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Corporate Golf Cup

The Corporate Golf Cup in Boracay is considered as one of the most prestigious golf tournaments on the island. The unique features of the tournament makes it something to look forward to. 
 
Location
 
The tournament begins on February 19 and ends on March 9. This yearly event takes place at the Fairways and Bluewater Resort Golf and Country Club. From anywhere on the island, you can take a tricycle and ask to be taken to the resort in Newcoast. There are also boats at the jetties that can take you directly to the site. 
 
What to See
 
The Corporate Golf Cup in Boracay is marked by the participation of some of the biggest companies in the Philippines. These companies fill in their own golf clubs and take part in the event. The companies participate not just to win, but also to promote their products. The extensive coverage given to the event provides a promotional boost for their products. 
 
What the Tournament is About 
 
The tournament was established so companies will be able to get together. Although these companies are competing against one another on the course, the event also offers them the chance to bond. 
 
The tournament has numerous divisions designed for the players. Usually, there is a division for regular players and seniors. There is also a category set aside for amateur players. 
 
Since it was inaugurated, big prizes have been given away. The prizes are taken from the registration fees that are required to participate. 
 
Cost 
 
As this is a corporate event, the registration fees are higher compared to the usual fees. Those companies who want to join have to pay 50,000 pesos minimum. The costs may vary however, so it is best if you get in touch with the organizers first. 
 
It is also essential for the participants to make provisions for the hotel and other expenses. In some cases, this may be taken care of by the company. 
 
Other Info 
 
The golf event uses different themes in each tournament. This ensures the cup does not get old and more exciting each year. Golf may look easy, but it takes a lot of practice. 
 
If you are playing to win, make sure that you spend some time practicing. This is not just about swinging the golf club. Timing and concentration are necessary too. 
 
The Corporate Golf Cup in Boracay is not just your average golf tournament. It is also about companies forming friendships and bonding with each other. 

Boracay Beach Soccer Cup

The Boracay Beach Soccer Cup is one of the most highly anticipated sporting events on the island. As one of the premiere attractions on the island paradise, it has a strong following among residents and the tourists that visit the place. 
 
Location 
 
The sporting event takes place at White Beach. It is a three day event beginning March 12 and culminating on March 14. White Beach is very accessible. If coming from Caticlan, take a ride to the seaport. Next you have to ride on one of the boats on the jetty. You will be taken to White Beach. 
 
The tournament is held at Cocomangas Resort. The ferries are an alternate option for those who do not want to use the boats. 
 
What to See
 
The Boracay Beach Soccer Cup is of course, all about soccer. Throughout the three days, several soccer games take place. Cocomangas Resort, the sponsor, has its own team. There are also many Philippine teams that participate. 
 
But it is also open to clubs from all over the world. Many foreign clubs take part in the event, giving it an international flavor. Just like anywhere else in the world, the crowds make up a big part of the game as they cheer every move. 
 
History
 
The tournament was created mainly to attract tourists. Its sponsor, Cocomangas Resort, saw the possibilities given the immense popularity of soccer all over the world. Since its initial staging, the event has proven to be incredibly popular. Tourists who come to the island fell in love with the game instantly and word spread quickly. 
 
However, the event is not just about winning the championship; the event also builds friendships among players and clubs. This is by far the more important aspect of the event. 
 
Cost 
 
All teams that will play require a registration fee. The amount varies however, so one has to contact the resort first. Aside from the fees, there may be other requirements, so interested participants should get in touch with the organizer first. 
 
Other Info
 
The Cup is not just about the games. Once the championship is over, a party is thrown out by the organizers. There are food, drinks, music and entertainment for all the teams that participated in the tournament. 
 
Even if you choose not to play, just watching the Boracay Beach Soccer Cup will excite you. The cheering crowds will leave you breathless as much as the action between the teams slugging it out.

Boracay Invitational Golf Tournament

The Boracay Invitational Golf Tournament is one of the most enjoyable and thrilling competitions that is held in the Philippines. Its combination of fun, action and excitement have captivated players everywhere. 
 
Location 
 
The tournament commences on April 1 and concludes on April 8. The competition is conducted at the Boracay Fairways and Bluewater Resort Golf and Country Club. This resort is in Newcoast. 
 
A tricycle can take you to the site. If you have been island hopping, you can get to Boracay via one of the boats at the jetties in Caticlan. They will send you to the island in 20 minutes or so. 
 
What to See
 
The Boracay Invitational Golf Tournament is divided between two divisions, the professionals and amateurs. The abilities of the golf player determines which one they belong to. Regardless of the division, the competition is always tight. 
 
The 18 hole 72 par golf course is world class, which makes playing enjoyable. The lush environment and the surroundings make it an enjoyable place to play in. 
 
