Top 4 Attractions in Boracay for First-TIme Foreign Tourists

Top 4 Attractions in Boracay for First-TIme Foreign Tourists

Planning your first trip to Boracay? Whether you’re looking to unwind on serene shores or dive into exhilarating activities, Boracay is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, crystal clear waters, and vibrant local culture. Given how Boracay checks all the boxes as a beach escape, it can be a little difficult to choose which attractions should be on your itinerary, especially if you’re only spending a few days on the island.

If you’re having a hard time coming up with an itinerary, don’t fret. In order to maximize your Boracay experience as a first-time tourist, make sure to include the four of Boracay’s top attractions below:

White Beach

There’s a good chance that photos of White Beach were what enticed you to book a trip to the island in the first place. After all, White Beach is Borcay’s most iconic coastline, stretching across four kilometers and spanning three “Stations”:

Station 1: This covers the northern section of White Beach. The area is fairly quiet due to the presence of world-class resorts in the area. This is the spot to be if you want to enjoy a peaceful swim, soak up some sun, or take stunning selfies with Boracay’s world-famous white sand

Station 2: Station 2 is located along the central stretch of White Beach. The area is also considered the heart of the island as Station 2 is home to a wide range of restaurants, retail stores, bars, and more. You’ll also find D’Mall, the largest retail center on the island, along Station 2. If you want to be near the action or want to take in the buzz and energy of the crowd, you should plan to spend your day on the beach in Station 2.

Station 3: The southern part of White Beach, Station 3 offers a more “rustic” experience. Due to its location, the area is more laid-back compared to the other stations. As such, it’s the perfect place for those who want to enjoy the natural beauty of Boracay, without having to deal with crowds.

Puka Beach

Puka Beach is another famous beach in Boracay. It takes its name from the abundance of Puka shells scattered across the white sands. This is also one of the best places to visit if you plan to enjoy snorkeling during your visit, as the waters are exceptionally clear and the coral reefs here are teeming with life. Do take note that food and beverage options are limited here, so it may be a good idea to pack your own snacks and drinks.

Crystal Cove

Crystal Cove is a very popular stop on island hopping tours, despite being a private island. Although there is an entry fee of Php 200, the price of admission is definitely worth it. There are a ton of mini coves and sea caves to explore, as well as picturesque ocean viewpoints. This makes Crystal Cove a must-visit for photography enthusiasts. Crystal Cove is open to visitors from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mount Luho

Mount Luho is the highest point on the island. Visitors can hike to the top and enjoy panoramic views of the whole island. It’s open throughout the day, but it’s best to hike up Mount Luho in the early morning if you want to treat yourself to the most stunning sunrise in Boracay. Visitors can hire a tricycle to take them to the Mount Luho entrance or book a private tour.

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