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THE ASIAN TRAVELER'S HANDBOOK FOR A TRULY RELAXING BORACAY ESCAPE

Boracay has been getting its fair share of attention. In 2016, the paradise island attracted record-shattering 1.7 million tourists. Seven years has gone by, and a lot has happened since. Dozens of new flights have made the island increasingly accessible. More and more travel authorities, both local and international, have been hailing Boracay as one of the best beaches in the world. Unsurprisingly, the island has grown all the more popular and travelers are coming in droves.

These changes, while generally positive, come with disadvantages that sometimes put people off. For one, Boracay can get a little too touristy sometimes and the party vibe a little too much. Thankfully, there are still many ways you can experience the island in a more relaxing and authentic way. And there are still places like Alta Vista de Boracay, which you can escape to if you would like some peace and quiet. Explore the relaxing ways you can enjoy the island through this Boracay guide that focuses on the more toned down activities.

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A BORACAY GASTRONOMIC GUIDE

One of the most important items in a Boracay guide blog are the food selections. The beach destination, regarded as one of the best islands in the world, boasts local and international cuisines that suit everyone’s palate. Enjoy a large variety of fresh sea foods that you can ask restaurants to cook into your favorite dishes. There’s a complete choice of Asian, American and European cuisines available in food stalls, diners and fine dining restaurants.

Here’s a helpful travel guide on good eats in Boracay.

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SOULFUL TESTIMONIES OF THE GOOD BACKPACKING DOES FOR YOUR WELLBEING

Backpacking is inconvenient. You are exposed to the harsh outdoors for days or weeks without the comforts you’re accustomed to. Too much unfamiliarity with the surroundings, the people and the experiences. Backpacking can be troublesome for other people. Still, the number of Boracay backpackers is increasing. Nevertheless, more people are encouraged to explore the great outdoors and regard the inconveniences as learning experiences.

But does backpacking have to be physically challenging? Definitely not! At Alta Vista de Boracay, backpackers can relax in elegant seclusion. You get the benefits of immersing in a new environment without the stress of huge crowds typical in popular tourist destinations. Plus, you’re pampered with premier accommodation at reasonable rates.

It is said that the charm of backpacking is in its spontaneity, which can also be daunting. Why do people get into backpacking? Let’s hear from 8 outdoor travelers.

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EXPLORE BORACAY AND THE REST OF AKLAN IN 9 WAYS

Summer is officially over, but this doesn’t mean that your out-of-town escapade should wait another year. Boracay and its neighboring islands offer a multitude of vacation ideas for any season. An ideal Boracay guide offers more than lounging on white sands and partying all night. The travel website Lonely Planet described the world-renowned island as “a place where you can find whatever you want if you know where to look.” Whether you’re a party animal or a laidback vacationer, there is a tourist spot in Boracay and its surrounding islands for you.

Here is a 9-point travel guide for Boracay visitors.

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INTROVERT AT SEA: WHAT TO DO IN BORACAY IF YOU'RE NOT INTO PARTYING

One of the world’s biggest lies is that introverts hate people. Medically speaking, introversion is “the act of directing one’s attention toward or getting gratification from one’s own interests, thoughts, and feelings.” However, the satisfaction of being alone doesn’t mean that an introvert is antisocial. As a matter of fact, many Boracay backpackers who make new friends on the road are introverts. They can hang out with a few people, even spend hours conversing about things of mutual interest, but will need to recharge in solitude after.