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Friday, October 30, 2020

Opened Boracay Island Activities that you can enjoy now!

Boracay Island is no doubt, still one of the must-visit places in the Philippines! Despite the pandemic, its beauty offers a sweet escape from those who are tired of their everyday routine and just simply wants to unwind in paradise.


Aside from the wide selection of accommodations, Boracay Island is also known for the activities that will surely not leave you bored during your vacation. You can simply soak up the sun at the White Beach or start a new hobby from the different water activities they offer! Boracay Island was even dubbed as “The Island that Never Sleeps” because of its roaring nightlife. However, since the rehabilitation of the island, the activities were reduced but that doesn’t mean that can no longer enjoy here Boracay, right?


As Boracay Island once again re-opens to tourists, the activities in the island also now resume but comes with stringent health and safety measures to ensure that tourists will have a safe trip while having a good time! Check out below activities:

 

DINING


Dining together is a good way to create a special bond with your friends and family. So, when you’re in a vacation it’s a good thing to spend lunch or dinner in a nice restaurant.

As of the moment, there are few restaurants that are now open with minimum public health standards in place in Boracay Island. Although not all are now open, there are still some that is sure to satisfy your palate. Among the restaurants you’ll find are Lemoni Cafe and Restaurant and Aloha Boracay Island Grill which offers dine-in, take-out, and deliveries.


When in Station 1, you can also check out Jony’s Beach Resort that offers fruit shakes and Mexican food and Obama Grill Boracay which is a casual dining restaurant that specializes Filipino Cuisines. In Station 2, there is Globy Bar & Restaurant that serves different local and international meals (Brazil, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia & Morocco) and Red Coconut Beach Restaurant where you can sip a tropical drink and munch on delectable meals.

 

When dining in, some restaurants may require you to log in or scan your QR code for contact tracing and get your temperature checked as part of their health and safety measures. Don’t forget to sanitize your hands with alcohol and practice social distancing as well. It is also recommended if you could use contactless payment options.

 

 

WATER SPORTS


Your Boracay Island trip will not be complete until you try various water activities! This island also a favorite destination for tourists who want to quench their thirst for adrenaline rush!


Different water sports are now allowed at reduced capacity and subject to health and safety protocols. To name a few, below are some of the water activities that you can now try:

  • Parasail
  • Jetski
  • Banana Boat
  • Helmet Diving
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling (For tourists who want to snorkel, they must bring their own snorkeling equipment.)
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SWIMMING


If you’re tired of the water activities and just wants to leisurely swim by the beach, that’s okay! Tourists are now allowed to swim by the beach as long as they, of course, follow the health and safety measure.



Now, there are certain designated beach stations where you can swim. Before going to the water, you’ll need to provide your personal details and have your temperature checked. You can swim in the marked areas between red and yellow flags from 6am to 6pm.



Below are the temporary designated areas for swimming:

  • White House (Station 1)
  • Willy's Rock (Station 1)
  • Elizalde Compound (Station 1)
  • D'Mall (Station 2)
  • Mandarin Hotel (Station 2)
  • La Carmela (Station 2)
  • Paradise Garden Resort and Convention Center (Station 3)
  • Puka Beach (Barangay Yapak)

 

After months-long lockdown, who wouldn’t be excited to go out and travel, right? Although the threat of COVID-19 is still there, we, as tourists, must always follow health and safety protocols set by the government. We know you’re excited to head to Boracay Island and enjoy the time of your lives but make sure to check out first below reminders:

 

TOURIST REMINDERS

1. Don’t travel if you’re feeling under the weather

Protect your health and the well-being of others. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing, etc.), please rebook your trip and consult a doctor.


2. Get tested only in licensed labs

Ensure that you are getting your RT-PCR Tests in accredited laboratories


3. Keep your tourist QR code with you at all times

Have a printed copy on hand or digital copy in your smartphone. The QR Code will be used in accessing services in Boracay Island


4. No face mask + No face shield = No Ride for all PUVs

Keep your safety gear on and observe proper physical distancing. Only a maximum of two (2) passengers on tricycles and a maximum of four (4) passengers on e-trikes are allowed.


5. Visitors Allowed

Tourists from all ages with no underlying health conditions or comorbidities coming from areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

 

6. Pre-travel Requirements

  • Health Declaration Card available at touristboracay.com
  • Negative RT-PCR test results taken within 72 hours prior to their departure date
  • Booking confirmation details for hotel/resort to be presented upon check-in and arrival

 

7. How to get Tourist QR Code?

1. Send an email to touristboracay@gmail.com with the subject format: OHDC-Family Name, First Name, then attach also the following documents:

  • Health Declaration Card (HDC)
  • RT-PCR Negative Result
  • Hotel booking confirmation
  • Valid ID

2. Wait for the email response. If approved, you’ll receive a copy of your HDC and Tourist QR Code.

*Multiple tourist documents can be sent in an email. Make sure to include listings of the names of the tourists.

 

8. What to bring in Boracay?

  • Completed HDC and Tourists QR Code
  • Negative RT – PCR result
  • Hotel booking confirmation
  • Proof of identification

*Travel conditions are subject to change without prior notice


Reference: https://philippines.travel/destinations/boracay

 

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