Guest writer of this article and a local resident of Boracay Gelyn Oriora Gareza talks about rainy seaon (Habagat) in Boracay and about things to do even in cloudy weather ..
What to do in the rainy season in Boracay ?
There are two seasons in Boracay, the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season starts in the end of November and lasts till the end of June. At the moment of writing this post it is rainy season (between July and November). I’ll explain what to expect and what are the best activities in the rainy season.
One of the first questions of most visitors to Boracay is: “Is it going to rain every day in the rainy season?” And “Can I still do tanning?” Probably it does not rain every single day but on many days it will rain. The good news is that usually this does not last very long. It is quite common that it will rain in the morning and after that the sun is shining and you can still lie down on the beach and do your tanning. Actually, because it is usually quite windy you might be surprised how strong the sun is!
So, what to do in the rainy season?
Scuba diving is a great activity all year round in Boracay. If it rains you won’t notice underwater. Normally diving will be in front of White Beach where the water is calm, and kite surfing will be on the backside of the island at Bolabog Beach where there is a strong wind. In the rainy season this will be reverse. You will see kite surfers on White Beach and you can enjoy diving on the backside of the island. The rainy season is a good opportunity to dive at Crocodile Island, a dive site on the backside of the island with the best corals in Boracay. You can also enjoy the turtle site of Laguna De Boracay or drift diving on the Channel Drift dive site.
Because it’s windy, the rainy season is also perfect for kite surfing. This is the only time of the year that you can do kite surfing at Boracay’s famous White Beach or Diniwid Beach.
Except that you will have a great view on the beach, you will have the whole space for yourself because all the watersports, jetski and parasailing will be on the backside of the island. Kite surfing at Diniwid Beach In the dry season sailing boats will take you for a romantic sunset sailing.However, if you like some more action, you will definitely enjoy sailing in the rainy season. Usually there is quite a strong wind and you enjoy making speed trough the waves.Sailing in front of White Beach Cliff jumping and island hopping will be always be fun to do specially when you are in a group.
Have BBQ party, with drinks and chill in a bamboo hut in Magic Island and then go snorkeling in Crocodile Island. Because Magic Island and Crocodile Island are located on the backside of the Boracay, the sea is still calm in the rainy season. These were some recommendations especially for the rainy season. As I said before, it almost never rains the whole day so you can still do all the other activities like sunbathing, swimming, partying etc. that Boracay is famous for!White Beach during Habagat
This guest blog is written by Lyn. She is a dive instructor in Boracay for more than 10 years.
Recently she started her own travel agency, Caramba Travel, where guests can book diving and activities in Boracay: www.carambatravel.com