i usually just surf the internet to find places to stay whenever i travel locally, and lucky for me, the ones that i chose have been okay like ‘apo idon’ in pagudpud and ‘dangkalan resort’ in puerto princesa.
i went to boracay last april and i opted for a bed and breakfast place – lazydog boracay. lazydog is located a few steps from bulabog beach, known in the island for activities in wind sports such as kiteboarding.
as they have described their place in their website being “a comfortable and friendly bed and breakfast offering home comforts and flexibility at a budget price” – is honestly true. the rooms are squeaky clean (no crawling insects, clean beddings, with air conditioner, cable television and working wi-fi!) and the staff are wonderful.
you can make your booking request through their website at www.lazydogboracay.com.
boracay, at last! it’s just that everytime a foreign co-worker asks me about it i get too embarassed to say that i have never been in the island. being a filipino, i think it is expected that i can tell them something about it and the best way is to experience being there.
so after almost half an hour flight from manila, i found myself in caticlan and after a few more minutes made it in boracay island. it was literally summer hot. the place that i stayed for three days was a few steps from bulabog beach, eastward of the island, which is mainly an area for windsurfing and kiteboarding. you wouldn’t see a lot of tourists in the area unlike the main tourism beach which is white beach.
white beach, opposite of bulabog beach has everything. all tourism-related establishments that i can think of can be found here. i had a good italian dinner at don vito’s, a cheap meal at andoks, coffee and refreshing drinks to beat the heat at starbucks, hallowich and cafe del sol, and henna tats for $2!
nightlife is very impressive – a number of bars kept the night alive which includes live bands. i had a few beers at coco loco bar (i was unsuccessful to go loco, though! hehe.), and walked barefoot alone by the beach, just enjoying the moment by myself.
. . i hope to get a chance to be in boracay again sometime next year.