Monday, June 9, 2014

Boracay 2014

360 at BORACAY

It was an awesome experience. I love the clear water, the white sand, the fun activities, the sunset and the night life. It was our first time to visit Boracay and fell in love with it right away. I feel like I could spend an entire week and would still feel like I have not explored the place.

We were able to rent a room for Php 1,000 per night. Our friend April recommended Galleria De Boracay since her friend is the manager and gave us a discount. Love it! We stayed there for 3 nights and 4 days. I could never get enough of the clear water.

Our first day, we rested and went out to get some lunch. Andoks is the cheapest restaurant we can find in the sand bar area. But if you go to the main high way, you can eat at a Carederia and Silogan.

We spent our second day with fun filled activities like PARA SAILING and helmet diving. Para sailing cost us Php 1,500 per head. You just need to go to station 3 where all the activities are. This includes a speed boat ride to and from the dock in the ocean. It was amazing! It's the longest 15 minutes ever!

Next was Helmet Diving. It cost us Php 700 per head. The helmet weights 25 kilos but when under water, it drops to 1 kilo, so it's not that bad. Seeing the fishes under water was amazing, so full of colors. Of course, I was looking around for sea urchins, we were not allowed to bring slippers.  Good thing I did not find any, I think they removed it. They also gave us bread so we can feed them to the colorful ISDA. Love it!

Spent the afternoon watching the horizon and the sunset. I love the view! Seeing a lot of people just sitting around watching the orange sky and the sail boats was an amazing view.

We went Island Hopping on our third day. It cost us Php 1,200 and another Php 200 for the boat fee. We were able to visit the Puka Beach and went snorkeling near the Crocodile Island. 

We went home on our 4th day. Left the island around 5 am. Everyone is still asleep. We left early for Iloilo since our flight is at 2pm and they said it takes 6 hours to travel there by bus. The Bus and the Van to Iloilo is just outside the Caticlan Jetty Port. The Van is much faster, maybe about 3-4 hours, but as per experience, riding a van is not comfortable. Sometimes the air conditioning cannot support the number of people inside it. That's why we decided to take the bus instead.

Below is our 360 degrees view of Boracay. I hope you love it since I do. Can't help but laugh and smile watching it. It was a perfect vacation indeed!