...Boracay had one of the most famous beaches in the world and
certainly the most well-known in the Philippines. It was so
convenient to get to. Take a plane to a neighboring island.
At the airport were taxi drivers who will take you directly to the
dock where anxious boatsmen were ready to take you to still further
waiting taxi drivers. Smooth, easy, and not too expensive.
My idea of a perfect beach
has nothing developed there. If you were able to find one
of those in the Philippines, and actually get to it, there would
be no place to stay and nothing to eat. Boracay was the opposite
of that. There were little "resorts" as far as
the eye could see in any direction. For the most part they
were not the Sheridan / Hyatt style resorts. They were little
cottages made of bamboo and cement. Prices ranged from very
low to outrageously expensive. We stayed at a moderate place
for about $15.00 a night. It wasn't fancy but it wasn't filthy
The thing to do in Boracay
was drink mango shakes and eat at good restaurants. There
were so many to choose from.
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