Coming to the third day of our Boracay trip I realized something—three days are not enough! There’s just so many things you can do in this lovely island that three days are simply not enough.
Our return flight to Manila takes us to the Kalibo International Airport about an hour and a half away from the island so we had no choice but to leave fairly early. Travelling from Caticlan Port to Kalibo was my least favorite part of the travel as the long winding road was rough despite being paved, and it was in fact longer time-wise than our flight to Manila. Good thing I brought along some sleep to help pass the time.
With so many things to do in so little time I was glad to be able to at least have a taste on why tourists flock this lovely island. Aside from having one of the finest beaches in the world, Boracay is also one of the most tourist-friendly locations in the country. The people are friendly, there are so many good food to choose from, and everyone’s bound to find something they’d like in the island.
Personally I really loved all the activities we did particularly reef walking as for a short moment in time I was in another world—makes you feel like an astronaut (aside from looking like one!). It was a truly different perspective seeing marine life go about from the sea floor.
Thank God for giving the Philippines a truly wonderful gift that is Boracay. I hope that the island remains the same for a long time and for us tourist we too are part of the effort to maintain its natural beauty. I’ve seen quite a handful of litter in some areas of the beach that obviously are due to man’s activity and can easily be avoided by simply throwing your trash in the right places. I’ve never found a perfect place for me to run barefoot and I don’t want to lose it to trash. And I sure hope that the island’s rapid development won’t sacrifice nature.
Now that I saw the island I’m craving for more! I promised myself that I’d be back soon to take “revenge” on some activities I wasn’t able to do. Among these are parasailing, skimboarding, bar-hopping, touring via ATV, etc. Of course next time around I’ll be sure to run White Beach edge to edge, barefoot of course. I can’t wait to return to your shores, Boracay!
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