I admit it. I was wrong about Boracay and first impressions don’t always last. You see, my first time visit almost three years ago left a bad taste in my mouth. Now that I spent three days and three nights in this beach mecca, I take back what I said!
I was invited by Nenette Graf as part of media to cover the 22nd Boracay International Funboard Cup, having written about it in CNN Go last year. Munch on! Eat humble pie!
The funboard cup, which I wrote about last year, was just awesome and I had great fun covering it that I made it a Langyaw e-magazine issue #03. My hotel room where I stayed was indeed comfortable and luxurious. But best of all, walking through White Beach, hanging out at a coffeeshop and just experiencing the place made me turn 180 degrees and, proud to say, I like Boracay very much, even if I was again solo.
This time, I didn’t mind the touts and ambulant vendors selling everything but the kitchen sink. If you don’t pay attention to them or act disinterested, they will just steer clear of your way. I actually liked doing evening walks along White Beach. The wind is cool, the soft murmur of the waves at one side and revelry at the other.
There’s so much to see: people having fun or just dining romantically under the coconut trees or just sitting on the sand near the shoreline, or be amazed at the Korean invasion with almost a whole portion of the pathway blocked by them.One thing is sure though, especially In station 1 and 2: food and everything can be expensive. Of course, there are lots of restaurants to chose from, some serving good food while others have passable but pricey dishes.
It’s no surprise that Andoks, followed by Mang Inasal get’s the queue with their affordable food. But I did eat at the latter with their Lucban longganisa longsilog. But I enjoyed eating desserts at Cafe del Sol with their creamy cheesecake paired with black coffee.
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