What the Tournament is About 
 
The purpose of the tournament is to showcase the golfing skills of a golfer and build camaraderie. Since the inception of the tournament, it has been giving out invitations to select players to join in. As time passed by, the event would increase in popularity. Today, it is considered an honor to be invited in this tournament. 
 
Cost
 
As this is an invitational tournament, there is no registration fee required. The only costs will be for the accommodation when staying at the island. The costs of lodging on the island will vary depending on the accommodation chosen by the player. 
 
If you want to come and watch, it is best to book early; the rooms get full early as the tournament takes place during the peak season. Booking early will also mean savings as costs go up during peak season. 
 
Other Info
 
Playing golf requires skills and confidence. Even at the amateur level, it is necessary to devote time to practice. This will improve your game. The more you improve, the more you will enjoy the game as you will go further and deeper into the competition. As long as you keep working on your game, it will definitely improve. 
 
If you are interested in joining the Boracay Invitational Golf Tournament, contact the resort first. They will provide all the necessary information required of the participants. They will also provide information about the reservations. 

Fil-American Friendship Golf Cup

The Fil-American Friendship Golf Cup is one of the most awaited sporting events in Boracay. It has proven to be so popular that thousands now want to participate. 
 
Location
 
If you are on the island, you can just ride a tricycle and ask to be taken to the golf course. The driver will know where it is being held, as the island is not really that big. 
 
What to See
 
Those who want to participate in the event should decide if they want to play in the amateur or professional division. The participants will also see that there is an American and Filipino division. Regardless of the division you choose, you need to have considerable skills to be competitive. 
 
Apart from the game, the players will also enjoy the scenery. The course is encompassed by lush greens and also the blue skies. The cool breeze adds to the atmosphere as well. Of course, there are big prizes given away at the event. This no doubt adds to the excitement of playing in the game. 
 
History
 
The Fil-American Friendship Golf Cup began in the 1940s. Its purpose was to celebrate the friendship of the American and Filipino people. The initial staging of the event proved highly successful, leading to more editions. In its first few years, only Filipinos and Americans participated in the event. 
 
As the tournament grew in popularity, the organizers opened its doors to participants from other countries. This step would lead to a dramatic increase in the participants. Today, thousands of people join the event. 
 
Cost 
 
There are registration and entrance fees to the event. However, the rates vary. The costs will also vary for each of the divisions. Since the price is always fluctuating, you should get in touch with the event organizers before joining. The inquiries should be made prior to joining the event. This will give you plenty of time to prepare. 
 
Other Info
 
Some of those who join the tournament do so just for fun. Others are in it to win the whole thing. Whatever your case may be, it is best if you take the time to work on your game. Working on your swing and posture will go a long way towards improving your chances of winning. If you are more competitive, your chances of winning will increase. 
 
The Fil-American Friendship Golf Cup is more than just a golf tournament. It is symbolic of the continuing bond between the two nations. 

Chairmans Golf Cup in Boracay

The Chairmans Golf Cup in Boracay is one of the most exhilarating and fascinating golf tournaments that are held on the island. Known for its fabulous cash prizes, it continues to become more popular as the years go by. 

Location 
 
The tournament is held at the Fairways and Bluewater Resort and Country Club. The event begins on the 11th and ends on the 17th. The resort is at Newcoast in Barangay Yapak. The tricycle drivers on the island know the place very well so you will have no problems getting there. 
 
What to See
 
Due to the popularity of the tournament, it is open to both professional and amateur players. Those who compete at professional levels will find themselves at home in the professional division. Those who are just starting out will be better off at the amateur division. Either way, both will offer challenges and a lot of excitement. 
 
For the players, the chance to play in this gorgeous course is the experience of a lifetime. The design and layout of the golf course is top notch and is at par with the rest of the world. Even those who have been there often cannot help but marvel at the beauty of the place. All this helps the golfer play better. 
 
History 
 
The Chairmans Golf Cup in Boracay was the brainchild of numerous businessmen and golf lovers. The first Cup was held in 1990 and proved very successful. The tournament was also set up so new golfers will get the chance to hone their skills while competing for prizes. These days, the tournament is considered as one of the biggest on the island. 
 
Cost 
 
The tournament is by invitation only, but the players have to register. The costs related to the event will vary from time to time. All those interested in participating should contact the organizer beforehand. 
 
Other Info
 
If you want to play golf well, take the time to practice. You should also visit the resort first to get a feel for it. Getting familiar with the course layout will definitely help. Of course that is only one step. You must also be willing to put in the hours to improve your game. 
 
The Chairmans Golf Cup in Boracay is one of the classiest golfing events on the island. It is a display of the finest golfers in the Philippines. This makes it one of the top sporting events in Aklan.

