January 13, 2017

How to Have Some Rainy-Day Fun in Boracay

Remember to wear a smile especially during a downpour!
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The beach gets less crowded during lean season.


While it is best to travel to Boracay during the summer months, moving your vacation on a rainy season has its own advantages.

From being usually crowded, you can get a clearer view of White Beach during the rainy months, which usually starts in June lasts until December. With fewer visitors during this period, lean season rates are observed in this world-famous island.

During lean season, you can stay in a more classy resort without breaking your budget. Hotel and resort rates usually go down by at least 30%. Aside from saving on accommodation, visiting Boracay during this period also saves you from enduring long queues at the ports. That means you’ll have more time to enjoy your vacation.

When the rain starts to pour, just wear a bright smile as you roam around the island and enjoy the blessing from the sky.


First, warm your stomach



in Boracay when it's raining

Sinigang, the typical Pinoy rainy-day comfort food (Image: Sarah Lopez)


Nothing brings warmth to the body better than a good, hot meal. Try sinigang, the classic Pinoy comfort food for the cold weather at Boracay’s popular spot. Buy either a kilo of pork, shrimp, or fish at D’Talipapa market and have it cooked at any of the paluto (cooking service) stalls in the area.


in Boracay when it's raining

Fishes as big as this are sold at D’ Talipapa market, perfect for sinigang. (Image: Writer)


The cooking service costs PhP150 per kilo. You can buy pork at PhP250 per kilo. Depending on the available size, shrimps are sold at PhP400 to PhP600 per kilo, while fish prices range from PhP200 to PhP400 per kilo.


in Boracay when it's raining

Real Coffee and Tea Café is one of the pioneers in the Boracay food scene. (Image: Writer)


Coffee is also good to enjoy in the cold weather. Try a cup of coffee at Real Coffee and Tea Café. They have been operating since the ‘90s, making them one of the earliest shops established in the island. You can pair their brewed coffee, priced at PhP120 per cup, with their popular calamansi (Philippine lemon) muffin, which is at PhP60 per piece. The store is located at the second floor of Sea World at the beachfront in Station 2. There is no Wi-Fi connection at the café so you either enjoy your solitude or strike a conversation with a stranger. They are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.


Next, check out the island’s giant pearl



in Boracay when it's raining

The underwater view at Crown Regency Ocean Bar (Image: Crown Regency Boracay)


Take a look at the world’s biggest pearl at the Boracay Oceanarium in Crown Regency Boracay Resort and Convention Center, located along the main road in Station 2. Weighing in at a whopping nine kilos, it’s no wonder the gem is dubbed as the “Pearl of the King.”

At Crown Regency you will also find an underwater bar called the Ocean Bar & KTV , where you can enjoy the view of various marine animals, including baby sharks.


Visit a living museum



in Boracay when it's raining

Learn how to dance tinikling at Motag Living Museum (Image: Writer)


If learning about cultures sounds fun to you, you can take a side trip to the mainland and visit the Motag Living Museum—the only interactive cultural museum in the Philippines. It is located in Barangay Motag, about 10 minutes away from Caticlan, and is recommended by the Philippine Carabao Center and the Philippine Conservation Society. The interactive farmer’s village is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Entrance fees are at PhP700 for adults and PhP300 for children, or PhP1,600 for a family ticket (two adults and two children).


in Boracay when it's raining

Have you ever experienced riding a carabao? (Image: Writer)


Guests can see the different stages of the farming cycle and even try their hands at ploughing, harrowing, and other farming methods. They can also eat local delicacies, learn how to dance the tinikling (a traditional Filipino bamboo dance), or ride a carabao (Philippine water buffalo).


Take a dip in the pool


When bad weather hits the island, swimming in the open sea is strictly prohibited, especially at White Beach. But if you can’t resist the urge to swim, you can take a dip in the pool at your hotel, or try the pool facilities of resorts that allow walk-in guests.


in Boracay when it's raining

Alta Vista de Boracay (Image: Writer)


Alta Vista de Boracay in Barangay Yapak accepts walk-in guests for PhP500, which is also a consumable amount for food and drinks. Their pool is open from 7:00 AM until 11:00 PM daily. The resort is located upland so guests can take in the grand view of The Fairways and Bluewater Golf Course from the infinity pool. Guests can also avail of their free shuttle service at the lake area in Station 2.


in Boracay when it's raining swimming

Girl power drives the Boracay Dragonflies dragon boat team (Photo courtesy of Boracay Dragonflies)


If you’re into sports, you can join a Tae Bo session at one of the hotels in the island. Tae Bo sessions are from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Patio Pacific Boracay Hotel Gym. Each session has a fee of PhP100, and by joining you are also helping local dragon boat teams to compete abroad. The activity helps provide funds for the Boracay Dragon Force and the Boracay Dragonflies when they join international competitions.


