Inclusions: * 3D2N Hotel Accommodation at 2-star hotel with daily breakfast (Island Inn Station 2 or equivalent) * Roundtrip airport to hotel transfers Kalibo Airport-Hotel-Kalibo Airport. (except for 10pm to 5:59am) * Ferry from Caticlan Jetty Port to Boracay Port * Insurance * Island Hopping Group Tour with Local Lunch
Exclusions: * Meals and transportation not stated above * Caticlan Terminal Fee (Php100/way) * Environmental Fee (Php75) * Entrance fees not stated above (if any) * Tips required for the tours (if any) * Other incidental expenses
Itinerary: Day 1: ETA: Kalibo / Caticlan, and check-in to the hotel Day 2: Island Hopping Group Tour with Local Lunch Day 3: Breakfast and Free & Easy until Departure
They said, once in your life you should try to travel alone. But mine, because of boredom. I tried to browse and find another promo fare from Zest Air way back year 2012. Yes, I’m good in looking for a cheap flights and tours. After I successfully booked this Boracay Trip, I realized that I should join my mother and siblings but unfortunately the promo seats are all sold-out.
So, I should move-on… be brave enough to travel alone.. besides its my second time to be there. Since year 2007 from the Teambuilding of my ex-Company in Philippines. Till Year 2012, there’s a lot of difference, more bar’s at the shore, more sports activities and more tourists.
Boracay is really a nice and beautiful island that you can go every time you want to see a paradise.
BEST BUY / SOUVENIR – I bought a 1-set of pearl jewelries (earrings, necklace & ring) at Php750 only.
BEST LOCAL FOOD TO EAT – batchoy, just to eat the authentic pork noodle soup there. I tried it with DECO’S. And while watching the fire dancer at night, you can choose the buffet restaurant/hotels along the shores and some they have also live bands.
BEST WAY OF TRANSPORTATION – within the Islands, you can go with a tricycle or just walk barefoot with the sands from station 1 to station 3.
BEST WAY TO SHOP – at Station 2, D’Mall, you can check some promo items or bargain to those pasalubong you want to bring/buy. For the jewelry accessories / pear & others, to those tiangge at the shore, you should know how to ask for some discounts.
BEST LOCAL TOUR:
The sand & the water itself
The barhopping at night that you can drink & dance and mingle with others
The Cliff Diving
The Island Hopping & other water sports activities.
Year 2007, my first step in this paradise. We were celebrating our company Teambuilding together with our Norwegian boss.
We were at Cebu Pacific flight from Manila to Kalibo and there was a bus waiting to pick us going to Caticlan Port. And from Caticlan Port going to Boracay Island, we would be riding a ferry boat for around 20 minutes. And another last ride going to our Hotel is a shuttle bus. I am excited to see this famous island, at first, I cannot appreciate her beauty until I step out on the water and saw the crystalize sands.
Because this was company trip, we were following our company schedule, most of the time we were at the Boracay Regency Hotel (now it’s Henan Regency Resorts and Spa). But one of the program they set for us is the dinner by the beach with a fire dance performance. The locals here were good in entertaining tourist by their music and talents. And also giving us a sumptuous meal most were seafoods that can salivate your cravings.
It’s just a 3-day getaway, we also did a company game like Amazing Race as part of the main purpose of teambuilding. Therefore, we tried to tour the place by running and walking and looking for the clues in the places stated/instructed to us. What a way to explore this paradise.
Here’s some pictures that I retrieve to share with you how Boracay looks like 13 years ago.