I lost count on how many times I’ve been to Boracay. It is probably the place outside of Metro Manila that I’ve been to the most. It felt good to be back on the island I dearly adore. Last I’ve been here was a little over a year ago, and I actually wrote about it here. Once I landed at Caticlan, I started feeling excited knowing that once again, even just for a few nights, I’ll be living the beach life.
I stayed in Island Nook, just like I did last year. I’ll be making another post about that really soon. I didn’t plan on doing any activities except for cliff jumping / diving which I was able to do (watch out for that post as well). Hanging out for a light snack at Shangri-la Boracay was a great experience. I will have to stay there the next time I come back. Also, I had a nice time relaxing and having a daily dose of Jonah’s shake plus a little bit of alcohol during the night.
There was actually no heavy partying that happened. I think I’m beginning to be too old for that. One of the highlights though was spending the night by the beach, listening to live reggae music at Pat’s bar while downing one of their unique drinks called Chi-chi (milk + pineapple juice + some alcohol + something else; surprisingly good).
I happened to see Starbucks in Boracay for the first time (drinks and food are around Php 5 to Php 10 more expensive by the way). It was also the first time I was at the shore of Bulabog Beach which is at the other side of White Beach. This beach becomes popular during the monsoon season because island activities are done here as this area does not get much waves as the White Beach. I have never seen the White Beach with much waves before, they say it’s quite possible to surf there but you won’t get huge ones. Waves tend to be only at around 1-2 feet.
Anyway, I’ll be back posting some stuff really soon. Every time I remember how it feels for my feet to be walking on sand, I instantly want to be transported to Boracay. I miss the place. When happy thoughts are needed, I just close my eyes and recall the sound of the sea, and that awesome shake that has been always part of the experience. And if you need better details about travelling to the island I love, visit my post a year ago here.