Known for its white beach and clear waters, Boracay is one of the Philippines’ most famous beach around the world. In 2018, the island was closed for 6 months for environmental redevelopment. Now, it’s more beautiful than ever! If you’re planning a trip to the Philippines, you should definitely include Boracay on your list!
If it’s your first time to visit Boracay Philippines, use this guide to make the most of your stay.
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- 1 How To Get To Boracay Philippines
- 2 Now I’m in Caticlan Jetty Port, what’s next?
- 3 Important Things To Know About Boracay Philippines
- 4 New Rules and Changes on Boracay’s Reopening
- 5 Common Scams in Boracay
- 6 Comparing Station 1, 2, and 3
- 7 Top Things To Do In Boracay
- 7.1 Watch the Sunset
- 7.2 Tour on a Helicopter
- 7.3 Party!
- 7.4 Go Parasailing
- 7.5 Try Paraw Sailing
- 7.6 Join a Yoga Class
- 7.7 Go Scuba Diving
- 7.8 Go Helmet Diving
- 7.9 Try Fly Fish
- 7.10 Get a Massage
- 7.11 Eat Fresh Seafood
- 7.12 Learn How To Swim Like A Mermaid
- 7.13 Go Swimming and Beach Bumming at White Beach
- 7.14 Visit Willy’s Rock
- 7.15 Try the Zorb
- 7.16 Go Island Hopping
- 7.17 Try Stand Up Paddling
- 7.18 Go Ziplining
- 7.19 Wakeboarding
- 7.20 Watch the Sunrise at Bulabog Beach
- 7.21 Cliff Dive at Ariel’s Point
- 7.22 Visit the Other Beaches
- 7.23 Kitesurfing at Bulabog Beach
- 8 Budget Tip: Planning to visit nearby tourist spots in Boracay?
- 9 Where to Eat in Boracay
- 10 Where to Stay in Boracay
- 11 Responsible Travel Tips
- 12 What to Pack for Boracay
- 13 Our Camera Gear
- 14 You might also like…
- 15 Philippines Travel Guides
How To Get To Boracay Philippines
Boracay is an island just 15 minutes away from Caticlan Jetty Port. Since there is no airport within Boracay, you will have to pass through Caticlan Jetty Port to get to the island. I’ve separated the instructions on Caticlan Jetty Port as it can get confusing if you’re a first time visitor. You might even risk getting scammed.
There’s no direct flight to Boracay so the first thing you have to do is to book your flight going to the airports nearest Boracay Philippines. You can choose from Caticlan (30 minutes away), San Jose Antique (3 to 4 hours away) Kalibo (2 to 3 hours away), Roxas (4 to 5 hours away), Iloilo (6 to 7 hours away). Then, follow the steps below.
Travel tip: You can book your flights here. Just type in your origin and destination.
Caticlan Airport is just 30 minutes away from Boracay and is the nearest airport. Once your plane has landed and you’ve claimed your luggage, you now have two options.
First one is to ride a tricycle going to Caticlan Jetty Port. This is the cheapest option. From the airport, go directly outside and you will see people holding up signages for tricycles, approach them, and they will direct you to the tricycle terminal.
If you have a lot of baggage, it’s best to rent the whole tricycle for P100 (up to 3 persons). If you’re not carrying a lot of stuff with you and you want to save some money, you can share the tricycle with other tourists and simply pay P35 per person.
The tricycle will then take you to Caticlan Jetty Port. Follow the instructions written under “Now I’m in Caticlan Jetty Port, what’s next?” below.
Second one is to charter a bus or van transfer. This is your best option if you have a lot of luggage. Most services even go to the length of dropping you off in front of your Boracay hotel (which is pretty awesome!). If you want a hassle-free trip, book a transfer service from Caticlan Airport to your hotel in Boracay from Klook.
From Kalibo, you can choose to ride a van or a bus. I would recommend riding the bus. The last time we rode a van, the driver kept picking up passengers along the way and it got all cramped inside the van. The usual three-seater seat had four persons in it. It’s not a very comfortable ride. Fare is around P100 per person and travel time is 2 hours.
For a convenient transfer from Kalibo Airport to Boracay, you can book a transfer service from Klook.
From Antique, you might have trouble finding your own transportation directly to Caticlan. Ryk and I went to Antique to try their famous kawa hot both and had to ride two different vehicles to get to Caticlan. You can ride a bus going to Kalibo and tell the bus conductor that you’re going to Caticlan. They will drop you off at a crossing where you will wait for vans or buses going to Caticlan.
