Fourth in Boracay

For our fourth (!!!) anniversary as a couple, Edge and I packed our bags for Boracay.  It would be his first time there while it was my second.  I’ve been to the famous island in 2005 when I was in Kalibo competing in the National Secondary Schools Press Conference (I lost).  Still, it was exciting for us to visit Bora together.

Ilig Iligan Beach, Boracay

Ilig Iligan Beach, Boracay

Unlike our many other backpacking trips, we decided to let our hair down for this one and spend a little more lavishly.  It was our anniversary after all, and we needed the time for total R&R.

Nothing beats a nice stroll at a beach if you want to do some soul-searching.

Nothing beats a nice stroll at the beach if you want to do some soul-searching.

And of course, swimming. Or just playing with the waves.

And of course, swimming. Or just playing with the waves.

Being mid-July, the weather was far from sunny, but upon arriving on Friday, we were lucky enough to catch a few hours of the summer heat.  We managed to work around the occasional rainfall to do some of the water activities that Boracay is famous for.

Snorkeling and fish feeding off Bolabog Beach.

Snorkeling and fish feeding off Bolabog Beach.

All set for our first parasailing experience!

All set for our first parasailing experience!

Fifteen-minute high!

Fifteen-minute high!

Some realizations!  Edge had always thought of Boracay as an overrated island and our trip didn’t change this particular opinion of his.  While we both think that it is indeed a beautiful place, we concluded that there are other places in the Philippines that could rival Boracay’s beauty.  For one, the same white sand that makes Boracay world-famous can be found in Panglao Island in Bohol.  Plus points for Panglao since it isn’t as crowded and noisy, which makes it ideal for vacationers looking for peace and quiet.  BUT more on this later on, since I’m writing a piece about this on our travel blog, The Backpack Couple. #shamelessplugging

If you don't like the strong waves in Stations 1-3, try the calm Ilig Iligan Beach.

If you don’t like the strong waves in Stations 1-3, try the calm Ilig Iligan Beach.

Looking back, we have no regrets for choosing Boracay as our fourth anniversary venue since the place still took our breath away.  Boracay marks a new chapter for us towards more adventures in more places in the country and beyond.

P1100010

Stay classy, Boracay.

Stay classy, Boracay.

Four years!

Four years!

Advertisements

One thought on “Fourth in Boracay

  1. Pingback: Backtracking 2014 | inscrived

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s