Things to See Boracay
The highest point in Boracay is Mount Luho, reaching almost 100 meter and with a viewing tower that offers great views over the Island. To get to the top there are a view options. Walk up from the North end of labog beach or cycle up from the backside.
On the mainroad where the golf course starts there is a small sign. From D'Mall take a tricycle for 4 USD. At the summit there is a small cafeteria offering various refreshments. Best time to go there is during sunrise.
The beaches of Boracay are fabulous and well worth exploring. There is of course Boracay's famous White Beach lined with restaurants, spas and shops. For something more secluded head to Balinghai Beach on the Northern tip of the Island. Northwest is Yapak beach located opposite the Yapak Reefs and reachable by trike or banca from White beach. Yapak beach is also known as Puka shell beach, because of the many (sharp) Puka shells on the beach. Diniwid beach is the quieter alternative to White beach and located a 5 minutes walk to its north. A couple of resorts and reasonable priced restaurant occupy this stretch of beach.
Boracay's butterfly farm is located at Bulabog beach and a bit of a disappointment nowadays. After being hit by a Typhoon in 2006 cottages have been placed on the site and only a small part of the farm remains. We spotted a few butterflies and they seem to have added bats to compensate for the loss. For the price you can give it a try, as the entry fee is only 1 USD.
Located at the southern end of Bulabog beach is dead forest. It’s an abandoned fish pond which dams broke and salt seawater flooding the area killed the plant life. It's great for picture taking with the dead mangroves as your background. You can reach the dead forest by walking from Bulabog beach or from the main road take the Lagutan road.
The cave is located on the northeast part of the island and home to countless fruit bats. The droppings from all these bats create an intense smell and make the surface very slippery. There is no signed path so hiring a local guide is recommended. At sunset watch the spectacular exodus of flocks of bats leaving the cave in search of food.