Boracay is a stunning tropical island in the Phillipines. It is just 7 km long and 1 km wide, and is a hugely popular destination for tourists looking for the perfect beach holiday in the sun. Boracay delivers on that score, but it is also an increasingly popular destination for more active holidays. On a Boracay Island paragliding trip you can enjoy incredible views over clear blue sea and the palm fringed beaches of Boracay and beyond.
It is Boracay’s beaches that are the focus for most of its visitors. But the island’s interior is interesting too, with gently rolling hills, forests and one mountain: Mount Luho. From the top, you can see over the island and beyond the province of Aklan, over coconut plantations and fishing villages as well as the island’s busy tourist resorts.
Boracay’s small size means that paragliding there is relatively limited. But you don’t have to go far to find other great take-off sites. It is a short hop over the water to Aklan and the coastal site of Nabas, a popular spot with local operators. You take off and land from a ridge just off the beach.
If you’re willing to travel further afield, you’ll find more challenging and varied places to fly. In the south of the country, Sarangani is an increasingly well-known site with its own local club. You can fly over the bay and land on its beaches. As the sport grows in popularity in the Philipines, expect to see more recognised sites emerge.
A Boracay Island paragliding trip is a chance to see a fresher, less touristy side of the Phillipines. Get away from the crowds on Boracay’s beaches and see this stunning nation from the air.