Hidden Gems: Boracay

by Isay M. Roque /
October 15, 2021
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Hidden Gems Boracay

Boracay is the ultimate vacation spot in the Philippines – and it’s easy to see why! From amazing beaches to fun island activities and lively bars, there’s something for everyone at Boracay. So what are you waiting for? Start planning that Bora trip today!

What to Do in Boracay

Start with island hopping

Island hopping is a surefire way to detox from work stress and get you into that vacation mindset! Aside from setting the vibe for the rest of your trip, this is also a perfect opportunity to get your own legendary Bora pics for IG. You won’t regret putting island hopping at the very top of your itineraries!

boracay beach shore
Photo from ph.hotels.com

The hotel you’re staying at can usually assist you with booking island-hopping tours.

Book a tour with us here.

Walk along White Beach

White Beach is the main beach and tourist area in Boracay and we recommend spending an afternoon (preferably on your first day) exploring as much of it as you can. Awesome restaurants, bars, and other tourist attractions line the beach, so you’ll see what the island has to offer — which will help you plan out the rest of your stay! 

Jump off a cliff!

Take your Bora trip up a notch with the adrenaline-pumping excitement of cliff-jumping! Ariel’s Point is the most popular cliff jumping spot and is perfect for beginners, with diving points starting at 3 meters. (Or if that’s too high for you, Magic Island is an option, too!)

cliff jumping boracay
Photo from Ariel’s Point Facebook page

Check out Ariel’s Point Facebook page here

Try out water sports

From fun banana boating with friends to breathtaking parasailing, you’re sure to find a water sport that’s your speed in Boracay!

couple parasailing
Photo from tahiti.com

Book your water sports experience here

Rent out a helicopter

Sure, a lot of people have seen Boracay on boat and land, but how many people have experienced the island by helicopter? Experience Boracay in an entirely different way by renting a chopper for a personal aerial tour! 

helicopter tour over the beach
Photo from getyourguide.com

Book your own helicopter tour here

Take on the Boracay bar crawl

Let’s face it, the #1 reason most people flock to Boracay is because of its internationally-famous party scene! Boracay’s bar crawl might be too much to handle for one night (though some brave souls do try), so it might be a good idea to break up your bar crawl over the course of your stay.

Some of the popular bars to put on your bar crawl include: Cocomanga’s Shooters Bar, Club Paraw, Exit Bar, Guilly’s Island, Epic Boracay

What to Eat in Boracay

Chori Burgers – Meryl’s BBQ

A Boracay delicacy, Chori Burgers are burgers made with chorizo (a.k.a. longganisa) patties! These burgers were first made famous by the Meryl’s BBQ brand, but are now served by food stalls all over the island. A unique mix of sweet and savory, this cheap and tasty burger is the perfect after-bar snack!

longanissa burger
Photo from Meryl’s BBQ Facebook

Check out Meryl’s BBQ Facebook page here.

Oyster Sisig – Two Seasons Boracay

Another Boracay food must-try is the Oyster Sisig from the Two Seasons Hotel! Oysters might not be the first thing you think of when you imagine sisig, but trust us: it works. Just one bite of this rich and creamy dish will change the way you look at sisig forever. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself planning another trip to Boracay just to satisfy your oyster sisig cravings. 

oyster sisig plate
Photo from Two Seasons Boracay Facebook

Check them out here

BananaChocoPeanut shake – Jonah’s Fruit Shake and Snack Bar

Another popular spot among locals and tourists, Jonah’s Fruit Shake and Snack Bar is a great pick if you’d like to cool off from sunbathing, or perhaps to refresh in between bar visits!, cool off and refresh yourself whether it’s underneath the scorching sun or in-between bar visits. They offer a wide variety of affordable shakes in creamy and fruity flavors that will keep you coming for more during your stay!

Check out their Facebook page here.

