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Friday, July 27, 2012

Featured Guest Post: Boracay as the World's Best Island

Boracay as the World's Best Island

by: Ann Joy Perez

Last year, Boracay Island in the Philippines ranked fourth as the “World’s Best Island.” This year, Boracay has landed on the number one spot for the same category. The result was based on an online survey conducted by Travel+Leisure, an international magazine. In Boracay, tourists and visitors can do a lot more exciting activities than enjoying the amazing view, cool waters and fine sand in the beach. In this article, we will talk about the top five activities in the world’s best island.

1. Parasailing

If you’re one who’s afraid of heights, forget about that for a moment and face your fear! Parasailing in Boracay can be counted as one of the best ultimate joyride in life and it’s worth the price (about PHp 1500). You’ll get to experience your face going against the wind with the speedboat hauling you above sea level. Open your eyes wide to see a bird’s eye view of everything below when you’re about 30 minutes up in the air attached to a special parachute with extended wings. People say it’s safer than in Phuket, Thailand.

2. Riding the Banana Boat

The banana boat is one of the most famous boats in Boracay. It’s an inflated giant banana that takes riders to feel the shrill of an adrenaline rush in the middle of the sea. With the capacity to carry five to nine passengers clad with life vests, the banana-shaped water vessel starts slow and gathers speed almost to toss riders off balance. Prepare only PHp 150-250 per person for a good 15 minutes of extreme screaming and laughs. The more people in the group, the cheaper the individual charge gets and the more, the merrier!

3. Island-hopping

As said, there’s more to Boracay than the beach itself. While in there, get the opportunity to visit the smallislets such as Crocodile Island and Crystal Cove and surrounding beaches likePuka Shell Beach and Panoly Beach. You’ll get to those places by renting a private boat, and often boatmen charge tourists PHp 2000 to 2500 for small boats accommodating up to eight people for three hours. For larger groups with up to 12 riders, expect to pay a max amount of PHp 4000 and for even larger ones that can carry about 25 people, an additional of PHp 2000 is requested. In those islands, there are different animals and unique elements to be found. You can also go shopping for souvenirs, buy fresh seafoods and have them cooked later. In the beaches, you can go snorkeling, scuba diving, fish-feeding, and swimming.

4. Sunset-watching

Sunsets in Boracay are really the best in the world. While waiting for the sunset, you can kill time by sun-bathing, picture-taking, waking along the beach, and swapping stories with your friends. This activity is by far the cheapest as it costs nothing monetary-wise. In return, you get to witness a dramatic change of the sky’s colors and the horizon—a natural masterpiece you should not miss.

5. ATV Riding

The ATV is a motorbike that you can rent for PHp500 to 600 an hour. This, however, requires you to have a driver’s license. There are five stops that you can go to.The most famous of them are the aviary where you visit the Philippine birds including the bats with an entrance fee ofPHp 70. Another is the ocean tower when you can have a 360-degree view of the whole island, for only PHp 50.

Boracay surely is a place that we can call our own paradise here in the Philippines. It is a haven we can proudly boast to other countries. Thus we should take care of it and also keep the name up high in cloud 9 not only for the betterment of our country and economy, but also of dear Mother Nature.

Author Bio: Ann Joy Perez is an alumna from Arellano University Philippines, a former Marketing Assistant and a 25 years old, single. She is into almost all types of Music especially love songs. She also love playing basketball, video games, watching entertainment and films. Watching news TV and reading newspaper is one of her favorite hobby and she also loves to eat. Follow her interest on her Tumblr. http://annjoy27.tumblr.com/

Thank you Ms. Ann Joy Perez for contributing this article for my blog site.


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Boracay Resorts said... Simply Me[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It is really more fun in Philippines. Boracay is indeed a very beautiful island to visit.

Private Beach Boracay said... Simply Me[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I definitely agree! Truly a remarkable day to both of you! Thank you for visiting Boracay and choosing us to be part of your most unforgettable experience. Thanks for sharing!

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