Boracay Island is one of the most famous islands in the world and one of the prides of the Philippines. If you’re a Filipino and talking about beaches, then this island is always one on the list to visit. Boracay is situated in Aklan, just 45 minutes from the airports in Manila. During my visit in June 2014, it’s beauty is remarkable – stunningly gorgeous even though it was already a rainy season.
The White Sand Beach | Every where on the island, white sand can be found. It’s not just fine – white sand; it is comparable to baby powder because of it’s super fine white sand with cool and crystalline waters. On the shore, there are living creatures such tiny crabs and shell fish, while the colorful fishes are swimming in the water.
Where to Stay | Boracay has everything in terms of lodging; from the 5 star to cottage type hotels. I stayed at Orchids Resort and I only paid 780 pesos for a 3 days 2 nights accommodation, with free breakfast. Recommended by TripAdvisor.
Activities | Since the island is surrounded by clear waters, tourists have a lot of options for water activities, extra budget is a must. You can try jet skiing, kayaking, boating, para-sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and many many many more.
Where to Eat | Restaurants, bars and cafeterias are present in every sides of the island; from super expensive with international touch delicacies and to very proud Filipino ‘turo-turo‘ are also available. Where to Shop | Boutiques and shops are available in every corners in the island.
The Sunset | Aside from the white sand beach, another spectacular event is the sunset. During my visit, it was one of the great sunsets that I’ve ever seen. The wind was cool while the sky has a combination of bluish, orangey and grayish colors, forming an amazing images.
Budget | Eleven months before my travel, I booked my flight in 0-Fare promo. So, I spent 750 pesos for my Manila to Caticlan to Manila. Airport to Jetty Port was 200 pesos. Jetty port to Airport – 180 pesos. Terminal ticket – 70 pesos , boat fare – 60 pesos. Tricycle fare (port to hotel) – 100 pesos, 15 pesos (hotel to Boracay port). Hotel Accommodation – 750 pesos. Food and other Expenses – 700 pesos.