Decided to visit the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines” first before Boracay? You can go to Pueblo Terminal to ride a van going directly to Caticlan. The last trip is at 6:00 PM. The earliest trip is at 5:00 AM.
From Iloilo, simply ride a bus going directly to Caticlan.
Aside from planes, you also have the option to visit Boracay via boat. This is the cheaper option (unless you were able to book a flight ticket on sale). 2GO Travel offers ferry transfer from Batangas (2 hours away from Manila) to Caticlan Jetty Port. Here, you can choose from super value class, tourist class, cabin, or suite. Travel time is 11 hours.
Now I’m in Caticlan Jetty Port, what’s next?
Once you’re in Caticlan Jetty Port, you’ll be asked to fill up a form at the registration area where you will indicate your length of stay and your booked accommodation. (The number of tourists in the island is being regulated so early bookings of accredited accommodation is required. Here’s a complete list of the accredited Boracay accommodations > Station 1, Station 2, Station 3)
Then, proceed to pay for the terminal fee (P100 per person), the environmental fee (P75 per person), and the boat tickets. As for the boat, you can choose from the pump boat and the Oyster Ferry. Here’s the difference between the two:
- Pump Boat: This will take you to Boracay island (Cagban Jetty Port) in around 15 minutes. The ticket price is P30 per person. There’s no aircon inside the boat but has open windows to let the cool air in. The pump boat is smaller than the Oyster Ferry. Departure is every 5 to 10 minutes.
- Oyster Ferry: Travel time to Boracay island (Cagban Jetty Port) is at 5 to 8 minutes. The ticket is priced at P75 per person for local tourists and P100 per person for foreign tourists. Inside the ferry, the seats are more comfortable, and wider. There’s also an aircon. Since there are only a few oyster ferries, you might have to wait for as long as 30 minutes for the next ferry to come back to Caticlan Jetty Port.
Show your booking
Once you’ve paid for your boat tickets, terminal fee and environmental fee, go inside the terminal. Here, you will see the verification area where you will provide proof of your accommodation. If you’re just going to Boracay on a day tour, you don’t need to provide proof of booking but you’ll be asked to fill up a separate form.
Ride your boat
Find your boat. There are signs pointing you to the right direction on where you should queue up. If you ever feel lost and confused with all the boats docked at the port, just ask the staffs around the terminal on which boat you should board.
- Inside the terminal, you can get free SIM cards that you can load up for mobile data usage. Depending on your hotel, the wiFi might not be strong enough. However, we found that most of the touristy areas have a 4G mobile data signal for both Smart and Globe SIM cards. If you can’t live without the Internet, you might as well get one.
- When going to the departure waiting area, you’ll pass by a small hallway. Be on the lookout for the stall that provides free copies of maps and guides of Boracay island. The map will be quite handy.
Travel Tip: Check schedules and availability of your buses, ferries, taxis or flights to book online with 12Go Asia.
Important Things To Know About Boracay Philippines
ATMs on the Island: You don’t have to worry about ATMs in Boracay. There are a lot of banks on the island and several ATMs by the White Beach.
Languages Spoken: Most locals can speak Aklanon, Tagalog, and English. During our stay, we heard several local tour guides speak foreign languages such as Korean and Chinese.
Festivals on the island:
- Ati-atihan Festival (January) – This is Boracay’s version of Kalibo’s Ati-atihan Festival. Here, you’ll find locals with painted bodies parading and dancing along the White Beach.
- Boracay Food Festival (May) – Go on a Filipino food trip during Boracay’s food festival held on the beach.
- Yapak Festival (February 10) – The three administration zones of Boracay holds each of their own festivals. You can expect lots of music, dancing and parades.
Best time to visit: Best months to visit would be February to May for the least rainfall.
Getting Around: To get around Boracay, you can choose from tricycles, electric tricycles, and motorbikes.
UPDATE: As of November 26, 2019, permits for drone flying for personal use is no longer approved.
Internet Connection in Boracay: Most of the Boracay accommodations I contacted have told me that Internet Connection in Boracay is not so fast. Since I’m a digital nomad, having reliable Internet is quite important for my travels. So all throughout our stay in Boracay, I used my phone’s mobile data connection. Mobile data signal in Boracay for both Smart and Globe is 4G. There are several stalls at the Caticlan Jetty Port selling SIM cards if you plan on getting one.
New Rules and Changes on Boracay’s Reopening
The reopened Boracay has now new rules such as:
- Hotel bookings are now required before going to Boracay.
