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2 weeks in Boracay too long?

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1. Posted by tanjian (Budding Member 27 posts) 8y

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Hey,

Just wanted to get a bit of feedback. To those who have been to Boracay.

Is 2 weeks too long? I figure 3 days will be spent on basic diving course, maybe another 1-4 days of diving. Is 7 free days too much?

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

Patrick,
My experiences on Boracay may not be valid, I was there 1991. I thought I was in paradise the first 3-4 days: perfect beach, water, cheap accom. etc. I was bored silly day 4-7. Everyday was a repeat, BF, beach time, swim, read my book, eat, beach time, swim, repeat daily. But, since you are going to dive and then practice your skills, 14 days may be OK. 7 days of diving, 7 days of slack time working on your tan and finishing that book. Great place to be with someone special.

I have some Boracay photos in my gallery. Bring a tripod for your camera. Several Boracay sunset photos are among my best ones, IMO I went everynight to watch the sunset and finally got the one I wanted. I think you will enjoy all 14 days on Boracay. Have a great trip.

3. Posted by pau_p1 (Respected Member 214 posts) 8y

well of course that would depend on what you plan to do there.. 2 weeks should be fine.. you'd have more than enough time to relax and enjoy the island... aside from diving you can try to rent a boat to jump on nearby islands like the island that has the crystal cave... its a good cave were you go underground and spelunker the narrow cave then end up to an opening that meets the sea... very beautiful...

you may also want to visit the main town, the mangrove areas, there are pocket nature reserves in the island.. and there is enough bars along the main beach where you can hangout at night...

4. Posted by GingerFerrer (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

In my opinion, only a week would be spent without regrets in boracay. Water activities, frisbee games, beach parties, wining and dining... but after that, there's not much else. A week would be fine. :)

5. Posted by jonnydonny (Budding Member 23 posts) 8y

in 2 weeks u will not get bored. Theres plenty to do and see and nightlife is brilliant. Everyone i have met in boracay that are travelling always say there only here for 3-4 days at first then there still there the next week. Never meet anyone that has got bored.

6. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

after I have seen Phuket...

BORACAY is heaven... two weeks is fine! But it is too long... Id be tempted to visit the other islands.

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