Boracay Island on a Budget

Boracay Island, PhilippinesWe’ve stayed in Boracay Gems after we’ve scored a great deal from My Boracay Guide. We booked their standard room that has one queen size bed, private T&B, kitchen utensils and appliances, and a flat screen TV for only P1500/night.

Boracay Gems located in Bulabog Beach – the best part of the island to watch the sunrise. This year’s trip to Boracay Island define by little luxury and keeping our sanity.

Day 1: Explore Station 1, dropped by Jonah’s Fruitshake and let her try their Banana Choco Peanut Fruit Shake. Then shop around in D’Mall and call it a night.

The following day, we started it by having breakfast at Real Coffee & Tea Cafe (famous for their Calamansi muffin)  and explore both stations 2 and 3 of the white beach in the morning. Went back to the resort during lunch time and recharge.

Around 3pm, we go back to the white beach and meet her colleagues to watch the sunset at Diniwid Beach. Dinner at La Carmela de Boracay then we go back to our designated accommodation. Kate and I enjoyed star-gazing at the lounge area of Boracay Gems as we listened to tribal songs played at the resort next to ours.

How much did it cost me?

Budget: PHP5,000 excluding airfare

Actual expenses: P2,185

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
P150 more or less for environmental fee and transportation from airport to pier in Caticlan Breakfast at Real Coffee & Tea Café P180 for pancake, scrambled egg, black coffee P10 tricycle fare going to Station 2
P100 fee P120 take out meal from McDonalds for lunch P110 breakfast at McDonalds
Tricycle fare from pier to resort P20 P110 for another round of Jonah’s fruitshake P50 tricycle going to the pier
Brunch at Mang Inasal P130 P250 buffet dinner at La Carmela de Boracay P250 including van transfer from Caticlan to Kalibo
Grocery P100 Shopping P500 P150 airport terminal fee
Milk Tea P150
Fruitshake from Jonah’s P110 each bought twice that day (P220)
Shawarma rice P85 for dinner

See, Boracay Island is not expensive as what most people think. In fact, you can find P500 or below accommodation per night in this island.

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