Spending Summer 2015 in Boracay

Boracay, Aklan
Boracay, Aklan

 

I was lucky enough to have been able to go to the beach twice last summer. Having different sets of friends who all love to travel, and being one who can’t say no to quick and cheap trips, I almost always end up saying yes whenever I get invited. This time, it was in Palawan and Boracay. (I’ll blog about my awesome Palawan trip next time)

Last year, I, together with my friends Kat and Reena, went to Boracay (I didn’t blog about it, but I posted our parasailing video). And after a year, Reena and I went back. It wasn’t a vacation really, because we didn’t take leaves from work. It was a 7-day trip of working from the island (can’t complain). We didn’t do any activities, except the Pub Crawl (which I’m gonna blog about separately).

Here are some of the pictures I took during the trip. There aren’t many as I didn’t bring a camera. All pictures were taken using my iPhone.

Boracay Airport
Boracay Airport

 

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Food! I loved the gizzard and this Crispy Bulalo at Smoke.

 

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1. A stray cat. 2. Wanted to buy calamansi muffins, but they ran out!

 

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Boracay Sunset

 

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Restaurant interior

 

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Trying out the panorama trick shot on Reena

 

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Selfie and a sunset picture

 

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And another sunset picture

 

xoxo,

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PS
This post is mainly just a photo dump to document my trip. Will update with more meaningful posts soon.

So, yeah. I got kinda distracted…

It has been three weeks since I arrived in Manila and a lot of things have happened. This blog post is an attempt to give you an update.

First. I didn’t complete VEDA! Argh. It was certainly a challenge especially since uploading was slow due to internet problems. And I very rarely had the time, nor the energy to actually film and upload one. But still, I think I did great for a first-timer. I will certainly do better in August.

Second. My boss went to Manila, we got together, and even celebrated his birthday in Tagaytay. We ate at a restaurant called Pamana, tried the ferris wheel at Sky Ranch, and had coffee in Bag of Beans.

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Teammates

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Potipot Island is Better than Boracay, Hands Down.

Many people, locals and foreigners alike, are in awe with the beauty that is Boracay. I have to admit, I was one of those people, until I got there. This is not to say that the island is ugly, because it is exactly the opposite.

What turned me off was the multitude of people that flock there. It was crowded, busy, and just not the way I would want to spend my vacation. It was worth one trip, nothing more. A lot of people are telling me to give it another chance, maybe I will, but not anytime soon. No sir.

So, in my quest to finding a nice beach where I could relax and not have to bother with a lot of people, I found Potipot Island. Well, I didn’t really find it. It found me. Haha.

I’ve been to this island twice, and on both occasions, I wasn’t disappointed. If you’re looking for a less expensive, less crowded, more peaceful vacation, you should go to this place.


You should know that there are no hotel accommodations on the island. The last time I was there, they had built cottages along the beach, but I’ve never had the chance to try them out and stay in the island overnight.

We stayed in a resort in Candelaria, Zambales called, Isla Vista. Their group packages range anywhere from P4000-P9600 for groups of 8-22 people. You can get more information on their website which I’ve linked in the beginning of this paragraph.

Potipot Island is a 5-10-minute banca ride away from Isla Vista. The boat rides are also available through the resort with a choice of a smaller or a bigger banca.

The resort offers facilities for cooking, although you will need to bring everything you need to cook your food as they don’t have cookware and all that stuff. Which is better, in my opinion, for hygienic purposes.

I’d certainly come back to this island. In fact, I recommend it to friends who are looking for places to go on a vacation. And I suggest you do too! HAPPY TRIP!