Friday, February 3, 2012

Finally......Boracay!!!!

by lakwatserong tatay

Here's one of my unforgetable trip last year, happened last July 1-3, 2011. Together with my Tatay, Nikki, Lyca and my sister-in-law Hazel. This one of my scheduled trip for 2011, and thanks to airline promos...hehehe..we have our late summer gateaway and this is also my first time to set foot on this island paradise known as Boracay. I've really heard so much about this island, that is one of our top tourist destination, there are different activities you could choose on and of course the night life activities in beach.
Boracay before is one my dream vacation because of all what i've heard, i visited different islands and beaches, but this island is not always on my plan, so when my brother Nikki heard about a  promo on 1 of the airlines bound for Kalibo, we immediately booked a viceversa trip and i was really really excited about it.
My Zest Air Boarding Pass.....
Being a tripper, having some contacts and friends where are you going is really an advantage. Lucky for this trip, i have a friend that is actually from Kalibo and also has a business at Boracay, and it means we really got a discount...hehehe...and a very chilax trip from Kalibo International Airport up to Caticlan port...hay sarap..hehehe...
Ok, lets go back from the start, for this 3 are first timer to ride a plane, my bro, my sis and sister-in-law, we arrive at MIA around 2:30pm and our flight schedule is around 4:30pm (o diba ang aga namin..sobrang excited ng mga kasama ko eh...!!!) We arrived at Kalibo International Airport around 5:40pm and my friend Pong is already waiting inside the airport...( astig!! medyo kilala kasi family nila sa Kalibo..hehehe)..And here's our chilax mode travelling up to Caticlan port via her fourtuner...o diba sarap ng trip...hehehehe.. It was around 7:40pm when we arrived at Caticlan Port and boat transfer up to Cagban Port. Pong already made our reservation for 2days & 2 nights in Amigos Beach Resort (Station 2) near D' Talipapa for only 1,500 a night, the room is really nice and very big for us 5 trippers, it is good thing that the owner of this accomodation is cousin of Pong, so we had a really good discount....
our places.....Amigos
Being first timers on this island, i really depend on my resources aside from my friend, i gathered some info's on my PTB group and other blogs stories about Boracay. As much as possible we want to fully utilized our stay and do more activities while were in Boracay...our activities was supposed to be reef walking, parasailing, island hopping, snorkeling, ATV ride, and trek to the falls and many more, but due time constraint, we just have only 2 days of adventures and stay on island paradise.
At our 1st night, we ate at the very common fastfood that we find in D' Talipapa....hehehehe...and with rice all you can....Mang Inasal...afterwards we had a walk along the shores of Boracay and decided to take a dip along with other vacationers having night swimming too....below is one of our souvenir photos.....^_^. After our night swimming we had some drinking session in one of the bars in Station 2, i forgot its name na eh...hehehe...
smile.....^_^
Start of our 1st day in Boracay, as i've said we wanted have all of the adventures tried but due to time constraint, i personally decided the easiest and of course more economical...(nagkuripot...^_^)...we actually got a package trip that includes reef walking , ATV ride, tour to Everland Aviary Farm and Mt. Luho Viewpoint.
1st stop: Reef Walking / Helmet Diving
underwater family photo ops...^_^
After being submerged under seawater for more than 30 minutes....(actually bitin pa po ako personally...hehehe)..We had an late breakfast/early lunch.....known as brunch...hehehehe...at Sheena's at Station 1.
Sheena's Rest. @ Station 1
Next stop of our adventures, an ATV ride experience, driving an all terrain vehicle to up to Everland Aviary Farm and Boracay's Ocean Tower just like Mt. Luho Viewpoint....
it's really more fun in the philippines...see...^_^
One of the stopovers while doing ATV driving is a tour inside the Everland Aviary Farm...were you can see unique bird cages and different kind of birds and an photo opportunity with a live bat...
My family @ Everland Aviary Farm
Here's one of the side trip of ATV driving, the walk upstair to Boracay's Ocean Tower / Mt. Luho Viewpoint. Before this viewpoint is kinda trekking activity where it a real nature feeling but as my recent visit it was cemented stairs up to it viewpoint...
I'm on the Top of the Boracay Island...^_^
After with our different adventures in Boracay, it's time to go shopping for souvenirs...this is the most important part whenever im going on trips....hehehehe...As i've researched about shopping for souvenirs most of the bloggers recommended D' Mall and D' Talipapa. For me, D' Mall is for vacationers, trippers and leisure trippers looking for decent look of stalls, air conditioned, and much pricey souvenirs. But as you me, i'm a tipid tripper, backpackers and always looking for much cheaper souvenirs, i would suggest to go to D' Talipapa....
D' Talipapa @ Station 2
And for the rest of the day, we had the real chilaxation by the beach....spending few hours at low tide time of Boracay....just walking and taking souvenir shots all you can..
Boracay shores.....
By night, before we had last dinner at Boracay, we had decided to have one signature....even though it's just a henna tattoo, it was really nice to have that tattoo...i do really hope that i could make it a real tattoo...(magagalit kasi ung wife ko...sabi nya nga sakin subukan ko daw...gagawin nya un carving un tatalupin ang balat...hahahahaha...). We just chilax that night, dinner in one of the resto, and have our last drinking session but this time were just on our room...tipid mode...^_^.
The Aballe Family.....^_^
We have to wake up early because Pong invited us to go to their house at Kalibo before our flight going back to Manila (Jul 3, Sunday). We checked out at Amigos Beach Resort before lunch and have our last minute of shopping at D' Talipapa before going to Cagban Port via Tricylce ride again. After almost 2 hours of traveling between boat transfer from Cagban to Caticlan ports and fetch a express van going to Kalibo town. We meet again Pong and drove going to their house and have our sumptuous late lunch at Solina's Residence...(grabe ang dami ng hinanda para sa limang tao...hehehehe...). But sad to say in every trip their ups and downs, and i don't really know whether my sister forgot or misplace one of my point and shoot camera and what am i really upset most of our pictures is on that camera......huhuhu....
Our Sumptuous Lunch @ Solina's Residence
After few hours of chitchat and stay at Pong's house, it time to go back to Manila. Go back to the real world, back to busy streets of Manila and full of stress in work. But it's really nice to see our family got together even though in a few days we bonded again. Thanks Boracay...and hope to back again......Personally i wish i could go back on this place but now together with my wife and kids......^_^
Bye....Boracay.........^_^
It's nice to fulfill one of my dreams, to visit this Island Paradise known as Boracay....Once again a fulfilled trip and one island is been x-plored by lakwatserong tatay....^_^...

