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Shopping In Boracay, Boracay Overview

Shopping is one of the most popular activities in one of the most popular destinations of the Philippines. Although the place is far from being a shoppers’ paradise, tourists still enjoy browsing the souvenir shops and picking up knick- knacks for their kith and kin back home. The tropical holiday destination offers a little rustic shopping experience most of which is limited to open-air malls, markets and supermarkets. Aside from these, you can find several establishments at the beach selling trinkets, accessories and junk jewellery etc.

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Best Places to Shop in Boracay

  1. D’Mall
    D’Mall is the most popular shopping place in Boracay. Offering a range of collections from apparel to footwear, home decor, appliances and other products of fashion and utility, the place is a one stop shop for the shopaholics. The open air mall is located in Station 2 near White Beach. In addition to this, the mall has several restaurants and dining places where you can satiate your hunger pangs in between your shopping sprees. The mall is divided into three areas- the Main Street which is flanked by shops on both sides, the local market section selling raw fruits and vegetables and the Beach Bordering area which is a path lined with shops leading to the beach.
  2. D’Talipapa
    D’Talipapa is a market which is popular for its fresh seafood. The unique market offers a unique experience where you can buy seafood from the wet market and immediately take it to a restaurant of your choice to be cooked freshly. Depending on the choice of your cuisine, you can choose from several restaurants available in the marketplace.
  3. City Mall
    City Mall is another air conditioned mall in Boracay that is replete with a plethora of shopping stores and boutique outlets. Besides, it also has several restaurants where you can devour delicious food.
  4. The Beach
    Another popular place to shop from is the Beach. You can find all sorts of souvenirs, knick- knacks, trinkets, junk jewellery, beach clothes and other stuff of beach utility. Besides, you can also find local vendors offering to braid your hair or draw henna designs on your hands.
  5. Bamboo Market
    Bamboo Market is one of the unique markets situated at the beachfront in Station 2. The shop sells products especially designed and carved out of bamboo. The trinkets, accessories and other stuff sold at the market has ‘Boracay’ engraved on it so you can take it back home as a souvenir. You can also find sarongs, beach wear and sling bags here. What’s more ? You can also find shades made from bamboo here at this market.

Things to Buy in Boracay

  1. The most popular item to buy in Boracay is its fresh seafood that includes prawns, fish, squid, lobsters and oysters etc., which can also be immediately prepared at the restaurants near the wet market. The food tastes delicious and is of premium quality.
  2. Another popular thing to shop from the market is the very fancy and spectacular lamps. Made in various styles and colours, these vibrant lamps are the top picks among the tourists. Some of these are made in paper while some are made from cocoa or mango leaves.
  3. Another unique thing to purchase from Boracay is its personalised slippers. There are shops in D’Mall and also at some other places where you can go and get slippers designed as per your designs and choice. 
  4. In addition to that, you can also opt for screen printed t-shirts. Apart from purchasing, you can also watch these workers at work.

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