Though already on lean season, many activities go on in this resort island.
Caticlan Airport can now accommodate Airbus 320s.
Photo from Dovilė Borboleta Facebook page
The Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (also known as Caticlan Airport or Boracay Airport) has recently completed work on its 1,800-meter runway extension. This makes the airport capable of accommodating bigger aircrafts such as Airbus 320s. Further extensions up to 2,100 meters are planned for the long term. Other improvements that tourists can expect are extended operating hours allowing for night-time landing, plus a new passenger terminal with bigger capacity in 2017.
Rainy weather continues
Expect less crowded beaches this week (Photo by Writer)
Thunderstorms can be expected throughout the week, especially during the afternoon. Rainshowers can also be expected, especially on July 29. When rain starts to pour, umbrellas and raincoats are being sold by vendors roaming around the beach. Raincoats usually cost PhP100 while umbrellas are sold at PhP150.
It’s the season for land activities.
Boracay Motorbike Rental Station (Photo by Writer)
Since most water sports activities are cancelled during bad weather, tourists can try some land activities like biking. Bike rental is available at Boracay Motorbike Rental Station located beside the lake across D’Mall in Station 2. Bike rental rate is at PhP300 per hour or PhP1,800 for the whole day. Long rentals are also allowed at PhP8,000 per week and PhP12,000 per month.
Beachfront dining may not be possible due to thunderstorms.
Berber Tagine of Kasbah (Photo courtesy of Kasbah Boracay)
Kasbah Boracay located at the beachfront area in Station 1 offers authentic Moroccan cuisine. They have Berber Tagine, a lamb stew with orange segments, carrots, prunes, toasted almonds, and a hardboiled egg. Although Kasbah Boracay is popular for its beachfront dining space, it also has Moroccan style interiors to accommodate diners when it’s raining outside. The restaurant is open daily from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Coast Boracay resort is already accepting guests.
Coast Boracay in Station 2 (Photos by Writer)
Coast Boracay is a new beachfront resort at Station 2. It occupies the former location of Boracay Beach Chalets Hotel. While the rest of the resort is still under construction, it is already functional and accepting guests. Coast Boracay’s introductory rates start at PhP5,000 until June 30.
NEW STORE LOCATIONS
The wine selection at Ram’s House of Wine at D’Mall (Photo by Writer)
Liquor store Ram’s House of Wine has transferred to a new location at D’Mall beside Queen’s Money Changer. Previously, the store was situated at the souvenir shops area near the market area of D’Mall. They are open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Ten candidates will compete for the crown in the second Miss Gay Puka Shell 2016 coronation night, which will be held on June 30 at Lake Town Bar and Restaurant. Dance presentations are also expected in the event. Lake Town Bar and Restaurant is located near the lake in D’Mall.