The sunsets here are among the most beautiful in the world. Much like Key West, all activity here comes to a halt while the sun goes down. The colors are beautiful and the mood will relax even the most stressed mind.
This is not really a custom but more of a trait. The people in Boracay are not just friendly, they're more importantly HONEST and helpful. On our last night, we had some drinks and grooved to the house music in Hey Jude. Heavy rain fell at around midnight so we decided to call it a night. The next day, had the morning swim, lunch & as we're about to check out, that's when we found out that my friend's wallet is missing. so we traced everything and asked around but we found nothing. we left contact numbers just in case it was found, & as we're about to board the plane, the staff from Hey Jude texted us that the wallet was found, everything's intact & can be pick up anytime. The staff from Sandcastles went the extra mile by shipping the wallet to Manila for my friend to pick it up.
That was the most awesome thing about boracay! Much has been said about the place being so beautiful, but we should put more weight on its people, they're genuinely nice. Thanks a bunch, and when we come back we'll still stay in Sandcastles and have a drink in Hey Jude. You guys rock!
It has become a culture among Boracay kids to build impressive intricate white sand castles on the beach at night. Boracay white sand seems like butter when wet so it is easy to mold a gigantic figure out of the sand.
The main language in Panay is Ilongo but, in Boracay, they speak their own language Aklanon, the language of Aklan. Its vocabulary and grammar is a little bit, but not very much, different from Tagalog spoken in Manila.
Six feet high sandcastles are built by locals by the White Beach on sunny days. The intricate designs are painstakingly curved and kept intact by continuously spraying water into it otherwise they easily crumble to the drying heat of the sun.
At night, lamps within the sandcastles are lighted giving that warm glow exposing the contours of the work. Daytime or nightime, tourists would find it irresistible to have a picture-op with the sandcastles at the background. A few peso dropped in a nearby donation box would make everybody happy.
Be a responsible tourist, don't throw trash on the beach, collect sand or otherwise compromise the environment. The island's residents are campaigning to preserve their home - and it's name.
Boracay is NOT "Bora"!
This is the main road from the ferry station to the beach. Narrow and busy, generally, it is safe because the speed is not too high. It took this picture in the tricycle. If you need to transportation ,just stand beside on the street, wave the tricycle to pick up up
MMM, a fried banana on a stick covered in brown sugar. So good, so cheap. I'll take two please :)
Available from street vendors everywhere.
Well, the tourist the major economy support on this small island. So, tourist department really try to make the street cover nice here.