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Boracay : My First Solo Travel (Part I)

The 21st of July marked my first solo travel. I was thrilled and excited for the trip yet also a bit anxious and nervous at the same time. I know that I’m used to traveling with companions, either with siblings or with friends. My friends thought I was crazy and some did not believe I did it alone, but hell yeah…I did

A brave rabbit finally tried to get out of her comfort zone and checked one of her goals from her bucket list. Amazing 🙂

I only visited two places during my two weeks time off.

Part I – BORACAY

Boracay’s famous grotto 🙂

I’ve been to Boracay several times but there are reasons for that. Whenever I’m in this place I feel relaxed and happy. I love the beach and it always fascinates and makes me a happy kid. What makes this trip different from my previous trip is that I did it alone and tried to make it more relax compared to my previous travel where I do a lot of activities. This time, I do it my way, no plans, no itineraries for the whole trip and no too extreme activities.

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I met two ladies at the airport who are working from Hong Kong and taking some time off in the Philippines. Their hotel in Boracay is located in station 3 while mine is in station 1. We arrived in Caticlan in the evening and I was already tired because of our delayed flight and the two hours travel from Kalibo to Caticlan. There’s actually a direct flight from Manila to Caticlan, however, I booked Kalibo.. so, I have to ride a van going to Caticlan.

From Caticlan, I ride a tricycle going to my hotel and paid P25.00. I was happy that when I arrived at my hotel, my room was already ready. I sent an email ahead of time and informed them of the time of my arrival and my request. Blue Lily has very friendly and very helpful staff and I love how they treat me like a VIP.

This is my bed, the comfort room, and the small refrigerator… Too many soft drinks but I only get one and more bottles of water. 😇

Blue Lily room 🙂

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The first night was spent for dinner and fire dance watching. Since I want to have enough sleep and good rest, I stayed up to 10:30 PM only.

2nd Day: I wake up early and did some walking and jogging in the long stretch of the beach from station 1 to station 3. After that, I swim and had my breakfast at the hotel. I like the feeling when you’re having a nice breakfast, enjoying the view in front of you and hearing the sound of the waves. Indeed, it’s a wonderful day!

Breakfast in Day 2  #coffee #bread #butter and #strawberry #jam ☕🍞

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I promised to meet up the two ladies after lunch and I headed to station 3 because they’re getting henna tattoos there. Mitch and MJ have it on their bucket lists, so they promise that they will have it in Boracay.

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MJ and Mitch got their tattoos

After that, we had some picture-taking in the sand castles and went to station 2 to eat. In the evening, we had dinner, drank some cocktails and enjoyed some acoustic music. We stayed till 1:00 AM and then, I went back to my hotel.

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sand castle during the day 🙂
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sand castle at night 🙂

Sand castles in Boracay are made by the locals. Usually, minors and some teenagers ask for some tips after building it for tourists.

Staying under the sun for more than four hours made us sweaty and weary. We decided to cool down and went to their hotel. We spend time talking about our next travel destination. They plan to go to Baguio after Boracay while I will be in Coron for 5 days. They tell me their stories and I told them mine. We are all hardworking ladies and we have the same love and passion for travel and adventure. We had few drinks at their room before I showed them my hotel in station 1. My hotel has a terrace which is a perfect view deck to watch the beach and the stunning sunset.

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Girls just wanna have fun 🙂 lol

Besides the sand castles, there’s a sand lantern at night. Isn’t that cool?

3rd Day: I wake up at 6am,had some walk and tried to do the standup paddle boating. It costs P500.00 for an hour. A little expensive but it’s nice to try. I went to souvenir shops after lunch and bought some shirts and “pasalubong” for my siblings. I met up with Mitch and MJ during dinner as I like to enjoy my “me time” during the day and afternoon.

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Tres Amigos Boracay restaurant is the place where we had dinner. They served Mexican food which I love. I ordered a beef burrito and a classic margarita. Mitch and MJ tried other dishes like chicken fajitas, quesadilla, and frozen margaritas.

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We then headed to Club Paraw to have some drinks. It was a nice time to have some party and enjoy the dance floor. We get their house special drinks. Actually, we get a tower drink..haha, and it gave me a headache in the morning. I’m glad the two are heavy drinkers, cause I know I can’t finish more than 5 glasses of that alcoholic drink.

