Boracay, Philippines

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Love and I went to Boracay last November 10-12, 2016. It’s our first travel together! Thank God for giving us the best weather because Pag-Asa was monitoring an LPA days before we leave. Our flight was 12pm at NAIA Terminal 3 (PAL Express), by 12:45 we arrived Caticlan plus 1 and a half hour transfer to the hotel.

DAY 1

Upon arrival at Boracay Airport, we registered and since they also offer transfer from airport to hotel for Php 500 per person including all fees, we grab the deal. We stayed at White Beach De Boracay,Β not a grand hotel, it’s at the top of Yellow Cab Pizza, beside Astoria in Station 1. What we like about our room is that, it’s clean, with balcony and beach front.. and most of all, it’s budget friendly. Of course, I’d rather spend money on food and water activities because most of the time, we’ll be enjoying the beach.

 

After we changed clothes and settle our things, we explored Station 2 and had our lunch at Jeepney inside D’mall.

We availed the water activities being offered by the staff where we stayed. For our first afternoon in the Island, we did Paraw Sailing or Sunset Sailing πŸ™‚

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Uh, Sunset in Boracay is amazing πŸ™‚

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DAY 2

We woke up early the next day, because who would want to wake up late when you’re in paradise, right? We had breakfast at Lemoni Cafe..

By 9am, we did Island Hopping. First stop: Crystal Cove

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Then, we went snorkeling for about 20 minutes at Crocodile Island.

Last stop: Puka Beach πŸ™‚ We really wanted to go here since this beach is less crowded than at the White Beach, but they are equally beautiful. You can go here even without Island Hopping. Just hail a trike going there, I believe it costs Php 100 one way.

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Our last night in Boracay…

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Dinner by the Beach πŸ™‚

DAY 3

Since our flight back home is at 12:40pm through AirAsia – Kalibo Airport, the standard pickup time is at 7am. (We also availed the transfer offered at the hotel). We still had a chance to enjoy our last hour in this beautiful paradise…

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We are already in Station 1 but Willy’s Rock or the Grotto is still a bit far, but every walk is so worth it. ❀ It’s nice to swim early in the morning because it’s low tide, and you’ll get a chance to swim with fishes.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of our expenses, just in case you need a reference. Please take note that the transfers we availed are on the spot, but you can book online through South West Tours and Island Star Express. For the water activities, there are a loooot of commissioners on the island, you can always haggle πŸ™‚ It’s much cheaper if you go in group. For the food, there are plenty of restaurants there. Smoke Resto is located on the far end of D’mall in Station 2. We also saw Kolai Mangyan (a budget friendly resto) during our trip back to the port, we were looking for it on our first night, I thought it’s located in White Beach, but turns out, it’s outside the beach. Lemoni is expensive, we should have had our breakfast in Real Coffee 😦

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Nevertheless, Boracay is such a magical place. Now I know why people keep on coming back in this gorgeous Island. ❀ I made a short travel vlog, please pardon my editing skills and the quality of the video, it’s also a bit shaky, I’m sorry.. not a pro πŸ™‚ I just wanted to share how alluring Boracay is. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave it in the comment section πŸ™‚ Cameras used: Oppo A37 and Supremo 1.

 

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful Boracay!Great post-Joyce.
    By the way, thanks for following my blog Happy Rabbit Travels.

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  2. Nice! Boracay is not really in our bucket list due to its over-commercialization. However, your photos show a pristine side of it. πŸ™‚

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    1. Joyce says:

      Just make sure you visit Boracay off-peak season πŸ™‚

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  3. ~~ emzlee :) says:

    I’m glad to know that there are still spots in Boracay that is not crowded. πŸ™‚ We hope to visit the place next time, too.

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    1. Joyce says:

      Yes! It gets really crowded in White Beach especially at night. Can’t imagine the chaos there on summer. Hehe

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  4. Aquileana says:

    Such a paradise on earth… Beautiful post πŸ’›β˜€οΈπŸ’›

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    1. Joyce says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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