May 27, 2017

Bring Home a Piece of Boracay with These Pasalubong Items

Find trinkets and other souvenir finds before heading home from Boracay.
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Part of traveling is bringing home something from the place we visited. Giving pasalubong (take-home gifts) lets those who were left at home to experience what we had in our vacation. That’s why people spend a part of their budget on souvenirs.

In Boracay, it’s easy to find souvenirs everywhere. There are lots of talipapa (small markets) where different kinds of mementos are sold. Millions of tourists visit the island, which has led to a thriving cottage industry for souvenir makers and sellers. The pieces below however, remain as favorite Boracay souvenirs.


Shirts


Price Range: PhP150 to PhP180


pasalubong items Boracay

Shirts and sandos with various prints are favorite giveaways from Boracay. (Image: Fiesta Souvenirs Boracay)


First-time visitor usually have an “I “heart” Boracay shirt to profess their love for the island. Most stalls have almost similar prices, but you will still spend much of your time choosing which shirts have the best fabric and design.

If you are looking for a more popular brand of shirts, there are four Island Souvenirs locations in Boracay: at the beachfront in Station 2, D’Talipapa, Eurotel Boracay, and Fairways & Bluewater Newcoast Resort. There are also two Fiesta! Favorite Souvenir shops in the island: in D'Mall Boracay and at the main road in Station 2.

For custom-designed shirts, you can have your name hand-painted on your shirt at Happy Planet Boracay. Prices range from PhP500 to PhP860, depending on size and color.


Keychains


Price Range: PhP35 to PhP100


pasalubong items Boracay

Vials with white sand inside are popular in Boracay. (Image: Ivanne Colak)


A sand-filled vial with the word “Boracay” coupled with colorful designs is one popular keychain style you will find here. For PhP100, you can have eight small keychains or five big vials.

Aside from these, colorful keychains are an ordinary sight. You can choose from designs like sea shells and mini surf boards, among others. You can mix and match seven key chains for PhP100.


Home decor


Price Range: PhP50 to PhP100


pasalubong items Boracay

Colorful ceramic ref and wooden magnets (Image: Virgie Malunhao)


Another favorite souvenir item is a ref magnet. Ref magnets made of ceramic are sold at PhP50, while more expensive ones are at PhP150. There are unlimited designs you can choose from so you can find something that suits your taste.

For those who want a display item, a miniature Boracay kubo (native hut) fitted inside a bottle is also popular here. These are sold from PhP300 to PhP500. Not all stalls have them, as these are mostly sold by members of the Malay Boracay Vendors Association (MAVOBEN). The vendors’ group has their own stall area along the beachfront, near El Centro Beach Resort Boracay in Station 2.


Fashion Accessories


Price Range: PhP20 to PhP100


pasalubong items Boracay

Bracelets for all your friends. (Image: Dav'z Sarip)


For that island vibe, bracelets and anklets are a ubiquitous accessory from Boracay. You can buy one bundle of colorful bracelets for all your friends for PhP100. A bracelet made from thread usually has 12 pieces, but if you buy more, you can ask for extra bracelets.

You can also have your bracelets customized. For PhP100, you can buy five native-type bracelets with free name carving to make your souvenir extra special.

Anklets made of puka shells are also something you can only find in Boracay. The anklets designed with colorful threads are sold at three for PhP100 at White Beach. However, if you go to Puka Beach, you can get it for only PhP20. You can even watch the vendors as they make your anklet at the beach.


Bags


Price Range: PhP150 to PhP300


pasalubong items Boracay

Simple yet functional I “heart” Boracay canvas (Image: Jomar Chan)


Upon leaving Boracay, you’ll surely need extra space to put your things. That’s why bags printed with the name of the island are popular among tourists.

Bags with various designs start at PhP150, while bigger bags are sold at PhP300. Shoulder bags go for PhP80 to PhP100.

If you prefer a minimalist style, there are white canvas I “heart” Boracay bags at Glorias Souvenir Shop at D’Talipapa.

Native products from Aklan turned into bags are also one popular choice among tourists. Shoulder and hand bags made of nito (forest vine), a plant fiber locally sourced from Aklan, are sold at PhP150 and PhP500, respectively.


