Just after 5 days since I got back from my SEA trip, I have another trip in line. Since Im very tired (and broke), I made this trip very cheap, enjoyable, and relaxing. Here goes my PhP5,00 Boracay trip.
To start with, this is a product of Piso Fare last year. Our round trip ticket to Boracay (Caticlan) is just P97. I got Dred and Kat their tickets as my birthday gifts to them. Ang sosyal ko magregalo- round trip Boracay tickets! hihi
We stayed at Sunshine Place - a beachfront accommodation in Station 1. We rented a room with 3 beds, cabled TV, aircon, hot and cold shower, and a private veranda which cost us P1,300 per night only. Not a problem if we were given a room which is not directly facing the beach.. Choosy pa ba kami sa ganung room rate? 0_o
I searched for the cheapest activity rates online before the trip. Surprisingly, the locals around the shore offer better rates. We settled for the less price of course. First in the must try activities for first timers is Island Hopping. Rate is P1,000 for a private boat.
They enjoyed snorkeling. Not much good shots because it's cloudy that day.
Next is Parasailing! Woohoo, 1st time ko din! Rate is just P1,200! Everything is very cheap when it's lean season.
Just when were wondering how does Parasailing work, we were already launched up in the air. Wee!
The boatmen took our photos here. In fairness, ang ganda ng framing nito..
Very fun! A must experience specially if you're in Boracay. You''ll have a good view of paradise.
For lunch, we ate in a nearby carinderia. 3 BBQ + rice = P42. We went back to our room after to take a bath and to rest. Of course, my friends cant miss the spectacular sunset in Boracay so we went out of our room in time. We strolled through the very long shore and took some pictures.
and Im pretty sure Im not missing anything even if I dont own one
It rained around 7pm. We had dinner at YellowCab. A 14" Garlic and Shrimp pizza costs P600. I super like it!
We were making this trip cheap but a cup Starbucks coffee wont hurt. P155 for a grande size - everyone knows this for sure.
Strolled through D'Mall and make patol sa gimik ni Lady Gaga wannabe. P20 for me and Kat.
Boracay greeted us with sunshine. Yey, no more gloomy weather. And as expected, the beach became lovely and calm. And again, I was impressed. Calaguas may be the best beach I've been to, but I still appreciate the beauty of Boracay.
After camwhoring - it's time for my much awaited activity - Reef Walking / Helmet Diving! Rate is just P350 per head. This already includes your photos and vidoes in a CD. Very very good deal.
Reef Walking time. We were first briefed on what will happen 15 feet below sea level. At least eto may orientation. Yung Parasailing kasi gulatan. We were thought on how to breathe properly, how to use the hand signals, and how to handle the pressure as we go down deeper. We listened carefully, ayaw namin pumutok ang eardrums namin sa sobrang pressure.
I was the first to try it. The helmet pala is heavy. Gawa yata sa semento. Kala ko kasi plastic lang at lightweight. But it will just weigh 2kilos pag nasa tubig na. Going deeper, I felt the pressure that the instructor was saying. Eto na yung part na tinuro nyang breathe properly. What I did is the usual routine whenever I ride the airplane. Tanggal ang pressure agad. Im ready to walk!
Among my many travels this year, I will include this as 1 of the highlights. Walking through the seabed and having an encounter with the live corals and different creatures with vibrant colors is very very amazing for me. And I am willing to pay 3x the rate- my money's worth it.
This is a must try.
And if I have a reason why I should go back to Boracay is to simply experience Reef Walking again.
sharing a (funny) video: at 15 feet and below
No doubt, we went back to the shore very very very satisfied.
We bought our lunch: cup noodles + spicy tuna + rice for P42.
Since Kat is dying to taste the famous milkshake of Jonah's, so be it. P90 for a tall glass of Banana Mango milkshake for me. Verdict: it's good but honestly, there's nothing spectacular.
For pasalubong, I bought 2 toddler sando for P150 for Draco and Hailey - my pamangkins. I also purchased another ref magnet for P30. I noticed these are new sets of the island souvenirs. Mas maganda kesa sa usual ref magnets that's been all around the country.
We just enjoyed the remaining afternoon relaxing in the shore and do people watching.
For dinner, eve of Dred's birthday, we had seafood + meat buffet in a resto along the shore. Seafood + Meat buffet is P300 per head.
buttered shrimp, squid, longganisa, etc!
Recap of Day 2 expenses
Our flight on the 3rd day is at 9:50am so we just slept well until we checked out. This was indeed a cheap yet very nice Boracay trip. My 3rd visit in this island exceeded my expectations.
Note from the blogger: You have no idea how tired I am. Tama na muna ang lakwatsa. Napaka-itim ko na! hihi