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    Buko Juice

    by sirenna Updated Jul 27, 2008

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    Buko Juice
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    Favorite thing: The juice of the young green coconut (buko) is a natural remedy for stomach upsets, diarrhea, food poisoning, hangovers etc (and it tastes really good on a hot day). Apparently it has anti-bacterial properties, and has a cleansing effect on the body. After you've finished the juice, have someone cut it open for you and you can enjoy the white 'flesh' inside. They are actually not that easy to get hold of - sometimes you'll see some on sale in the market, otherwise you'll need to ask a local to find you one. The juice is clear, sweet and slightly syrupy. Watching a guy shimmy up a coconut tree to cut one down for you is quite entertaining too. Expect to pay around P20-P30.

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    Geckos

    by sirenna Updated Jul 27, 2008

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    Favorite thing: You are bound to see these creatures if you visit Boracay. They are totally harmless, and quite useful too, as they eat flies, moths and mosquitos. Geckos are most active at night, and you'll spot them scurrying across the walls and clustered around lightbulbs, catching insects. They are very timid, and usually run for cover when you approach them.
    The larger variety come in some unusual colours - I've seen green ones with orange and yellow spots, and even a blue one. They make a noise which sounds a little like the word 'gecko', which is how they got their name. Locals call them 'Tuko', also after the sound they make.

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    Bora Package

    by annevitug Written May 19, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Hi there! We got our package from Seair. It's a buy 1 take 1 promo, inclusive of airfare & hotel & breakfast. Their lowest is Php6300++ per person depending on the hotel you're staying. For inq or reservations, you may call SEAIR-LEP : (632) 843-7308 / Fax (632) 844-3813 or email Margarita Estacio [mestacio@flyseair.com]. Have fun!

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    Wind or Algae?

    by kiminyut Written May 1, 2008
    Boracay with algae

    Favorite thing: I have never been to a beach as pretty as that of Boracay. I have seen Boracay in May2003, January2004 and September2006. In all those months, the beach was crystal clear, only problem was occassional strong wind and waves (and some rain). Because of this we decided to give boracay a visit during the summer, to check out the water during calm weather. We went April of 2008 and to my surprise, the water was no more blue but greenish due to algae. You may swim past them but still, my baby and I prefer playing near the shore in the shallow waters. Only a few parts of the stretch are free of algae, some parts of station 1.

    We'll definitely go back to Boracay, but during off season, I'd rather have some wind (as long as there's no typhoon) than a lot of algae!

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    skip boracay unless you love noise and crowds!

    by WillowCat Written Apr 8, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Boracay is a waste of money and time. In comparison to Thailand, it is overpriced, crowded, dirty, noisy and FULL of either overweight asian families or middle aged white guys looking to pick up Filipina girls. The water currently is FULL of algae which smells really bad, you can't go two steps anywhere here without being accosted by vendors and the cost of everything (Except alcohol) is higher than anywhere else in Asia I have been. The room rates are expensive -higher than north american standards even. I am here now and terribly dissapointed with White beach. I do think the other parts of the island I have seen so far are lovely and wish I had known more about WHite beach before I booked here.
    The filipino people are very friendly but over-all I am giving this place a bit thumbs down!
    Warning to others coming here - most places ask you to pre-pay the hotel which completely ties you down to staying there. I want to move to a quieter part of the island so I can actually sleep and get some peace and quiet and I am not able to cancel my costs here so will have to pay double to head there.

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    Top 5 beaches in the world.

    by male_sweden Updated Aug 2, 2007

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    Favorite thing: U just must visit this island Boracay if u have the opportunity. Absolutely one of the top 5 five in the world.

    Fondest memory: My 1st visit here was back in 1991 n then it was a true paradise. It stills have its charm n indeed it's worth a visit again. I'll certain b back here more often. Coco Mangas, lol, still here since 1991, what a place.... yeah!
    I recommend the following resturants:
    Olé - Very nice spanish food, tapas, tequila n sometimes they even have Guinness Beer! Very nice staff, service minded n kind! Cute as well...........
    Hobbit House - Nice genuin asian food, spicy n delicious! The most friendly staff on the island! They even had band playing soft rock in the back ground while u enjoy the food n the atmosphere.

