Since it’s beginning to feel like summer again, allow me to share with you my Boracay adventure which I embarked upon last December. My trip to the island paradise is perhaps the biggest highlight of my 2014. For one, I finally conquered my fear of flying (oh well, I guess you can blame Alanis Morisette’s ‘Ironic’ for that). Secondly, I’ve never been away from Luzon and the fact that I am 520 km. away from my domicile excites me. And lastly, I am in the stage of my life now where I value the intangibles more like experience, friendship, adventures, etc.
The Plane Ride
Getting to Boracay should not cost an arm and a leg, so we chose budget airline AirAsia. They have the lowest fare at that time because of the “piso fare” promo. Travel time was relatively fast from Manila to Kalibo which only took us about 40 minutes. Caticlan is the more viable option because it’s the closest airport to Boracay, however, flights usually get delayed and cancelled here.
Boracay is the top summer destination in the Philippines. Famously known for its white sand shoreline, this island paradise has also attracted millions of tourists from around the world. As a first-timer, there are a lot of things about the island that really captured my attention.
The White Sands of Boracay
I’ve been to different beaches but nothing comes close to the powder white sands of Boracay. It’s so fine and soft that even after hours of roaming around the island, my feet didn’t even feel tired. I also observed that the sand doesn’t get too hot even during the unholy scorching hours of the day.
Artistry and creativity are also in abundance in the paradise island of Boracay. This is made obvious by the different sandcastles along the shoreline. Your trip to Boracay will never be complete without a snapshot of yourself beside a sandcastle. For the locals, it’s a way of living since tourists are asked to pay a small amount prior to taking pictures. As for me, it’s a manifestation that we Filipinos are indeed a bunch of creative people.
Happy Dreamland Theme Park
It’s never in my personality to try extreme fun activities. For one, it’s really scary and secondly I don’t like violating the terms of my insurance policy.
This Sky Cycling activity really scared the hell out of me. I don’t like the feeling of going against the force of gravity, much more cycle in mid-air. I have to admit, it was fun.
The Highest Peak in Boracay
If you want to see the entirety of the paradise island Boracay, then it’s a must to go to the Ocean Tower Boracay. From there you’ll have an eagle’s eye view and appreciate more this God-given treasure.
Jonah’s Milk Shake!
What a great way to beat the unmerciful heat of the sun than a refreshing milk shake. Tried the uberly famous Jonah’s Milk Shake and I must say that it’s nice and healthy way to quench your thirst. Downed three bottles of this addicting milk shake during my stay last December.
Night Life in the Island
From sun up to sun down, the party never stops in Boracay. But what I liked the most was the fire dancers. They are a bunch of talented people who can play with fire and get away with it.
Boracay is indeed the top go-to place this summer. If you haven’t visited the island, then I suggest you include it in your next trip. I am 100% certain that you will enjoy it. As for me, I’ll be back soon.