Day 1 : Trip to Kalibo
Day 1 : Amigos Beach Resort Boracay
Day 1 : Our First Night @ Boracay
Day 2 : Reef Walking / Helmet Diving Experience
Day 2 : Lunchtime @ Sheena's
Day 2 : Our ATV Ride
Day 2 : A Visit Everland Aviary Farm
Day 2 : The Highest Peak of Boracay: Boracay's Ocean Tower/Mt. Luho Viewpoint
Day 2 : Souvenir time @ D' Talipapa
Day 3 : Chilaxation time in Boracay
Day 3 : It's time to say Goodbye...Boracay

Please do wait and watch for the next stories behind our 2days and 2 nights @ Boracay.....thanks....!!!!!

16 comments:

Pinoy Adventurista said...

nice family bonding, kahit nawala ng camera, sayang ang pics... :)

How much yung package ng reef walking , ATV ride, tour to Everland Aviary Farm and Mt. Luho Viewpoint. san ako pwede mag avail nun?

lakwatserong tatay said...

@mervs...uu nga naalala ko tuloy ung camera ko nun ginagawa ko to eh..sayang ung mga funny shots namin..pero buti nlang meron ako naging reserba....

meron sa station 1 nagooffer na nun..mamili ka nlang ng mgandang offer and magaling din namn u humingi ng discount eh....hehehe...

Edmaration etc said...

Ang kukulit niyo naman. As in group talaga kayo kapag gumala?

lakwatserong tatay said...

@sir edmar...minsan lang po...pero iba iba rin po ang kasama ko sa mga trips ko....

Gladys | ByahengBarok.com said...

haven't tried that underwater thing in boracay... maybe i should do so the next time i'm there! great vacation u have here :)

docgelo said...

wow, this post made me miss boracay more! sarap ng seafood feast! :D

melvin said...

saya talaga pag group pumunta ng bora.i wanna try the atv

Ichan said...

kwelang kwela! never p ako nakapunta sa bora.. T_T

lakwatserong tatay said...

@gladys...thanks for the visit...sayang naman po...it is one of the must try activities sa boracay ngaun...pero oks lang po yan marami pa naman next time..

lakwatserong tatay said...

@docgelo...hehehe...actually ako gusto pa po bumalik eh...kasi dko pa nagagawa un dream ko dun...parasailing...thanks po....

lakwatserong tatay said...

@melvin...opo...lalo na pgksama mo pa family mo....yap masarap mgatv although medyo bitin konti...hehehe...thanks po for the visit...

lakwatserong tatay said...

@ichan...pre...mapupuntahan mo rin....tapos pede narin siguro magpalit ng name ang Kwelang Tatay...hehehehe..

Winkie said...

Hi, am just bloghoppin on Boaracay posts. Just want to know if u stayed at Sheen's Resort. If so, how was the accom?

lakwatserong tatay said...

@winkie...mam actually po hindi kami nagstay dun...pero since isa po sa kilalang accomodation ang Sheena's and most of it are positive feedback..or you may choose to stay po sa tinuluyan namin malapit lang po sa d'talipapa..Amigos Beach Resort...^_^

melvin said...

ok lang po ba ang experience nyo with zest air? natuwa naman ako dun sa mga kasama mo na first time makasakay ng plane,unforgettable experience talaga yun

lakwatserong tatay said...

@melvin...uu naman so far wala pa sablay...although normal na un delay flight....hehehe..uu malupit talaga un first flight time experience nila...^_^

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