Cliff diving at Ariel’s Point was one of the best things I did while in the Philippines. I previously mentioned Ariel’s Point in my post on Boracay. It is one of my favourite places in the Philippines and I highly recommend going there!
Before I arrived in Boracay I had no idea about this place, never mind before I arrived in the Philippines. In fact had it not been for a friend of a friend’s birthday, it’s possible I would not have even visited Ariel’s Point.
However, I’m glad I did, even though I only spent about 4 to 5 hours there, it was fantastic. As the title suggests, there was a lot of jumping off cliffs, but there was also snorkelling, kayaking and the opportunity to just relax if you wanted. It’s great!
Getting to Ariel’s Point is straightforward. Simply head to Ariel’s house, which is located at Station 1 on White Beach. Sign up before 10 am on any chosen day and after a 30 minute ride on a Bangka you’re there!
The Bangka ride can be slightly choppy at times, but it’s worth it for the day ahead. What’s more, the fee includes your food for the day and unlimited drinks until you head back to Boracay at 5:00 pm.
It’s easy to see why Ariel’s Point is so highly regarded for cliff jumping when you arrive. There are numerous levels to jump from, with jumps at 5, 8 and 15 metres. Add in the scenic location and stunning view across the water and you have all the ingredients for a great day!
For me on the best bits of the day was watching people slowly pluck up the courage to jump off the differing heights. What made this even more, fun was that one of the guys from our group jumped off the 15m board straight away!
As soon as we arrived, he clambered up to the top plank and jumped straight off after doing a little jig at the top. It was surreal and epic at the same time and set the tone for the rest of the day.
It took a good hour or more before anyone plucked up the courage to go from the top after that. Of course, with nearly everyone jumping off the cliffs at the start, it presents a great opportunity to socialise with other people on the trip, which is what travelling is all about!
Aside from the quality cliff jumping on offer, there is also the opportunity to go snorkelling and kayaking. With secluded beaches nearby, it is the perfect place to jump in a kayak and explore the beautiful surroundings.
As with anywhere backpacking the Philippines, the seas are teeming with marine life. Snorkelling at Ariel’s Point, you’re likely to see anything from clownfishes to dolphins if you are lucky. We were actually lucky enough to see dolphins on our way to Ariel’s Point, which made the trip even more special!
If you are in Boracay it is an absolute crime not to go cliff diving at Ariel’s Point, there is something for everyone and it is worth visiting just for the trip there!
Yes, it is that spectacular!
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