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A WEEKLONG STAY IN BORACAY? ALL THE THINGS LOVERS CAN DO IN PARADISE

So you and your SO just got lucky, and finally have time for a long holiday. It’s time to head over to Boracay then. You can’t go wrong with a long vacation spent in paradise. Book an accommodation in tranquil destinations like Alta Vista de Boracay, and give yourselves a much needed break to just focus on each other. Make sure you make the most out of your extended stay with the following tips.

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PSYCHOLOGY-PROVEN WAYS ON HOW TO MAKE THE BEST TRAVEL BUDDIES ON THE ROAD

A solo travel is more than a leisure activity. It is a key to holistic wellness. Traveling alone has been proven to have mental health benefits such as reducing stress and relieving emotional pain. Backpacking to a beach and other water forms is also good for the physical health. Some of the benefits of spending time in Boracay include faster healing of cuts and sores and improvement of joint-pain symptoms.

Hitting the road on your own is an amazing opportunity to meet new people. It doesn’t matter if you’re naturally shy. If you’re traveling alone, you’d need to ask for directions, recommendations for restaurants, and assistance during mishaps. These events can jump-start a conversation, and perhaps a meaningful friendship.

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TO BORACAY AND BACK: MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR P5,000

What do you do when promotional airfares appear on your timeline? You alert your friends and stop everything. There’s something about being able to book promo fares that makes you feel good about yourself — as if you’ve just finished a life-changing task. Well, to be fair, there’s truly something life-changing about traveling and seeing the rest of the world.  

One of the most sought-after promos is that of Boracay. In 2016, a record-high 1.7 million people visited Boracay, once again catapulting the island paradise among the world’s best beaches. This is an assurance that a ticket to Boracay is never a bad call. Now that you have it, the next thing you need to plan are your land arrangements. But what if going to Boracay was decided on impulse? Don’t worry, traveling to Boracay on budget is an all too familiar scene and ultimately doable.

It doesn’t matter if you have Php 20,000 or Php 5,000 in your pocket. Boracay backpackers should know. The amount of money you have should not keep you from having the time of your life in Boracay. Spending 3D/2N in Boracay with only Php 5,000? No problem. Let us show you how.

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SURE-FIRE HITS TO MAKE YOUR BORACAY WEDDING BUFFET ONE FOR THE AGES

What should you consider when planning your wedding menu? First, check Boracay wedding venues that allow outside catering because some hotels only allow their food in their function halls. Then, set a budget for each guest. This will help you decide between a sit-down dinner and a buffet. Next, list down your guests to get an idea of the type of food that suit most of the people. Your menu should also fit your wedding theme. A beach wedding menu typically consists of seafood, fruits and fresh veggies. Even the cocktails are refreshingly summer-inspired.  Meticulous planning is your ultimate insurance against beach wedding mishaps.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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12 PICTURE-PERFECT REASONS WHY BORACAY SHOULD BE WHERE YOU SAY I DO

With long stretches of stunning white beaches, clear turquoise waters, picture-perfect sunsets, Boracay is not only a popular destination for travelers but also for lovebirds looking looking for a wedding venue. Although it is common to find the beach path teeming with countless visitors, both local and international, finding secluded spots for your intimate and beautiful beach wedding is not impossible. Find out how Alta Vista de Boracay can help you achieve your dream Boracay wedding. 

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LOOK UP! A CELESTIAL MAP FOR BORACAY STARGAZING

The Philippines is a popular tourist destination for many reasons: our warm culture, our tropical beaches, and our marine biodiversity, all of which visitors to Boracay can enjoy. But tourists can enjoy another aspect of nature – one that everyone can do anywhere, but is best done only in the farthest places from the city. While it’s not the most popular activity in Boracay, stargazing is a great way to enjoy the island’s natural beauty.

People gaze up at the night sky for many reasons, whether it’s to reflect on their lives, find a star to wish on, or just admire the vast universe that we’re just a tiny part of. Those who really pay attention to the sky will be able to see some truly magnificent sights. And where could be the ideal place to do just that? Alta Vista de Boracay is one great option, since it is located far away from the typical busy scene in Boracay, giving you a better view of the night sky.  If you want to add stargazing to your Boracay itinerary, here are some things to look out for. 

