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Traveling is one of the most fulfilling and wonderful experience everyone should be able to do at least a few times in their lives. Seeing unfamiliar sights, experiencing new cultures, and even just smelling how different the air in a different place is are just some of the wonders of traveling.
But it’s not always fun under the sun, and sometimes things take a turn for the worse. No matter which destination you choose, you should know that an emergency can happen at any time and place.
On February 5, 2019, the vibrant Chinese community in the Philippines will be celebrating the Chinese New Year. People, of Chinese descent or not, are eager to find out about their future forecast according to Chinese horoscope.
The country is home to an overwhelmingly rich marine life. “The Philippines has it all. Reefs teeming with life. Deep channels funnelling nutrient-rich waters brimming with pelagic life. Add the great viz and experienced dive crews and you have the perfect place to encounter the marine world,” according to UK-based DIVE Magazine.
Book a week-long vacation to the Aklan Province and discover Boracay dive sites. Explore the Crocodile Island, Coral Garden and the Balinghai, and understand why local and foreign divers rave about Boracay's scuba diving spots.
It is time to fill your travel planner! Welcome 2019 with a list of new places to visit, gastronomic delights to try, and cultures to explore. Aside from the Instagrammable photos, hitting the road is also good for your mental health. Psychologist Dr. Tamara McClintock Greenberg said that taking a break from the daily demands of life is a great stress buster. Traveling can help you recharge and rejuvenate.
If there’s anything that can ruin your holiday vacation that's clogged nose, annoying cough, and flu that will make you want to stay at home instead. This usually happens because of the colder weather in December and exposure to germs and viruses while traveling. Getting sick while out of town ruins the mood of your adventure and hinders you from enjoying activities from the fullest. That’s not the holiday you dreamed of, right?
Saying that 2018 has been a crazy rollercoaster ride is an understatement. It was full of highs, lows, and other surprises for most of us — even for Boracay which recently underwent a 6-month rehabilitation. Those months were filled with uncertainty, excitement, and hope that everyone will be able to enjoy the island’s white shores again. So where else would you want to spend your new year in the Philippines but in an island that gets you—literally.
Have you been wanting to travel but have been held back by doubts and fears? It’s time to conquer your travel fears. You simply can’t miss out on the amazing experiences that await you. Learn how to conquer your travel fears and get started on an adventure of a lifetime.
Take a break from your holiday revelries, and celebrate Halloween the way it ought to be — spooky and creepy! Here is a collection of the scariest travel stories
Are you ready for the new and improved Boracay? With the reopening of the resort island, Boracay is expected to be crowded due to the influx of tourists itching for that legendary Boracay fun. In case it gets a little bit cramped along the shore, here are some exciting activities to do so that you can still experience the local culture and have some fun.
Ever dreamt of learning how to surf? Head over to Boracay and finally make this dream a reality. Surfing offers benefits that go beyond just having fun, and is definitely worth pursuing. You’ll find several schools on the island that offer surfing lessons, so you won’t have to worry about having zero skills.
Don’t you just love the #FollowMe posts on Instagram? It’s so romantic that many couples have used it for their prenuptial photoshoot. If you want to have the same lovely photos for your prenup or as a keepsake this Valentine’s day, you need to take a look at these couple photoshoot ideas.
As another year starts, everyone is determined to tick off all the resolutions they have set for 2019. For those who are part of the workforce, achieving work-life balance remains to be one of the priorities.
Traveling is among the top entry in almost anybody’s bucket list. But if you’re a student, you would probably think that this is not very achievable, so you’d rather brush it off for the meantime, and put it as a goal for when you start working. However, there actually are ways to travel as a student, so you can start ticking off that must-visit list and have that summer adventure you always wanted.
The beach season is just around the corner and for sure, you are already planning your getaway. It may be a quick trip to La Union or a ride down south to Batangas. You may even be thinking of the picturesque summer in Boracay. Besides where to go, what you should also be asking is: what are the travel packing tips and tricks you should know?
Why? Because a trip won’t feel like a vacation if you find yourself lugging around a heavy bag. Over-packing will definitely bring stress and may even dampen your much-awaited summer trip. One good way to avoid over-packing is to pack using the KonMari way.
Filipinos are known for many things, including our passion for religion and love for traveling. With the Holy Week vacation coming up this April, going on a break from work for “Visita Iglesia” and other religious activities while having enough time for rest and relaxation sounds like a good idea. If you’re already itching to get all this done by March, this special list could help you do just that during the long weekend.
Are your swimming skills preventing you from enjoying the beach? If you have an upcoming trip to Boracay, then you simply must learn how to swim in the beach to make the most out of your vacation. Luckily, these basic swimming techniques could, hopefully, help you get up to speed.
Everyone is entering 2019 with a fresh set of goals, expectations, and resolutions. For most people, that includes traveling more and going on adventures. Sure traveling has its costs but there is a secret to being able to travel more: travel blogging.
You’re finally going on that much-awaited and deserved vacation. The last thing you would want to happen is to feel the flu symptoms and get sick. Then you’ll have to waste precious time away from work trying to get better in your hotel room instead of going to the tourist spots. Aside from getting a flu shot before traveling, take a look at these tips to help you stay healthy before, during, and after your vacation.
It finally came - the realization that the holiday season is over and summer is slowly owning the spotlight. Sadly, memories of the past festivities may still be reflecting in your belly. Will you be able to get back your beach body in time for summer? Is losing fats possible within a short timeframe so you can be Boracay ready this 2019? Don’t fret! Here are some beach body workouts and tips you can try this year to hit your fitness goals this summer!
They say we should travel as much as possible while we’re young because once we start a family, we may never be able to enjoy it fully.
However, there is one dilemma — many young people don’t have enough money to travel.
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 2013 Agoda survey and Best Island in 2012 by Travel + 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.