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  • Heidiland Deli

    by CatBurglar Updated Jun 21, 2007

    Favorite thing: Not only can you buy all kinds of meats, cheeses and imported products, you can also eat a deli lunch at Heidiland (there are tables outside) or have them arrange a picnic to take to the beach or on a boat trip. A little overpriced, but lots to choose from.

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    Bargain, Bargain, Bargain

    by waoza Written May 14, 2007

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    Favorite thing: There are many people on the beach trying to sell water activities. Make sure that you bring the price as low as you can and also request to have more time alotted to the activity. For example, for a 3 hour island hopping tour quoted at 1500 pesos, we got it down to 1000 pesos for 4 hours (This price was split among 5 people)!

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    24/7

    by NeverBeenThere Updated Feb 11, 2007

    Favorite thing: The island is beautiful!
    I like it best in the morning when I can appreciate the sun, the water, the place..

    When the moon is up, Boracay is a very romantic place.. the sky is filled w/ stars..
    The fishermans' lanterns at the sea are like fireflies all over.. its just wonderful.

    The parties all night are kinda too much.. I gotta get my night sleep too!

    Fondest memory: the crystal clear water, the waves around 1030am, in the middle of the water me and my BF!
    P...E....R...F....E....C....T...!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Buying souvenir in Boracay

    by SLLiew Written Feb 7, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Bought some nice quality T-shirt including one that says "Life is a beach".

    Also many colorful painted wooden fridge magnets of different coral fishes.

    Personally, I feel that I should avoid buying corals or products made from seashell as this would deplete the sea resources faster than it can recover.

    Undoubtedly most of the souvenir are made from other parts of Philippines for "Boracay".

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    Caticlan Airport

    by limledi Updated Nov 20, 2006

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    Souvenir Shops
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    Favorite thing: While waiting at Caticlan Airport for our flight back to Cebu, we standby their souvenir shops where we had some refreshments. We also bought some shirts that have Boracay prints for our love ones back home as pasalubongs. You will not get fidgetty waiting for your flight coz there are so many knick knacks to see. Some food specialties are also available.

    Fondest memory: Fine, white sand beaches. Clear and pristine waters. Fabulous Nightlife.

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    Wading Through Waters

    by limledi Written Nov 19, 2006

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    Favorite thing: As almost all passengers have to wade through the water to get to the boats or back to shore, patent-leather boots and well-pressed long trousers are definitely not the things to wear. As a general rule it's a good idea to pack everything as watertight as possible, eg in a plastic rubbish bag.

    Fondest memory: Long, White Fine Sandy Beaches.

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  • Amazing Blue Star fish

    by cHeLLe28 Written Aug 3, 2006

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    Favorite thing: I was so amazed when I saw a lot of starfish in the waters near crocodile island. If you go boating, this is one of the places included in the tour (particularly during habagat season). The starfish was so abundant in this area. I was able to count more than 10 in one location only. The water is so calm in this part of the island during habagat season and there is not much effort needed swimming.

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  • snorkeling

    by gemi80 Written Mar 16, 2006

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    Favorite thing: you got to feed the school of fish, you got to snorkel and see the wonders of the deep blue blue sea...before you engage in anything that involves money, please ask around first and compare prices..and of course, bargain bargain bargain....hire a boat that would take you to the spot where you could feed the fish and snorkel..then you could tour around the boracay island...

    Fondest memory: the best is when dusk came and i just lied down in the beach.....the sand is soooo fine..better believe me, coz a friend even tried tasting it if it would taste like "polvoron", that's how fine it is......

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    by gemi80 Written Mar 16, 2006

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    Favorite thing: you got to feed the school of fish, you got to snorkel and see the wonders of the deep blue blue sea...before you engage in anything that involves money, please ask around first and compare prices..and of course, bargain bargain bargain....hire a boat that would take you to the spot where you could feed the fish and snorkel..then you could tour around the boracay island...

    Fondest memory: the best is when dusk came and i just lied down in the beach.....the sand is soooo fine..better believe me, coz a friend even tried tasting it if it would taste like "polvoron", that's how fine it is......

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