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8 IDEAS FOR THE MOST ROMANTIC BORACAY EXPERIENCE

Boracay is a romantic place perfect for those who are in love. Because of the island’s breathtaking beauty, couples from all over the world consider Boracay their dream destination. What better way to enjoy this lovers’ paradise than with a romantic Boracay date? Amp up the romance factor of your Boracay itinerarywith these 8 date ideas.

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PARTYING IN BORACAY? YOUR SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR A CRAZY NIGHT OUT

If you ask visitors to Boracay why they go there, a lot will talk about the sand, the sea, and the sunshine. And there’s one other thing: everyone wants to party in Boracay. When you get away from your everyday work or school life, there’s nothing to stop you. After being beach bums all day, people want to cut loose at night.
As anyone will tell you, nothing quite compares to a Boracay party because it’s filled with so many options. It almost doesn’t matter what day of the week it is; it always feels like the weekend. So if you’re ready to find out more, you can learn how to survive a crazy night out in Boracay with these tips.

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HOW TO ENJOY BORACAY DURING OFF-PEAK SEASON

You’d think that beach season is over, but not quite. It never really ends does it? Not when you talk about the pristine, gorgeous beaches in a tropical country where it is mostly hot all-year round. Take Boracay in the Philippines for example, one of the best beaches in the world. If you plan to go to Boracay and it is already a few months past summer, know that the beauty of the island paradise knows no peak  seasons.

You will not run out of activities you can do in Boracay during off-peak season. And there are a lot of advantages to it too, budget-wise most especially. If you are on a Boracay budget trip, you will be pleased to know that airfare is cheaper, hotels offer discounts, and you can book beach activities for a more affordable price. Then of course, the best part is you can explore the island without having to wrestle your way against a huge crowd of tourists. Imagine sitting by the bay as you watch the sun set without a group of rowdy friends trying to snap silhouette selfies. Much more peaceful, right?

Here’s another travel guide to Boracay duringoff-peak season that won’t hurt your budget.

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BORACAY FIRST-TIMER? EXPLORE OFF-SEASON TRAVELS

Most budget backpackers only travel on off-peak seasons. However, there are skilled travelers who are able to score discounted flights, accommodations, and even meals regardless of the season. In the Philippines, it’s a little more expensive to travel between December and May, which is the peak season. This period marks long weekends, school vacations, and beach-perfect weather. The months from June to November are the off-season travel period when rain showers are frequent and students are back to classes.

Surely, you’d love to fly to one of the world’s most beautiful islands next summer. Well, who doesn’t? Everybody will be posting beach photos on Facebook and Instagram, stirring envy from those otherwise stuck in their lonesome office cubicles.

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GO FROM ATTRACTION TO CONNECTION WITH THESE SUREFIRE BORACAY DATING TIPS

Summer is a season of escapes and adventure, and what could be more escapist and adventurous than the pursuit of love? Whether it’s to escape a painful past or to explore possibilities for the future, people often take their summer vacations as a chance to look for partners.

Maybe you’re at that point in your life. Maybe your bags are packed, you’re ready, and you’ve chosen Boracay as the best place for your rebirth or reinvention… but you don’t know how to begin. If so, you don’t have to worry. Between the beaches and the balconies, premium locations like Alta Vista de Boracay give people the perfect shot at a summer romance. And with each spot, you have a few possible tactics and strategies to choose from.

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GADGET SAFETY FOR THE BEACHGOING TECHIE

With alluring beach destinations like Alta Vista de Boracay quietly waiting on the sidelines, one can’t help but be bitten by the travel bug. If you are the type who likes to give in to your wanderlust, you would often find yourself in the company of turquoise waters and pristine sands. Like most people, it can be hard for beachgoers to disconnect from their gadgets even when they are out to enjoy the beauty of nature. If your devices have become travel essentials for you, it is best you learn the many ways you can protect them from sand and water and from your other beach essentials like sunscreen lotion and oils. Here are sure-fire ways to protect your much-loved gadgets and highly valuable data.

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STAY CHILL ON THE BEACH WITH THESE HANDY AND UNUSUAL HACKS

Summer is the perfect time to go on a seaside getaway. Whether it’s at a public beach or at a more premium location like Alta Vista de Boracay, it’s hard for many people to resist the call of the sun, the sand, and the surf.

Of course, the summer heat can also be unpleasant. If you’re not careful, those hours on the beach can take you from sun-kissed to sunburnt very easily. Not to mention the risk of losing precious electrolytes to dehydration, and feeling drained and listless. To beat the summer heat without missing the beach, you can try these tips.