Booking a hotel is like finding the perfect home, or at least it should be that way. When you’re away from home, you yearn for the feeling of home — cozy, familiar, personal, and calming. Going on a vacation or a holiday does not mean you have to give up this one thing that puts your heart at peace.
Are you in the process of planning your next visit to Boracay? More than just putting together an adventure-filled itinerary, you also need to choose a Boracay hotel with the best resort amenities. A great hotel stay makes a Boracay vacation even more memorable. Learn about the top features to look for in a hotel.
Celebrate with Alta Vista de Boracay as they welcome a new avenue to reach out to all of you wanderlusts!
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.
After saving up your hard-earned money, you're finally ready to book your plane ride and accommodations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Sure the six-month close down of Boracay is bad news for travelers, but don’t miss out on its merits. For one, a better Boracay will be awaiting your return. Plus, you’ll have more time to save up for your next visit! It isn’t too late to catch some summer jobs. Have a side hustle going and your travel fund will never run short. With several options out there, there’s just no excuse for not having enough money to make your travel dreams come true. Make that dream Boracay trip happen with these side jobs.
One of the blessings of being in an archipelago is the many ways of going around. You can choose land, water or air travel. In the Philippines, you can drive a car, or ride in trains, buses, taxi cabs, motorized bikes, tricycles, and vans. You can also take a boat, ferry or a ship. For air travel, you may fly through commercial plane or chartered plane. As Boracay reopens this October, choose the travel option that suits your budget and thirst for adventure.
What better way to celebrate the Ber months of 2018 than go for an R&R in the world's most beautiful island? Boracay will reopen in October after a 6-month environmental rehabilitation. The government aims to bring back the pristine island it once was. Experience the new Boracay before 2018 ends.
There are only a few weeks left until the new and improved Boracay re-opens its doors to both local and international tourists, as well as the expats in the Philippines, again. Yes, we’ll all be able to enjoy the many summer activities in the crystal clear waters and white sands of Boracay again. Sounds exciting, right?
The Philippines is an emerging destination for international students. According to the Bureau of Immigration, Koreans top the list of foreign students in the country, followed by Indians, Iranians, and Chinese. The sustained increase of enrollees is attributed to the improving educational system and Filipino teachers' proficiency in English.
Beyond destination weddings, people are now also traveling to distant places to celebrate birthday parties. Your special day, after all, deserves a beautiful backdrop for the festive celebrations. And you can’t have a more picturesque backdrop than Boracay. Here are beach party ideas for a weekend-long birthday celebration on the island.
After 6 long months of rehabilitation, the local government has something good regarding the Boracay closure news. We’ll finally be able to enjoy the lush white sands and clear water of Boracay once again as it re-opens this October 26, 2018.
When going on a vacation, travelers plan on having the best time of their lives. And while everyone has the right to feel like a king or a queen even for a weekend, that does not mean common respect and courtesy go out the window.
Meet Ella. For years, she has been about juggling work and personal responsibilities. Of course, like most of us, she constantly thinks of going on a dream vacay — an out-of-town travel, preferably to a beach. Finally, after years of saving more than enough money (and vacation leaves!), she’s now ready to go on an all-out, no-holds-barred, spare-no-expense partying in one of the top beach destinations in the country — Boracay.
When is the best time to visit the Philippines? It depends on the places you plan to visit. There are only two seasons in the tropics: the wet and dry seasons. The former begins in late May to November while the latter is between December and May. However, climate change has been adjusting the calendar. You can now experience strong downpour in April and scorching days in July. It's tough to even try predicting weather in the Philippines even with only two seasons.
Here's a tip: expect anything. You may be prepped for a hot Philippine weather in April, but still pack rainy day essentials. No worries. You can still go parasailing even under a gloomy Boracay weather.
What's the best month to travel to the Philippines? Here's your travel guide to help you decide.
People nowadays definitely love to travel, and for good reason. Traveling allows people to experience different cultures and cuisines helping them to broaden their perspectives. But as with all things good, there’s also a bad side to it — the tons of waste most tourists leave and the environmental disaster these wastes can cause. So unless we all go green and travel green, our children won’t be able to experience how beautiful our planet truly is in the long run.
When it comes to rich marine life, nothing comes close to the Philippines. Home to the world’s most gorgeous beaches, the Philippines is paradise to local and foreign divers. Recently, the Philippines’ Boracay was once again named the world’s best island in the Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. Apart from the powdery white sand, stunning sunset, and thriving party scene, Boracay’s sea life is also worth raving about.
Boracay is friendly to explorers of different experience levels. You don’t have to be an experienced scuba diver to be able to encounter the most fascinating sea animals and creatures in the island. One of the most exciting, budget-friendly things to do in Boracay is to take snorkeling sessions and feast your eyes on the some of the most beautiful coral reefs and marine sanctuaries you will ever see in your life.
Did you know that there are eight million metric tons of plastic dumped into the ocean every year? This could lead to the extinction of at least 700 marine species because of plastic pollution, according to One Great Planet Earth.
Summer is still a long way off, but the re-opening of Boracay in October 2018 has many wanting to pack their bags and get a dose of vitamin sea at Puka Beach or its surrounding seaside destinations. Sounds like fun if you’re still single. Parents, on the other hand, might want to try these 10 beach essentials for baby to have a good time.
We all have that eco-warrior friend who also loves to travel. And for someone who has an advocacy as noble as trying to save our planet for our children’s, and our children’s children’s future, choosing a Christmas gift for him/her can be a bit tricky—interesting, sure, but tricky. What can you give a person who’s probably not into that consumerism frenzy of the holiday season? Here’s a list of eco-friendly travel gifts your environmentalist traveler friend would surely appreciate this Christmas:
Tucked away in the northern part of Boracay Island is Alta Vista de Boracay, a luxurious resort that features a string of mid-rise condotels and first-rate amenities. The 4-hectare property sits atop a hilly terrain that offers majestic mountain views. The hotel features Southeast Asian-inspired interiors, with pieces of furniture made mostly of rattan and wood. Its main lobby looks majestic with its high ceilings and the hotel veranda enjoys a breezy atmosphere with winds flowing in from the mountains. Learn more about why Alta Vista de Boracay has consistently made it to the list of best Boracay resorts.
