Boracay on my Birthday - and Drunk again!!!
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From Cebu, we caught the Cebu Pacific flight to Boracay via Kalibo on the island of Aklan. It was a 45 minute flight, which went by rather quickly.
From Kalibo, it was another 90 minutes to the port of Caticlan, Boracay's entry point, via a shared van. Cost: PhP 250 per person. We passed the rural area of the island, through mountainside, past the rice paddies and cococut plantations, before reaching the Caticlan Jetty Port.
From Caticlan Jetty Port, we had to pay several 'environmental protection' fees, and the ferry ride fee itself. Cost per person: PhP 50 (environmental fee) + PhP 50 (terminal fee) + PhP 25 (pumpboat from Jetty Port to Boracay Cagban) = PhP 125 ($2.
The boat ride from Caticlan Jetty Port to Boracay's new port is about 25 minutes. A new designated port was build recently to minimize pollution and damage along the White Beach area that is popular to Boracay.
Checked-in at La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel. It is centrally located at Station 2, near the Tourist Center--within a few minutes' walk to the talipapa (wet market).ï»¿
We stayed in a standard room with 2 queen beds and ensuite bathroom for PhP 2,100/night (~$45) since it was low season. It has a beachfront access and cafe/restaurant open 24-hours. (see website for more available amenities)
After checking in, we walked along the famous white sand beach of Boracay. Then it started to rain. Rain on one's birthday is considered good luck... and I love when it rains at the beach... There is a certain peacefulness as nature goes on its way...
We ducked into a bar along the beach and planned to have a couple of birthday drinks for myself and wait out the rain... So... we ended up being there for more than 4 hours and multiple free shots courtesy of the very friendly bartender! Hahaha...