Goma Golf Cup

The Goma Golf Cup in Boracay is one of the most popular golf tourneys on the island. The golfing event is as famous for the game thrills as much as the celebrities that participate in it. 
 
Location
 
The event takes place in the Fairways and Bluewater Resort. You can get to the resort in the following manner. Go to the Caticlan municipality seaport. Board one of the boats and head to Boracay island. From there, you can take a tricycle and ask to be taken to Newcoast at Barangay Yapak. The tournament is held every February. 
 
What to See
 
The golf tournament is well known for the Philippine celebrities that attend the event. The presence of movie celebrities, politicians and other personalities has made the event very popular. Many people come to watch the event as much for the golf as for the celebrities. Professional golfers also take part in the event. 
 
History 
 
The Goma Golf Cup in Boracay was established by Filipino movie actor Richard Gomez in the year 1990. The idea behind the event was to celebrate and enhance the friendship between movie actors, directors and other celebrities in the country. 
 
Since its inauguration, the participants have steadily increased in number. Usually, over 100 people participate in the event. In some cases, greater numbers join. 
 
As the number of participants grew, so have the number of companies that support the event. Major companies in telecommunications, electronics and garments have all sponsored the event. Companies with golf and other related products also sponsor the event. This has helped spread its popularity even more across the country. 
 
Cost 
 
There are registration and entrance fees required before you can participate in the event. The rates are not constant; they can change from year to year. If you are going to participate, it is best if you get in touch with the organizers first. They will inform you of all the requirements needed to join the festivities. 
 
Other Info
 
The prize given away at the golf tournament is 1 million pesos. Many other consolation prizes are also given away. The participants in the event also get to avail of the amenities of the Fairways and Bluewater Resort. 
 
The Goma Golf Cup in Boracay continues to attract golfers from ail around the country. The exciting competition, the glitz and glamor all combine to make it one of the events to watch out for on the island. 

Boracay International Funboard Cup

The Boracay International Funboard Cup is what all windsurfing aficionados look forward to. As the years have gone by, the popularity of this event has rapidly grown. 
 
Location 
 
The event takes place on January 9. The event is held in Bulabog Beach. A tricycle can take you there in a matter of minutes. 
 
What to See
 
Windsurfing is one of the fastest growing water sport in the world, and it is a big hit in Boracay. During the event, you will see large throngs of people watching the competitors. Due to the strong winds in Bulabog Beach, the site has become ideal for the sport. For the participants, the competition is intense. For the spectators, it is a grand spectacle. 
 
Aside from the windsurfing competition, there are other events that make the Cup enticing to participants and spectators. One of them is the Boracay Cup Slalom. Another popular attraction is the Action Asia Speed Trials, kitesurfing and Winduro and Expression Session. These attractions add to the excitement and make the event worth 
waiting for. 
 
As any windsurfing fan will tell you, there is nothing like seeing the windsurfers in action. It is one thing to see them on TV or in pictures. But seeing them in action on the beach is truly breathtaking. As the event becomes more popular, even greater numbers are now participating. 
 
History 
 
The Boracay International Funboard Cup came about as the sport started growing in popularity. As the event proved popular, other features were added to make it more exciting. Today it is considered as one of the biggest sporting events on the island. 
 
An important part of the event are the parties after the games. For many this is the best part, as the spectators and the participants can get together. 
 
Cost 
 
The registration fee for those who want to participate is 5,000 pesos (about 100 USD). Those who are just interested in watching do not have to pay anything. 
 
Other Info
 
If you have no experience windsurfing, there are centers that can teach you the fundamentals as well as the advanced concepts. If you are new to the sport, take your time and just enjoy. As you gain experience, your skills will improve. 
 
In case you are wondering, the Boracay International Funboard Cup is not held at the famous White Beach. The reason is the wind and waters there are too mild. By contrast, Bulabog Beach has the right atmosphere. 

2014 Asian Beach Games

The upcoming 2014 Asian Beach Games in Boracay will show once again that there is more to the island than just beaches. Today it has become a staging area for world class sports. 
 
Location
 
The event will take place during the summer in May 2014. Several games will take place all over the various beaches around the island. 
 
What to See
 
The event offers the beach sport fanatic plenty to see. There is beach volleyball, probably the most popular event in the calendar. Also popular is swimming and sailing. You can also watch beach soccer. Extreme water sports will also be featured. 
 
Dragon boat racing will be one of the most avidly followed. Also worth watching out for are water polo, the jet ski competition and windsurfing. 
 
Aside from the sporting events, the island will provide an added attraction. The beaches, the resorts, the trees and the waters will enhance the scenery. Because the event will take place during peak tourist season, expect to see large crowds to be there. Part of the fun definitely, will be egging on your favorite athlete or team to victory. 
 