Everyone is entering 2019 with a fresh set of goals, expectations, and resolutions. For the new traveler, this means a new list of places to visit and cultures to explore.
While going on a trip is made easier with different online deals and promos, traveling can still be troublesome especially if you aren’t a veteran adventurer. Luckily for those who are just starting to explore the wonders of traveling, knowing the common travel frustrations goes a long way in making any trip memorable.
The holiday season can sure get busy real quick. So if you have holiday travel plans, allow us to make it easier for you to choose your next destination — the Philippines! Here are 8 awesome reasons why you should travel to the Philippines this year and enjoy the Christmas season there.
It’s already December officially, which means it’s almost Christmas here in the Philippines. When it comes to the holidays, most (if not all) employees look forward to two things: vacation and, of course, our 13th-month bonus. Now, you’ve probably heard the great news that Boracay is now open for tourists after six months of rehabilitation. With the Christmas break and bonus coming up, now’s the time to reward yourself for all the hard work you’ve done the whole year. Now’s the perfect time to plan a well-deserved Boracay getaway.
Nothing is sweeter than ending your year with a well-deserved vacation. But with the festive atmosphere brought by the holiday season, it’s easy to be sidetracked and procrastinate. It always feels like you have more time to plan your 2019 travel until the last minute. Doing this makes you miss the benefits of booking early that can make your whole vacation more fun and stress-free.
Finally! You’ve reached your destination for a well-deserved vacation. Your dreams of waking up to the sound of Boracay beach waves and sunlight hitting your face is now a reality.
Then jet lag hits you.
Picture this: you’re in Boracay, fine white sand between your toes, the sun shining bright in the sky, and crystal clear waters lightly lapping the shore. Then you look down at your feet and you see black plastic trash bag caught between your feet. Plastic is one of the most persistent environmental problem all over the world. If you’re asking how can we reduce plastic waste while traveling, then you should take the #BoracayChallange.
One of the best parts of a holiday is finding all the destination-specific snacks and souvenir items to stuff your suitcase. Each time you mention you’re going somewhere, whether it’s a nearby province or a trip abroad, there will always be that someone who will say: “Pasalubong ha!” (Bring a souvenir!). There’s still something to bring home to your family, friends, and officemates that you can only get in that specific place or area.
For many, their dads are their superheroes. They’re the ones who defend and provide for their families, all the while making sure they have enough time to spend with them. If you still don’t know how to make Father's Day special and show your appreciation for all of your dad’s hard work, then take a look at these Father's Day celebration ideas that you can do at the beach. This list will make it easier for you to plan a stress-free family trip filled with Father’s Day activities and games.
Any time of the year is perfect for traveling. Whether you’re booked to have a fun time at a different city, the sea, rain forests, or even the desert, chances are you already have your travel essentials packed.
Do you love to travel a lot and experience new things? That could mean you’re a hardcore jet-setter.
It’s official. PAG-ASA has announced that the summer season is nearing its end, dear beach lovers. But if the sun is out and the rainy days are here, does this mean it’s time to stop booking beach trips? The answer: Never! Take for example the Philippines' premier tourist destination; did you know that the best time to visit Boracay is actually any time of the year you want?
Your many daily responsibilities can take a toll on your mental health. You must learn how to decompress once in a while.
The Philippines is home to one of the most beautiful and breathtaking islands and beaches nature has to offer.
Is work or school stressing you out? Or perhaps you want to take a break from the usual routine before summer ends and go on a stress-busting vacation. Then maybe you should travel to release stress by going to Boracay. But before you find out why you should travel to Boracay, here’s how going on a vacation helps relieve stress.
The heat is still on here in Boracay! It’s not too late to enjoy a quick summer getaway, but don’t waste your time thinking of things to pack for a vacation in this summer paradise.
It’s a common practice for Filipino families to gather at home to celebrate Christmas day. Sometimes the whole extended family gets together in a relative’s home. This is a lovely tradition indeed. But there are many other ways you could feel at home and forge a stronger bond with your loved ones on Christmas day. How about you give this holiday season a twist and spend Christmas in Boracay instead? There are so many lovely reasons to spend the holiday in Boracay, you simply can’t miss out on them.
The much-awaited Christmas break is just a couple of weeks away. So if you’re looking for a good way to spend your hard-earned vacation, why not try this 4 days and 3 nights Boracay itinerary that we made that’s packed with family-friendly activities. Isn’t this exciting? After all that hard work this year, you definitely need a worry-free vacation.
So after a little over six months of rehabilitation, we at Alta Vista de Boracay are happy to announce that we are finally open for local and foreign tourists once again. Pretty sure a lot of you are thinking of visiting the paradise island this Christmas season. What with the fine white sands, its crystal clear blue waters, and the tons of fun activities to do on its shores, it’s no surprise Boracay remains a favorite destination even during the holidays.
New places, different cultures, and strangers everywhere, going on a trip can be scary at times — especially if you’re going alone. Wouldn’t it be nice to get an extra boost of confidence and good luck when you travel? These Chinese good luck charms should do the trick so make sure to bring at least one with you during your trip this Year of the Pig.
The world of traveling is a big and diverse world. Anyone can be and is a traveler. There are those that like to travel because they want to see the world while there are those who travel to get a breather from their career. If you’ve been traveling for quite some time now, you would have probably heard of these two travel jargons: backpacker and glampacker.
Visit trekking sites, magnificent waterfalls, and secluded beaches on your backpacking adventure in the Philippines. There are more than 7,000 islands in the country, and about 2,000 are habitable that you can visit. You can climb mountains in the Cordillera region or explore the rich marine diversity in Aklan. You may also learn about the country's colonial era by traversing the UNESCO Heritage site in the Ilocandia or visit Spanish period Catholic churches.
