Boracay is one of the top tourist destinations of the Philippines. Known for its pristine white sands and turquoise crystal clear waters, it’s not hard to wonder why. Recently, I’ve been to Boracay for a business trip and I was more than ecstatic when I found out. I also spent my 21st birthday there and I felt like the luckiest person in the planet. haha So without further ado, here is my experience and some happy tips along the way to make your experience better:
We visited Mount Luho, the highest view deck in the island. About 100 meters above sea level, Mount Luho gives an awesome panoramic view of the islands and the islets. We tried to catch the sunset, but it was too cloudy. Here is the view up top, definitely worth the climb.
Happy Tip #1: Ladies put yo hair up. Haha, this place is very windy so you don’t want your hair flying all over the place. Just look at my hair in this picture lol its crayyy
Mount Luho Entrance Fee: Php 50.00 per person
Day two is island hopping day. First, we went to Magic Island. Magic Island is known for its diving points. It is much cheaper compared to Ariel’s Point, but it gives the same hype.
Happy Tip #2: When diving, make sure that you keep your body straight to lessen the impact.
Magic Island Entrance Fee: Php 150.00 per person
Next stop is Crystal Cove Island, this island is all about the beauty of nature vis-a-vis man-made structures as well. In the island, you can find a lot of cottages to chill in. There are also small caves you can swim in.
A Boracay getaway is incomplete without seafood. At D’Talipapa, you are exposed to a wide array of seafood, so you are free to choose whichever you like. Paluto is common in Boracay and it is much cheaper compared to buying the whole meal. Plus, you can have your seafood cooked to your preference.
Happy Tip #3: HAGGLE! Some vendors sell the seafood at a very high price so haggle and you can even end up at half its price.
Snorkeling is a must-do here in Boracay! Ilig-Iligan is one of the best places for snorkeling. At this time of the year, the water is warm and just right for swimming. This is my first time and I will definitely come back to try it again.
Happy Tip #4: Don’t forget your sunscreen! (Need I say more? )
We visited Bihasin, The Ati Living Heritage Center. Learn more about the Ati and teir fascinating culture. The simple pleasures in life are highlighted here. It’s just a nice break from all the party in the main part of the island.
Happy Tip # 5: Take lots of pictures, Boracay is one picturesque island.
Boracay is finally ticked off my bucket list, but there are still a lot of activities I haven’t tried out yet like parasailing and the banana boat ride. I have more reasons to come back. My stay is much more memorable because of Azalea Boracay and fellow photographers and bloggers.
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Thank you for reading! Please comment down below what you think of Boracay and if you’ve been there share some tips too 🙂