For this place to be as close as it is, I am surprised it has taken me this long to get out here. The flight from Manila to Boracay is literally like an hour long and the tickets can be purchased for easily under 100USD! I spend more than that at the club on a friday. This whole tim I have been living here I should have been making weekend trips to the beach. Anyway, that doesn’t matter right now. Whats important is that I went.
For those that don’t know, Boracay is one of the crown jewels of The Philippines. It has been ranked as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. But honestly, The Philippines is comprised of over 7,000 islands so who honestly has been to all of them to be able to say which one is the best. I would go on a limb and say that there are dozens of beaches more beautiful and more secluded than Boracay in The Philippines but Boracay happens to be one of the most popular.
Luckily for me I was able to convince my parents to make a trip from the states to come visit me in The Philippines and I surprised them with a weekend trip to Boracay. I did the “good son” thing and paid for plane tickets and hotel rooms for us and they loved me for it. Wait, I like to think they love me anyway but the DEFINITELY loved me for bringing them here!
So come with me on this gorgeous island adventure that I have documented from start to finish. Please comment if you like this post! Thanks 🙂
These tiny propeller planes are probably the most common for island hopping use here. My mom had to think twice before getting on it because she said she had need been on a plane that small. Lol.
What my parents didn’t realize was that once we got off the plane we had to catch an additional trike, to a boat, to another trike. Whats a trike, you might ask…
Lets be clear, trikes are not built for Americans. Several of the trikes that picked other people up had like 4 or 5 people in it. I promise when we got in ours it was a spectacle watching us maneuver into it. EVERYBODY around was wondering how we were going to fit. Somehow all 3 of us got in. It was pretty funny though I must say.
After a 10-15 minute ride on the trike we made it to the port to catch the boat across to the island.
Back on the trike again for the second time after the boat ride.
Finally we arrived at the hotel and had our welcome drinks presented to us.
It took us about 5 seconds flat to drop our bags, put on our bathing suits, and hit the beach!!
These next few pictures are pure, as in NOT photoshopped. This place is so gorgeous, it really looks like this.
Have you ever seen a shrimp the size of a mans fist? Well here is one…
I had to take this picture because how funny is that that they are doing braids and dreadlocks on the beach in The Philippines. lol.
Here is some of the live talent that they have on the beach. These women were crazy good with the fire tricks. Funny thing is we didn’t realize that all of the “women” in the performance we ladyboys. It was funny when my dad realized it. He wondered why they looked so “strong” lol.
Cheers to the freakin weekend!
The filipinas LOVED my mom. Apparently they were asking her to show them how to dance. Ahhhh, thats my mom! 🙂
Passed out on the beach. Like father like son.
Heading back to the airport there was a huge collision between the boats. Apparently they boat the same way they drive in The Philippines and if you have ever been to Manila you know exactly what I mean.
Back in my condo. Home sweet home.
Boracay was a fun place! I will be going back soon. Like, REAL soon! Check back for more updates soon!