The Boracay Sand Lantern Contest is one of the most exciting activities that tourists and visitors to the island can watch or take part in.
The contest is held on White Beach. You can get there from a boat. From Caticlan, take a jeepney or tricycle to the jetty. The boats will be waiting there to transport you to White Beach. This trip should take no more than 20 minutes.
If you are staying in a resort or availing of a travel tour package, they will take care of your transportation needs. The event begins on March 30 and ends on April 1.
What to See
The thrust of the Boracay Sand Lantern Contest of course, is the creation of different kinds of sand lanterns. The audience will delight in the fanciful creations.
The fun comes in comparing the various creations. For the participants, it is all about showing their skills and their abilities. As the contestants are skilled, creativity and imagination will be required to succeed. This makes the event more exciting.
The event was first conducted in 1999. The purpose was to help the local artists display their skills in producing these objects. The initial event proved successful. During the succeeding years, the event was declared open to participants from other countries around the world. This step would increase the popularity of the contest even more.
Making the lanterns is not easy. It looks deceptively simple, but only a truly skilled individual will be able to make one that is fitting for a contest like this.
There are registration fees, but this will vary year to year. If you are going to join, you have to get in touch with the organizer first. This way you can avoid problems and get all the requirements.
The rules in the contest may vary slightly from time to time. But the one constant is the time constraints. This means the participants will have a limited time in finishing the lantern. This makes for a more exciting competition.
This adds intensity to the competition. It also makes things more interesting. At the same time, it allows the truly talented to stand out.
There are many fiestas, festivals and parties in the island, but the Boracay Sand Lantern Contest is truly one of a kind. It is one of the most enjoyable and something that you will want to watch over and over.