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HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF A RAINY DAY VACAY IN BORACAY

Sun-kissed shoulders and a gorgeous tan line are just some of the things people like about hitting the beach during the summer. There’s something about the sizzling weather that we crave. The water is clearer under the sun, marine sanctuaries come to life, and our soaked bodies feel cool and warm at the same time.

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7 TOURIST TROUBLES THAT RUIN YOUR SUMMER FUN AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Similar with the yuletide season, you can feel the fun in the air this summer. People are in a festive mood as if celebrating the glory of the sun. Students are on rest-mode and workers are ecstatic to use their accumulated leave credits. With the world in high spirits, what can go wrong? Well, a lot! There are risks of heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses, budget overdraft, and accidents while on out-of-town vacations. Boracay backpackers should be prepared for uncertainties, especially if it’s your first time. Before visiting a tourist spot in Boracay do some research especially on costing and safety measures. Whether you’re a Filipino or foreign tourist, you should take note of these 7 problems that can ruin your vacation and how to avoid them.

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23 FOMO-INSPIRING INSTAGRAM POSTS THAT WILL MAKE YOU CRAVE FOR BORACAY

Many Boracay backpackers follow a rule: “Leave nothing but footprints, and take nothing but pictures.” It’s really lucky for us that they do, because the images that they share help inspire even those  who can’t personally  see the beauty of the place, and help those who are planning their own visit.

Of course, some destinations just aren’t as appealing as others. Boracay backpackers’ accommodations range from “good enough for decent sleep” to “doing Boracay right.” If there are any footprints you want to follow, it’s the ones that lead to the best experiences. To get an idea of what those are, check out these 23 Instagram photos of travelers who know how to quench their wanderlust.

 

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9 THINGS EVERY VISITOR SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BORACAY

The world-renowned island of Boracay welcomes millions of local and foreign tourists each year. It’s regarded as one of the most beautiful beach destinations in the world for its white sands, diving spots, and rock formations. The island was historically inhabited by the Ati tribe, who are experts in fauna and flora. Today, there are members of the Ati, Aklanon, Hiligaynon, and Karay-a tribes living in Boracay together with people who migrated from other parts of the country. There’s also a growing expat population in the island.

Boracay is more than a tourist destination. It’s home to thousands of residents, and countless species of plants and animals. As visitor, you’re obliged to follow local rules, and respect customs and traditions. Here are 9 sentiments Boracay natives would like you to know.

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11 ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR FIRST BACKPACKING ADVENTURE

Summer is almost here. Everybody, even introverts, adore the warm sun against the skin and the prospects of time-off from work. One of these days, your friends will be tagging you on Facebook: 101 Places To Go This Summer. You’ll get excited, until your BFF suggested backpacking. You’ve never done backpacking before. The prospects of putting up a tent, sleeping in the open, and slathering your body with insect repellant lotion have never appealed to you. Island hopping, sure. Backpacking? It’s just too “wild” for your taste.

Vacationing, especially near the water, resets the mood and promotes compassion, according to psychologist and book author Dr. Wallace J. Nichols. Backpacking, with its inconvenient spontaneity, may just double the benefits of traveling. Here’s a beginner backpacker guide for you.

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ULTIMATE GAME PLAN FOR A WEEKEND STAY IN BORACAY

Are you a weekend warrior? Are you constantly on the hunt for the getaway of a lifetime, but only able to squeeze in an escape of two days or so? Are you the type to seek a dose of vitamin sea at least once a year? In that case, Boracay is the place for you.  A weekend in Boracay is the absolute best way to experience nature, adventure, fun, and many other ingredients that make the Philippines special.

Powder-white sand, crystal-clear water, and a vibrant beach scene are just some features that make it one of the hottest tourist spots in the country. There’s no shortage of things to do, which means actually deciding what to do can be a challenge. With that in mind, here is a Boracay guide to help you make the most of your stay on the island.

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UNIQUE BORACAY SOUVENIR IDEAS TO WOW THE FOLKS AT HOME

“Someone who loves me went to Boracay and gave me this shirt.”

Awww, sweet right? But doesn’t everyone have one of those already? If you are hitting Boracay soon and you want to surprise your loved ones with unique souvenirs, you have to start thinking beyond shirts, ref magnets, postcards, key chains, and nail cutters. They say it is the thought that counts. It truly is, but remember that thoughtfulness also means making an effort to think about the people you are giving souvenirs to: what they like, what best complements their personality, and what will make them feel special. Remember: it might be important to follow your budget in Boracay, but it’s just as important to share your experiences with your loved ones.

