, you can still enjoy the splendor of Boracay by swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, among other aquatic activities. This 5-hour trip package includes a scenic boat ride, BBQ buffet, unlimited drinks, full access to equipment and amenities to experience a feast of the senses!
Why is it so Boracay? Aside from the beauty of Ariel’s Point, one thing that stands out is the service provided by the staff. Their helpfulness and friendliness that radiates through their smiles are traits that are proudly Filipino.
Local Bead Craft
Business is booming in Boracay! Aside from the multitude of restaurants and shops found on the island, locals also get to reap some of the lion’s share in the profits by selling local beads along the shoreline.
Why is it so Boracay? The products sold promotes the natural resources found on the island, as the colorful and well-crafted necklaces and bracelets can easily pass off as high-end jewelry.
Paraw Sunset Cruise
If a view can kill, then this sunset cruise is to die for. Visitors get onto a paraw, which is Boracay’s version of a sailboat, and ride off away from the shore to get near the faded sun that slowly sinks down the horizon.
Why is it so Boracay? Known as Boracay’s popular seascape, a close view at Paraw of the sun setting and the sublime beachfront from a distance lets you marvel at the immensity of nature that is normally taken for granted. It is arguably one of the things that you’ll remember the most from your trip on this glorious island.
These are only a few things that are often found only in the Philippines’ most pristine beach. Do you have any to add to this list? Share it on the comment below.