Beat the cold with some booze


Known for its nightlife, Boracay remains busy even during the wet season. Because some booze will definitely keep you warm.


in Boracay when it's raining

Sunset chill-out session at Om Bar Boracay (Image: Writer)


Replacing the now defunct Juice Bar in Plazoleta, Station 2, Om Bar Boracay attracts costumers because of its artistic vibe. The bar serves a selection of local beers and cocktail drinks. On the menu they also have different noodle dishes from Asian countries. Some favorites are mie goreng, dandan noodles, and chow mein.


in Boracay when it's raining

The bartender-customer interaction at Om Bar Boracay [L]; Om Bar’s take on the Indonesian dish mie goreng [R] (Images: Om Bar Boracay)


For those who can endure frozen drinks even in the cold, Loco Frio at Boracay Uptown has cocktails to go. You can have yours in different flavors such as strawberry kiwi, lime margarita, mudslide, and bubble gum. You can have these juices mixed with the alcohol of your choice—tequila, vodka, Bailey’s, or triple sec. The store is open from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily.


Go around and explore


Even when it’s raining, some water activities are still allowed so long as the water current is stable. One thing even non-swimmers can do is helmet diving. Using a helmet made of glass plates, you can breathe underwater and walk on the ocean floor. The rate per person is at PhP600, which already includes a CD that contains your souvenir photo.


in Boracay when it's raining

Love locks at Ocean Tower Boracay (Image: Writer)


If you're travelling as a couple, try visiting Ocean Tower Boracay. The entrance fee to the top of Mt. Luho is PhP70. You can put your own love locks at their viewing decks and see Boracay from the topmost portion of the island.

With guests coming from different parts of the world, Boracay has become a year-round destination. Businesses and activities are always open to serve tourists like you. Even when the sun is out, know that your much-anticipated vacation in Boracay would never become as dull as the weather.


Click the store names to see their exact addresses and contact numbers.


Prices may change without prior notice.


Also Read...

Karen Bermejo

Karen started her writing career in 2011 right after graduating from college. After more than three years of writing for a daily newspaper in Iloilo, she decided to transfer in Boracay Island to have a fresh start. She currently works as a writer and editor for a weekly-regional newspaper in the island and contributes for other publications too. Aside from her passion for journalism, she has an unswerving desire for travel.

Karen Bermejo

Karen started her writing career in 2011 right after graduating from college. After more than three years of writing for a daily newspaper in Iloilo, she decided to transfer in Boracay Island to have a fresh start. She currently works as a writer and editor for a weekly-regional newspaper in the island and contributes for other publications too. Aside from her passion for journalism, she has an unswerving desire for travel.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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January 13, 2017

How to Have Some Rainy-Day Fun in Boracay

Remember to wear a smile especially during a downpour!

in Boracay when it's raining

The beach gets less crowded during lean season.


While it is best to travel to Boracay during the summer months, moving your vacation on a rainy season has its own advantages.

From being usually crowded, you can get a clearer view of White Beach during the rainy months, which usually starts in June lasts until December. With fewer visitors during this period, lean season rates are observed in this world-famous island.

During lean season, you can stay in a more classy resort without breaking your budget. Hotel and resort rates usually go down by at least 30%. Aside from saving on accommodation, visiting Boracay during this period also saves you from enduring long queues at the ports. That means you’ll have more time to enjoy your vacation.

When the rain starts to pour, just wear a bright smile as you roam around the island and enjoy the blessing from the sky.


First, warm your stomach



in Boracay when it's raining

Sinigang, the typical Pinoy rainy-day comfort food (Image: Sarah Lopez)


Nothing brings warmth to the body better than a good, hot meal. Try sinigang, the classic Pinoy comfort food for the cold weather at Boracay’s popular spot. Buy either a kilo of pork, shrimp, or fish at D’Talipapa market and have it cooked at any of the paluto (cooking service) stalls in the area.


in Boracay when it's raining

Fishes as big as this are sold at D’ Talipapa market, perfect for sinigang. (Image: Writer)


The cooking service costs PhP150 per kilo. You can buy pork at PhP250 per kilo. Depending on the available size, shrimps are sold at PhP400 to PhP600 per kilo, while fish prices range from PhP200 to PhP400 per kilo.


in Boracay when it's raining

Real Coffee and Tea Café is one of the pioneers in the Boracay food scene. (Image: Writer)


Coffee is also good to enjoy in the cold weather. Try a cup of coffee at Real Coffee and Tea Café. They have been operating since the ‘90s, making them one of the earliest shops established in the island. You can pair their brewed coffee, priced at PhP120 per cup, with their popular calamansi (Philippine lemon) muffin, which is at PhP60 per piece. The store is located at the second floor of Sea World at the beachfront in Station 2. There is no Wi-Fi connection at the café so you either enjoy your solitude or strike a conversation with a stranger. They are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.


Next, check out the island’s giant pearl



in Boracay when it's raining

The underwater view at Crown Regency Ocean Bar (Image: Crown Regency Boracay)


Take a look at the world’s biggest pearl at the Boracay Oceanarium in Crown Regency Boracay Resort and Convention Center, located along the main road in Station 2. Weighing in at a whopping nine kilos, it’s no wonder the gem is dubbed as the “Pearl of the King.”

