Another day...another sunset...
It's such a waste to be there and not take the time to soak up the remaining rays of the sun before you welcome the night for another dose of partying. It may come everyday but it somehow looks and feels different each time...
Favorite thing: North of white beach is Diniwid. A quieter beach on most days but on this particular day it was the feast of San Juan so the locals where out enjoying the water. The cliff on the pic isn't that high...maybe 15ft and fun to dive from but make sure the water down below is high enough or you'll end up with a sore ankle like this stupid show-off who jumped when the water was only waist deep.
Rent one of these huge floaters big enough for 2 or 3 and float away in the water waiting for the sunset while snorkeling off shore.
We made a lot of friends that night because the bar we went to was all abuzz about 3 girls enviably enjoying themselves in a huge floater.
In the picture, my friends and this little girl had fun deflating the floater before we took it back.
Favorite thing: We were walking along the beach one day and went further up north using the walk to Diniwid beach. It was a weekday on a school month but we were quite surprised to find many local children frolicking in the water and lots of families having picnics on the beach. The water looked so inviting that we stopped for a swim and while we were drying off, struck a conversation with a family who told us it was a holiday which was why the kids were not in school. We were invited to stay for a barbecue and several rounds of rhum and coke. Not only did we have fun, we made new friends :-)
When the weather is great, such as the one we had the first week of March one time, you will most likely end up with a night so clear that the sky will be like a dome above you with the stars and the moon twinkling brightly.
We pulled SeaWind's lounge chairs that look like hammocks close to the water's edge and took turns sharing secrets never before revealed. Hmm...must have been the effect of the moon?
Fondest memory: Getting out of the bar away from the noise to quietly enjoy our pizza and margaritas...
Boracay is only seven kilometers long and divided into three barangays, or communities. Yapak lies in the north, Balabag in the center and Manoc-Manoc in the south. Within these barangays are smaller villages such as Angol, Manggayad and Bolabog.
Most of the activities are in WHITE BEACH with small resorts and cottages ranging at 300 pesos or $8.00USD but can go as high as $200.USD
Enjoy massage in Boracay, either in your room of just lay along white beach. Ask one of those who are wearing colour green uniformed womens for your massage, they are one of the best certificated and recommended from boracay tourist center.
Fondest memory: 5 days one hour a day massage in boracay was great! the lady on the photo is Andrea, she's a good one, if you are visiting boracay soon and wanted her massage service, just ask me i have her no.
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
my favorite thing is... the beach and everything I saw when I was there... very peaceful!
Don't forget your bathing suit. Bring the most comfortable clothes to wear as you’ll probably do a lot of sunbathing and swimming in the daytime.
Fondest memory: what else... the beautiful beach and the sorrounding, the water ... gosh, I wish I could come and visit this place again, again and again!
One of the most amazed thing in this place except the perfect sunset is that the sand castle made by people who are living here. I cant barely imagine that they made a good structure of a sand castle to get visitor's attention and donate some money for them. They made this for whole day and light up in the evening.
Fondest memory: I was staring of a guy who made this as he seems really fucos of what he've doing while the girl is mixing the sand and water... They have this best talent that im proudly says "you do rock". Even those children here are good of doing this too..
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.
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.
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".
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......
Favorite thing: The best month to visit Boracay Island is December. It's the coolest time of year in tropical Philippines. It's not as humid as in other times of the year. It's the best time to go for an island holiday but make sure to book well in advance as the island tends to enjoy a lot of visitors during that period.