Boracay: Fifth Time Around

It’s my fifth time in Boracay when I visited last November 2014. I’ve been back almost every year since 2009. Whatever you heard about Boracay is true. Whether it be the good or the bad. Bottom line is, you have to visit the place yourself. I’ve been here during the summer months, rainy season and off-season. Each season means a whole different vibe to the island. I somewhat prefer the weather this time when we visited. It wasn’t rainy at all and was sunny during day time but cool at night.

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I won’t be thoroughly reviewing the must-sees as there are numerous blogs about this already. Our trip was mainly composed of beach bumming in the afternoon and lounging with drinks at night. Here are the place we visited during our short weekend stay:

1) Dos Mestizos

(Address: Remedios street, Sitio Manggayad,, Boracay Island, Sunset Road, Malay, 5608 Aklan)

One of the places I’d like to recommend is Dos Mestizos – a Spanish restaurant located near La Carmella Boracay bordering Station 2 and 3. Food was great and I recommend that you order their Salpicao de Vaca and Ensalada de Pulpo. Don’t forget to try their Paellas as well. They come in different portions depending on your group size.

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We were fortunate enough to catch their Rockaoke Night. Our group participated and jammed to the tunes of Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd.

2) Real Coffee

(Address: Station 2 2/F Sea World, 5608 Boracay, Aklan, Philippines)

A must-try when you are in Boracay. Their calamansi muffins is a staple pasalubong among fellow local travelers. Don’t forget to order at least a day before if you’re planning to take some back home. Real Coffee has since moved (to the address above) and this was my first time to visit their new location. There’s also another branch along Station 1.

3) Jonah’s

(Address:Β Aklan Brgy. Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay)

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You will easily locate this place heading towards Station 1 from D’Mall. Jonah’s is another staple in Boracay who’s best-known for their fresh fruit shakes. You can make your own fruit shake mix or order straight from their menu. Very affordable!

4) Aria

(Address: Beachfront, D’ Mall, Station 2, Boracay Island, Boracay)

Situated just in front of D’Mall (and beside Epic), Aria is one place that you will not miss spotting in Boracay. The place gets packed each time I visit the island. They offer Italian cuisine much to the delight of everyone. They branched out a few years back in Metro Manila but has since closed. Aria is one of those good-eat places in Boracay but only in Boracay. Yep, you read that correct!

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Our trip was cut-short as we had to return back from a long-weekend holiday. Other than the one’s we went to, we were hoping to try the much raved Tilapia ‘N ChipsΒ (a local version of Fish ‘N Chips) but failed to do so.

I will definitely be back for the 6th time!

– The Tourist Pao

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