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Photo of the Day: Banana Boat Ride of Boracay

There are boats, then there are banana boats. You can have a banana boat ride in a lot of places, but there’s only one Boracay banana boat ride. This one holds a special place in our hearts because Boracay was our first banana boat ride ever, back when the terms “film” and “roll” were still relevant to photography. Even until today, Boracay exudes a certain aura that blankets the entire place, infusing every soul within its island vibe that bumps up the adrenaline level. Heck, even zombies will come alive in Boracay. Now, let’s check this photo by Aiza Bacani (check her account in Instagram, @aizabacs). Here she is, with that ear-to-ear smile (wait, how do you call a smile, 100 times over?). We would have wanted to take our photo just like that, but we always end up like the lady at her back. All we do is grab that banana boat handle and hold on for dear life. Ah, brings back memories of extreme Boracay fun. One of the reasons why we take time to update the Daily Photos. Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Banana Boat Ride of Boracay

Photo of the Day: Immersed in Boracay Sunset

We’ve said this before and we’ll say this again: Boracay is one of our few favorite beach destinations. This island-paradise is overflowing with experience — the sun, the sand, the fun, the party, the island vibe. If you zone out the maddening crowd for a few seconds, the whole Boracay experience becomes one beautiful sensory overload. It’s beautiful, absolutely gorgeous. And the Boracay sunset? Surreal. This photo, courtesy of Jade Sadugas — a cake artist/ chef de cuisine, speciality pastry chef in UAE, CreoleCakes owner, photographer, painter, marketing manager, SEO and senior financial analyst (check her Instagram account, @chefjade for more photos), reflects what we would do — capture the sunset so we can bring it home. On some rainy days, while looking at the photos, you don’t remember the shot; you remember the experience. You remember the warmth of the Boracay sun as it floods your skin with a million happy memories. You feel the wonderful feeling rushing back. And this is why this photo derserves to be here. Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Immersed in Boracay Sunset

Photo of the Day: Life Jacket

We’re back! Did you guys miss us? If yes, well, we miss you, too. If no, we’ll, we’re still back, baby! Adult life has its challenges, you see, and inasmuch as we want to immerse ourselves in this online world — promoting the Philippines and inviting, at the top of our lungs, everyone to come visit the 7,101 islands — there are responsibilities we have to attend to. Just like you, perhaps? Travel, on the other hand, is always a happy therapy that smacks you back to your senses. It’s funny how life summons the waves and, at the same time, throws a life vest at you (remember this ubiquitous orange life jacket when crossing from Caticlan to Boracay?). But it’s fun, yes? It’s time to pick up where we left off — picking your beautiful photos of and about the gorgeous Philippines. Ready? We are! See you folks around. Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Life Jacket

Photo of the Day: The Air Up in Boracay

It’s difficult not to fall in love with Boracay. The main draw is the beach, of course, coupled with an endless array of attractions, including cliff jumping, the mermaid academy, and the 24/7 party atmosphere. The options are endless. There are activities to satisfy the party animals, the outdoors buff, the spa addicts, beach bums, energetic kids; practically everyone, even those who wish to do soul searching. And there’s parasailing. We’d go out on a limb and say that you haven’t been to Boracay if you haven’t done parasailing. We tried to describe how it feels to float high above the white-sand paradise called Boracay, but it seems a photograph is better suited to relay the emotions, like this photo by Charmilyn Mamaradlo (miaischarm3718). Click photo to enlarge:

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Photo of the Day: Philippines 101

