If this is your first time to visit Boracay Island here in the Philippines, you would be curious to know which places are best to go and hang out with the locals. It’s an endless list; however there are some that really stands out and locals customarily go. During the summer time here in the Philippines, there will be a lot of bigger events (i.e. Big Fish and Marlboro Party) that will be held in Boracay Island and will be mentioned here in our blog area once official announcements are given. More chill-out spots to choose from will be featured in the following weeks. There is nothing more exciting in your vacation than meet people who know Boracay Island the way locals do. You may not just hear pirate stories and what local rum or beer that’s best to try, but might also hear a little about the Boracay Island politics on the side; like topics about disallowing famous fast food chains to open up in this little beautiful paradise.
Dos Mestizos (refer to our Guidebook Map 3, E3) – is Boracay’s premier Spanish restaurant, offering a wide selection of authentic Tapas and featuring the best Paella in Boracay Island. Come on Saturday nights for all you can eat tapas for PHP 650 per person and enjoy Live Jazz and Blues music; starts at 6M. On Wednesday nights, come for Rockoustic Blues Experiment, starts at 8 PM featuring Stephen Lu as lead vocalist, Lenver on lead, Ryan on bass, Julian on beatbox and Ron on sax.
Red Pirates Pub (refer to our Guidebook Map 4, D5) – is one of the last authentic, native style beach bars in beautiful Boracay Island. If you want to feel nostalgic, come visit and feel the rustic features of the place on how the old Boracay Island used to be. Every Friday afternoon prior to sunset, there is weekly beach BBQ and buffet with live jam session.
Bombom Bar and Pat’s Creek Bar (refer to our Guidebook Map 2, F4) – are the only Reggae bar in Boracay Island. Live reggae music is played every night by the beach. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming that anyone can definitely chill out at this place. Start your happy hour here by sunset and stay until the band starts playing. Dining is served at very fair prices.
Restaurant Alchemy (refer to our Guidebook Map 2, E4) – is voted one of Asia’s top restaurants within 6 months of it’s opening and critically acclaimed tasting menu in the Philippines, 6 to 8 course, using only local sustainable produce sourced within a 40 Km radius of Boracay Island. Indulge in the island’s most innovative cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every Saturday nights, there are tasting or themed projects; reservation is required.