I travelled overseas more before I could actually travel locally. My first ever domestic flight was in January 2017 at Boracay. It was indeed an amazing 4-day trip! All throughout the year, there are an enormous number of tourist visiting the island for its powdery white sand beach. True enough, the sand is very fine. There’s a flock of people along the long stretch of white sand. Some are waiting for their boat for snorkeling, some are sun bathing, some are just walking along the shore and some are just people watching.
What to do in Boracay?
As a first timer in Boracay, I did a lot of activities.
We got so excited we didn’t wait for our tour guide for our scheduled tour the next day. Since we stayed at Mt. Luho, we walked and find some cool activities.
Mount Luho viewing deck
Entrance fee: Php100
Picture fee: Php200 but we managed to haggle it with the photographer and we only pay for Php150.
Zorbing + Go Kart
Package fee: Php1300
This includes buffet lunch and you’ll get to snorkel at two snorkeling sites. Just remember to bring your own snorkeling gear if you’re sensitive to using snorkeling gear provided by the bangkero.
Unli picture at Boracay sand art
Php300 for 1 hour. My bestfriend and I asked the instructor if each of us could avail 30 mins each. The instructor was kind enough and let us use the paddle board for 30 mins each for Php300.
If you love sunset, do this ’cause it feels like you’re chasing for the sunset while lying on the net of a paraw.
Caution: If you have sea sickness, take bonamine before riding a motor boat because waves at Boracay are always angry.
Ocean Walker + Parasailing
This includes a lot of picture taken underwater while you’re fish feeding.
ATV + Go Kart
We did ATV in an off-road track. There’s also a bonus where we stopped by a beach and relaxed.
Aside from white sand beach, Boracay is known as the party beach. My bestfriend and I always do attend Pubcrawl in Makati and BGC and we would like to also experience Boracay PubCrawl. It’s an amazing experience! We met new friends locally and from other countries as well. Boracay Pubcrawl is a must!
Note: If you’re planning to go to Boracay and would like to tour and do activities around, please contact our tour guide. Prices in activities depends on whether it is peak season or not.
Arnel Pineda (not the Journey singer but the tour guide)
How much does my flight cost?
Manila to Caticlan: Php531.52
Kalibo to Manila: Php346.52
Tip: We booked this trip 6 months prior and we always searched for promo flights.
How much does our accommodation costs?
Php2262 each for 4 days and 3 nights stay. We booked it through airbnb and we got the whole attic space for ourselves. In addition, the view from our veranda is so amazing that it feels like we booked in a five star hotel!
Where to eat in Boracay?
Dampa-style restaurants are famous in Boracay. You’ll pick what would you like to eat and they will cook it for you. There are also buffet restaurants in the area. Boracay is so commercialized that along the shore there’s a lot of restaurants to choose from (from fine dining to fast food).