- Several properties in Boracay that did not meet the new standards are closed. You’ll find several establishments demolished near the beach.
- Structures and furniture such as sunbeds are prohibited on the beach (so bring your beach towels).
- Drinking and smoking are banned on the beach.
- Vendors, fire dancers, bonfires, masseuses and commercial sandcastle builders are cleared from the beachfront.
- Businesses and buildings have a 30m buffer zone from the waterline.
- Single-use plastics are banned on the island. However, there are several establishments such as juice stands and small vendors that still use these. Hopefully, Boracay will be 100% plastic-free in the near future. Don’t forget to bring your ecobags.
- Pets are not allowed at the beach. Awwww.
- Water activities such as jet skis have to keep a distance of at least 100 meters from the beach area.
Common Scams in Boracay
Before going to Boracay, do your research. If not, you might fall for scams all around the island. Well, lucky you, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of the most common scams we found while in Boracay.
I can’t honestly believe I fell for this. It was the day before my birthday and I was feeling good. I saw a couple of tourists with colorful hair braids which made me want to give it a try. I asked for a side braid while Ryk had a full-on braid much like a cornrow. The quote for both was P500.
However, when the braids were halfway done, we were told that we had to pay an extra P50 for the colorful threads per line! By the time they were finished with the braids, we paid nearly four times the initial quote! And the worst thing was, they gave me tiny braids. So the usual 4 to 5 lines became 12. Geez. The braid looked horrible even. The whole experience ruined our Boracay trip.
You can find a lot of people offering hair braids near the beach. They’ll show you a couple of hair braid photos to choose from which don’t have any set price.
If you still want to try getting a hair braid, it’s best to ask around for the prices first so you can get an average price on how much the braids are. Ask if there are any extra charges.
If you’re on a budget, I suggest skipping this. It won’t make your Boracay experience incomplete. You’re better off doing the braids on your own.
Free Buffet Trap
While you’re enjoying your time in Boracay, you’ll often run into a few people asking you if you had an invitation for a free Buffet from Astoria. The FREE buffet might stop you in your tracks but be warned. You better walk away.
So the free buffet goes like this. These people will offer you a buffet ticket. You can claim it at blablabla. In exchange, you’ll have to tour around Astoria hotel with a short orientation afterwards. Apparently, this is one of the marketing schemes of Astoria in promoting their hotel. After the orientation, you’ll be offered membership packages and might even be forced to join by paying thousands of pesos. You can read all about this trap here.
You can still take advantage of the free buffet (afterall free food is still free food) but you’ll have to be firm in saying NO if you don’t want spending money on membership packages. They won’t be able to force you to pay if you have nothing to give, right?
Overpriced Seafood Paluto
Boracay has several spots offering seafood paluto. What does this mean? It basically means you buy uncooked seafood from the market then pay a restaurant to cook it for you. Sometimes, the restaurant itself sells you the seafood and charge you extra for the cooking fee depending on how you want it cooked – steamed, fried, stewed, or baked. You name it.
We’ve tried the seafood paluto in D’ Talipapa and it wasn’t a great experience. The cooking fee was too expensive. You’ll be charged on a per kilo basis. Plus, considering that Boracay is an island and have fishing villages, you’d think that the seafood sold would be cheaper.
We grew up in the mountains of Benguet and the seafood sold in Boracay are more expensive than the ones sold in the markets of Baguio City! You’re better off eating seafood in other places like the Islas de Gigantes in Iloilo where scallops are sold at one peso each!!
If you don’t know the rates for tricycle rides, you might not be aware of it but you’ll be paying a lot more than usual! It’s best to ask the accommodation you’re staying in (or the locals) how much the usual fare for a tricycle is to the place you’re going to.
All in all, Boracay can turn into the worst tourist trap in the Philippines if you’re not careful. If you think something is too good to be true, it probably is.
Comparing Station 1, 2, and 3
You’re probably having a hard time deciding on which station to stay in and asking yourself what’s the difference between the three. Well, we’ve listed down what makes these three stations different.
Let’s start with station 3. This is where you will find the most budget accommodations. If you want to stay near the port, this is the place to be. It’s also the best place to immerse yourself in the local culture. Compared to station 2, station 3 is less crowded and has lesser number of bars and restaurants.
Laidback travelers looking for peace and quiet will love the relaxing vibe of Station 3!
Accommodations in Station 2 are at a mid-range price. It is the best choice if you want to stay near D Mall, the most crowded place in Station 2 where you will find the most number of restaurants, shops and bars. During sunset, this station gets very (very!) crowded.
