Island Hopping in Boracay, Philippines

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Island hopping in Boracay is a must do. It is a full day activity. My itinerary included Puka Beach, Snorkeling, Crystal Cove, Cliff Jumping at the Magic Island and Helmet Diving. I would strongly recommend that you go to the Puka Beach, whatever else you may drop or add, it is stunningly beautiful.

Puka Beach

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The Beautiful Puka Beach, Boracay, Philippines

Our first stop on the island hopping trip in Boracay was Puka Beach. It is also known as Yapak Beach. The sand here is mixed with crushed Puka Shells yet it is soft to walk on. The water is mesmerizing. You can rent the beach chairs from the vendors. My stop was not long enough to walk the length of the beach, but given a chance I would love to go back to Puka Beach again.

Snorkeling at Boracay

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I quite love snorkeling. It is not as complicated as scuba diving and yet it gives me a glimpse of the wonderful underwater world! The corals at Boracay were beautiful. I now use my GoPro to take pictures too. But like everything else I need to get a hang of the GoPro to take better pictures! What I saw was much more beautiful than what I captured!

Crystal Cove Island

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There are two coves on the Crystal Cove Island. We visited the Cove 2 first. It is fun to get into the water and then walk to the other side of the narrow cove. They have put in ropes to help the visitors negotiate the path inside the cove.

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The Views Around the Crystal Cove

The views from the island are beautiful. We walked around the island a bit. I usually like to walk around to my hearts content but the day was hot.

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The Crystal Cove, Boracay, Philippines

So we headed out of the Crystal Cove to our next activity, which was cliff jumping.

Cliff Jumping at Magic Island

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Cliff Jumping at Boracay!

Then we went Cliff Jumping at the Magic Island. It is basically a cliff with various platforms. The highest is 10 meters and it is from that you see me jumping down in the picture above!

I was scared, I just didn’t allow myself to think much before jumping. You can read about the experience in more detail here.

Lunch

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I was happy to sit down and eat food after he cliff jumping experience. Being a vegetarian I don’t get to eat much of a ‘local cuisine.’ But every country that I have visited I have got vegetarian food. Here you can see my lunch when we went Island Hopping!

Helmet Diving

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Helmet Diving, Boracay, Philipines

Our last activity for the day was helmet diving. The person in the scuba gear was the instructor. The helmet is heavy but it doesn’t feel so underwater. Helmet Diving is much more restricting when compared to scuba diving. But it is infinitely easier to do helmet diving.

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The Coral near the Helmet Diving Site!

I was happy to head back to my hotel, The Lind, after the end of the activities. The Island Hopping at Boracay was fun. I will remember it for a long time to come.

Island Hopping in Boracay, Philippines

PS. My trip to Philippines was sponsored by the Philippines Tourism Board as part of TBEX.

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26 thoughts on “Island Hopping in Boracay, Philippines”

  1. Philippines is outrageously stunning … have heard a lot abt Palawan islands too …. And ya we also did our first sea walking in Bali … it is fun 🙂

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I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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