Rains have been pouring all over most parts of the Philippines when we arrived in Boracay, but heaven must really be on our side as the dark cloudy skies of the past few days had actually cleared up, and we were basking under the tropical sun of Boracay! What else to do but enjoy the beach!
The clouds may have given way for the sun, but the strong winds were still present making the beach wavy. It was just about the end of the low tide when we went out of our hotel for breakfast, so walking on the beach was still pleasant. But because of the not so calm beaches, the once common sand castles were nowhere to be found. 😦
For breakfast we headed to one of the famous local cafés in the island popular for its calamansi muffins, simply known as Real Coffee and Tea Café.
Travel Tip: If you’re thinking of having Real Coffee’s muffins as “pasalubong” you better order them at least a day ahead. I also highly recommend their “ultimate muffin.” 😀
After a very nice breakfast, we were off to explore the beaches and of course do some very Filipino tradition of picture-taking. 🙂
As we started heading back, the tide was already starting to rise. Of course we loved walking along the shore but after some time, we eventually got to that rocky part of the beach where the waves were too rough. We were advised by the lifeguard to walk in that little space emerging out of a wall as the shores at that part were too dangerous—but that was after I already had my minor accident. My right foot was hit by a log carried by a strong wave which made me almost fall flat on my face. I was thankful that I only got some bruises and my gadgets didn’t get wet inside my bag. My camera though which I was wearing by its strap around my neck didn’t left this incident unscathed—it had bumped against the wall as I passed through so now it had some deep blemishes on the body and scratches on the lens cap.
The rest of the day was spent walking all around the beach and of course taking pictures! We practically covered the entire span of Boracay’s white beach at least twice during the day.
I didn’t realize how many buffets are offered in the island! From the really affordable to high class, fresh seafood, meat, vegetarian, everyone should find their fix. There were so many choices in fact that we had a hard time picking where to eat. And of course aside from good food, lots of great bars dot the island for those who are of legal age of course. One I could recommend is Juice Bar which serves excellent cocktails and other alcoholic drinks, aside from juice. 🙂
Travel Tip: There’s actually a free tourist map of Boracay! You may get this from bars and restaurants all over the island.
As all good things come to an end, so too must this quick vacation. What I hate is not the fact that I’m leaving the island. What I hate is the forthcoming long commute!