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Aug 7, 2011 - Boracay    No Comments

Boracay: More than a Tropical Island Paradise

Wake up a morning beside white sand beach and a view of the low tide and sky: as if the sea and blue expanse merge from a view beside a swimming pool on one of the exceptional hotel resorts in this planet. That crack of dawn from the east is about to tell of a relaxing sunbath ahead and the gust signals a day vista of Paraws sailing through distant spaces speeding to the deeper waters. No wonder the beaches of Boracay are world famous and always will be a hotspot for foreign and local tourists when Philippines is talked about. That’s why when Boracay is your top list in a travel itinerary, you need some birds eye view to enjoy some of the cheap Boracay accommodations.

Sunset in Boracay

Beautiful sunset in Boracay—Photo courtesy of dEyv on Flickr

Getting to Boracay via air can be easy with daily flights from Manila to Caticlan, where the nearest airstrip is situated. From Caticlan, a short boat ride will take you to Boracay. Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific, and Zest Airways hold daily trips to Kalibo, Aklan. Kalibo is two-hour long bus ride to Caticlan. Prices may vary per season and can be available for reservation or inquiry on the Internet. If air travel is inconvenient, a ferry ride from Manila to Caticlan is available twice a week, which takes fifteen hours to get you to the ten square miles island located just in the middle of the famous tropical Philippine archipelago. Read more »

Jul 24, 2011 - Boracay    No Comments

Be Captivated by the Beauty of Boracay

Boracay Island remains popular when foreign and local tourists talk about vacation places in the Philippines. Its beaches are super, hotels and resorts comprise a wide selection of accommodation packages, fun activities, delicious culinary treats, and nightlife.

A white sand beach in Boracay Island

A white sand beach in Boracay Island—Photo courtesy of bee_tee_double_you on Flickr

The next time you realize after that plane ride is a wish comes true of your Boracay escapade— leaving the hectic urban life to this world class island paradise retreat. The best time to visit Boracay is from November to April. Temperatures these times are between 25 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius. Although from June to October is known to be rainy season, there can be days for saltwater dip or tropical pool dive. The hottest time in a year in Boracay is from May to mid-July, temperatures can reach up to 38 degrees Celsius, a lovely sun for your leisure activities. And when sundown comes to a close, another face of Boracay surfaces. Read more »

Jul 9, 2011 - Boracay    No Comments

Explore the Beautiful Dive Sites of Boracay

Aside from powdery white-sand beaches, the island of Boracay also offers dive sites ideal for snorkeling. Below are lists of some of the dive sites in Boracay:

A sand castle in Boracay—Photo courtesy of Mikeem on Flickr

Angol Point
Characteristics: reef with see grass, soft corals, hard corals, stony corals, leather corals, sea cucumbers, anemones – good for night dives and snorkeling

Coral Garden
Characteristics: reef, shoals with plenty of colourful fish (are used being fed there), soft corals, hard corals – excellent place for snorkeling
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