If there’s one beach in the Philippines that Filipinos and foreigners usually go to, it’s Boracay. There’s full of exhilarating things to do in Boracay and is a postcard and screensaver brought to life, with oh-so-dazzling white sand, and clear waters. It’s like a paradise on earth that’s why it is mostly everyone’s top choice when it comes to Philippine beaches. In fact, it has been voted as the world’s best island in Conde Nast Traveler in 2016 and Asia’s best island in 2019. 

It is home to the beach that has the whitest and finest sand in the country. Boracay is perfect for every kind of getaway as it offers travelers a great sea and land adventures! 

Check out our Boracay travel requirements here.

We’ve rounded up a list of the best things to do in Boracay that will help you make the most of your island getaway, whether you are a first-timer or a returning visitor well-aware of Boracay’s charm.

1. Parasailing

parasailing things to do in boracay

If you’re planning to do more than just unwinding, adrenaline junkies would be thrilled to try out the many elating activities the island has to offer. One of the best things to do in Boracay is Parasailing. You will get to see the amazing views of the whole island from above. This exhilarating activity usually runs for up to 15 minutes.

Parasailing is one of the most popular outdoor Boracay activities, and understandably so, because of the adrenaline rush and the views it offers from above.

Price range: PHP1,000-PHP2,000 per person

one of things to do in boracay is parasailing

2. Paddleboarding

paddleboarding in boracay

One of the most exciting things to do in Boracay is paddleboarding. You can either do it by kneeling, sitting down, or standing up for a more thrilling experience. Once you’re there, you’ll feel how it’s like to glide on the water surface. It also provides a good exercise for your legs and arms, maintaining your balance and strengthening your core. Paddleboarding is an activity that you must do in Boracay.

Price range: PHP500-PHP1,000 per person

3. Helmet diving

helmet diving in boracay

Helmet diving is among the most fun and thrilling things to do in Boracay 2020. In this activity, you just wear a special helmet and let your body sink underwater. No need to worry if you’re not a swimmer because unlike diving or snorkeling, helmet diving does not require any swimming prowess or complicated gear. You just have to walk normally as you do above water and enjoy an up-close look at the incredible marine life. Don’t miss the helmet diving as this is one of the best Boracay activities!

Price range: PHP400-PHP600 per person

one of things to do in boracay is helmet diving

4. Island hopping

island hopping in boracay

What’s a beach trip without island hopping? Island hopping in Boracay includes Puka Beach, the second most well-known Boracay tourist spot for beaches. The sand here is not as fine as White Beach’s, but it is more quiet and pristine there. 

The itinerary also includes Crocodile Beach, and Tambisaan Beach. 

Price range: PHP1,500-PHP2,500 per person

Related article: 10 Boracay Tourist Spots That’ll Convince You It’s One of the World’s Best Islands

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5. UFO or Hurricane Activity

inflatable ride in boracay

If you’re done with the banana boat and looking for an extra thrill, then you must try the UFO or Hurricane inflatable ride! Choose between the two inflatables, depending on how you want to be swept, twirled, or pulled by the speedboat! Hold on tight as you get towed, scream your hearts out and have a great time! UFO or Hurricane ride is an activity that you must do in Boracay. And trust us, this is one of the most fun things to do in Boracay. 

Price range: PHP500 per person

6. Beach bumming

beach bumming in boracay

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, you’ll enjoy Boracay as it offers relaxing options that are sure to take your mind off the daily grind. You can just go beach bumming with a good book, and lounge by the sea with a fresh coconut juice. We suggest going to the beach early in the morning before it gets busy for you to have that much-needed quiet time.

7. Sunset cruise

sunset cruise in boracay

What better way to enjoy the spectacular Boracay sunset than with a relaxing dinner cruise? Tour along the island’s famous White Beach. Enjoy the cool breeze, take a dip, or try out the fun Boracay water activities such as snorkeling, tubing, and paddle boarding while waiting for the sunset. Take in all the tropical sights and sounds while you enjoy the colors of Boracay.

Price range: Rates start at PHP675 per person

8. Drink the night away

night life in boracay

Boracay has been known also because of its great nightlife but after the closure for the island’s rehabilitation, parties have been limited. But don’t worry, the nightlife is still there, not just as wild as before. There are different kinds of bars to cater to every type of traveler— the adventurous and the laid-back seekers. Meet with local and foreign travelers and enjoy the night together with a drink in your hand.

Price range: PHP300-PHP1,000

9. Cliff diving

The best Boracay tourist spot to go cliff diving is at Ariel’s Point. This place is a small rocky island 30 minutes away from Boracay. There are 5 diving boards, ranging from 3 to 15 meters to test your bravery! Most of the tour packages already include transportation services, lunch, and snacks. 

Price range: PHP2,800 per person

10. Swim like a mermaid

learn how to swim like a mermaid in boracay

Fulfill your mermaid dreams in Boracay! Suit up with a sparkling tail and swim in the sea with the grace of a mermaid, be it within the nearby depths off the shore or as a diver beneath the deep open water. But if you’re not up for mermaid swimming lessons, you can still wear the tail and just have a photoshoot. For sure, this will be among the things to do in Boracay that you won’t forget.

Price range: PHP1,000-PHP2,500 per person

11. ATV ride

Boracay is not just about beaches. Enjoy another exciting adventure by riding an ATV! Drive to the island’s highest peak— Mt. Luho! The trails aren’t as challenging as that of Mayon Volcano and Mt. Pinatubo. But even so, ATV ride is one of the best things you can do in this beautiful island.