Planning to travel to the newly-reopened Boracay soon? Beyond just booking a room at your favorite Alta Vista de Boracay, make sure you take the time to learn how to be a more responsible tourist. One of the reasons the island was closed was because of its dying marine life. This danger affects not just Boracay, but the rest of the country as well. Here, you’ll learn more about the coral reefs in the Philippines and the measures being taken to protect them. You’ll also learn how to take care of coral reefs on an individual level.
There’s so much more to Boracay than just the world-famous White Beach. The island, which will reopen on October 26 after six months of environmental rehabilitation, is home to several beaches and natural wonders. A first-time traveler will definitely have a full itinerary, but what if you only have one day to spare?
Get your beach outfit ready for Boracay! The world-famous island will reopen in October and everybody's excited.
What to do in the country's beach hangout? There's a long list of outdoor activities in Boracay you can enjoy any time of the year. You can do banana boating, parasailing, and snorkeling. Explore Boracay's rich marine life in a scuba diving adventure and the breathtaking beauty of Aklan on an island hopping getaway. You may also indulge in a gastronomic trip starting with L'Altura Restaurant in Alta Vista De Boracay.
Owing to its postcard-perfect stretch of white sand and turquoise waters, Boracay remains to be the Philippine’s top tourists draw. The island’s attractions go beyond just the sand and the sea, with nearby airports making travel convenient and countless accolades keeping it in the spotlight. What many tourists fail to realize is that there are nearby gems they have yet to explore. From museums to inland forests, you will find many attractions that are worth a side trip. Here are five you should add to your list!
“Becoming Filipino” is a popular vlog by backpacker Canadian Kyle Jennerman. After graduating high school, he spent most of this time on the road discovering foreign lands and meeting new people. He has traveled to almost 30 countries including the Philippines. “I have never experienced before what I got to experience in the Philippines. I have never met such kind, giving, friendly, hard-working, outgoing, proud and happy people. I have never experienced a culture like the Philippines; a culture that every single day inspires me, and that I look up to,” Kyle wrote. His YouTube channel serves as a travel guide for foreigners, even Filipinos, who'd like to explore secluded parts of Visayas and Mindanao.
The state weather bureau PAG-ASA has declared that the northeast monsoon, or hanging amihan, will be coming within this week. This could have you thinking that it might not be a good time to hit the beach after all. You’re wrong! There’s never a wrong time to hit the beach, especially if it’s Boracay. As such, we’ve listed 10 activities that will make the cold weather in Boracay bearable for you to enjoy your stay.
Everyone wants to be the first to experience the new and improved Boracay. Have you made your preparations yet? Beyond the usual travel preparations, make sure you add responsible tourism in the mix. If the Boracay closure taught us anything, it’s that we can lose the things we love if we do not take care of them. Read on to learn about the preparations you should be making for a more eco-friendly travel!
Traveling to new places is exhilarating. The mere thought that you’ll be going to places that you haven’t been before, meeting new people, and experiencing new cultures can definitely lift anyone’s spirits up. It can, however, be a bit intimidating too, especially if you don’t know anything about where you’re planning to go. That’s why it is important to do some research about your travel destination before you go—yes, even when you’re traveling with friends. This way, you’ll be better prepared, avoid unpleasant surprises, and fully experience the joys of traveling.
It’s that time of the year! People are now anticipating their 13th-month pay or Christmas bonus. Have you figured out how you are going to spend yours? The year-end bonus is something you’ve earned after a long year of working hard, so make sure you use it for things that will leave an impact. Why not visit Boracay? Traveling offers many benefits that are simply worth exploring.
The reopening of Boracay is just around the corner! It’s time to plan for your much awaited Boracay vacation. Learn about the best ways to go to Boracay and the activities you must take part in. Here’s an itinerary for 3 days and 2 nights in Boracay. From finding the best accommodation and transportation options to having water adventures and relaxing massages, you’re set for a marvelous time in the newer and better Boracay.
In this age of technology, people rarely ever disconnect anymore. Everyone is glued to their phone and is missing out on the wonderful things happening all around them. Avoid this by going off the grid every now and then. How about having an unplugged vacation in Boracay? Make your next Boracay travel a digital detox vacation. Having a tech-free vacation is also a great way to make the most out of your stay at Alta Vista de Boracay. Here are more reasons to have an unplugged vacation.
Boracay felt more like a second home to your barkada. Every year, you take time out of your busy schedule to hang out on your favorite island. With the Boracay closure keeping you from traveling to Boracay, you’re probably starting to miss your barkada. Here’s a list that may remind you of your favorite Boracay barkada.
Here’s a Boracay cleanup update that will surely make your day: after six long months of waiting, the ever popular tourist spot will finally be reopened this October — this according to Interior Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III in a radio interview. Set to be reopened on October 26, the island is nearly back in its former glory, thanks to the initiative of the national government to do a major overhaul of the entire island.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It is time to prepare for that special day with your significant other. Whether you are celebrating your nth Valentine’s Day or planning to propose, Boracay is the best destination to be. Know recommended accommodations, dinner joints, and fun activities for couples in Boracay. Here is a Valentine’s Day guide for you.
Where are you heading in 2019? There is no shortage of places to visit in the Philippines alone. Go for a nature tour in Baler, a soul-searching Boracay trip or a cultural immersion trip to Zamboanga del Norte. Cross the ocean and trek Indochina and expand your horizon to foreign lands. Oh, the many adventures that await you!
Boracay, the world's most beautiful island, reopens on October 26 after a six-month rehabilitation. The government aims to create a more eco-friendly experience for tourists in contrast to the island's former party-place reputation. This isn't only good for the environment, but also for vacationers who can truly enjoy the natural beauty of Boracay.
