The 10th Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival will be held on April 21-23 2016, a fun-filled event incorporating the dragon boat spirit of sportsmanship and great international camaraderie. There are various race categories to participate in; including men's, women's, mixed and masters (over 40's). The Festival programme includes a parade, opening ceremony for the teams, exciting races and the traditional dotting of the “eye of the dragon”.
Tourists flying to the Philippine island of Boracay usually go to experience its fabled white sands, clear aquamarine waters, romantic sunsets, and the lively nightlife. For water sports enthusiasts, the annual Dragon Boat Festival is another reason why the tropical paradise is one of the most exciting tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Boracay Island Paddlers Association, in collaboration with the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation, introduced the festival in 2007 and held every year since then, during the peak of summer.
The highlight of the festival are the dragon boat race competitions participated in by several dragon boat teams. Visitors are given the opportunity to witness the athletic prowess of local and international paddling teams up close with postcard-worthy sceneries as the perfect backdrop.
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