Sunday, November 25, 2012

Boracay Getaway for Our 32nd

I thought I would just forever be dreaming to experience the most trendy beach island in the Philippines.   But not anymore!  Last Wednesday, November 21, the family along with daughter’s friend flew to Boracay with plane tickets courtesy of daughter Janina as her gift to us for our 32nd wedding anniversary which was on the following day.    I’m thankful coz it’s a big cost cut down for that 4d/3n vacation.  It being an early morning flight, we had to leave our place by 3am and left the car at the overnight carpark of the NAIA Terminal 3.  Thinking we still have enough time after we checked-in for our 6am flight, we took our breakfast at one of the eateries inside the airport oblivious of the fact that we were already being called as the last passengers to board.  What a shame!  Nonetheless,  I felt special that moment coz we had a van all to ourselves given that the shuttle bus that transports all the boarding passengers had  left us behind. (Blush!)

By 7am,   we were at Caticlan Airport. As visitors in Boracay, we had to register at the Visitors' Counter. We took two tricycles to bring us to the Caticlan Port then boarded a pump boat to ferry us to Boracay Island.   'Twas like a never ending chain of rides coz right after disembarking, we had yet to take a multicab going to our hotel.  Hah!..  This time, I was already a little bit tired but pretty excited.

We checked-in at La Carmela de Boracay (which was booked in advance with the help of my friend, Susan to avail adequate discounts) located in beachfront, Station 2.  Like our previous out of town trips where we arrived too early to check-in,  we simply left our luggage at the hotel then walked around  and came back only on check-in time. 

As we explored part of Boracay, I won’t deny that I was a bit disappointed initially.  The place I thought, was no different from the other beach resorts I’ve been to. .. plain and ordinary. But not until I got into the water and discover how truly perfect the beach is.  The powdery white sand is marvelous!  Nothing  like it I had ever seen before. Definitely incomparable! There are no rocks nor sea grasses. The sea bed is flat and smooth unlike other beaches where there are unexpected deep parts. Water is crystal clear. Fish are teeming and very sociable.  Though some bite a little, I presume it's merely a friendly gesture. Lol!

 Well, I guess I have to cut short from here.  We had a lot of exciting Boracay adventures which is too lengthy to post in one sitting, You can expect more posts with regards to this Boracay Getaway of ours soon.  So hope to see you here again!

Thank you for dropping by.  Have a blessed day everyone!

12 Comentários:

Batangala said...

oh how i miss boracay of 20 years back when i first went there via superferry. life was simple then, most accommodations were made from nipa or wood and topless girls walk around without men goggling about, ha ha ha

the last time we went there last June, we also stayed at La Carmela

hope you had a nice holiday :)

PinayWAHM said...

Ka nice naman ni dawter kasi she made one of your wishes a reality....ganda points for her, of course, di ba?

I like the last picture where you can see the isdas! Grabe nga kalinaw ang tubig. Parang ang sarap i paksiw nung mga isda....haha.

Happy 32nd sa inyo ni Kuya T! wishing you more happy anniversaries to come syempre. Abutin kaya namin ang ganyan katagal? Let me compute...hahaha....



Pearl said...

Ang saya naman ng anniversary nyo! Happy 32nd! Ang ganda talaga ng Bora:-)

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J said...

hola!!! tita B

I'm still on disappearing act. but here I am at the perfect time, seeing this anniv post.

belated happy 32nd!!!!! ang haba. I need my fingers and toes tapos uulitin pa to count hahaha. as Huling wrote -aabutin kaya namin???

I was in Boracay when the only resort standing was Club Panoly. grabe ang tagal na yun. good thing about it was it was very serene and paceful pa nun.

it's been tough on my part of the world since Sandy. we are operating on our new normal but we have no complaints despite our loss. we're alive and that is all that matters.

have a great and blessed day Tita B.

Beng Gee said...

Hello Noel! Yeah, I used to hear about Boracay's simplicity back then and those topless beauties.. it's so different now, di ba?! But Boracay's charm hasn't changed, I guess. Sobrang captivating pa rin! Nice to know you were there again last June. Okay din nman kasi ang La Carmela eh.

Thanks for the visit. Have a blessed day!

Beng Gee said...

Hi Huling! Thank you for the greeting. Of course, you will reach your 32nd and even way farther to your golden and beyond. Time flies so swiftly. You'll just wake up one day and realize it's your 32nd! Ha!!

Good day to yah!

Beng Gee said...

Hello Pearl! Salamat sa greeting! Boracay is truly beautiful. So try to visit that island when you come home for vacation and you'll enjoy.

Blessings to you!

Beng Gee said...

Hi J! So happy to see you here after that frankenstorm Sandy. We've seen the aftermath on TV and I wonder kung anong mga naging destructions sa property nyo. Sana naman, di ganun ka serious tulad ng mga nakita ko sa TV.

Thank you for the greeting! Definitely, with God's flowing blessings, like Huling, you too will reach your 32nd and even way far beyond. Gigising ka nalng one day na ang haba na pala ng mga dinaanan nyo. Haha.. the beauty of life!

Nag-evesdropping ako e. Glad to know that you're done with all your check-ups and it's with flying colors. Congrats! God is really good!

Have a wonderful day! Ingat lang lagi.

Dhemz Apdian - Dias said...

awwwwwww...belated happy anniversary titaBeng...32nd din yung parents ko last Nov 22nd...such a great getaway!

I've never been to bora in my life! ehehhee....nakikiraan lang po!

Beng Gee said...

Thank you Dhemz, and Happy Anniv to your parents din. Oo nga, exactly pareho nga pla kami ng wedding date.

Pasyal na lng kayo Boracay pag bisita nyo ulit dito. Ganda kasi dun.

Salamat sa pagdaan dito Dhemz! Daan ka ulit ha? hehe..

Keith Cruise said...

First impression talaga sa boracay eh ordinary, pero once nakita na ang tubig at ang sand, sobrang maa-appreciate talaga ng kahit na sino. For sure, yun ang isa sa mga reason kung bakit sila babalik sa boracay.

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