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    Top Things To Do in Boracay: Rates/Prices and Cheap Alternatives

    Price check 2013: here's a list of top things to do in Boracay with latest rates, current prices and tour package rates for your Boracay budget planning, in addition to swimming, beach bumming, bar-hopping, and bikini-babe watching.

    Please keep these in mind so as not be duped by people and scammers preying on unsuspecting tourists
    Top Things to do on Boracay Island:

    White Beach on a horseback?

    Can't believe Boracay Tourism people allow horses on White Beach (or the information Tutubi got is incorrect)
    (Rate: PhP700.00/hour)

    Boracay Segway Rental

    Segway tours on the beach is only for the lazy, sickly, or people with finicky feet.

    Boracay White Beach's sand does not feel hot on your feet due to its unique chemical composition.
    (Rate: PhP1,500.00/hour)

    Boracay Paraw Rental (sail boats)/Island-hopping Tour

    sailboats, locally known as paraw, with their colorful sails, waiting for customers for a sailing trip

    Ah the romantic sunset paraw cruise used in that romantic wedding proposal by the Department of Tourism (DOT) or just paraw rental or Boracay paraw island-hopping tour (Rate: PhP800.00/hour)

    Helmet Diving

    it's just submerging yourself for a few minutes using a helmet linked to your air-supply. Not something for Tutubi though as he can hold his breath for a few minutes under water. besides the hefty helmet diving rate of PhP1,700.00 is too much for his peso-pinching, budget travel ways

    Parasailing


    You get to fly above the sea suspended on some sort of parachute (chute or kite whatever) while being pulled by a speedboat. Quite a little adventurous already and with a price of PhP800.00/person is quite alright. (This used to cost around PhP2000++ back then but competitive pricing drove down prices; good for tourists, bad for business)

    Boracay ATV Rental

    Want to go around Boracay Island on your own, even to Mt. Luho, Boracay's highest peak? You can rent an ATV in Boracay for a pricey rate of PhP3,500.00/hour on White Beach but there are ATV rental shops in Barangay Manoc-manoc near Fairways and Bluewater offering much cheaper rates a tricycle ride away. It's always best to ask around.

    boracay atvAll Terrain vehicles (ATV) parked near Mount Luho Viewpoint. Most of the off-roaders were Koreans and other foreigners

    ATV stands for all terrain vehicles, motor powered vehicles, variants of which are called dune-buggies or bug cars

    If you're on a very tight budget (or just can't stomach how expensive ATV rentals are in Boracay), just walk to the nearest tricycle terminal and rent them to take you to Mt. Luho, will not cost you an arm and a leg, and will probably cost you about PhP300.00/hour depending on your haggling skills.

    Boracay Go Kart Racing

    What? You came to the best beach in the world to Go Kart? hmmm you must be really bored there with lots of moolah to shell out P2,500.00/15 minutes of adrenaline rush along Boracay's Go Kart racetrack.

    Anyway, this is a free country. Do as you wish (walang basagan ng trip)

    Sky Cycle Ride:

    You ride some sort of a bicycle perched on cables high up. If you're not afraid of heights, this may be for you. Skycycle rate of PhP79.00/ride is cheap enough not to burn a hole in your pocket.

    Swim Like a Mermaid in Boracay:

    New ideas to lure tourists may be hard to come by in Boracay that some smart people thought of a way to teach tourists how to swim like a mermaid. You will be given mermaid fins and tail and teach you the moves after which you may have your picture taken as mermaid/merman at a price of PhP1500.00. At least you know how it feels like to be Little Mermaid, Dyesebel or Aryana for a short amount of time but not at a cheap price.

    Have a massage on the beach

    Perfect at the end of your tiring day and the beginning of your nightlife in Boracay. Masseurs there mostly use coconut oil. Massage rates come at PhP300.00. Not bad but if you prefer the facilities of a real spa and you can pay for it, you can get it in some exclusive Boracay resorts e.g. Shangri-la Boracay massage costs PhP5,800.00/hour and be treated like a king/queen, amazing isn't it?

    You know what's the best and cheapest thing to do in Boracay? Just walk along the beach and admire the beautiful scenery, beautiful people but never mind the vendors and hecklers who offer you something every 2 steps you take along the way-- the things Tutubi hate about Boracay and other touristy places :(

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    This list of top things to do in Boracay is not yet complete. Tutubi's friend who supplied these information has yet to provide some of them including latest rates for banana boat rides, SCUBA diving lessons, snorkeling, jet ski rentals, kiteboarding, kitesurfing, windsurfing, zorb ball, fish spa, et al.

    As always, Tutubi does not endorse any company nor is affiliated with any of them offering any of these services and tour packages. You need not have to look for official websites, telephone contact numbers to see them or book/reserve them in advance. Some of those you see on discount voucher sites are still marked up well above these rates and only made you think you've save money (of course the highest discount you can ever get is not to try them at all)

    Where to book/try them? Just walk on the beach, you'll see them or people will come to offer them to you, sometimes in droves!

    Related Posts on Boracay:
    How to Get to Boracay
    Halal Food in Boracay

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:00 PM,

    2 Comments:

    At Apr 16, 2013, 11:05:00 AM, Anonymous zodio said...

    these prices almost sound ridiculous! not very friendly - and especially for local tourists. oh well. :)

     
    At Apr 17, 2013, 10:31:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    zodio, yes it's touristy as boracay is touristy. the beach is free though, the primary reason you went there :P

     

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