| Friday, November 7, 2008

Boracay Photoshoots

Boracay is an awesome tropical island about an hour's flight from Manila, Philippines. Its long white sand beaches is what most people are here for. Not only is it a lovely stretch of powdery white sand against azure water, it's also the commercial center of the island. A stretched grove of shady palm trees separates the beach from the line of restaurants, cafes, bars, internet cafes, shops, bakeries, etc. Facilities for the usual water sports activities such as wind surfing, snorkeling, diving and jet skiing are also widely available for those in search of more active pursuits.

The fun in Boracay also doesn't end when the sun sets. Boracay nightlife is pulsating with many bars and restaurants serving food, drink and fun until the very late evening.

Whether you go by plane or by boat, the port of entry for Boracay Island is the small town of Caticlan on the mainland. Outrigger boats or "bancas" leave every few minutes from Caticlan's jetty port. The short boat trip to Boracay's jetty port at Cagban cost 20 Pesos. Tourists have to pay a terminal fee of 50 Pesos and an environmental fee of 50 pesos. Tricycles are available at Cagban to bring passengers to their hotels. Tricycle fare is from P20 per pax up to P150 per trip depending where your resort is.

sun rays a few minutes after sunset

Boracay Station 3

Usual site in Boracay, foreigners everywhere

this sandcastle was done for more than seven hours

Willy's Rock at dusk

PUKA White Beach Photoshoot

A quiet stretch of white sand along the northern tip of the island, Puka Beach is an image of what most people expect on a tropical island: white sand, azure water, and relatively empty. This is where locals gather the small puka shells for some of the jewelry that is sold on the island so expect the sand to be more coarse than on White Beach. The water tends to be a little rougher on this side of the island but it is much quieter. Similarly, there are fewer services -- at last count there was one restaurant but you likely won't have a problem getting a cold drink or an ice cream as there are a few vendors that patrol the beach. The main road in Boracay terminates at Puka Beach therefore you'll be able to hire a tricycle to get there in less than 10-15 minutes from central White Beach. Make sure you arrange a pickup if it is a quiet day and no tricycles are hanging around the beach. Most people experience Puka as one of their sailboat or banca stops during a day trip.

Whew! not breathing for 5 seconds

My two piece..... sandals and shades.... no more no less.....

Island Tour Photoshoot

The best way to see the beauty of Boracay is to explore around the island and it`s various beaches . You can rent a native sailboat (paraw) or motorized outrigger (banca) You will be constantly asked if you want to take a boat trip, as there are literally dozens of companies offering this service. It is better to go with a reputable and established groups to ensure your safety and avoid being overcharged.


iluvgreen said...

nice pictures, i love the sunset :)

witsandnuts said...

Amazing photos! The sunset photos talk. Dropping by from Sheng's blog. =)

Yuriana said...


graveeehh pwede na pang post card! da best kaw gid!


iceah said...

wow!!! ang galing mo talaga magshoot fan mo talaga ako c: welcome back sana manalo kayo sa bid ipagppray ko c:

Jeanny said...

great photos. Galing mo. Sana I could learn from you hehehe!!!

kyawster said...

Hi peepz.... thanks a lot for dropping by... I was out for a long time...

@iluvgreen & wits... maganda talaga ang sunset sa boracay, di lang ako maka timing ng mas maganda pa bitin kasi ang time.

@Yuriana.... len, ipa-ayos ta camera mo para photoshoot ta dre sa gensan.

@iceah... salamat sa pag pray... kaso magba-back out ata cla sa bidding, di kaya ng budget nila :-(

@Jeanny... thanks jen, practice pa lang... still learning pa.

iceah said...

pareng kyawster you really are a good photographer one heck of a guy c: I love the sunset shots so cool sna manalo kayo sa bid ipapagpray ko talaga yan c:
ganda ng cam mo kainggit :p

iceah said...

ha! sna matuloy parin :c