Where to Stay in Boracay

Isla Gecko Resort

Looking for a place that won’t break the budget? Isla Gecko Resort is a good option for travelers who are planning to spend most of their time on the beach instead of in their hotel rooms! It’s conveniently located in the middle of Station 2, making it easy to go to the many different destinations in the area.

isla gecko hotel exterior
Photo from hotelsboracay.org
isla gecko hotel room interior
Photo from hotelsboracay.org

Check out their website here

Villa Caemilla Boutique Hotel

Treat yourself to an upscale hotel stay and get bang out of your buck at Villa Caemilla Boutique Hotel! Located in the less busy Station 3, Villa Caemilla is a great choice for families, couples, and guests looking for a more posh and pampered experience.

villa caemilla hotel exterior
Photo from villacaemilla.com

Check out their website here.

Shangri-La Boracay

If budget isn’t a concern and you just want to have the most luxurious stay possible, then Shangri-La Boracay is the place for you. The premier resort offers world class suites, seaside views, and top of the line amenities and facilities such as pools, gyms, recreational centers, and more.

Photo from Shangri-La website

Check out their website here.

Ready to book a trip to Boracay? Check out SHOOR’s special Boracay experience!

Isay is the Copy Lead of SHOOR who’s semi-permanently black and blue from bumping into tables and chairs that didn’t get out of her way. When she’s not writing, biking, or training knife or jiu-jitsu, she moonlights as a door b*tch, a wedding singer, and a de-motivational speaker.

Thank you!

A representative from Kuoni Tumlare will get in touch with you within 2-3 days.
Logo of SHOOR online experiences

SHOOR Team will contact you via email to confirm your attendance along with the access link

For follow-ups, please send an email to [email protected]

GLOBE PREPAID Escape Room Challenge

Scope & Coverage, Mechanics, FAQs



Scope: This Escape Room challenge is open to customers who have vouchers or will purchase an access pass to the Virtual Hangouts: A Day Escape Room.

Promo Dates: 

  • The Escape Room Challenge will run from June 24 to July 31, 2021.
  • Escape Room Access is available for purchase from June 24 to July 31, 2021.


  • To join, customers must have a valid access to play the game at Shoor. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 
  • Customers must finish the escape room to qualify for the fastest elapsed time to escape. They are given 45-minutes to finish the game.
  • Whether the customer was able to finish or not, they are given unlimited tries within the promo period. 
  • Customers who won’t be able to finish the escape room will not qualify for the P10,000 worth of GCash credit.
  • The customer with the fastest elapsed completion time will win.

Prize:  Winner will receive PHP 10,000 worth of GCash credit. 




How to purchase an Escape Room Access:

  1. Customers can purchase access via SHOOR for PHP 400. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/
  2. Customers who have voucher codes can use their code in the “Coupon Code” box upon check-out.

How to play the Escape Room:

  1. Customers who have successfully purchased an access for the Escape Room will receive the link to the game.
  2. They are given 45-minutes to escape the room. They are given unlimited tries. 
  3. Once the customer finishes the room – their elapsed time will be recorded and they will automatically be part of the challenge.

Determination of Winners:

  1. Customers who have successfully finished the game will be prompted to input their email address at the end of the game. Their email address will be automatically recorded with their elapsed time. 
  2. Elapsed time will be recorded in minutes. 
  3. In case of a tie, the prize will be shared equally amongst all winners.


What is the challenge all about?

The challenge is a promotional event for the movie “A Day” and is in partnership with Globe Virtual Hangouts. Customers who will finish the Escape Room can get a chance to be part of the leaderboard. The fastest to escape will win PHP10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Where can I register to join the challenge?

Customers to use their vouchers or can buy an access pass to the escape room for PHP 400 at Shoor https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 

Where can I find my elapsed time? 

Once a customer finishes the Escape Room, they will automatically receive their certificate with the elapsed time.

Until when can I try to join the Escape Room Challenge and have a chance at winning?

The Escape Room Challenge will start on June 24, 2021 and entries will be accepted until July 30, 2021. Completing the escape room outside of this date will no longer be eligible for the challenge.

How will I know if I won the challenge?

Globe team will notify the winner to get their details via email or SMS. The winner for the challenge will also be posted in the Globe’s social media channels.

What if 2 or more participants get a tie in the record?

The prize of P10,000 worth of GCash will be equally splitted to the winners.