Boracay is not a destination that boasts purpose-built children's facilities, but the beachside amenities and multitudinous activity choices still make it popular with families. The island's biggest attraction for young and old alike is undoubtedly the beaches, which offer the ideal environment for children to spend hours playing and exploring the sand and sea. Children can also learn to snorkel off the island's protected beaches. The shallow waters offer good visibility for most of the year and the underwater life will fascinate young explorers, combining adventure with a natural education. Kids that enjoy thrills and spills can take a banana boat ride, with operators offering regular trips from most of the most popular beaches. Even beyond the beach, there are several unique natural attractions and one of the best ways to explore is by renting mountain bikes and cycling along the island's roads and inland tracks for some on and off-road action.
The Kartir Shell Museum at Ilig-Illigan village is one of Boracay's cultural attractions and also provides visitors with an insight into the local culture. The museum's modest includes traditional textiles and clothing, as well as ancient wood carvings and pottery found on Boracay and other islands in the archipelago. The small but impressive Butterfly Garden near Bolabog Beach is another attraction for children, with guided tours ensuring they learn about the various species of butterfly indigenous to the Philippines and see them up close. Boracay also has its own riding school with treks on locally bred horses, either solo or with an instructor, depending on the rider's level of skill and experience.