Things To Do in the “New” Boracay

Things to Do New Boracay

Since its re-opening late last year, a number of things have changed and implemented in the “New” Boracay.  So before you pack your bags and jetting off to paradise, here are a few important rules you might want to read first.

Entry Limitations

  • Only 19,000 tourists are welcome to stay on the island at any given time
  • Only 6,405 tourists per day are allowed to enter the island
  • Availability of hotel rooms will be reduced from 12,000 to 6,000-9,000
  • Tourists may be required to present hotel reservations before entering the island
  • You can only book from Department of Tourism-accredited hotels. You can find the list here

Beach Activities

  • No smoking and alcoholic beverages along White Beach (main beach area of Boracay)
  • Dining on the beach is prohibited
  • Beachfront parties are now banned
  • Sandcastles (a big attraction in Boracay) will be regulated
  • Shops and hawkers/peddlers are banned from peddling their goods on the beach
  • Fire dancing with kerosene lamps are prohibited
  • Casinos are banned on the island

With these new rules that are implemented, you might be thinking, so what can I do now in Boracay? There are still a number of activities that can be done.  Here’s a quick list of what you can do:

  • Parasailing
  • Helicopter Beach Tour
  • Mermaid Lessons
  • Segway Tours
  • Jet Ski
  • Horseback Riding
  • Banana Boat
  • Stand up Paddle
  • Yacht and Paraw Sailing
  • Freediving (Scuba Diving is temporarily suspended)

Apart from that, we think the best way to enjoy Boracay is lay around the white pristine sand and enjoy the day go by sipping your favorite cocktail at hand. 

Convinced? Make sure before you head to Boracay to book your transfers in advance with Island Star Express.  Island Star Express offers Shared Transfer Packages from Caticlan or Kalibo airport to Boracay for a hassle-free start of your holiday. Book your transfer here or contact