The state weather bureau PAG-ASA has declared that the northeast monsoon, or hanging amihan, will be coming within this week. This could have you thinking that it might not be a good time to hit the beach after all. You’re wrong! There’s never a wrong time to hit the beach, especially if it’s Boracay. As such, we’ve listed 10 activities that will make the cold weather in Boracay bearable for you to enjoy your stay.
Have a drink and watch the sunrise
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There’s no better way to jumpstart your day than with a cup of coffee. Imagine this: you’re up early in the morning and the cool holiday breeze is kissing your skin. You’re sitting in a relaxing chair, watching the magnificent sunrise while the waves crash down. The sun’s warmth finally reaches you and your partner. Your chest feels the warmth of coffee as you take a sip of hot joe. Perfect, isn’t it? It’s both cozy and romantic enough that you’re sure to love every second of it.
Cold romantic walks on the beach are the best
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Speaking of romantic, the dim light of a sunrise or sunset, refreshing breeze, and the cold seawater set up just the right ambiance for a lovely walk. And since it’s extra cold because of the northeast monsoon, you might want to get cozy and hug him/her tightly to feel their body warmth.
If you’re single, on the other hand, the dreamy orange and cool blue sea can make you simply appreciate a long walk to contemplate on your life. The cool breeze will make this activity a lot more comfortable as compared to walking under the afternoon sun.
Go for a picnic at the beach
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Grab a nice blanket and fill a basket (or bag) with food and drinks then head to the nearest beach for a picnic with your friends. The cool air, soft sand, and the sound of the waves will make a relaxing ambiance that’s perfect for sharing stories with each other. And since it isn’t as hot as it should be, chances are you’ll still look good for a quick photo-op before the day ends. Just don’t forget to apply enough sunblock to keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful while you sit under the sun.
Just keep eating
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Consuming food and drinks can help our bodies stay warm. So why not drop by the L’Altura Restaurant at Alta Vista de Boracay, which offers a fusion of classic and modern cuisines served in a delectable presentation, and eat to your heart’s content.
You can try the Cajun cuisine or immerse yourself in Japanese food like the beef sukiyaki bowl. If you’re searching for something that’s closer to your heart, L’Altura also serves Filipino comfort food such as adobo with yogurt. This restaurant is also known for its top-rated desserts that you simply must try when you travel to Boracay such as the mango treats and lemon tea cheesecake.
Watch fire dancers
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There’s probably no other more exciting way to take a break from the cold Boracay climate this holiday season than to watch fire dancers perform. Sadly, the new guidelines in Boracay prohibited them from performing on the beach. But that doesn’t mean that you’ll never be able to watch these artists again.
There are bars, clubs, hotels, and even malls that will have fire dancers to entertain the crowd. So it’s just a matter of knowing where to find them. You might want to ask your hotel concierge or call Alta Vista de Boracay for more information about this.
Watch the sunset at the Dinara View Deck
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Don’t you just love sunsets in the Philippines? Boracay’s sunset is considered as one of the most beautiful in the Philippines, according to the expat guide website Primer.com.ph. So make sure to bring your friends or your special someone. Grab a few bottles of beer/wine and head to the best vantage point in Boracay that can be found at Alta Vista de Boracay’s Dinara View Deck. It offers visitors a 360-degree view of the solar spectacle on a boardwalk balcony deck.
Dance the night out
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As the lights go out, it’s time to head to the closest bar and get your blood pumping. Boracay is known as a party place so there’s sure to be one bar out there that fits your taste. But if you want to go bar-hopping, you can sign up for a bar crawl, wherein you get to visit different clubs and taste different alcoholic drinks. The best thing about this is that you get to meet new friends in the process.
Sing your heart out
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If you’re not the type to go out and dance, maybe you would like to stay indoors, sing your heart out, and stay warm. Luckily, Alta Vista de Boracay has a private karaoke room where you can go all out like the rock star (or diva) that you are. At least, you can sing comfortably in the presence of your friends and family.
Go for a hike
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Do you love the great outdoors? Well, you will definitely love this activity. Boracay isn’t just about the beach, partying, and eating; there are also several places where you can go out for a hike such as Mt. Luho. This is perfect if you want to get a workout and burn calories from all the food you’ve eaten during your stay. According to the health website Live Strong, an hour’s worth of hiking can burn 430 to 550 calories, depending on your weight.
Drive on the road less traveled
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Unleash the adrenaline junkie in you with an ATV ride. This one-hour adventure will take you to some well-kept sights on the island. The trail is filled with obstacles that will surely get your adrenaline pumping.
Going to Boracay can be a little bit different thanks to the cold weather. Luckily, the many indoor and outdoor activities can help you truly enjoy your stay in Boracay.