I meant to say a virgin in Boracay but then again. You know what I mean.
This almost tiny looking island in Google map that housed thousands of tourists every month is probably a must-go, must-do and must-achieve item on anyone’s bucket list. Not that it completely surpasses (again) world peace and getting your life in order but Boracay looks so desirable to many it is almost obscene. The attraction borders on the need to revel, enjoy a tousled beach-hair look or just hang loose. It looks like a local version of Temptation Island except that the locals actually speak in Tagalog with a slice of Ilonggo on it and everything else also screams “third world”.
Station 1, 2 and 3 are merely docking stations for small ferries. They actually do not mean anything at all. Whenever someone asks me which station should they go, I can only say, “Just be in White Beach and you won’t even notice which station you are in.” From the port, the first station that you get to pass by is Station 3 and going north brings to you till the first station in White Beach. The travel is QUITE far, my friends. We boarded the tricycle and it took us 20 minutes to get to station 1. I heard that Station 3 has the least expensive resorts while Station 1 houses the most high-end hotels.
I totally disagree! All stations have high end resorts and it is just a matter of timing that you get to be on one. If you are in your 20s, you might like Station 2. My favorite would be Station 1 for the nicer sun beds and bigger shore. Station 1 also has THE BEST view of the Boracay Sunset. You’ll find out why.
I guess it took me several weeks to get past the Boracay hangover. My friends have told me horror stories of other people who have not gotten over their Boracay trip so bad that they quit their regular jobs and migrated to Boracay. That idea did cross my mind and thoughts of me waiting in tables in Starbucks just to have an excuse to be in the island didn’t seem offensive so, yes, it was tempting. Most people could be occupied in mundane things such as going crafty, or challenging a will, or minding their own business (literally) and doing all that in an island that you think might be your next comfort zone looks daunting. We only knew of Boracay as a tourist destination. My livelihood is here – in the city – can I really survive?
“Just go back,” a friend said. “Boracay is just 40 minutes away from Cebu. It doesn’t hurt to go back.”
And he’s right. It is not even that expensive to be in Boracay if you know where to cut back on. True, the island does overwhelm you to let go of several hundreds of pesos in one sitting but if you actually relive just one of your daily lifestyle routine in the city and bring it to Boracay, the only difference is that you get to enjoy both parts of the world – the lifestyle and the beach.
I’ll just post photos of a summary of our first Boracay trip. A first timer in Boracay does get carried away.