If you want more beach access, station 1 has the widest beach among the three and the least crowded area during sunset. I definitely recommend this station for sunset viewing! This is also where you will find luxurious resorts in Boracay.
Compared to Station 2, this station doesn’t offer a lot of restaurants to choose from. Plus, several establishments are being demolished, or under renovation. It’s also the nearest station to Diniwid beach. If you want to relax on a wide beach, station 1 is your best choice.
Top Things To Do In Boracay
Watch the Sunset
Everyone who visited Boracay often says that the highlight of their trip is the sunset. So be sure not to miss it! Station 2 can get overcrowded during this time so if you want a quiet spot, I’d recommend you to check out the south of Station 3 or north of Station 1. If not, go sail on a paraw sailboat or a yacht. Either one will give you the most memorable sunset.
Here’s a tip. If you’re in Station 1 for the sunset, Friday’s offer buy 1 take 1 promo on their drinks from 3PM to 6PM. It also has a perfect view of the sunset.
Tour on a Helicopter
Want to get an aerial view of Boracay? The best way is to ride a helicopter! It’s a once in a lifetime experience that you’re sure to never forget.
If you’ve never ridden a helicopter before, this might be the most affordable one you can get your hands on. Excluding the pilot, the helicopter can carry up to 3 people. The tour lasts for around 10 to 20 minutes.
Before the 6 months closure of Boracay in 2018, the island was well-known for being the Summer Party Capital of the Philippines! Now, the nightlife in Boracay is still very much alive.
If you want to go meet people and party, the Pub Crawl should be on top of your list! Join the activity and visit 5 different bars/clubs in one night.
You can book a ticket via Klook which includes club entrance fees, free shooters, discounts and drink specials.
Looking for adventure? The Boracay parasailing adventure is a must-try! It’s an exhilarating way to get an aerial view of the island for a full 15 minutes of fun. The best time to do this is during sunset.
Want to give it a try?
Try Paraw Sailing
Remember seeing a photo of Boracay and looking at several boats by the beach? These boats are known as paraws and very much unique to Boracay. The best time to try one is during sunset for an unforgettable view. A maximum of 6 people can fit in one paraw. Depending on your budget, you can either join in a group tour or have your own private tour.
Join a Yoga Class
Have you ever wanted to try yoga? Well, now’s your chance! You can go join a yoga class every day at 10 AM at Seabird International Resort.
Go Scuba Diving
Did you know that there are around 15 diving sites in Boracay alone? Wow! Whether you are experienced or a beginner, there’s a dive site just for you!
Go Helmet Diving
Don’t want to go snorkeling or scuba diving but want to see fishes underwater? Here’s the easiest way to do so. If you don’t know how to swim, no worries! Helmet diving is just that – put on a helmet and viola! You’re ready to go underwater and meet your new fish friends.
At most, you’ll feel like an astronaut. But instead of space, you’re under the sea!
We made the mistake of doing the helmet diving in the afternoon and there were a lot of people queueing. We waited for hours until it was hour turn. By the time we went underwater, there were only a handful of fishes. Best time to do this is in the morning so you can see lots of fishes!
Try Fly Fish
Want to go on an adventure? The Fly Fish is a must-try! Ride an inflatable giant “fish” and try not to fall as you get dragged by a speedboat. Better hang on tight as the fly fish can go up in the air for a few seconds before crashing down on the water. Prepare yourself for a bumpy ride.
Get a Massage
After a tiring day of exploring Boracay, go relax and get a massage.
Here are some noteworthy spas in Boracay to try.
Eat Fresh Seafood
What better way to experience Boracay than to indulge yourself in a seafood feast? The cheapest seafood we found were sold at D’Mall Market. Then, bring them to the nearby restaurants, to your hotel or Airbnb to be cooked and enjoy!
You can find live king crabs, live lobsters, fresh fishes, prawns and shrimps!
Learn How To Swim Like A Mermaid
Make your mermaid dreams come true in Boracay with Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy. You can choose from any of the following courses.
- Introduction to Mermaiding Swimming Lesson IMSIA Level 1 or 2 Certification – 90 mins / Php 2,000 (40 USD)
- Advanced Mermaid Swimming IMSIA Level 3 Certification – 3 hours / Shore (beach) entry: Php 4,500 (90 USD)
If you just want to take photos, opt for the “Assisted Mermaid Photo Op” for P1,000 (20 USD). This includes a 30 minutes mermaid experience without the swimming part. You’ll be in shallow waters and shown a series of Mermaid poses that you can try so bring your friends and your camera for that IG worthy shot!
