Boracay has been the flagship vacation destination in the Philippines for the longest time. Not to mention, it is also the much-loved party place of the privileged and local A-list celebrities. Based on those facts, Boracay has been perceived to be an expensive place to go to and spending your long weekend on the island may not come cheap. From the array of posh hotels, upscale restaurants and exorbitant tours, everything seemed so costly to be on a world-renowned island getaway like Boracay. However, there are ways to make the most of your first time in Boracay on a budget.
You must have probably seen dozens of photos of Islas de Gigantes also known as Gigantes Islands as you sift through some destinations in the Philippines over the internet. Its postcard-like immaculate white sand beaches and astounding karst formations have caught the attention of many and had urged them to come and spend a day or two, or even more in this so-called Paradise.
Gigantes Islands is a chain of ten islands off the northernmost coasts of the municipality of Carles in Iloilo. This group of islands have been luring local and international travelers alike in an impressive accelerated rate over the past few years. But can we, the average Joe, afford to have a vacation in this fast-rising dream destination?
I took a break from soloing and dragged my folks with me on a 9-day journey in and around Panay. To kick-off our Panay Island escapade, we sought for Roxas City, the capital of Capiz, as our first stop. We’ve spent 3D/2N in Exploring Places in Roxas City on DIY. Roxas City is an emerging economic city, 460 kilometers southeast of Manila. Also known as the Seafood Capital of the Philippines, it supplies the nation with most of the freshest seafood.
The municipality of Bauan, Batangas is ready to take center stage. Despite the dreadful traffic, it is making a name for itself in a much more positive way. To make the most of your time, go for this 7 must-try things to do when in Bauan.