Traveling to Boracay will truly give you your tropical paradise fix with its powdery white sand and scenic beaches. This island is definitely one of the reasons why you should visit the Philippines. The best way to make the most out of your trip to this world-famous island is by making sure you know the ins and outs even before you go.
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.
Your favorite Alta Vista de Boracay hotel has a wonderful surprise for you. They have a new in-house restaurant that is sure to satiate the food connoisseur in you. Called the L’Altura, the restaurant is brought to you by Tamayo’s Group, the trusted name in catering and food services. L’Altura Restaurant serves many of your favorite dishes, but with innovative twists you will not find anywhere else. The special care talented chefs put into every dish is apparent in the meals’ impeccable presentation. Now you have yet another reason to head over to Boracay!
The ultimate romantic destination in the Philippines, Boracay offers captivating sunset, pristine turquoise waters, panoramic views, and awesome experiences that any couple marking a relationship milestone can savor. Many activities in the island appeal to both adventurous and laidback lovers, so they're worth adding to your couple’s bucket list.
Hunting for a genuine vegan restaurant in this meat-loving country can be challenging. Majority of Filipinos are huge fans of lechon, sisig and kaldereta, which are widely popular in tourist destinations. Lucky for you, Boracay has a wide range of gastronomic choices that include authentic vegan food. In Alta Vista de Boracay, you can savor fresh fruits and veggies prepared to satisfy your healthy palate. Traveling with meat-eating friends? No need to dine separately. This five-star hotel accommodation serves meat-rich local and foreign cuisine.
Now that school is out and long weekends lie ahead, a trip to the beach is simply too enticing to refuse. Skip the holiday-induced stress in the city and fly to the calming seas of Puka beach in Boracay. You can invite your barkada or your significant other for a fun weekend. You can also go solo for some quality me-time. Alta Vista de Boracay offers premier accommodation for single, duo or group vacationers.
Sure, you still have a hangover from the past month’s festivities, but don’t let this be an excuse to slack off this January. The first month of the year is crucial for your 2018 planning. This is especially true for your vacation itinerary. There are many benefits you simply should not pass up. Read on to learn about the benefits of planning your 2018 travels now.
Stress shouldn't be part of your daily life. Studies show that regular exposure to stress can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems and premature death. “The longer the stress lasts, the worse it is for both your mind and body. You might feel fatigued, unable to concentrate or irritable for no good reason, for example. But chronic stress causes wear and tear on your body, too,” the American Psychological Association warns.
“Pics or it didn't happen.” This is the golden rule in social media. No wonder your traveler-friends keep, and flaunt, hundreds of photos on blogs, Instagram, and other platforms. Narcissistic or not, taking and posting photos of coffee shops, restaurants, and tourist destinations offer benefits to businesses and tourism. Before the advent of the Internet, people would need to buy travel magazines and subscribe to cable service for travel shows to know the next places to visit. Moreover, only establishments that could afford media mileage were able to reach out to people. Thanks to the Internet and social media platforms, a small juice stand in Boracay can advertise to travelers from various parts of the world.
How to go to Boracay from Caticlan? If you haven't been to the world-famous Boracay, it's recommended that you do a bit of research about traveling to and around the island. Know the ways to get to the airports and piers, the price range of air and land fares, and how to get around. Planning your itinerary well can help you save money, effort, and time. Here's your guide.
Aklan is more than just home to the world-famous Boracay. The oldest province in the Philippines also boasts of rich, diverse culture and traditions waiting to be explored. So if you're traveling to Boracay for your summer vacation, it's worth taking a side trip to experience everything else Aklan has to offer.
When traveling to Boracay, you have plenty of ways to enjoy the tropical paradise like the locals do. But for an authentic cultural experience, it helps to learn the local language, Aklanon, before you fly to Boracay.
When it comes to a wild nightlife, the Philippines may not be the first destination that comes to mind. The beach spots in the country are more known to be secluded and laidback. Many perceive these destinations closer to a “final frontier” than an oriental Ibiza. It's time to explore the wonders of Boracay nightlife. Boracay is hailed as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Its white sand beaches, rich flora and fauna, and wide array of leisure spots make it a top vacation destination among locals and foreigners. But aside from its breathtaking natural glories, Boracay offers a nightlife like no other. What's in a Boracay night scene? Here's a guide for first-time visitors.
Are you planning to have a much-needed vacation in Boracay? A world-renowned destination, Boracay Island has more than just its natural beauty to speak of. It has hordes of water and inland activities to keep you occupied. No vacation will be long enough on the island. Go ahead, hop on a plane and have your extended vacation in the most fitting place.
Year after year, Boracay gets hailed by travel magazines as one of the world’s best beach destinations. Located off the coast of Caticlan, Aklan, the island is famous for its powdery white sand and clear blue seas. It attracts droves of Boracay travelers and feeds a multibillion-peso tourism industry. Beyond just the sand and sea, there are several Boracay hidden gems that a lot of people have yet to explore. From the intriguing Dead Forest to the relaxing Alta Vista de Boracay, learn about the places you ought to experience while on the island paradise.
Sure you love the city for its conveniences and pulsating energy, but even the most city-loving peeps could use an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban living. Take the time off from the congested city and head over to Boracay Island. With its blue waters, white sands, stunning sunsets, your Boracay vacation will feel like stepping right into postcard. Learn more about why Boracay is your perfect escape from the city!
You may think of beaches as summer destinations, and not really your first choice for Christmas vacations. But in countries where the climate is temperate, any month of the year is a good time to enjoy the beach. Such is the case in the Philippines, so it is no wonder December remains to be peak season for Boracay travel. Although the coolest time of the year, Boracay temperatures in December remain moderate at high 20s. So go ahead and book a Boracay accommodation this Christmas season, and enjoy the many fun activities and attractions the island offers.
