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Boracay island

A piece of Paradise

sunny 29 °C
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We took the bus from Iloilo,the northern part of Panaya island, heading to Boracay island.
We arrived late in the afternoon in Kalibo, where we had planned to stay overnight.
After checking in we realized that this hotel must be the most noisy place we stayed at, the sound from the traffic was overwhelming and we couldn't close the Windows. It didn't help that the city celebrated a fiesta so it was more people out on motorbikes than normal.
It was late and we were tired, so we decided to stay anyway, but we hardly got any sleep at all.

The next morning we continue our travel by bus, but we didn't go for a long time when the bus was stocked in traffic because of a parade.
securedownload-1.jpeg035.jpgIt was fun to watch the parade for a while, but after watching it for quite awhile we were more than ready to continue the bus ride.

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The Philippines has a lot of week-long fiestas and I knew that the third week in January there is celebrations in a lot of cities and small villages.

We finally arrived in Caticlan and we didn't have to wait long before we were on a Bangka to Borocay. After looking around for a place to stay we decided to stay at "Station 3" which is the more quiet part of the 4 km long beach, called "White Beach".
The beach is very pretty and we spent a lot of time with a cold drink, watching the sailboats with their blue sails gliding on the turquoise water.
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There is a lot of places to have a good time in the evenings, mainly at "Station 2", but it's also very crowded there, so for us it was perfect to stay where we stayed.
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One day we went north on this tiny island, to visit Puka Beach (Shell Beach). This beach is also very beautiful and surprisingly few people there.
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Another day we went across the island to a beach where it's very windy and a perfect spot for Kite Surfing.
Hank wished we got there earlier so he could have taken kite-surfing lessons during our stay on the island.
Maybe another time.....
After 8 days we decided it was time for us to go back to Cebu Island, to spend some time there before our flight back to Kuala Lumpur.

We had wonderful time in Boracay and it will be one of the highlights in the Philippines!
We left at 6 am with a Bangka back to Caticlan and then we went with a van to Kalibo airport, 4 hours early. We arrived in Cebu after 45 minutes and then we took a taxi and a bus cross the island to a small town called Maolboal, known for it's diving and a waterfall we are going to visit.

Posted by InTwoPlaces 19:42 Archived in Philippines

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Boracay looks like a paradise! Glad that you got to experience it Carina & Hank! Great winter trip!

Hugs, Clare

by Clare

Thanks Clare, it is truly a beautiful island! Hank told me it's sunny and beautiful back home in Santa Cruz/Capitola. This time of the year it can be pretty nice there!
Hugs back to you!

by InTwoPlaces

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