Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Post Script: Boracay Food Trip and Puka Beach

Okay, I’m back.   Just sad that laziness struck again. Nevertheless, I’m still posting the last leg of our Boracay getaway no matter how stale it is.

One of the pleasures of travelling is food trip.  In Boracay, one can always find the right food that fits the budget.   Scrumptious meals are easy to find with prices that are easy on the pocket to the priciest buffets of the lavish five star hotels. 

Our first lunch as mentioned before was in Mang Inasal.  If you’re on a tight budget, this place is worth seeing as with Andok’s. Both have chicken as their specialty. For dinner, we tried  few of the buffets set out on the beach.  Priced much higher but it is already expected  because of the prime location and the presence of musical performers.   After dinner, we went for some drinks on the beach while watching sexy tourists in skimpy bikinis.  Noticed some youngsters making "architectural" sand castles although such activity is already prohibited.  Seen one sand castle almost fully finished but was stepped on and destroyed by a watch man. Nonetheless, as soon as the watchman left, the youngsters  went on creating a new one. " Ang kukulit talaga! (truly difficult kids!Lol!) But in fairness, their work was impressive.

Our second day lunch was pizza and pasta in Shakey’s.   Please be warned that although it’s hot and sunny in Boracay, Shakey’s Parlor here doesn't have air conditioners.  Just wipe and dry if you perspire. Lol!

The eating place I enjoyed most was at D’ Talipapa.   This place is comparable to Dampa in Paranaque or the seaside paluto restaurants in Macapagal Ave., in Pasay.  I was pleasantly surprised to find fresh lapu-lapu fish and other seafoods cheaper than in Manila.  Probably because it was lean season then. 
Everything in the market is fresh and cheap but the frugal in me is automatically "on"  for haggling. Don’t know why, but it always gives me extra delight if I get discounts. :) 

For our last day adventure, we reached the serene and lovely Puka Beach on an ATV again.   The kiddos enjoyed the ride so much that they chose to ride it again instead of getting a much, much cheaper tricycle.
Puka Beach appeared forlorn.  . No single tourist was yet present that early Saturday morning.  It was all ours that time except for hawkers of puka shells accessories.  I noticed the beach is not as flat.  We we’re told by the people around that it was because Pres. Erap gathered and brought an enormous part of sand to "his used to be Boracay Mansion".   Hmmn... tsk tsk..

We were back at the hotel in time to pack our luggage.  At exactly 12 noon, we checked out and left our bags at the hotel  Then headed to D’Talipapa again for some souvenir shopping and lunch.  Our return flight was in Kalibo which is way farther than Caticlan.  We had to travel more than an hour from the port to the airport. It’s alright anyway, coz I had the chance to see both airports.
Buffet food of La Carmela
Roast Beef Pizza
Shakey's Fried chicken
Carbonara and Garlic Bread
Dining place in D'Talipapa
Sweet and Sour Lapu-lapu

Garlic /Buttered Scallops
Fish Sinigang
Kiddos' fave: Camaron Rebosado
Grilled Pork
Grilled Squid
Choosing the freshest fish at d' talipapa.
While waiting for our food.
Nice place to chillax.

La Carmela's Buffet by the beach.

The kiddos exploring Puka Beach.
Fishermen docking(?)
almost washed away.
Daughter posing for Kuya's underwater camera

ATV ride, 2nd time around
Hanging out by the lobby.
Fruit vendor.
Dreamland amusement park.

At the airport.
Boarding time w/ DH.
Our Boracay getaway was long way over. Yet the beauty of the No 1 Island in the World wouldn’t leave my mind.  I wanna go back to that enchanting beach island soon.  Next summer, maybe?! Keeping my fingers crossed. Haha..

Thanks for coming by. 

Have a fantastic day everyone. See you around! 

9 Comentários:

Batangala said...

We're regular customers of Andok's as it is both affordable and near La Carmela, he hehe

Didn't have time to visit Puka Beach last time we went there. Almost drowned the last time i was there but fortunately, I had the presence of mind to wade myself back to shore, he he he

Enjoy the rest of the week, Beng

Beng Gee said...

We went to Andok's for our breakfasts. Two meals lang kasi and free sa La Carmela e.

Puka beach seemed to have deep waters probably why you almost got drowned. You are blessed!
Didn't try getting into the waters coz I'm scared of deep waters.

Thank you for your time, Noel!

Pearl said...

Our college, Letran Calamba, stayed at La Carmela resort when we had a trip to Bora almost 3 years ago...tama bang mang inggit ng masasarap na food, tita BEng? heheheThanks for sharing the photos! Very very nice!

Beng Gee said...

Hello Pearl! Sorry naman po, food trip naman po kasi e. Hahaha! So you just been there too pala! That was only few years back ha?! I'm sure you enjoyed your stay there too!

Many thanks for your precious time, as always Pearl! Stay well and ingat!

Ayu Maselli said...

Hello Beng Gee,
Thanks for your visit and comment.
wow..i love the smell of the airport
what a nostalgia for me.
very beautiful beach Borocay.
have a nice sunday

Beng Gee said...

Hi Ayu! Glad to see you drop by! Boracay is really nice, just like your Bali. I hope you can come over to the Philippines and see Boracay personally.

Thank you so much for your precious time Ayu! Have a great day!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Mageenjoy na lang ako ng Pinoy foods through your fotos TitaB lol. Sarap naman nyan! Sensya na po at di ako masyado makavisit these days, laging busy.

Keith Cruise said...

Don't you like seafoods like Sugpo or lobsters?

What I really enjoy a lot everytime I go to the boracay beach is the FOOD. I love the food there especially seafoods!

I just forget the name of the hotel resort in boracay where we had a great FOOD TRIP!

Beng Gee said...

Ahh.. prawns or sugpo is my favorite, much more lobsters! However, we had a companion who's allergic to those. Hence, only to be fair with him, we omitted those fave seafoods.

Thank you for spending your precious time here, Keith Cruise! Hope to see you again.

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