December is festive not only because of the holidays, but it is also that time of the year for weddings. The weather is chilly and everyone’s bursting with love. While it is winter and snowing in other parts of the world, temperatures in tropical Philippines dropped only a bit. For engaged couples, this only means they can have a beach wedding in December in one of the world’s best beaches, Boracay.
Boracay is known all over the world for its marvelous white sand beaches. But did you know that the island also offers stunning views under the sea? Scuba diving is highly recommended when visiting Boracay! While scuba diving may seem intimidating and expensive, these 5 accessible sites near Alta Vista de Boracay will save you time, money, and effort.
Boracay isn't just about the sand, sea and sun. The world-famous tourist destination offers a culinary experience from local and international influences. Are you craving for grilled seafood garnished with fresh tropical fruits? What about pasta in rich sauces? Have you ever tried ice shaved desserts doused with sinful chocolate syrup? Welcome to Boracay's gastronomic heaven. For your next vacation, discovery the world of Boracay desserts.
You may not need a reason to delight in confectionery, but just so you know, desserts can benefit your health. A study published in the journal Neurology suggests that eating dark chocolates can reduce the risk of stroke by 17 percent. Another research, published by Tel Aviv University, reports that having sweets in the morning helps in weight loss. So stop your guilt-tripping at once and satisfy your sweet tooth!
Here are 7 guilt-free Boracay desserts you need to try.
Are you dying to go back to Boracay for a much-needed vacation? Do not let budget constraints hold you back. There are many ways you can have a Boracay travel on the cheap, one of which is the often-unexplored off-season travel. Countless of travelers take the pains of competing with other tourists over expensive accommodations and plane tickets during the hot summer season, when many wondrous experiences await them during the off-peak season. It is about time you give this option a try. Benefits that go beyond just making savings await you!
Now that you have a brand new planner, it's time to plan out your vacation for the new year. 2018 is an amazing year to explore the Philippines with cheap travel packages and many long weekends. Discover the beauty of Boracay and its neighboring islands. The beach destination remains one of the best in the world. More than its famed white sand beaches, Boracay boasts a rich culture and diverse flora and fauna. The island is also home to 5-star accommodations, top-rated restos and bars, and popular party spots.
When is the best time to visit Boracay in 2018? Whenever your schedule permits. Most travelers book their trips during the off-peak season. In Boracay, the off-peak season is between mid-July and October when the rain showers are frequent. The peak season covers the rest of the year. But with the changing climate, typhoons in April and sunny August days are becoming more common. The climate may no longer be a reliable guide in planning your out-of-town vacation. Instead, let the officially-declared 2018 holidays help you mark your travel calendar.
Boracay, as world-class as it is, isn't exclusive to the rich and famous. Thanks to the booming local tourism, traveling to this beach destination has become affordable to everyone. This is why you should be planning your barkada get-away to this island. A Boracay itinerary is cheaper when planned for a group of 5 to 10 people because you can spread the costs. It's economies of scale.
Team building activities are an essential part of any company’s efforts to look after the welfare of its employees. These activities foster personal development among individuals and benefit the company in terms of increased productivity and employee motivation. To make your efforts more effective, make sure your planned activities are as enjoyable as they are educational. For an even more memorable experience, make the next one a Boracay team building event. And make it extra interesting by sticking to Filipino games only. The following Pinoy parlor games for team building will guarantee everyone tons of fun and learnings.
Boracay is among the beach destinations in Southeast Asia currently undergoing rehabilitation. The state intervention is due to increased pollution in certain Boracay beaches. Pollution in oceans is a serious environmental problem that everyone must be responsible for. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, there are various sources of beach pollution including wet weather discharges, vessel discharges, and trash. The trash may have come from other places and eventually washed up on shores or from beach-goers.
There are places that we keep coming back to, and every time we do, it is like seeing it for the first time. Everything looks familiar but fresh. These are the places that make our souls calm, but at the same time feel alive.
Traveling has so many benefits that more and more people are taking the time off their busy schedule to engage in it. It’s simply one of the best ways to experience more joy in life. And these benefits can be amplified if you choose to head to the beach. Sure a trip to a city you’ve never been to before and a hike to new mountain peaks have their advantages. But a vacation on the beach simply has gifts you won’t get anywhere, such as the nutrient- and mineral-rich waters and cleaner and fresher air. Learn more about why it make sense for tourists to travel in droves to beaches.
Traveling is increasingly becoming more trendy, and for good reason. More and more people are starting to realize its enormous benefits — from broadening one’s mind to making memories that bring real joy. Are you a traveler yourself? Already preparing for your next vacation at Alta Vista de Boracay? If yes, then you’d better stack up on essential travel gears. Moreover, you should learn which ones you shouldn’t skimp on. Here’s a list of the traveling gears worth investing on.
Your favorite holiday destination, Boracay has always offered you a place of solace. Its inviting blue waters and comforting white sand have never failed to relax your nerves and recharge you for yet another round of battle with life. But beyond just your favorite relaxation spots and adventure activities, how much do you know about Boracay Island? Have you ever wondered what the island was like before it became a mecca for bakasyonistas and party-goers?
As Boracay prepares to open its doors in October, tourists are ecstatically booking flights to the world-famous island. Tens of thousands of people from everywhere flock to the white sand beaches of Boracay each year. The charm of this paradise-like destination doesn't falter even during the rainy season. As a matter fact, the lean months is attracting vacationers who are out for promo flights and bargain hotel bookings.
Traveling to Boracay brings more pleasures than just the splendid beaches and the buzzing nightlife. You can go mermaid swimming, kitesurfing, freediving, and many other activities. Better still, you can take lessons that will help you ease into the new experiences. You’ll have more reasons to leave your relaxing loft at Alta Vista De Boracay, and just experience more of what Boracay has to offer.
The island paradise of Boracay is set to open again on October 26, exactly six months after the Philippine government ordered its closure to pave way for environmental rehabilitation. Several airline companies and travel agencies are already offering special promos and discounts to entice travelers and beach bums to visit the island.