For more info, you can check Mermaid Swimming Academy’s website.
Go Swimming and Beach Bumming at White Beach
White Beach is Boracay’s most famous beach. Enjoy your stay in Boracay and have a laidback beach life. Simply relax by the beach or swim in the crystal clear waters.
You can find lots of areas that aren’t crowded around Station 2 or Station 1. Don’t forget to bring a beach towel and use a reef-safe sunscreen!
Visit Willy’s Rock
This is the most popular spot for taking pictures and watching the sunset in Boracay. Located in Station 1, Willy’s Rock becomes easily accessible during low tide.
Try the Zorb
Ever wanted to try riding a big bubble and go tumbling down the hill? Yup, that’s the zorb right there! Check it out when you go to Boracay!
Go Island Hopping
Hire a boat and tour around the many beaches of Boracay. That’s right. Despite being called island hopping, you’ll mostly visit beaches. Lunch is usually included. You can opt to join a group tour or go on a private tour and even include helmet diving in your itinerary.
The itinerary often includes the following spots:
- Coral Garden
- Balinghai Beach
- Tambisaan Beach
- Puka Beach
- Crocodile Beach (visit subject to tide and weather conditions)
- Ilig-iligan Beach (visit subject to tide and weather conditions)
Try Stand Up Paddling
There are so many water activities in Boracay and one of these is “stand up paddling”. Maneuver a standup paddleboard and make the most of your time in Boracay.
Feel like superman when you zipline across Boracay. The 300m ride might feel a bit underwhelming but hey, you got to see a great of view of the shore.
Go wakeboarding and ride Boracay’s waves. Satisfy your adrenaline rush and get the hang of gliding over the blue waters.
Watch the Sunrise at Bulabog Beach
You’ve watched the sunset from the White Beach. Now, it’s time to watch the sunrise on the other side of the island. Bulabog Beach is just around 15 minutes walk from Station 2. Wake up early and start your day with a view of the sunrise.
Cliff Dive at Ariel’s Point
From Boracay, you can visit the island of Ariel’s Point which is famous for being a cliff diving spot. You can book a day trip tour to this place with drinks and barbeque buffet included.
Visit the Other Beaches
Diniwid Beach, Puka Beach, Ilig Iligan Beach and Bulabog Beach are just some of the other beaches found in Boracay. You can visit Bulabog beach by walking from Station 2. Diniwid beach is a few minutes walk away from Station 1. Puka Beach and Ilig Iligan Beach can be reached via tricycle.
Tip: Bring your own food and drinking water if you’re going to Puka Beach. Everything is expensive over there! The usual P25 worth bottled water costs P80 to P120! And a fresh buko costs P250 compared to the P50 price at the White beach.
Kitesurfing at Bulabog Beach
Bulabog Beach is not only well-known as the best sunrise viewing spot in Boracay but it’s also famous for the best spot for kitesurfing! Want to try it?
Budget Tip: Planning to visit nearby tourist spots in Boracay?
If you’re planning to go outside Boracay to visit other places such as the kawa hot bath in Antique for the day, you’ll be paying the terminal fee at Cagban Jetty Port (P100 per person) then the boat fare. Be sure to keep the receipt from the terminal fee. Show this when you’re going back to Boracay so you won’t have to pay for the environmental fee and terminal fee at the Caticlan Jetty Port. You’ll simply be asked where you went to and you’ll only have to pay for the boat fare.
Where to Eat in Boracay
These are the only restaurants we’d recommend in Boracay. Most of the other restaurants offered food that were too expensive or not yummy at all. If you have any other recommendations, comment them down below. 🙂
Do you have a sweet tooth? Be ready to have your tastebuds explode with coconut goodness at Coco Mama. This small stall in D’Mall market has the best ice cream on the island! I’ve been back here almost everyday craving for that ice cream. If you’re going to Boracay, this is definitely a must try!
Jasper’s Tapsilog and Restaurant
Jasper’s is probably one of the best place to visit when you are in a budget and in search of authentic Filipino food. Aside from their budget meals and exceptional tapsilog you might also want to give their lugaw and pancit a shot. They provide delicious, hearty meals at an affordable price. I loved their tapsilog while Ryk always demanded the jumbo lugaw.
You guys definitely should have seen his face of surprise and utmost bliss when they brought a big bowl filled with lugaw, eggs, tripe, pig intestines, chicken meat and a big spoonful of toasted garlic for only P120. With all the fancy and expensive shops that are there, Jaspers is heaven-sent in a place where high tourist prices are rampant and mercy for your wallet is non-existent.