Price range: PHP800-PHP1,000 per person

12. Helicopter ride

guy flying a helicopter

What could be grander than touring Boracay like a boss in a helicopter? With this tour, you get to experience the best aerial view of the island, flying around the entire island to see different beaches and surrounding islands from above. A helicopter tour is definitely one of the most remarkable things to do in Boracay.

If you’ve never experienced flying in a helicopter before, this is a chance to do so at a surprisingly affordable rate. 

Price range: Rates start at PHP4,000 per person

Make your trip more memorable by booking budget hotels in Boracay at www.zenrooms.com.

Where to stay in Boracay

  1. The Tides Hotel Boracay – Starts at P3,700/night
  2. Punta Rosa Boutique Hotel – Starts at P3,888/night
  3. Ralph’s Place Boracay – Starts at P4,340/night

Related article: Experience the Ultimate Summer Vacation with these Boracay Hotels

Frequently Asked Questions About Things to Do in Boracay

What are the best things to do in Boracay?

There are many things to do in Boracay, including:

  1. Parasailing
  2. Paddle boarding
  3. Helmet diving
  4. Island hopping
  5. UFO Inflatable Ride
  6. Beach bumming
  7. Sunset cruise
  8. ATV Ride
  9. Helicopter
  10. Learning how to swim like a mermaid

What are things to do in Boracay alone?

If you prefer to have a beach vacation alone, there are plenty of things to do in Boracay, including:

  1. People-watching
  2. Joining a group
  3. Taking long walks on the beach
  4. Swimming
  5. Island hopping, and more

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With all the traffic, heat, and stress of living and working in the metro, it’s no wonder we’re all a little keen to escape this huge cage every once in a while. But because we’re all time constraint here, we can only afford a weekend to unwind. Instead of flying out to distant destinations, we recommend you go on a road trip with friends! Just two to three hours from Metro Manila, Subic beach is the perfect getaway when you’re in need of a mini vacation.

Not only is a road trip more convenient and easier to plan, it’s also an affordable way to unwind during the weekends. 

Below, we’ve listed 10 things to try in Subic beach as well as in other parts of Zambales province.

1. Beach bumming

Subic Bay beach is a great place to catch a little sun, sand and sea. Bring your mat and book and have yourself baked under the sun. The bay is a long stretch of white sand beach in Subic where you can enjoy different kinds of water sports, people-watch, or beach bum all you want. Among the popular resorts are White Rock Subic and Blue Rock Subic.

2. Try the thrilling water sports


subic watersports

Thrill-seekers will have ample options of water sports activities in Subic Bay beach. From jet skiing, parasailing, hover boarding, fly boarding, banana boating, and more, Subic has it all. 

3. Slide all you can at the Inflatable Island

Girl having fun in the inflatable slide at inflatable island | Photo from Inflatable Island PH

Photo credits to Inflatable Island PH

With over 4,000 sqm. of inflatable playground, the biggest in Asia, you will definitely enjoy it as you bring out your inner child. There are different kinds of inflatable slides, towers, bridges, swings, giant animals and human launchers. 

4. Go island hopping

One of the best things to do in Subic is island hopping. Parola Island is famous for its gorgeous views and Instagrammable rock formations and lighthouse tower. You can also include White Castle Island on your tour. It is named so because of the castle structure built on its rocks. Your last stop could be Capones Island. It offers both a gorgeous beach and a historic lighthouse. Capones Island, for many, is the best beach in Subic.

5. Experience the wild at the Zoobic Safari

four tigers surrounding the tourists' vehicle in zoobic
Photo credits to Zoobic Safari

Zoobic Safari is a 25-hectare amusement park that features tigers, crocodiles, huge snakes, sea lions, and more. Far from the conventional zoo, Zoobic gives you a chance to meet these wonderful animals up close and personal, promote awareness through a guided tour. You can even hand- and bottle-feed some of the big cats found here. 

6. Watch hundreds of butterflies

butterfly on a flower
Photo credits to Butterfly Garden Subic

If you want to learn more about the butterflies and insects, you can visit Subic Insectarium and Butterfly Garden. The Butterfly Garden Subic was designed and built specifically to showcase the life cycle and free flight of tropical butterflies, moths and other insects. 

7. Surfing and Skim boarding


a man surfing

Zambales is also known as one of the top surfing spots in the Philippines, so if you want to get out of the Subic beach resort you’re checked-in, go surfing or skim boarding. If you’re new to this, don’t worry because there are many groups and resorts that offer lessons for beginners.

8. Wreck diving


a man wreck diving

You don’t have to go to Palawan to wreck dive because just in Subic beach, you can already feast your eyes with many shipwrecks. Subic Bay is known in the dive community as having one of the largest collections of shipwreck sites in the country dating from the Spanish-American War to the Second World War.

9. Snorkeling 

girl snorkeling in the Philippines with colorful corals seen

Subic’s underwater world is a must-see. Aside from the shipwrecks, you can also go snorkelling. Although Subic doesn’t have that much corals to see, you can go to its neighboring areas in Zambales. Check out Hermana Mayor and Hermana Menor Islands in Sta. Cruz town for a more exciting snorkeling experience. 

10. Go on a yacht party in Subic Beach

group of friends jumping on the sea from a yacht

If you want to take your party to the next level, rent a yacht and sail away! You have the option to book the yacht per hour or overnight. The average rate per hour of yacht rental in Subic is around P3,000 per hour.

Now that you’ve seen the most fun things to do in and out of Subic, it’s time to pack your things, look for the best beach in Subic and have the time of your life! If you’re looking for a place to stay, you can check out White Rock Subic and Blue Rock Subic.

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.