After that star studded breakfast, we then prepared for our island hopping activity. At 10AM, we were all seated in a bangka… so loud, amazed, energetic, excited what would happen next and what else? That very moment we felt the cool breeze of the air. The weather was perfect for island hopping!
Our seating arrangement during our island hopping. Photo by AFY
The resort we checked in Boracay Courtyard Beach Resort is a sister resort of La Carmela de Boracay endorsed by famous Filipino talk show host Boy Abunda. Now our reservation includes a buffet breakfast in La Carmela de Boracay.
Around 6PM of March 2, 2012 everybody at the beach anticipated to witness the ever magnificent sunset view. It was just a wow! The moment I saw the sunset the more I am in awe of God’s wonderful creation. The experience is just priceless.
The magnificent sunset view. Photo by: Nino Montojo
It was like everyone had been waiting for the sunset. People hurriedly get their cameras to take a still of the sunset. It was a feast to everyone’s eyes. My camera did not do any justice. But they say pictures paint a thousand words so I’ll show you what I got.
Right after we checked in our things in Boracay Courtyard Beach Resort around 1PM March 2 we decided to go to the Talipapa Market to eat our lunch. The Talipapa Market in Station 2 is just a few meters away from our resort.
The market has many stalls where a variety of pasalubongs can be bought – t-shirts, key chains, bags, boardwalk shorts etc… every stuff you need that has to do with Boracay beach can be bought in Talipapa Market.
As planned we need to wake up as early as 5AM so we can leave Iloilo City at 6AM. But in reality, we left Iloilo City at 7AM. We bought our breakfast in Jollibee and just ate inside the van. We hired 2 vans just to accomodate all of us. You know, we were all 21. The deal of the van transportation was PhP 835/head back and forth, that is Iloilo City – Caticlan vice versa. Our goal was to arrive in Boracay before lunch.
The Panay Island. The red line shows the route we drove from Iloilo City to Caticlan, Malay, Aklan. Courtesy of Google Maps.
Oh yeah. It was a four hour long drive. You see I was not able to sleep inside the van. I forced to close my eyes but still I was not able to sleep. I instead forced myself to find pleasure of the places we passed by. Well, I was intrigued to see Panay Power Plant. It is so unusual to see such plant. I think it was the first time I saw a power plant. Was not able to take a picture of the said plant though. Also, there is another city of Iloilo and that is Passi City. Hmmm… many cities in the Philippines. And if you find Makati City in the Philippines, there is a place called Makato and that is somewhere in Aklan. haha See, I learned something in our road trip. LOL
When everyone talks about the beaches in the Philippines probably the number one spot on their list is Boracay. You agree? Well, my teammates in my previous company invited me to join the fun.
My first impression about Boracay is too luxurious for an average earner like me. You know. So I was hesitant at first to join them. This adventure was planned like 5 months ago. They already booked their piso fare roundtrip tickets with Cebu Pacific Air. And I got my roundtrip Cebu to Iloilo tickets for only PhP 969.00, still a good deal. I wish Cebu Pacific had more Cebu to Caticlan promo fares.
I just love to go with my friends so I thought if I really save a little money then I could go. We were so blessed to have Marvic who has all this talent of negotiating hotel and transportation prices just to get us a good deal.
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