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4th Day: I wake up a little late. I had a walk going to station 3. I stayed there to chill and to swim. I also like station 3 cause it’s less crowded compared to station 1 and 2. I stayed on station 1 because I want a beach front hotel and see the purest powdery white sand and the grotto of Boracay. Also, it’s very accessible and convenient.

Read More: Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

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Who wants to chill here?

After wandering around the beach, I arrange my luggage for my flight going back to Manila.

By the way, if it’s your first time in Boracay, I advise you to do some of the activities there. You’ll love it and appreciate more the beauty of this place. Just a recap of the things I’ve done on my previous visits in Boracay, you can try the following:

  • ATV
  • Parasailing
  • Helmet Diving
  • Island Hopping
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Clubbing
  • Food Tripping
  • Paddle Boating/Kayaking

See my previous post about BoracayBoracay: Nostalgia Moments

And, please don’t forget to see the sunset in Boracay. It is worth waiting and I’m sure you’ll be surprised to see it 🙂

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Sunset in Boracay 🙂

I hope you enjoy reading the first part of my travel. Next Part of my travel will be posted in the coming days. If you haven’t been to Coron Palawan, you have to check the part two of my trip. Coron is a breathtaking place and I will tell you more about it…very soon.

Thanks for reading!

Boracay: Nostalgia Moments

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Did you ever experience longing for long-gone moments?
I bet you do, we all do… and as I’m writing this, I recall all the memories in Boracay that made me happy and unhappy at the same time. Memories that made me want to re-experience those past events as they already left a mark in my heart and life.

What I really want is to share all the magical moments I had in Boracay and how will you get it, too! I will share all the things you can do on this island and how to have an awesome vacation in an amazing and affordable hotel.

Boracay is a small island in the Philippines found in the province of Aklan. It is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and its long white beach was also known as one of the best beaches in the world. One of the reasons why I’m making Boracay as my yearly destination is their white beach with powder like sand and crystal water. A place where you can relax, have fun with many activities and enjoy the active nightlife.

My first trip to this beautiful island was in 2012 with my college BFF (Ben & Tin). We’re supposed to be four persons but due to the unexpected event, Nic wasn’t able to join us. I think for this trip, we spent mostly on food as we kept coming back to this one seafood restaurant. It was our favorite restaurant and we enjoyed their food with our favorite fruit shakes.

  Also read: Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Favorite Moments: College Buddies

HELMET DIVING: We had a sweet encounter with fishes and feed them. I was hesitant at first because I’m scared of underwater but it was worth trying. Bonding with my friends and fishes was a great experience.

ATV: This was crazy as we drive along the highway and we went to the highest point of Boracay where you can see the island. Amazing ride indeed!

SEEING MARC NELSON: Yay! Seeing our ultimate crush actor was one of the most memorable parts of our trip. We were able to have photos with him and he’s very kind, handsome and approachable.

I came back to Boracay with my girlfriends from the province of Bicol. They are my friends who love parties and nightlife.

Also read: Trip to Mount Samat Shrine

Favorite Moments: Bicolana’s

FOOD TRIPPING: We limit our budget for this travel but it didn’t stop us from getting the best and affordable food on the island. Being thrifty doesn’t hurt, in fact, it gave us a lot of options and we were able to find cheap dishes that’s worth trying.

ACOUSTIC BAND & CLUBBING: I love the moment on the beach, chilling out with candle light on the table, drinking our favorite cocktail drinks and listening to the awesome band who played our favorite songs and requests. Also, I won’t forget the crazy nights when we dance, drink and party at Epic Bar. Boracay has a very active nightlife for young and old people who love to party, mingle or just chill.

The third time I  visit Boracay was in September 2015, I was with my office mates and I can say that this is the most chill and relax vacation I had in Boracay. This is also the time where we experienced a not so good weather cause it felt like there was a typhoon by that time. It was raining so hard during the week we stayed, but thank God there was a day  were we able to do our activities.

Also read: Why you should go to Bataan Tourism Center?

Favorite Moments: College Buddies

PARASAILING: We all decided to try it though we’re terrified. I’m so glad of trying it for the first time and I felt relieved the moment I saw how amazing the view from the top. It’s a magical fifteen minutes moment seeing the whole island and I can say it’s absolutely a must try the activity.

FLY FISH RIDE: It is one of the most exciting and enthralling rides I ever had. The moment our craft was pulled by the motor boat, was the moment the ride became wild and exciting. This is memorable for me and Kat but I won’t tell you why. haha

We do not remember days; we remember moments. ~Cesare Pavese