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UNFORGETTABLE BEACH WEDDING MOTIFS FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY

American author and psychiatrist David Viscott offered a heartwarming definition of a marriage: “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” Marriage is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. It’s a contract that binds not only you and your partner but also your families and friends. Hold a beach wedding at Alta Vista de Boracay and enjoy the picturesque island as you say your vows in front of your loved ones.

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THE HOPELESS ROMANTIC'S BORACAY VACATION ITINERARY

Boracay is undoubtedly a popular beach destination for solo travelers. Some visit to enjoy the upbeat party scene, make new friends, and do exhilarating water activities like parasailing. But did you know that Boracay is also a great place for the hopeless romantic? Whether you're finding solace while gazing at the breathtaking sunset or soul searchingwhile exploring the powdery beaches, Boracay offers so much heartening ventures for solo travelers.

Staying at Alta Vista de Boracay makes for a romantic journey because of the accessible location, quiet ambience, and well-appointed accommodation. With the resort’s picturesque views of the island, anyone can feel inspired to find “the one” in such a remarkable place. Reconnect with yourself  with this 4D/3N Boracay itineraryfor solo travelers.

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SOLEMNITY BY THE SEA: 7 REASONS WHY HOLY WEEK IN BORACAY IS GOOD FOR YOUR SOUL

Holy Week is going to be a busy time for Boracay. Local and foreign tourists are surely going to flock to this island paradise for some sea, sun, and sand. And as for the Philippines being a predominantly Catholic nation, locals are hitting the world-renowned beach for another “s” as in “solemnity.”

Spending the Holy Week on the beach may be frowned upon by conservatives. But how one remembers the passion and suffering of Christ is personal, and it was never about a place or location. A Holy Week getaway such as Boracay doesn’t only feed the soul but also rejuvenates the body. In the Philippines, the four-day Lenten break is among the longest holidays and is the perfect time not only for soul-searching but also to bond with friends and family.

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YOUR SUMMER GUIDE TO A TENSION-FREE GETAWAY WITH THE FAMILY

Traveling with the whole family is as daunting as it is exciting. We all look forward to summer vacations, but things get a little bit more complicated if the kids are in tow. To start off, a family vacation could be a logistical nightmare if you’re not prepared. And instead of fun under the sun, it becomes trouble in paradise.

If you are traveling to busy summer destinations such as Boracay, you better map out a plan. Hassle-free travel with the family happens only when you have prepared enough for anything that may happen along the way. But these worries shouldn’t stop you from pulling an epic getaway with the people you love most.

Follow this family vacation guide for a hassle- and tension-free summer getaway.

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YOUR SAFETY GUIDE FOR BORACAY BACKPACKING OFF THE GRID

Stress is regarded as one of today’s main killers. It is linked to a number of diseases, mental disorders, and accidents. The demands of our everyday lives, whether at home, in school or at work, result to a stressful and poor quality of life. Technology is another factor that drives our high-pressure society. There’s a constant need to stay connected and shared delusion that working harder than anybody else guarantees success. Taking a time off is not only advisable, it’s a necessity in maintaining one’s physical and mental health. This summer, go solo backpacking in Boracay on a budget!

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A WANDERLUST'S TRAVEL BOOK BY ALTA VISTA DE BORACAY

Celebrate with Alta Vista de Boracay as they welcome a new avenue to reach out to all of you wanderlusts!

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YOUR GUIDE TO A LUXURIOUS BORACAY ACCOMMODATION

When someone plans a Boracay vacation, the top activity that is usually on his list is to spend all day relaxing or partying on the powdery white sand of the breathtaking beaches. While this is a must, considering that the beaches in Boracay are often recognized as the best in the world, one who aims to enjoy the best of what this spectacular island has to offer should also include other Boracay activities on his to-do list.

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NINE INTIMATE BEACH STORIES FROM BORACAY VISITORS

A place is more than a location. It has its own identity, made up of past events and people’s memories. A backpacker knows that every destination leaves a distinct mark in his life. As American author Joan Didion beautifully wrote: “A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.”

Here are nine intimate beach stories from first-timers and seasoned Boracay visitors, and how the world-renowned destination changed their lives.

