Our listing for the 5 best shopping in Boracay Island will give you some hints about where to go to find and purchase souvenirs or specific items in one of the prime holiday destinations of The Philippines. First, it has to be said that Boracay is definitely not the ultimate shopaholic destination: you can get basic items, beachwear and handcrafted souvenirs, but don’t expect to find high-street stores and luxury goods.
Nevertheless, the option of shopping and dining in modern shopping malls is available in Boracay, in a somewhat rustic way. The best places to shop in Boracay feature open-air malls, markets and supermarkets that can provide you with all the wares needed to spend a pleasant holiday on a tropical island.
D’Mall is the main shopping and dining centre in Boracay. It looks more like a permanent market than a modern shopping mall, as it is open air and feature a great number of stalls, kiosks and shops of various sizes and shapes. D’Mall is also a bit of a maze, with its small alleys. Shopping-wise, you’ll find almost all that you need for your holiday here, from clothes to souvenirs, and from beach accessories to suntan lotions. There’s also a great scene of bars and restaurants, at which you can enjoy local and international favourites. Prices are in general slightly higher in D’Mall than in the other areas of Boracay. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Depends on shops and restaurants
- Location: Just north of Station 2 on White Beach
D’Talipapa is a seafood market at which you can purchase almost any type of fish, shellfish or crustacean before getting them cooked to your taste in nearby restaurants. The concept is interesting, but you have to haggle hard to get interesting prices. The best bargain move here is to start by cutting the given price by half or even two third, then work up from there until you find a price everyone is happy with. King prawn, scallop, crab and clam are the favourite seafood available at D’Talipapa Market. The experience of shopping here is rather unique, and it gives you the opportunity to feast on top quality fresh seafood at unbeatable rates. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 21:00
- Location: in Stations 2, next to Henann Lagoon Resort off Boracay Tambisaan Jetty Port Road
E Mall is a cool place to find souvenirs, beachwear and clothes. Similar to D’Mall, although slightly cheaper, you also have to bargain here if you don’t want to get ripped off. The downside of E Mall is that practically every shops sell the same products, so if you can’t find what you’re looking for in the first five shops you visit, there’s a good chance that you won’t find it at E Mall. Besides that, it’s pleasant to wander through this colourful market, bargain and joke with vendors, then enjoy a drink and snack at one of the many bars and restaurants in the market. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 23:00
- Location: Just north of Ambulong Road, Station 3 toward the southern end of White Beach
Plazoleta is a large shop specialised in quality arts and crafts, including small items such as necklaces, sarongs and bracelets, but also larger products like furniture. Most of the items sold at Plazoleta are locally made, and you can even see some of the artists at work in the store. Musical instruments are among the most interesting items that can be brought back from a holiday in The Philippines, and you’ll find a large selection of guitars, drums, flutes and other instruments for sale here. The prices of the items available in Plazoleta are generally affordable.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
- Location: Station 2, next to Juice Bar
Opened in February 2017, City Mall is the first real commercial centre to open on Boracay Island. Located at the intersection of Boracay Main and Diniwid roads, right next to Fairways and Bluewater Golf Course in the north of the island, City Mall offers a modern air-conditioned space to comfortably shop. Featuring food stalls, fashion boutiques, a pharmacy, a small game centre for kids and a grocery store, it’s the closest thing to a US- or European-style mall you will find on Boracay.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
- Location: At the intersection of Boracay Main and Diniwid roads, right next to Fairways and Bluewater Golf Course
- Tel: +63 2 856 7111