July 2, 2011

Boracay, one of my favorite destinations in the country! :D

Boracay Island is approximately 7kms long , dog bone-shaped with the narrowest point being less than a kilometer wide. The island is located just off the north western corner of Panay Island.

A dog bone-shaped island

Boracay Island is a popular destination for beach lovers. It was voted again and again as having one of the best beaches in the world. Its white sand is its most popular draw in. But I guess what draws visitors (like me) over and over there again is the fact that its white sand is just so powdery soft! Also, the sand never gets “too hot” to thread upon barefooted. The island also has beautiful sunsets. These days, aside from its beaches, it’s the lively atmosphere that makes it a must-visit vacation place. Its party reputation however has kept others who are seeking for a quiet vacation away. I say that Boracay island can offer solitude too. One just has to keep one’s distance away from its main attraction, White Beach.

Boracay's White Beach

Getting there is easy. Catch a flight bound for Caticlan or Kalibo, or ride a RoRo for Caticlan then get on a boat that will take you to the island. Lastly, ride a tricycle or a multicab to take you to wherever your destination is.

Enroute to Caticlan from Kalibo airport

In Boracay's Jetty Port

Whenever I go there with the family, we’d stay at Boracay’s Regency Hotel. ;) However, when I’m with friends, we’d try to find the cheapest room we can stay at (that has a good location) or couchsurf if possible. :)

Residencia Boracay's comfy swing :)

There are a lot of stuff you can do at the island: for sea loving people… island hop, helmet dive, snorkel, dive and swim; parasail, skimboard, kitesurf and cliff dive if you want a more adrenaline rush kind of activity. Others ride the zorb or go around parts of the island on an ATV. While there are those who enjoy lazing most of their day away by the beach.

Kite surfers going at it :D

My first trip there was because my cousin, vacationing from the US, wanted a trip to somewhere we’ve never been to. I kept coming back ever since! :D The craziest of which was when a friend celebrated her birthday and decided to host all of her guests there. There were probably around 40 of us coming in from different flights  in a span of 2-3 days! We were there for 4 fun days. The most chill was my last trip. I stayed for a week and having done most of the activities I mentioned before, I spent most of my time by the beach or explored parts of the island I have never been to. I thought I’d be bored by the end of it but days flew me by and the next thing I knew, I had to leave. :(

Staying out late with friends

Happy faces after a day of ciff diving :D

Lazy day at the beach

Think happy thoughts: I’ll be going back there next week! :D

Related Posts:

Getting to Boracay

Boracay: Where To Stay At

Boracay: Where To Eat

Boracay: Where To Go

    • nick rostron
    • July 3rd, 2011

    Tell them about the best restaurant with the best sunset view and the best mango shakes and the biggest fruit bats.. its the best

  1. Ahem, who’s the tisoy?

  2. Is he referring to Jonah’s Fruitshakes? Looks like you really had fun, huh :P

    • hi Mica! it really was fun! nope, not Jonah’s shakes. we, well more like me, were always ordering mango shakes in every place we eat at that’s why. hehe

  3. I love Boracay! :)
    Kailan ka pumunta dun?

    • tyro
    • July 12th, 2011

    hi crystalraven… pwede mag tanong, wala kasing hotel booking yung kaibigan ko. eh we were advised na dun na lang daw sila mag hanap ng cheap na matutulugan. how much yung mga natanong mong cheap? thank you? tsala from caticlan, pano sila makakapunta sa station 2? may mga charges ba? konting info naman sus. thanks you ulit.

  4. whoa! I was in boracay last July 9-11.

    • jess boadilla
    • September 6th, 2011

    If you’re looking for hotels in boracay, please do visit this site

  5. Pretty good article. I just stumbled upon your blog and
    wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.
    Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

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