A series of firsts at Boracay

This is my fourth time in Boracay, and though I’m quite familiar with the island already, there are still some things and places that I’ve yet to experience.

White Beach Boracay
Gloomy and windy Boracay

For once, we did not board the boat at the Caticlan Jetty Port. The Seair shuttle van (complimentary to all Seair passengers) took us to the alternate port — smaller, but has relatively calmer waters during the habagat season (southwest monsoon). From there, we rode for five minutes to Boracay Island’s alternate jetty port: Tambisaan. Like the alternative port in Caticlan, this port is smaller, and there’s some ways to walk to get to the tricycles that would take you to the three stations.

Pita Pizza from Zuzuni
Zuzuni’s Pita Pizza

Coming to Boracay in the off peak season is also a first for me. The island is so different this time of the year than during my previous visits. The wind in the white beach is blowing really hard throughout the day that the shops facing the beach all have see through plastic along the beach and their storefronts to protect their customers and their wares. The waves are also the biggest I’ve ever seen in Boracay (though it’s still comparatively small to other beaches in the country). This is going to be an interesting trip.

Real Coffee Boracay
Finally found Real Coffee!

Two more firsts: it’s also my first time to try Zuzuni and Real Coffee. As Seair passengers, Melo and I get 10% off our bill at selected establishments in Boracay. We had our fill of Zuzuni’s Z Burger, gyros, tzatziki, and pita pizza, and enjoyed the discount care of Seair. Real Coffee, on the otherhand, is a cafe that I’ve been wanting to try for the longest time, but haven’t been able to since I couldn’t find the cafe. Tucked inside an alley, it really *is* a hidden gem.

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 4 Comments
  1. Marie says:

    Zuzuni’s Pita Pizza looks tempting and yummy, did you like it??

  2. Mrs. Kolca says:

    That pizza looks like a Turkish lamachun for me. Oh hey, Zuzuni’s owner must be Turkish! If not, must be Cypriot or Greek. Hihi. Any clue?

  3. Steve Stroud says:

    Thinking very seriously about retiring to Boracay — but on a Ltd budget ???
    Is it possible — rent apart to see live fairly easy for say 30,000 pesos monthly —
    i have never been to Phill before and would love to experience it.
    I would pay up front for a years rent and enjoy the is land — ime 53 years old guy from UK.
    Many thanks
    Steve Stroud.

  4. pinky says:

    hi Nina! i like your travel blog to Boracay! its going to be my first time travel next year 2011 to this place and getting to be acquainted here gives me lots of insights on what to expect! Thank you so much!!

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