History
 
The Games are held every two years. Indonesia was the site for the first staging of the Games. At the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), it was decided that the 2014 Asian Beach Games be held in Boracay, Philippines. The island was chosen for several reasons. It has proven itself capable of staging international events. 
 
A good example is the International Dragon Boating Festival. Due to the popularity of the event, it is expected that more countries will participate in the upcoming competition. More athletes are expected to participate also. 
 
This event is also an opportunity for the island to show their hosts what Filipino hospitality is all about. Those visiting the island will no doubt be enchanted by the surroundings and amenities on the island. 
 
Cost 
 
The costs are still being determined at this point. It is expected that an announcement will be made as the event date approaches. 
 
Other Info
 
There are many events to watch out for. Woodball, wrestling and triathlon are also scheduled to take place. Many more events are being prepared. This is guaranteed to make things more interesting. 
 
From all indications, the 2014 Asian Beach Games in Boracay will be the biggest ever for the event. This will show once again that the island is world class and more than capable of holding major international events. 

Boracay Dive Olympics

The Boracay Dive Olympics is one of the most renowned and popular events on the island. The event attracts so many visitors that hotels and resorts experience a jump in bookings and reservations. 
 
Location
 
The event is typically held on March 30 up to April 1. If you are already on the island, just take a tricycle ride. Tell the driver you want to go see the Olympics, and you will be taken to the venue. 
 
Those coming to Boracay from the nearby areas can go to the Caticlan jetties. There are many boats that can take you to the island. Aside from the boats, you can also take the ferries. 
 
What to See
 
The Boracay Dive Olympics of course is all about diving. The divisions and rules are patterned after those used in the Olympics. However, there are differences. 
 
Here, there are separate categories for the professional and amateurs. Just like the Olympics, there are qualifying sessions which the participants must pass before they can move on. 
 
During the competition, the crowds will get to see the divers in action. Similar to the Olympics, you will be amazed at the skill, dexterity and artistry of the divers. Part of the fun of course, is cheering your favorites on to victory. 
 
History
 
The event was established not just for the sake of competition and winning. It was designed primarily so professional and amateur divers will get the chance to bond. 
 
As the competition is open to participants the world over, the event would become even more popular. Today, the event has become one of the most anticipated events during the peak summer season. 
 
Cost 
 
The entrance fee to the site varies from year to year. However, it is affordable. Keep in mind that events leading up to it usually last a week. If you want to be there for all the action, it is best to book early. The total costs for the fees, transportation, food, hotel stay, etc will be around 10,000 to 20,000 pesos. 
 
Other Info
 
Just like other diving events, you need to get ready for the competition. Even at the amateur level, physical conditioning will be necessary. All of the hard work will pay off when you qualify and win the top prize. 
 
The Boracay Dive Olympics is an exciting event that never fails to draw huge crowds. If you are looking for thrills and spills, this is the event for you.

Nestea Beach Volleyball

The Nestea Beach Volleyball has become a fixture on the island of Boracay. Ever since it began, the event has come to symbolize all that is fun and great about this island paradise. 
 
Location
 
This volleyball tournament takes place in various parts of the country. However the grand finals never fails to happen in Boracay. This championship takes place in April, right at the peak tourist season. The jetties at Caticlan provide the quickest way to reach the island. With the speedboats, the journey will take around 15 to 20 minutes. 
 
What to See
 
The event is noted for its sizzling volleyball action right on the beach. You will see top caliber players slugging it out, hitting the ball with all their might and making spectacular dives. 
 
The huge crowd that it attracts is also part of the fun. Adding to the fun is the setting, right in the beautiful beaches of the island. Watching the volleyball games is an exhilarating experience. 
 
Watching the players spike and volley the ball can take your breath away. Matching the intensity of the players are the cheering of the crowds. The combination of the beach, the crowd and the volleyball action will pump you up. For the volleyball fanatic, this is an experience you will not want to pass up, ever. 
 
History
 
The Nestea Beach Volleyball has grown exponentially throughout the years. Today it is not uncommon to see dozens of teams participating. These come from the different schools and universities around the Philippines. 
 
Today, the event has grown to such an extent that it is considered one of the grandest volleyball tournaments in the land. More than ever, teams are lining up to join and be declared the best volleyball team in Boracay. 
 
Cost 
 
The costs will vary from year to year. The registration fees may differ so the best option is to get in touch with the organizer. 
 
Other Info 
 
The tournament is also famous for its prizes. The winning team receives thousands of pesos in cash. Aside from that, there are other items given away. Among them are sports equipment and of course the trophies. The participants and audience can also look forward to the parties that take place after the championship.
 
The Nestea Beach Volleyball has come to represent summer fun in Boracay. The excitement generated at the games has few equals. It is something that you are not likely to forget. 
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