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I am heading to Boracay – Join me!

Posted on 04 June 2013 by Dreidel Regala

Okay, so it has been a while since I was out and about – no thanks for being a salary dependent person ugh. I have been hungry of exploring and relaxing to beautiful places.

So now after some “travel drought”, I’m gonna be having a holiday weeee! Yah I know it’s not really a big deal haha but I just got a new idea… hence the opening of a new category in my blog posts – “Where I am heading?”

What is it all about?

My upcoming destination is not really rare or new to a lot of travelers. I have actually been there a couple of times already so making it a little different caused me to tell you my readers where I am going and invite you to hangout and explore. Good way to meet new friends and see the place (cheaply lol). But remember this is purely for travel and NOT to get hitched!

Destination is Boracay and it will be on June 8-12 2013. Boracay is an island in Aklan Philippines enjoyed for its white beach and party atmosphere. We can sail in a paraw, enjoy chats over fruit shakes, munch on anything grilled or seafood, watch the sunset while in a chute, do lots of shopping etc.

So if you’re traveling to Boracay too and wanna join, leave a comment below :)

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Kite Boarding in Boracay

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Kitesurfing in Boracay

Posted on 06 August 2012 by Dreidel Regala

Kitesurfing (aka kiteboarding) is a growing sport, and it has now reached the Philippines! A country filled with islands and surrounded by water – yea I think it’s bound to happen sooner. I have never tried it yet but as I watched beginners take lessons in Boracay, my eyes just wanna explode with envy! Why did I not you might say… well for a hefty Php 3,000++ I think the 1.5hrs. intro course may not be enough for me to learn anything haha. But it’s a good start to get a feel of the sport.

Kitesurfing in Boracay

Kitesurfing in Boracay

So if you wanna learn I think Boracay has got a lot of schools you can choose from :)

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Island Nook in Boracay

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Boracay hotel: Island Nook

Posted on 03 August 2012 by Dreidel Regala

Anybody looking for a decent Boracay hotel? I’ve visited the island a couple of weeks ago and I’m happy to have this new find. It’s not a fancy place but I liked that I can still have a clean fragrant private room at a decent rate. Name – Island Nook. The place is by the road which may be an issue to some but personally I like it better cause I have easy access to public transport. So if this is no big deal for you then check it out! Here are some photos of my room:

Island Nook in Boracay

Island Nook in Boracay

Island Nook in Boracay

Island Nook in Boracay

Island Nook in Boracay

Island Nook in Boracay

Bathroom

Bathroom

I’ve been to Boracay a few times already and I think this room looks nicer compared to those closer to the beach (most budget hotels aren’t even fronting the beach). There’s an alley close to Island Nook which takes you to the beach so it’s not so much of a hassle to go there, plus it’s near D’Mall. The only minor draw I think is the food, Island Nook has a small Persian-style restaurant inside and the food is not that excellent except maybe for the sandwiches.

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Getting to Boracay

Posted on 27 July 2012 by Dreidel Regala

One of the things I am excited about when I go to Boracay is that super soft white cool sand. I get pictures of pulvoron (wheat cake) or baby powder whenever I imagine it.

Boracay's powdery white sand

Boracay’s powdery white sand

Boracay sunset

Boracay sunset

The island is getting super busy nowadays though as the world discovers its existence. But being on a separate island, getting there is one of the major rants of goers. Transportation prices are high and time consuming. So is there ever a way to get over this dilemma? If you are willing to add a little adventure to your itinerary then answer is YES! By adventure I mean carry around your bags, walk a few more steps and stopping to ask around or read signs.

Getting to Boracay

Caticlan is the nearest airport to the island. It’s small and can only accommodate small domestic flights. From here there are options to just walk (1km or less) or take a tricycle (40 pesos*) going to Caticlan port. Visitors will then pay the environmental fee (75 pesos*) and terminal fee (25 pesos*) and then board a ferry (25 pesos*) going to Cagban port (or Tambisaan port during Habagat season). Upon arriving in the island visitors can share a tricycle (20 pesos* or more if further down) to your hotel landmark. If you are on beachfront hotel you will have to walk towards the beach as tricycle won’t go in anymore. In total that’s 210 pesos*!

If your aircraft is bigger though it will land on Kalibo airport which is around 1.5-3hrs away. From here you will board a van (175 pesos) going to the Caticlan port.

You don’t need to pre-book tickets as they are available upfront. And if you don’t know where to buy them just ask around since locals usually know visitors are going to Boracay.

On other news, if you prefer convenience there are two companies who run transfer services from both airports: (1) Southwest Tours; (2) Island Star Express. Only that it’s more expensive and sometimes they use buses which needs to fill up before disembarking.

*Price as of July 27 2012

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