Boracay — the famed island paradise located in the Philippines, boasting its long stretch of powdery white sand and turquoise waters. Just a few minutes before the sun sets in this side of the world, its waters glistens as Paraw sailboats approach the shore, painting a quaint scenery to mark a beautiful ending.
If that description still doesn’t convince you, here are 5 reasons that will make Boracay your top 1 destination for your tropical escapade.
First things first — we're sure you've heard of the temporary closure of one of the world's most beautiful islands, Boracay. The 6-month rehabilitation surely did a saving because as of this writing, a lot of changes have already happened to the once exploited and overcommercialized island. Today, aside from the daily tourist entrance limit, stricter rules are now being implemented to ensure that children, teens, and adults alike can enjoy what Boracay has to offer without the fuss.
Talking about the postcard-worthy stretch of white sand beach of Boracay never gets old. You may have visited a lot of beaches or islands in your travels, but Boracay’s got that charm that would make you feel like basking under the summer sun for days.
Search for “Boracay sunset” in Google, and there you’ll see photos that are not only Instagram-worthy, but also one for the books. You can always lay on the white sand beach and just wait for the sun to set over the horizon — it’s the perfect time to take a breather.
Known for their hospitality and warm welcome to locals and tourists alike, Boracay's got that home-away-from-home vibe that'll keep you coming back. Whether you're staying in a 5-star hotel or in a bunk-bed type accommodation, hotel and restaurant staff will surely make you feel like you are indeed in one of the best islands in the world.
If you’re down for fun and luxury at the same time, then Boracay's the perfect destination for you. Even when you’re travelling on a budget, you will still be able to experience the best out of this paradise because accommodations, restaurants, and activity packages come in options that fit all sorts of budget. You may even be surprised to know that choosing luxury hotels or resorts may come handy as your primary option because the amenities and services are all worth the prices.
In Boracay, dreaming of that picture-perfect vacation is never too hard. Now that it’s finally reopening as a better and even more beautiful destination, never miss the chance to relax, have fun and take photos because not it’s not everyday that you get to set foot on such a stunning location.
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Filipinos are known for their long holiday celebration. Many traditions and new ways keep this season alive no matter which city or town you go. You won't run out of things to do (but your budget probably will!) when you celebrate the holidays in the Philippines through these activities:
It's this time of the year when massive pop-up year-end bazaar and sale events happen, so go ahead and take advantage of the markdown madness to complete your Christmas gift list.
How many masses have you attended so far? Get up early or spare an hour so you could attend the mass at night because as they say, completing the 9-day or -night series will make a wish come true.
As soon as the holiday season comes, many parks and tourist attractions open Christmas-themed shows that are perfect for all ages. These Instagram-worthy locations are usually free of charge, making them picturesque and cheery venues to gather with your friends and families.
It has been part of the Filipino tradition to gather in groups and sing either classic or remixed tunes as they go from one house to another. Just as long as you know the lyrics to the in-trend Christmas songs, you'll definitely get those coins, or if you're lucky, you'll receive bills from your kind neighbors!
Many Filipinos love merrymaking, so expect most of your December weekends, and sometimes, weekdays too, to blocked off with schedules of parties. It's also a time to meet the newborns or catch up with the relatives who you haven't spoken to for a long time. Make your reunion party more memorable and let SweetEscape photographers turn your moments into beautiful photographs. Special for this holiday season, get 50% OFF on your 2-hour photo shoot, anywhere in Manila.
The Filipino version of Secret Santa is a more exciting and interesting one because gift-giving is done in small batches. Whether the category's something big, something fluffy, something embarrassing, or something naughty, you'll surely go home with a smile on your face because your friend or officemate could surely find a gift to pull that category or theme off!
For some Filipinos, the holiday season means quality time, without the hassle of preparing feasts or organizing parties. Some simply prefer staying in or booking an accommodation where they could all relax and exchange thoughtful gifts after a hearty meal.
To some who've been looking forward to a unique kind of celebration for the holidays, setting off to another country is an option. School or office breaks give them a chance to explore new places, making their holidays a more memorable one.
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