Travel Guide: Boracay Island

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On top of my travel list is the powdery white sand beach and the famous destination for relaxation. Boracay Island! Boracay is separated in three stations. The station 1 is where the famous Mama Mary is located and is less crowded. Station 2 is for party goers. Station 3 is an underdeveloped paradise. Expect a long walk if you want to go sightseeing on the 3 stations.

Contrary to popular belief, Boracay is not expensive. You can totally enjoy Boracay on a budget. Here are tips that might help you out.
1. Book your flight ahead of time. The easiest and fastest way to Boracay is via plane. cebupacificairphilippineairlines and airasia.com usually offer promo fares. You can also head over to skyscanner to compare each airlines.
2. Look for a cheap accommodation. It is very impractical to book an expensive hotel when most of the time you’re at the beach. If party and crowd is not your thing, opt for a non beachfront. There are a lot of budget friendly hotels when you get there and I personally recommend Boracay Breeze Resort. It’s a 5 mins. walk to Station 1. You can also check out other budget friendly accommodations at expedia.com.
3. Food? Don’t worry. There are more than 500 restaurants in Boracay . Barbecue stands, McDonalds, Mang Inasal are present.

 Things to do in Boracay

Aside from enjoying the white sand and turquoise waters, here are the list of activities you should try.
1. Parasailing (1000-1500/pax for 30 minutes) depending on your haggling skills. Try parasailing at least once in your life. You will enjoy the breathtaking views of the island and the feeling when your up in the sky is unforgettable. You can try this solo or tandem.
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2.Helmet Diving ( 500-800/pax) designed for people who want to explore a bit of marine life  but don’t know how to swim. Don’t worry about not having an underwater camera because they will deliver your photos straight to your hotel on the same day you had the activity.
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3.Visit Puka Shell Beach. (Entrance Fee: Free) Compared to the main beach where there are a lot of establishments, Puka shell beach offers nothing but the beauty of sand and sea. We spent the entire afternoon beach bumming and went back to the main beach to catch the famous sunset. If you also want to visit other nearby islands like (Crocodile Island+Diniwid Beach+Puka Beach) you can arrange an Island Hopping tour for 1500 pesos.
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4. Witness the stunningly beautiful sunset. There is no better way to end your day than watching the stunningly beautiful sunset. This is what I always remember about Boracay. Everybody comes out from their hotel, the beach gets crowded, and people sit on the sand as they bid goodbye to Mr. Sun.
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5. Partying . Because party never stops in Boracay. You can have dinner with a band and a fire dance, drink with your barkadas, or dance with strangers. Whichever option you choose, you will surely enjoy it.
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6.  Do some shopping at Dmall or buy fresh seafoods at the Talipapa.
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Other Activities:
  • Paraw Sailing
  • Standup Paddling and Skimboarding
  • Mermaid Swimming
  • Flyfish and Banana Boat
  • Zorbing and Ziplining
  • ATV Ride
  • Biking
  • Gmaxing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Jet Ski
  • Buggy Car and Go Kart
You can contact Bernie Baterna in advance for the above activities ( 09092895428)
3 Days and 2 Nights Sample Itinerary
Day 1
8:15 am – ETD Cebu Mactan Airport
9:25 am – ETA Caticlan Airport
9:40 am – Arrive at Cagban Jetty port
10:00 am – Hotel check in
10:30 am – Boracay activities
1:00 pm – Late Lunch
2:00 pm – Swimming/Sightseeing/Picture taking
7:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – Partying
9:00 pm – Back to hotel
Day 2
8:00 am – Wake up call
9:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Visit Puka Shell Beach
1:00 am – Late Lunch
2:00 pm – Swimming/Sightseeing/Picture taking
5:00 pm – Back to main beach/Sunset watching
6:00 pm – Visit Dmall/Buy Souvenirs
7: 00 pm – dinner
9:00 pm – Back to hotel
Day 3
5:00 am – Swimming
8:30 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – aprrox. 2 hours travel to Kalibo Airport by Van
11:55 am- ETD Kalibo Airport
12:40 pm – ETA Cebu Mactan Airport
Approximate Breakdown of Expenses:

Breakdown of Expenses

The following expenses are good for 2pax since I traveled with my boyfriend.
Airfare –  3 700
Accomodation – 3 200
Terminal Fees- 1 200
Environmental Fees- 150
Boat Transfers – 100
Van Transfer to Kalibo Airport- 400
Tricycle to and from Hotel- 150
Tricycle to and from Puka Peach – 150
Activities: 3 600
Food: 1 000
Pasalubong: 800
Miscellaneous – 1 000

                   Total Expenses: 15 450

You can lower or higher your expenses depending on your spending habits. =D.
Airfare – In my case, I booked Cebu-Caticlan and Kalibo-Cebu because I wanted to experience both airports. Caticlan is the nearest airport to Boracay but flights are expensive. Kalibo on the other hand, requires 2 hours travel to Boracay by Van but flights are cheaper.
Activities – I tried Parasailing and helmet diving but there are many activities in Boracay  which could only cost you 200-300/pax. Always haggle the price. You can also rent a bike and tour around the island.
Is Boracay on your bucket list? Tell me about it on the comment section. Happy traveling! 🙂
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8 thoughts on “Travel Guide: Boracay Island

    • The Travel Buff March 2, 2016 / 1:36 pm

      Hi!.:) I would love to include archery on my adventure list when in Manila. I’m sure it’s gonna be fun.^_^.. Anyway, thank you for the info. 🙂

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  1. Bloggers Photography Style March 29, 2016 / 1:07 am

    I miss boracay so much.

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  2. Zel Ram April 19, 2016 / 2:07 am

    great post! I will be going to Boracay on the end of May with my Mother as my treat to her, thanks for sharing this

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  3. The Travel Buff May 2, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Hi travelthirstyblog! 😊 I miss the crowd in Boracay. ☺ hope i can visit again soon. Enjoy your trip.☺

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  4. mywideeyedwanderings June 13, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    I used to love walking along the beach at night deciding which bars to go to depending on the live music they were playing!

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