If there is a particular island in the Philippines, famed for its remarkable beauty and exquisiteness, perhaps Boracay would top the polls. Even CNN, National Geographic, New York Times, and a lot more agencies would always include the island of Boracay in their list. And it’s true, Boracay is indeed beautiful, without a doubt.
My family and I paid a visit to Boracay in July of 2008. I couldn’t believe it. We had perfect weather in Boracay (in the Visayas Island) despite the numerous typhoons which pass by Manila (located in Luzon) during July. Perhaps it was a great consolation since I was only going to stay in Boracay for one night, since I had to fly back immediately due to an Economics exam. Bummer.
But nevertheless, it did not stop me to have the time of my life as I enjoyed the pristine beaches and cool, turquoise waters of Boracay under the scorching heat of the sun. With fine, powdery white sand in between my toes, I would say that I was blessed to have a breakaway from all the school work I’ve left behind in the city. We stayed in Station 1, in Pearl of the Pacific Boracay. And I must say, they delivered premium service as they were able to elicit major satisfaction from us.
|Beautiful Paraws are parked by the shore during low tide|
|View overlooking from the peak of Boracay|
One of the reasons why Boracay is very popular is because of its priceless sunset. During sunset, the waters recede and there is an incredible low tide. There is not much water and a long stretch of sand that invites eager tourists to indulge in the beauty of the sunset as the sky turns red, orange, purple and then black.
|One with the sunset|
|Skimboarding is also a popular activity in Boracay especially during low tide|
If you would like to pay a visit to one of the popular tourist destinations here in the Philippines, I would still assure you of a grand adventure that awaits you. For best weather conditions, try to visit during the months of Summer (April-May).
-Depending on which Station you would like to be accommodated in. (Station 3 would offer the cheapest rates, Station 2 would offer average rates, Station 1 would offer the most expensive rates) However, the nicest beach fronts are located in Station 1.
-Excluding air fare, Php 10,000 would be reasonable pocket money for 3-4 days to help you get around and experience spectacular activities around the beach.
-Try getting group coupons for deals and discounts.
-Book a flight to Caticlan
-Take a ferry transfer from the port of Caticlan
-If you book from a hotel, most hotels have shuttle services going to the island proper
-If not, there are tricycles available to bring you to your respective accommodations.