At Crown Regency you will also find an underwater bar called the Ocean Bar & KTV , where you can enjoy the view of various marine animals, including baby sharks.


Visit a living museum



in Boracay when it's raining

Learn how to dance tinikling at Motag Living Museum (Image: Writer)


If learning about cultures sounds fun to you, you can take a side trip to the mainland and visit the Motag Living Museum—the only interactive cultural museum in the Philippines. It is located in Barangay Motag, about 10 minutes away from Caticlan, and is recommended by the Philippine Carabao Center and the Philippine Conservation Society. The interactive farmer’s village is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Entrance fees are at PhP700 for adults and PhP300 for children, or PhP1,600 for a family ticket (two adults and two children).


in Boracay when it's raining

Have you ever experienced riding a carabao? (Image: Writer)


Guests can see the different stages of the farming cycle and even try their hands at ploughing, harrowing, and other farming methods. They can also eat local delicacies, learn how to dance the tinikling (a traditional Filipino bamboo dance), or ride a carabao (Philippine water buffalo).


Take a dip in the pool


When bad weather hits the island, swimming in the open sea is strictly prohibited, especially at White Beach. But if you can’t resist the urge to swim, you can take a dip in the pool at your hotel, or try the pool facilities of resorts that allow walk-in guests.


in Boracay when it's raining

Alta Vista de Boracay (Image: Writer)


Alta Vista de Boracay in Barangay Yapak accepts walk-in guests for PhP500, which is also a consumable amount for food and drinks. Their pool is open from 7:00 AM until 11:00 PM daily. The resort is located upland so guests can take in the grand view of The Fairways and Bluewater Golf Course from the infinity pool. Guests can also avail of their free shuttle service at the lake area in Station 2.


in Boracay when it's raining swimming

Girl power drives the Boracay Dragonflies dragon boat team (Photo courtesy of Boracay Dragonflies)


If you’re into sports, you can join a Tae Bo session at one of the hotels in the island. Tae Bo sessions are from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Patio Pacific Boracay Hotel Gym. Each session has a fee of PhP100, and by joining you are also helping local dragon boat teams to compete abroad. The activity helps provide funds for the Boracay Dragon Force and the Boracay Dragonflies when they join international competitions.


Beat the cold with some booze


Known for its nightlife, Boracay remains busy even during the wet season. Because some booze will definitely keep you warm.


in Boracay when it's raining

Sunset chill-out session at Om Bar Boracay (Image: Writer)


Replacing the now defunct Juice Bar in Plazoleta, Station 2, Om Bar Boracay attracts costumers because of its artistic vibe. The bar serves a selection of local beers and cocktail drinks. On the menu they also have different noodle dishes from Asian countries. Some favorites are mie goreng, dandan noodles, and chow mein.


in Boracay when it's raining

The bartender-customer interaction at Om Bar Boracay [L]; Om Bar’s take on the Indonesian dish mie goreng [R] (Images: Om Bar Boracay)


For those who can endure frozen drinks even in the cold, Loco Frio at Boracay Uptown has cocktails to go. You can have yours in different flavors such as strawberry kiwi, lime margarita, mudslide, and bubble gum. You can have these juices mixed with the alcohol of your choice—tequila, vodka, Bailey’s, or triple sec. The store is open from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily.


Go around and explore


Even when it’s raining, some water activities are still allowed so long as the water current is stable. One thing even non-swimmers can do is helmet diving. Using a helmet made of glass plates, you can breathe underwater and walk on the ocean floor. The rate per person is at PhP600, which already includes a CD that contains your souvenir photo.


in Boracay when it's raining

Love locks at Ocean Tower Boracay (Image: Writer)


If you're travelling as a couple, try visiting Ocean Tower Boracay. The entrance fee to the top of Mt. Luho is PhP70. You can put your own love locks at their viewing decks and see Boracay from the topmost portion of the island.

With guests coming from different parts of the world, Boracay has become a year-round destination. Businesses and activities are always open to serve tourists like you. Even when the sun is out, know that your much-anticipated vacation in Boracay would never become as dull as the weather.


Click the store names to see their exact addresses and contact numbers.


Prices may change without prior notice.


Also Read...

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Karen Bermejo

Karen started her writing career in 2011 right after graduating from college. After more than three years of writing for a daily newspaper in Iloilo, she decided to transfer in Boracay Island to have a fresh start. She currently works as a writer and editor for a weekly-regional newspaper in the island and contributes for other publications too. Aside from her passion for journalism, she has an unswerving desire for travel.

Karen Bermejo

Karen started her writing career in 2011 right after graduating from college. After more than three years of writing for a daily newspaper in Iloilo, she decided to transfer in Boracay Island to have a fresh start. She currently works as a writer and editor for a weekly-regional newspaper in the island and contributes for other publications too. Aside from her passion for journalism, she has an unswerving desire for travel.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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