We Arrived in Boracay after a short flight, coach to the airport terminal from the runway that went through the town(!), trike, ferry and another trike. We pitched up at Pito huts that would be our base for the next four days.
The ferry ride.
It being Christmas Eve we headed out to explore and hit the bars for some drinks. We had a lovely dinner at Tito's and then things escalated to more beers and some nasty shots.
The following day (Christmas Day) was a late start. Partly due to last nights festivities and because of the rain. As it happened we seem to have fled a typhoon that hit Manila and some of the more northern islands. Not knowing what happened to Ivor and Phil that night we didn't expect to see them too early. We were up at 11 and went to explore, that meant finding a cup of tea and banana pancakes with a view. That evening was a quiet affair with an early dinner where we tried the local delicacy, Lechon. Basically a hog roast.
We were all feeling a lot more perky on Boxing Day and headed out early to explore the island and walk up Mount Luho. It wasn't a particularly taxing walk, it is only 100m above sea level, but it was steaming hot. The view was worth it, with panoramic views of the island.
After walking a bit further and realising we had no idea where we were going we jumped in a trike to Puka beach and spent the afternoon napping and swimming before taking a trike back to the main strip to try True Food on the sea front for a curry, which was delicious.
We then walked to the northern end of the island along the beach and around the cliff face in a carved out path to catch sunset at Spider bar.
On our final day we started with a scuba dive, as the sea conditions had finally improved from the effects of the typhoon. We took some crackers down and fed some fish as we reached the bottom which saw hundreds of brightly coloured fish swarm us and occasionally mistake a hand for food. The scenery was pretty special.
We went back to Puka beach that afternoon. After some snorkeling off the beach we hired a boat to take us to snorkel at crocodile island, which was arguably more amazing than the scuba diving, with so much reef and sea life to see. We then took the boat back during sunset and arrived just in time to grab a beer and watch the sun disappear from the sea.
The next morning we left early to tackle the trike-boat-trike-coach back to the airport. It was surprisingly much quicker on the way back.