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Travelling to Philipines - Boracay island 27-5 March 2012

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1. Posted by melodyofmyheart (Budding Member 13 posts) 2y

Hi There,

I'm Rie, 29 yo-from indonesia
I'm planning to Philipines - Boracay island on 27 Feb-5 March 2012
Just booked my flight, hopefully to meet new friends who has same destination.

i need your advise, especially in boracay :

1. Hostel in boracay, safe for ladies traveller.
2. Things to do in boracay.

Really hope that this trip will be full of excitement,.

Looking forward to hear from you,

cheers,
Rie

2. Posted by chonapi (Budding Member 24 posts) 2y

Hi Rie,

There are a lot of things you can do when in Boracay, you might want to try parasailing, helmet diving, snorkelling, ATV ride to Puka Beach (the other side of Boracay, which is really nice and seldomly frequented by tourists), or you can climb your way up to Mt. Luho to have a view of the entirety of the island.

It's also cool to try those hair braids / dread locks to give you more of that summer/island feel. :)

I suggest that you go find a companion, though travelling alone can be fun as well, on this trip you might want to have a pal around. I look at Boracay as a party island, where more of the fun starts at night. :)

As for the hostel, that, i couldn't be of any help, i am with the rest of our family when i come to Boracay, so we tend to book on hotels which is going to be a bit pricey for a sole traveler.

Enjoy your trip!

Cheers!

Chona P.

3. Posted by Travelmaster1 (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

Hi Hi,

i have always wanted to go to boracay too. Where are you guys from? I'm from Singapore.

4. Posted by chonapi (Budding Member 24 posts) 2y

Hi Travelmaster1,

I'm from the Philippines, so it's quite handy for me to visit Boracay at least once every year. :)

:)

Chona P.

5. Posted by Travelmaster1 (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

hi Chona,

Thats so cool. I'm from Singapore actually and always wanted to go boracay.

:)

6. Posted by LaoBlue (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y

Boracay is a very small island with a great soft white sandy beach. I went there in Oct, but the water was a bit cool, not too bad. Did some parasailing - and can see for miles and over the island. I thought the "other" activities were a big rip-off, so did not do those tourist trap activities....I just sat most of the day looking at the water and drinking sodas....and massage too. At night, walked along the beach - a crowded, but not too bad.
Stayed near Station 3 (the quieter part of the beach). You will see the difference as you walk up the beach from the "middle" of the tourist area. Not sure about hostels, sorry....

7. Posted by chonapi (Budding Member 24 posts) 2y

@Travelmaster1, you're a neighbor! :) you can always visit Boracay, pretty convenient in your location, but i suuggest you plan your visit not during the peak season if you don't want a huge bunch of crowd to share the island with. ;)

@LaoBlue actually, water activities are pretty cheap in Boracay especially when you are in groups, and parasailing aside from diving are the ones we haven't tried yet since it costs a fortune for a 30-minute activity. I envy you though, been wanting to try parasailing for the longest time now. ;)

8. Posted by paulmacpaul (Full Member 107 posts) 2y

Very cool information you have there Chonapi. I'd always wanted to go to Boracay. I'll sure visit the place one of these days with a group and hopefully we could do all those activities you mentioned. ;)

9. Posted by chonapi (Budding Member 24 posts) 2y

Thank you Paulmacpaul :)

Don't forget to bring your camera while strolling by the shores of Boracay, especially when the sun sets, it'll leave you in awe. :)

Have a very cool vacation!

Chona P.

10. Posted by melodyofmyheart (Budding Member 13 posts) 2y

Hi all,

Chona, paul, mr singaporean, all your email makes me cant wait to see the beauty of boracay.
i just finished book my ticket, already download things to do there.
for sure i'll go for diving, n climb ariel's cliff, and sunbath at white beach.

i think i might stay at the hostel so i can put the budget for the entertainment and excitement.

too bad i have to go alone this trip, i believe i can enjoy it but also i welcome for a nice companion from other.

any advise for the food ? this is my 1st time in philipines, never tried kind of food before, and i'm a bit afraid since somehow i got bad stomage everytime i tried new food.

looking forward your advise.

Rie