We took the ferry over to Boracay on Friday evening. It is really quite easy. Now, of course, our driver dropped us off, but you can take a bus to the port too. Then you have to stand at three windows, and get a ferry ticket, and pay a terminal fee and an environmental fee. Then you walk out on the pier and they point you to a Palm boat. The ride over is about 15 minutes.
Nida and I got up at 5:30 in the morning, and walked all the way to the north end of the beach. We came back and had breakfast, and then I went out and explored the main street. At 6pm, we went swimming.
On January 8th, Nida arranged for me to scuba dive. Amazing. We went to “The garden”. There was a lot of beginner divers, and the visibility was only so so, and there was not a big diversity, mainly a lot of small fish. The dive shop and their staff were fantastic, and I had a really great time though.
|Yes, it was this blue - no colour correction|
|The photos do not do it justice. White sand and turquoise water.|
|Lots of these|
|Lovely condos for rent or sale|
|Condos - about $100/night|
|But up in the hills, not down by the beach|
|Castle decorated front hall of condo/hotel|
|All of their boats have outriggers|
|Very lively nightlife - don't get fooled by the 2 for 1 drink deals - they charge 2x as much!|
|The cave at the north end of the beach|
|Like a backdrop|
|Boracay main road|
|Boracay wet market|
|Lobsters on the beach|