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    Dreamer and explore

    by naoren259 Written Apr 25, 2013

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    Favorite thing: Boracay Island is one of the riches island in the Philippines. Because of it's known as white sandy beach, many tourist whole world wants to explore the beauty of the place. Philippine tourism continously bloomed the highest sales of attraction that highlights and captures the tourist travellers. Aside of beach captivity, there are also budget and luxurious hotel accommodation to choose from. But the most beaten up craving are the restaurant and hotels serving delicious seafoods like crabs, lobsters etc. at a very competitive price. What most complete the travelling experience are the different boracay activities which will fully complete the fun and revitalized emotions of enjoying the excitement of the activity. Just like island hopping, banana boat riding , etc. That's boracay spirit, away from the busy buzz of problems and stress.

    Fondest memory: Boracay is actually the first out-of-town activity we had with my boyfriend. The sandy and powdery place,nice ambiance, people give the most respect and captiviting seafoods experience are the most part to be remembered.

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    BORACAY BEACHES

    by LoriPori Updated Feb 4, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Boracay Island has 12 Beaches. WHITE BEACH is the most famous and where the action is - accommodations - restaurants and shopping,

    BULABOG BEACH is the 2.5 Km long water sports beach of Boracay and is located on the east side of the Island. Here you will find windsurfing, kite boarding, Jet Skis and parasailing. There are some resorts here as well. The beach is protected by an offshore coral reef.

    PUKA SHELL BEACH is where our Red Pirates Sailing Tour took us and it is a quiet beach.

    You can access nearly all the beaches by a series of paved or gravel roads or by sea.

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  • Boracay is NOT "Bora"!

    by CatBurglar Updated Sep 18, 2011

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    Favorite thing: In recent years, certain city socialites have begun calling the island "Bora".
    DON'T!
    Firstly, the people of Boracay really don't like it. Respect them, they are proud of their name, and you are a guest in their island.
    And second, there already is an island called Bora - it's in French Polynesia, so it is foolish to rename Boracay after another existing place.
    Saying "Bora" is not cool! You'll sound like a total poser!

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    beach and night life

    by kemisteryoso Updated Jul 16, 2011

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    Fondest memory: My best memory was when we tried skim boarding and failed many times :)
    Plus the nightlife after drinking from our Veranda we went clubbing starting from Hobbit house then to hey Jude, Watched the fire dancers and bought our coffee at starbucks and went to the beach to just sit and laid down.

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    the water

    by shohman Written May 13, 2010

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    Favorite thing: The water here is crystal clear. Because of the reef, it is mostly protected by big waves and fish. One would think the water may be too warm, when you first step in that is true, but wade out a bit and take a dive, it's just cool enough and very refreshing.

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    Starbucks?! REALLY?!!

    by shohman Written May 13, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Ok, I am a coffee freak and I generally try to frequent independent coffee houses, but I quickly found that in most of the Philippines, the coffee is so bad, so disgusting, so vile, that a safe bet is to find a Starbucks if possible. Most coffee I found was instant and the lack of non-powdered milk/cream is upsetting.
    At Starbucks, at least you know what you are getting. One warning, if you don't like sugar be sure to ask, as they often assume you will take it and add way too much.

    Fondest memory: walk down white beach, the sign for Starbucks is hard to miss

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    Variety of things of Boracay

    by Ksuter Written Feb 4, 2009

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    Favorite thing: The White Beach and the friendly people would have to be my favourite things. It is a beautiful beach/

    Fondest memory: Likely sitting on the beach over dinner, watching a beautiful sunset

    http://www.kevinsuter.com/Philippines/Boracay.html

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    Swim! Jetski! Sun Tan! Kayak! and More!

