Boracay – How We Spent Day 1
Duration: 3-4 days (or more..)
Budget: ~Php10,000 (including seat-sale airfare to Caticlan), this increases as you extend your stay in the island
Bummers: prices of food in most restos are uber high
You’re life ain’t complete if you’ve never been to Boracay even for just one time..
If you are a beach addict then Boracay is the perfect destination for you. Boracay really lives up to its name and popularity. Based from first-hand experience the beach of Boracay is amazing and just simply mesmerizing. Even if we went there at a time where the sun was a little less generous in giving out sunbeams, we still appreciated the beach front.
It was drizzling most of the time when we visited Boracay but the experience is still unmatched by other beaches that I have been in the Philippines, no matter how sunny it was when I visited them. Yeah, I guess Boracay really has a lot to brag about. No wonder it is a popular worldwide tourist destination.
Since it was drizzling during our stay in Boracay, the sky was practically gray most of the time. It’s a complete disappointment not to get good sun shots in a place such as these. So, I apologize if most of the pictures in this entry are not what you expect in beach/landscape images.
We arrived in Boracay on a Friday around lunch time. We directly went in our hotel, Kuya Kim Atienza’s True Home. It is strategically-located which amused us because it was just a stone throw away from the beach. Actually, we have a view of the beach front in our veranda.
Since we were starving when we arrived, we decided to eat at a nearby resto which was named after America’s first Black President, Obama. We had chopsuey, French fries, fried chicken, and clam soup for lunch. Food is ok but service time was bad especially for hungry travelers.
After eating lunch, we took a rest for a few minutes then we headed on touring the island while riding an ATV.
We went to the aviary but didn’t see lots of birds but we got to take a photo op with this very large bat.
Then, we drove to the Tanawin Luxury Apartments to take a peek at the entire Boracay Island.
We were able to have a view of the entire Boracay Island but look how gloomy Bora’s sky is. I think this is just around 4 or 5 PM.
The ATV rental costs Php500 pax for a 30-minute ride. The first time some locals offer you anything like the ATV ride, always try to haggle.
We went to the beach after the ride and we took a dip in its cold saltwater. We stayed there for a couple of hours until we felt that we were already starving. So, we headed back to our room to prepare for our dinner out at the D’Mall.
D’Mall is the outdoor mall in Boracay. It has the restos, bars, and shops that you can actually find even in most malls in the metro. It was hard to choose where to eat because there are lots of good places that you can find here. Since I am a fan of Chinese cuisine, I suggested that we eat at “888 with some Chinese characters after that restaurant”. I assume it’s Chinese. The appearance of the place may not be as inviting as most restos and the price of the food is a little expensive. But hey, we’re in Bora.
Anyway, the food is delish. We had steamed fish, pork barbecue, and lomi (Chinese soup dish made with thick egg noodles). The taste of the food was epic especially the steamed fish. But what hurts is, that fish alone cost us Php500!
After dinner, we walked around D’Mall to see what we can find here.
And we capped off Day 1 by watching some serious fire dancing by the beach. The best I’ve ever seen among all the fire dancing performances I’ve witnessed in my whole life.
Spread some awesome..ness..