We loved going back to Jasper’s and enjoyed their food so much that we forgot to take photos!
Steampunk is an amazing place to visit if you love burgers. Although not as cheap as Jasper’s, we can assure you that their food is worth the try. Ryk really enjoyed his battle with the topless triple X burger, a burger so huge you can feed 3 people with it. But he fought it out and after a few minutes was generally licking the plate clean.
By his account, he said it was delicious and the dips and side dishes were extremely satisfying to him especially the hickory sauce which complimented the burger and the fries so well. Its something he wishes he could eat again even till this day. (Seriously, I hear him cry about it in the shower.)
Where to Stay in Boracay
If you want to make the most of your stay in Boracay, I’d recommend you to book a place near the White Beach. This is, after all, the best that Boracay has to offer! Choose from White Beach Station 1, Station 2, and Station 3.
So without further ado, here is a list of the best accommodations in Boracay.
- Beachcomber Resort – Check Prices and Availability
- Bluewaves Beach House – Check Prices and Availability
- Ambassador in Paradise Resort – Check Prices and Availability
- Astoria Boracay – Check Prices and Availability
- White Beach Villas – Check Prices and Availability
- The Lind Boracay – Check Prices and Availability
- Discovery Shores Boracay – Check Prices and Availability
Here’s a complete list of the best hotels to book in Station 1.
- Seabird International Resort – Check Prices and Availability
- Agos Boracay Rooms and Beds – Check Prices and Availability
- Boracay Summer Palace – Check Prices and Availability
- Boracay Haven Resort – Check Prices and Availability
- Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel – Check Prices and Availability
- Hennan Regency Resort & Spa – Check Prices and Availability
- Azalea Hotels and Residences – Check Prices and Availability
Here’s a complete list of the best hotels to book in Station 2.
- Casa Pilar Beach Resort – Check Prices and Availability
- Orchids Resort Boracay – Check Prices and Availability
- Blue Dawn Boracay – Check Prices and Availability
- Hey Jude South Beach – Check Prices and Availability
- Crown Regency Beach Resort – Check Prices and Availability
- Coast Boracay – Check Prices and Availability
- Mandala Spa Resort and Villas – Check Prices and Availability
- Asya Premier Suites – Check Prices and Availability
Here’s a complete list of the best budget hotels to book in Station 3.
Airbnb Boracay Philippines
Aside from hotels and resorts, you can also opt to stay at an Airbnb.
Responsible Travel Tips
When traveling to one place, make sure you practice responsible tourism. Here are some tips to do so.
1. Respect the environment
Don’t litter. Please hold onto your trash until you find a garbage can.
2. Avoid single-use plastic
Bring your eco bag and refuse single-use plastic.
3. Shop local
Keep the traditional crafts alive and support local artisans. Buy from them. And try not to haggle, P20 may seem small to you but it can mean a lot to them.
4. Always ask permission
Be sure to ask for permission first when taking photos or videos especially when it comes to children.
5. Don’t bring home sand and seashells
Take nothing but photos. Removal of seashells can harm the ecosystem and endanger creatures such as hermit crabs. You’ll often also find seashells sold as decorations, ornaments, or keychains. Please avoid supporting these and don’t buy.
What to Pack for Boracay
- Eco-friendly Reusable Water Bottle
- Light Rain Jacket (especially from June to November)
- T-shirts, a nice top, and a long-sleeved shirt
- Aqua Shoes
- Day Bag
- Dry Bag
- Power Adapter
- Universal Waterproof Phone Case
- Packing Cubes
- Microfiber Towel
- Travel Insurance
- Money Belt
- sneakers, hiking shoes (if you’re planning to hike) and some flats
- reusable straw and reusable bag (no to single-use plastic!)
Related Article: The Only Travel Packing List You’ll Ever Need (Trust Me)
Our Camera Gear
- Mirrorless Camera: Fujifilm XT3
- Lenses: Fujifilm Fujinon kit lens (18-55mm) | Fujinon 35mm f2 | Fujinon 50mm f2
- Drone: DJI Mavic Pro 2
- GoPro: GoPro Hero Black 7
- Power Bank: Romoss Powerbank
- Camera Backpack: Case Logic Camera and Laptop Backpack
- Monopod: Ifootage Cobra 2 a180
- Mic: Rode VideoMicro
- Gimbal: Zhiyun Weebill-S
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