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 13, 2008

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    fun to swim!
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    Favorite thing: What else to do in Paradise! but to Sun Tan, Snorkel, Swim, Jetski, Kayak, etc. Boracay has all the options you want and for all types of budget whether you are in 4 kilometer main White Beach or in Diniwid Beach or Puka Shell Beach or Balinghai Beach or Cagban Beach or Bulabog Beach or Punta Bunga Beach & Banyugan Beach or Ilig-Iligan Beach or Manoc Manoc Beach or
    Tulubhan Beach and Tambisaan Beach. Boracay has beaches and beach activities for all kinds of Budget!

    website: www.boracay.com/

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    Overcrowding

    by sirenna Updated Jul 27, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Think carefully about the time of year that you choose to visit, as the island offers quite different experiences from month to month. If crowds are not your scene, avoid march and April, especially Easter / holy week, which is the busiest, most hectic time of year. The music from the various events at station 1 and 2 can be heard from one end of the beach to the other! Great for party people, but not if you are looking for rest and relaxation.

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    Puka Beach

    by sirenna Updated Jul 27, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Puka Beach was named after the famous Puka Shells which were popular as jewelry in the 60's and 70's. Such large numbers of them were collected from the beach that sadly there are hardly any left now.
    This is a nice place to spend an afternoon - much more peaceful than White Beach. There are a few bead sellers around, and sometimes even an ice-cream vendor, but generally you'll be left in peace. You'll need to bring snacks or a picnic, some cold drinks, and snorkel gear. Look out for the cave too.
    Be aware that there can be strong currents here, and the beach drops off quite sharply into the sea. Don't swim or snorkel too far out if you are not a confident swimmer.

    Fondest memory: We sailed to Puka Beach with Captain Joey from Red Pirates. We had a BBQ on the beach and a cooler full of beer - everything we needed really! Be sure to bring your camera to catch the sunset as you sail back.

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    • Beaches
    • Sailing and Boating

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    ATM Machines

    by sirenna Updated Jul 27, 2008

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    ATM in D'Mall

    Favorite thing: There are now at least two ATM machines in Boracay which accept Visa, Mastercard, Cirrus & Maestro. One is located in D'Mall, close to Jude's bar, and there is another at the Metrobank on the main road near the back entrance of the Mall.
    Don't wait until your pockets are empty to withdraw cash from these machines, as they are frequently offline or empty, especially at the weekends when you need them most!
    You can also use your Visa card to withdraw money from the Tourist Centre, but this is only advisable as a last resort, as they charge you 7% for the privilege!

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    Tourist Center

    by sirenna Updated Jul 27, 2008

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    Tourist Center
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    Favorite thing: Boracay Tourist Center is located on White Beach, between boat stations 2 and 3. As well as booking/confirming flights, changing travellers cheques and money (beware of the steep charges for these services), and withdrawing cash, the tourist center offers a postal service, internet cafe, photo lab and safety deposit boxes.
    There is also a shop selling overpriced clothing, souvenirs, imported cigarettes, grocery items, refrigerated goods and beer/wines. You can buy shampoos, mosquito repellant and sun screen here, but you'll find these items much more reasonably priced elsewhere on the island.

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    Coconut Man

    by sirenna Updated Jul 27, 2008

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    The Coconut Man
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    Favorite thing: Boracay locals are such resourceful people - if there is something to be sold, you can sure that there will be someone to sell it, even if the customers are out in the middle of the ocean! This friendly local guy has found his niche selling coconuts to people on boat trips. He loads them onto his little paddle boat and tours around the areas where people have stopped to swim and snorkel. Once he has cut the coconut open with his bolo knife, you can insert a straw and drink the syrupy juice inside.

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    Magical Castles of Sand

    by sirenna Updated Jul 27, 2008

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    Sandcastle

    Favorite thing: If you are strolling on White Beach in the evening, you'll come across these lovely sand sculptures. Boracay's children start building their fairytale castles in the late afternoon, and after dark they light them up with little candles.
    If you want to take a picture, be sure to give them a few pesos, especially as some of these kids are homeless.

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    Petrol Stations

    by sirenna Updated Jul 27, 2008

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    I don't think they sell kettle chips!

    Favorite thing: If you have rented a motorbike or quad, it's good to know where to top up the gas. There are quite a few of these little petrol stations are located along the main road, but you could easily drive past them if you don't know what to look out for. They sell the petrol in old coke, rum or cooking oil bottles.

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    • Motorcycle
    • Budget Travel

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