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UNIQUE BORACAY EXPERIENCES TO ADD TO YOUR BUCKET LIST

The world has come to know Boracay as a top destination for people who love the beach and would like to relax and have an epic time. Travelers everywhere have consistently regarded the island as among the world’s top destinations and best beaches. It was named the best getaway for relaxation in a 2013Agoda survey and Best Island in 2012 byTravel + Leisure Magazine.

Boracay is famed for its powdery stretch of white sand and for having one of the most-photographed sunsets. Good food, the legendary party scene, and the exciting activities are also worth looking forward to. But with everything that Boracay has to offer, you shouldn’t be content with just what’s outside your hotel. Have your own beach bucket list and have the island vacation of your life.

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SNEAKY BEACH MUST-HAVES YOU'LL NEVER THINK OF

And just like that, we’re counting down the days to summer. In a few months, you will be hunting for the best beach resort and cramming for that beach-ready body.

If you are a backpacker, this is an exciting season for you. Summer is definitely a good excuse to discover places you’ve never been and experience adventures you’ve never tried. Apart from setting a budget for your next beach trip, you also have to make sure that you have everything you need to make your summer more enjoyable.

While backpackers have the reputation for being beach-ready, there could still be a few things you could be missing out on. Sure, backpackers know exactly what to pack and how to pack. But there are some backpacker secrets that will surely come in handy for your next beach trip.

We’re talking about beach hacks that you never really thought of. These involve ordinary items lying around the house that can actually make your adventure at the beach truly hassle-free.

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THE SCENIC ROUNDTRIP ROUTE TO AND FROM BORACAY

So you missed that promo fare to Boracay again?

Don’t worry. There is no need to be at the mercy of these airlines and wait for them to offer promo fares again only to be outdone by some very fervent travel agencies. Traveling to Boracay on a budget is not dependent on discounted rates, it is something you have to be creative and imaginative about. Cheap travel requires you to be ready for an adventure.

One option is to take advantage of roll-on/roll-off ships. However there are many ways to mak commuting to Boracay more budget-friendly, memorable, and fun. And who knows? You might just be in for a pleasant surprise.

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THE DEFINITIVE BORACAY STYLE GUIDE FOR THE FASHION CONSCIOUS

One of the reasons to visit Boracay is the island’s stunning beauty, but the pressure to look your best can be overwhelming. What do fashionistas wear in Boracay? Will a classic one-piece swimsuit do the trick, or is a chic cover up more fitting?                                                                                                              

In 2015, Boracay’s White Beach was named the best beach in Asia by global travel website, TripAdvisor. The Department of Tourism said the recognition is significant because it is based on “the quantity and quality of millions of traveller reviews and ratings.” Boracay is not new to accolades. It’s been hailed as one of the best islands and tourist destinations in the world in the past years.

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10 MUST-KNOW BUDGET GUIDES FOR BACKPACKERS IN BORACAY

In the Philippines, one of the recommended places where backpackers can go to is the Boracay Island. However, an Indie traveler with the name Marek said that the place is the most heavily advertised destination and therefore having much higher prices among travel spots. If you are a backpacker with strict budget or planning to be one, here are some guides for you to survive when traveling the paradise island.

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THE BEST PRE-BORACAY PLANNING ACCOMMODATION CHECKLIST

A pre-Boracay planning could help sort things out for you. One of the benefits of vacation planning you can gain is a reduced cost due to having ample time to canvass for the best vacation deals.

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A FIRST TIMER'S ULTIMATE BEACH GUIDE TO BORACAY

After saving up your hard-earned money, you're finally ready to book your plane ride and accommodations

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THE PERFECT BORACAY LOCATIONS FOR WRITING INSPIRATION

While Boracay is a great place for travelers, its stunning locations can be ideal for writers in need of inspiration. Sometimes, however, it’s hard to come by. No matter how much a writer loves to write, there will always be moments when he or she needs a source of inspiration. Once inspiration comes, the resulting work can be excellent. As Victor Hugo put it, “Inspiration is a gift.”

Rated as one of the best travel destinations in the world, Boracay has plenty of inspiring spots to motivate writers. And with different Boracay backpackers accommodations, writers can conveniently choose according to preference and budget. Whether it’s for poetry, prose or journal writing, each Boracay tourist spot can spark a writer’s imagination. Visit these 7 awe-inspiring Boracay locations to awaken your passion.