The province of Aklan shares the same dilemma as the provinces that are less popular and relevant than one of its cities or islands. Baguio City is to Benguet as Boracay is to Aklan. There’s also Siargao and Davao City in the lesser known provinces of Surigao del Norte and Davao del Sur, respectively.
Should you travel to Boracay during the peak or off-peak season? When is the best time to visit the island? Deciding the best travel dates for your holiday in Boracay can be a little tricky. You will have to choose between traveling in the wetter yet less busy months or in the sunnier yet more crowded months. While Boracay can be enjoyed throughout the year, there is still the optimal time for you. Allow this expat’s travel guide to help you wade through your options.
When Boracay reopens in October, the Philippines might be into the rainy season's home stretch. It might also be a lean season in tourist destinations, making it an ideal time to explore the country. The lean season means cheaper airline tickets, hotel discounts, other promo travel packages. Fewer people will be leaving so you won't have any competition in the office for vacation leaves. There will be shorter lines in restaurants and bars, and smaller crowds (or none at all) in tourist spots.
Hollywood has made us believe that a married couple's first grand trip is a fairytale adventure. This is not to dampen your enthusiasm, but some honeymoons involve yelling, crying, and the newlyweds' first big fight. Like your marriage, a hassle-free travel with your spouse requires work.
What else should you be doing during your summer vacation than read a good book? It doesn't matter if you prefer e-books over paperbacks. The important thing is you find the perfect spot with the right ambiance for your reading adventure. A long line of studies suggest that reading can boost your health. Researchers from the University of Sussex in England said that reading is a powerful stress buster with stress levels dropping by 68% after reading for only six minutes. “Losing yourself in a book is the ultimate relaxation,” said lead researcher Dr. David Lewis.
Summer is here! It’s the perfect time to take a break and just chill at the beach. Head over to Puka Beach, a more pristine area in Boracay. You will love the golden sand and turquoise waters. Quieter than the more popular White Beach, Puka Beach is just the chill spot for the squad. Make sure you are ready with the perfect soundtrack to go with your beach escapade. Here are ten suggestions you’ll be nodding to.
It’s all you could think of: hitting the beach and dipping in the refreshing waters. The beach bug has come to bite you and there’s no escaping it. You’re so consumed by it, you know practically every beach destination worth noting. From the lesser known Puka Beach in Boracay to the world-famous Balangan Beach in Bali. Now that you’ve graduated and are enjoying a newfound freedom, the pull of the travel bug has become stronger than ever. Here are twelve signs you need to give in to your wanderlust.
Some people travel to recover from an emotional trauma. Others simply want to break away from their toxic routinary life. Whatever your reason may be, it's undeniable that traveling is good for your mental health. According to the American Psychological Association, hitting the road for leisure time helps in your ability to handle stress by removing you from your sources of distress. You need a couple of days away from your office desk. The Framingham Heart Study, which involved females aged 45 to 64, also suggested that taking pleasure trips every six years or less reduces a woman's risk of developing heart problems.
A stressful lifestyle, sadly, has become the norm. Constantly being on a fight-or-flight mode is regarded as the way to achieve more things, hence result to more successes. A bit of stress may be beneficial such as during strenuous workouts or tedious exams. However, you should be able to calm down your nerves immediately after the “emergency.” A long line of studies has suggested that chronic stress raises the risk of developing heart diseases, obesity, and cancers.
You’ve been to Boracay so many times it’s hard to keep count. And the place is still so beautiful it always feels like the first time. Why don’t you capture the experience on video? It’s all worth showing to the world, don’t you think? Plus it’s simply fun to capture those wonderful moments. You can have fun directing your own travel docu-series. Don’t worry if you have zero experience in creating a travel vlog. Here are travel vlog tips to get you on the right track.
Can't take a week-long off from work? No problem! You can have a fun-filled vacation in Aklan in 48 hours. Aklan has a long history tracing back to the 12th century. You can explore its rich past by visiting its museums and historical sites. The province is home to breathtaking beach destinations, mangroves, and mountainous landscapes and a calming river. You can explore Boracay and the surrounding islands on a weekend getaway.
Beyond just the stunning beaches of Boracay, Aklan has other destinations that attract people. There are the Jawili Falls, Bakhawan Eco Park, Alta Vista de Boracay, and many others. More than just these attractions, Aklan also has a mysticism to it that draws people in. From a miraculous wooden figure to a mythical beast, the province has colorful myths and legends you may never have heard of before. Read on to know more about this mystical place. Beyond Boracay culture that you have grown to love, you’ll have other reasons to travel to Aklan!
How are you with strangers? Just being next to a stranger while walking on a hallway or standing next to one in an elevator could feel a little uncomfortable. Are you supposed to smile, nod your head, say hello or just completely ignore them? A lot of it has to do with culture and tradition. Although in general, being friendly with strangers is not something that comes around very often, and very easily.
More than just to have a relaxing time at the Alta Vista de Boracay, you travel to Boracay for the exhilarating sports offered on the island. Whatever your idea of fun is, you are sure to find just the Boracay activities package to match your needs. Learn about the beach sports you can experience while in Boracay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Have you been itching to have a beach vacation in Boracay, but your friends are just never free? Or are you the type who loves to travel on your own? It is time to stop hesitating and just give travelling solo in Boracay a try. While it has its risks, especially in terms of safety, it also has benefits that you would not want to miss. One of the advantages of going this route is the chance to experience traveling with strangers. Here’s a travel guide to help you learn about the ways you can make the experience both a meaningful and safe one.
“Look at that sea, girls — all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds,” L.M. Montgomery wrote in her classic Anne of Green Gables. Book readers know the magic of beautifully descriptive words. They are shuttles that take you from one dimension to another. They are medicines to the weary heart and food for the hungry soul. Where do writers take inspiration in creating amazing works of literature? L.M. Montgomery couldn't have immortalized the natural beauty of Canada without witnessing it and truly breathing in its exquisiteness.
