Sirenna's Boracay Travel Guide
|Explore the island by bike
February 9, 2005.
Rent a mountain bike and explore the parts of
Boracay usually hidden from most tourists. Visit
small villages, ride through the forest or discover
deserted beaches. Remember to bring plenty of water.
Not sure of the bike rental price as I have my own
bike, but it's relatively cheap and you can usually
bargain them down a bit too. Buy a little map from
the Tourist Center to help you plan your route.
Other Contact: Various places along White Beach
February 12, 2005.
Pedicab on White Beach
A pedicab is a little bicycle with a sidecar
attatched. Good for two people - or one large
person! These are popular on the White Beach path,
where motorised tricycles are not permitted. Prices
really do seem to vary according to the driver and
the distance. Around P20/P30 per person is normal
for a short ride. If you hit a patch of soft sand,
have the decency to get out and walk for a few feet
- it's really hard for the driver to pedal through
it with you aboard. Be sure to agree the price first
before you get in.
July 17, 2005.
Paraws are native sailing boats made from wood and
bamboo. This particular kind of sailboat is found
only in the Western Visayan region of the
Philippines. The design has changed very little over
the centuries, and although they were originally
used for fishing, enterprising Boracay sailors can
now take you on sightseeing and snorkeling tours
around the island. This is without a doubt the best
way to explore the beaches of Boracay - it's so much
more peaceful & relaxing than a motorised banca
boat. The absence of a keel means that these
versatile little boats can sail in very shallow
water, and even pull up on the shore so that you can
explore deserted coves and go snorkeling.
Native Paraw by sirenna
Phone: Captain Joey (288) 5767
Other Contact: Red Pirates Sailing Tours