The very first time we saw Miguel de Dios‘ (autumnedout) photo of a Philippine map wonderfully presented on the world-renowned Boracay sand, we thought we have discovered a creative tool to aid students in learning geography. A eureka moment, really. Geography is not the most exciting subject in school, truth be told (especially considering that our politicians make our student lives more miserable by constantly rearranging boundaries to suit their sphere of influence). It’s not an excuse not to learn, of course, but imagine how much more exciting it is for kids to learn geography by requiring them to PLAY on a beach and create a relief map of the Philippines. It doesn’t have to be in Boracay — the Philippines is gifted with 7,107 beautiful islands that host world-class beaches. Just a playful thought, but imagine if we can find a way to have that, then someone won’t be dedicating this photo to his “geography teacher who said I didn’t have it in me.” Right, Miguel? =) Here’s the cool photo (click photo to enlarge):

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Photo of the Day: Photobomber of the Century

We don’t know if the concept of a photobomber is relatively new. Heck, we’re not even sure if it’s spelled as one word (photobomber) or two words (photobomb-er; kidding, photo bomber), so let’s just agree to use photobomber. From time to time, we see our friends complain in social media about a photobomber in a photo or two (it’s likely that you have been a “victim” of a photobomber). We recently came across a happy “victim” (the lovely Feiqueen Gunsatao, feiqueen89) of an unlikely photobomber — a fish, a not-so-shy Boracay fish. Here, check her cool photo: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Photobomber of the Century

Photo of the Day: Beach, Coconuts and Boracay

Her heart, according to Aiza Aericka Benavidez (aizabenavidez) when she posted this photo of the coconut-framed beach of Station 1 in Boracay, is happy. We’ll, we can’t really argue with her. Bring us to Boracay, even with all its faults that have been pointed out by almost anyone, and we’ll still be happy (and we have the reasons why we still love Boracay). There are millions of photos of Boracay, one of the best beaches, if not the best beach, in the whole universe (ok, the whole world) but theres something different with this photo (click to enlarge), we thought. Imagine waking up to the sound of the ocean, then looking out to see coconut trunks framing the Boracay beach — it looks like a jail cell, with the Boracay beach sitting quietly behind bars, with nowhere to go. Now, isn’t that a lovely thought — the world’s best beach stuck with you. Here’s the photo: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Beach, Coconuts and Boracay

Photo of the Day: Imagine Boracay

[Follow VisitPinas in Instagram] Imagine waking up to the incessant calls of the waves, opening your eyes to the blue sky and the white sand, overloading your senses with the warmth of the clear waters. Now, snap out of it and get to work — but don’t fret, the beautiful Philippines awaits. Work hard, vacation harder. Continue reading Photo of the Day: Imagine Boracay

The 24/7 Beach Paradise: Boracay, Philippines

There’s only one thing better that being one of the world’s best beaches like Boracay — a 24/7 beach paradise. Just like, you guessed it, Boracay! (You might be interested to know that this clip is now part of the Visit the Philippines 2015 campaign of the Department of Tourism). Watch and share this short video below:: Continue reading The 24/7 Beach Paradise: Boracay, Philippines

Cliff Jumping Paradise: Ariel’s Point, Boracay (Video)

We love Boracay. Who doesn’t love Boracay? One or two souls maybe, but we absolutely love the world-famous island paradise called Boracay. From its hotels (let’s have less of those humongous hotels please), calamansi muffins, fruit shakes, pizza and other smokin‘ hot cuisine. It’s fine, white sand of course. And clear waters. We’ve seen the fire dancers and tried parasailing, and, mind you, we’re just beginning to scratch the surface of Boracay fun. We can also tell you at least 5 reasons why, despite all the downside that naturally comes with development, we still love Boracay. Heck, we’ve even survived its underwater-world and international mermaid school! What we haven’t tried, and what we seriously intend to do before our bones get too brittle with time (and milk-to-alcohol imbalance) is the cliff jumping in Ariel’s Point. Yes, Boracay, we’ll conquer your cliff jumping challenge. We’ll see if the 15-meter cliff jump is enough to challenge us (uhm, the 3-meter option is technically doing the jump, yes?). In the meantime, watch this video of the Ariel’s Point jump through the eyes of fellow travelers: Continue reading Cliff Jumping Paradise: Ariel’s Point, Boracay (Video)