Marriage is probably the most important partnership you'll ever enter. It involves a perpetual contract with another person whom you vow to be love and support “'til death do you part.” The significance of this coming together of two individuals, and their family and friends, deserves an unforgettable celebration. Alta Vista de Boracay is a stunning venue for your dream beach wedding. It offers a majestic view of Puka Beach and the rest of the picturesque Boracay while ensuring you and your guests privacy for your intimate event at the function hall. Calm your pre-wedding jitters in the infinity pool and de-stress in a post-event karaoke session.
Start preparing for one of the best moments of your life. Here's a dress guide for a beach wedding and some tips on how to make this day worth remembering.
Powdery, white sand between your toes, sun kissing your shoulders while you float n turquoise waters staring longingly at the world’s most gorgeous sunset. Oh, Boracay. Never gets old.
You find yourself staring at your most recent Boracay vacation pictures, most recent being two years or more. And you ask yourself, what’s taking you so long to fly off to paradise again? And you think and you think until there’s not much besides a beach vacation on your mind.
How badly do you want to travel to Boracay? Let us count the signs.
So you're all set for your Boracay vacation. Make sure your sunscreen and wide-brimmed hat are packed with your beach wear. Do you have a first-aid kit? You should have emergency medicines and supplies ready wherever you go. You never know when you'll need a band-aid. Finally, check whether the pasalubong wish list from family and friends is complete (unless you're up for guilt trips when you come home). To avoid your mom complaining that you got the wrong item, jot down any specification such as preferred quality, store/brand, etc. You can also research on recommended shops that sell authentic souvenirs in Boracay. This can save you time and money when shopping for Boracay souvenirs especially if you have limited vacation time.
Here's your guide in choosing, hunting, and shopping for charming souvenirs from Boracay.
Boracay is a popular vacation destination in the Philippines for both locals and foreigners. With Boracay Island constantly listed as one of the world’s best, a Boracay trip is on every avid traveler’s bucket list.
Foreigners outnumbered local tourists for the first time in 2015. Koreans were the top visitors, followed by the Chinese, Taiwanese, Malaysians, Americans, Australians, Singaporeans, Saudi Arabians, British, and Japanese. The spike in tourist arrivals from abroad was spurred by the increase in direct international flights, the addition of new activities and experiences offered in Boracay, and more cruise ships making stopovers on the island. Boracay’s attraction goes beyond just its turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and swinging nightlife.
There’s more to Boracay than White Beach. The 5-kilometer stretch of powdery white sand is obviously the most popular beach in the island. It is also the most developed and busiest beach with hundreds of resorts, hotels, restaurants, and clubs lined up along the coast. But did you know that there are other Boracay beaches that are just as beautiful and stunning?
Have you been dreaming of the turquoise waters and white sands of Boracay? Do not let the usual travel constraints stop you from taking a Boracay vacation. Arrange your trip with your friends to get past the challenges like safety concerns and budget limitations. Explore the many ways you can benefit from a group travel.
The Internet has given us the power to make better decisions with readily available information at our fingertips. You can compare and contrast Boracay vacation options without needing to call up airlines, hotels, and restaurants. You simply have to go online, browse on travel websites and blogs, and voila! You can assess companies and their offerings. But this convenience has its downside. Using the service of an Online Travel Agency (OTA) can be overwhelming. You get swamped with hundreds, or even thousands, of choices. Having options is good, but having way too many choices can be distressing. Consider direct booking in which you get in touch with a hotel without the OTA “middleman.” Aside from sparing yourself from clicking through pages for hours, you can enjoy discounts and freebies, among others.
Travel is not supposed to be stressful. You go out of your way to experience it because it is pleasurable, or at least it is supposed to be. Do not forget the reasons you are on a vacation. And do not forego of the comforts that are essential, and the things you simply can’t do without. If booking at places like Alta Vista de Boracay catches the essence of what a vacation is for you, then you must include that in your itinerary. Find out the top travel essentials you simply should hold on to.
Planning your first Boracay itinerary? The island, regarded as the one of the world's most beautiful, hosts more than a million local and foreign tourists each year. According to latest figures, more than 1.7 million tourists visited Boracay in 2016, 10.6 percent higher from the previous year. The top foreign visitors were from South Korea, China, Taiwan, Malaysia and the US. When you join a Boracay party, don't be surprised to see people from various parts of the world.
Before flying to the world-renowned tourist destination, know the do's and don’ts in dealing with new foreign acquaintances and friends. Here's an etiquette guide for hanging out with the global crowd.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sandwiched between land masses, Boracay does not produce the kind of waves that would be suitable for surfing. It is the perfect destination for a unique kind of surfing though — kitesurfing! Just like surfing, this sport screams freedom and fun as you skim the waves. Boracay’s near-perfect conditions for the sport makes it a favorite destination for both pros and beginners. Are you into surfing or would like to learn the sport? Kitesurfing is something every surfer ought to experience. You’ll understand when you finally experience the exhilarating wind against your face as you ride the waters of Boracay. Here’s how you can make it happen.
Why do you travel? Are you breaking the cycle of your daily life, or perhaps reliving the adventures of your book or movie heroes? We move around for various reasons. Some hit the road to decompress, others to heal a broken heart. Traveling can be a form of therapy. “When it [travel] corrects the imbalances and immaturities of our natures, travel reveals its full potential to function as a form of therapy in our lives,” as The Philosopher's Mail beautifully puts it.
The feel of the sand on your feet, the refreshing water washing your worries away as you swim freely in the deep waters — these are gifts of the sea you are always itching to return to. Do not allow budget concerns keep you from spending time in the one place that washes your stresses away. This travel guide will give you all the tips you need for budget traveling to the beaches. Now you can indulge the beach lover in you more frequently without breaking the bank!