Boracay Local Events
The Amihan Season is when Boracay's White Beach is at its best, with calm azure waters and offshore breezes. At this time Bulabog Beach is also busy with kitesurfing and windsurfing enthusiasts.
Traditionally the peak season on Boracay is from November to May and hence it also sees the island geared up to party and celebrate all the big holidays, Christmas and New Year, Chinese New Year and Holy Week. Halloween is also fast becoming 'The' time to visit Boracay, with travellers and locals alike going to great lengths with individual and themed group costumes, and many bars and hotels hold parties to help you make the most of the spooky evening.
These super-peak times are when Boracay is at its busiest and liveliest with families and groups of friends flocking to the island to make the most of the festivities. If you want a quieter break then avoid these dates.
Events held at this time include amazing Halloween spectacles, fantastic Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year celebrations, the kiteboard and windsurfing championships, held in early January, the Kalibo Ati-Atihan mid-January and the Boracay Dragon Boat Festival, with 2 days of exciting races between teams from the island and across the world, in late April.
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Chinese New Year brings Chinese and expat tourists to Boracay to experience fireworks, Chinese lanterns, traditional shows, and traditional dances all along the beach front. There will be events and parties all over the place, so just keep an eye and ear out for the action and firecrackers!
Dragon boating was first introduced to Boracay in 2001. Since then, annual competitions have been held in its pristine blue waters.
Organised by The Boracay Island Paddlers Association (BIPA), this competition attracts teams from Australia, China, Canada, USA, Singapore, The Netherlands, and the region of Hong Kong, as well as Manila-boat paddlers.
It's an exciting event to watch and should not be missed if you are on the island at the time of the races
Photo Boracay Bumshells Too (taken April 2012) Courtesy of Jijo De Guzman
The Filipinos are well known for their delicacies, and every summer Boracay hosts its own food festival.
This is a must for all serious Reggae (Bob Marley) lovers. Braid your hair and enjoy the party
Beauty and Brawns meet in Boracay for the Hug of War
Epic celebrates Father's Dad with a Bang!
Golfers will be testing their skill in an annual tournament on the Filipino island of Boracay