Carabao Island is near Boracay
If you could go back in time 20 years to Boracay, that is Carabao Island today. Named after the carabaos (water buffalo) on the island, think of Carabao Island as Boracay's peaceful twin sister. In fact, you might see t-shirts calling Carabao Island "the promised land." Its political name is San Jose, Romblon Province.
Carabao Island has beaches to match your preferences. Find pebbles and corals at Lanas Beach, yellow sand at Poblacion Beach, and fine sand at Hinulogan Islet or Busay. They all have crystal clear turquoise water.
Sea urchins, starfish, and sea anemone are common aquatic animals. Residents might climb up the coconut trees to fetch a fresh drink for your group. Seaweed is visible at low tide.
Relaxing on Carabao Island
With few tourists, Carabao Island offers quiet beaches. The sand is soft and the residents are friendly.
Carabao Island has spectacular views. From its highest point you can view Boracay. Go to Lanas Beach or Hambil Beach in the evening for a breathtaking sunset.
Activites end by 9 pm (21:00). A quiet, relaxing evening awaits you. Pitch a tent and go camping on the beach. If you stay at a resort, relax in a whirlpool bathtub.
Snorkeling during your Carabao Island Excursion
Although Carabao Island is peaceful, there are still activities to do. You have choices depending on whether you want to stay on land or go out into the water.
On land, you can go ATV riding, camping, carabao riding, mountainbiking, and off-road motorcycling. You can do other sightseeing, as well.
On water, you can go banana boating, fly fishing, kayaking, kiting, parasailing, sailing, snorkeling, swimming, wake boarding, and waterskiing. You can explore the underwater tunnel or go cliff jumping at Koding-Koding Point. Also, you can go spelunking in Ngiriton Bat Cave, Bunayag Cave, and Angas Cave.
When you return to Boracay, you can enjoy fresh drinks during the sunset.