Sarong


Price Range: PhP150 to PhP350


pasalubong items Boracay

You might need any of these colorful sarongs during a sunny beach day. (Image: Writer)


One beach essential when in Boracay is a sarong. It can be used as protection from the heat, as cover-up before and after a swim, or just for style. Sarong prices depend on size and the quality of its fabric. A sarong made of thin cloth ranges from PhP150 to PhP180, while larger ones with a thicker fabric are sold at PhP350. Common sarong styles from the island include prints of Bob Marley or tribal designs.


Delicacies


Price Range: PhP65 and up


pasalubong items Boracay

Snacks from Aklan (Image: Fiesta Souvenirs Boracay)


When in Boracay, you can grab snacks from Aklan like banana, taro and sweet potato chips. These are sold at three for PhP100. Another local delicacy famous here is ampao, a crunchy rice snack from Lezo, Aklan.

Aside from local products, Korean souvenir shops also carry Philippine snack items like dried mangoes from Cebu and Guimaras. Mango candies and other mango products are also commonly bought by Korean and Chinese tourists.


If you want to bring home a piece of Boracay, these souvenirs might bring back some memories of your vacation. So, even if you’re on a budget, spare a little cash for something that would remind you of this island.


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


Prices may change without prior notice.

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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May 27, 2017

Bring Home a Piece of Boracay with These Pasalubong Items

Find trinkets and other souvenir finds before heading home from Boracay.

Part of traveling is bringing home something from the place we visited. Giving pasalubong (take-home gifts) lets those who were left at home to experience what we had in our vacation. That’s why people spend a part of their budget on souvenirs.

In Boracay, it’s easy to find souvenirs everywhere. There are lots of talipapa (small markets) where different kinds of mementos are sold. Millions of tourists visit the island, which has led to a thriving cottage industry for souvenir makers and sellers. The pieces below however, remain as favorite Boracay souvenirs.


Shirts


Price Range: PhP150 to PhP180


pasalubong items Boracay

Shirts and sandos with various prints are favorite giveaways from Boracay. (Image: Fiesta Souvenirs Boracay)


First-time visitor usually have an “I “heart” Boracay shirt to profess their love for the island. Most stalls have almost similar prices, but you will still spend much of your time choosing which shirts have the best fabric and design.

If you are looking for a more popular brand of shirts, there are four Island Souvenirs locations in Boracay: at the beachfront in Station 2, D’Talipapa, Eurotel Boracay, and Fairways & Bluewater Newcoast Resort. There are also two Fiesta! Favorite Souvenir shops in the island: in D'Mall Boracay and at the main road in Station 2.

For custom-designed shirts, you can have your name hand-painted on your shirt at Happy Planet Boracay. Prices range from PhP500 to PhP860, depending on size and color.


Keychains


Price Range: PhP35 to PhP100


pasalubong items Boracay

Vials with white sand inside are popular in Boracay. (Image: Ivanne Colak)


A sand-filled vial with the word “Boracay” coupled with colorful designs is one popular keychain style you will find here. For PhP100, you can have eight small keychains or five big vials.

Aside from these, colorful keychains are an ordinary sight. You can choose from designs like sea shells and mini surf boards, among others. You can mix and match seven key chains for PhP100.


Home decor


Price Range: PhP50 to PhP100


pasalubong items Boracay

Colorful ceramic ref and wooden magnets (Image: Virgie Malunhao)


Another favorite souvenir item is a ref magnet. Ref magnets made of ceramic are sold at PhP50, while more expensive ones are at PhP150. There are unlimited designs you can choose from so you can find something that suits your taste.

For those who want a display item, a miniature Boracay kubo (native hut) fitted inside a bottle is also popular here. These are sold from PhP300 to PhP500. Not all stalls have them, as these are mostly sold by members of the Malay Boracay Vendors Association (MAVOBEN). The vendors’ group has their own stall area along the beachfront, near El Centro Beach Resort Boracay in Station 2.


Fashion Accessories


Price Range: PhP20 to PhP100


pasalubong items Boracay

Bracelets for all your friends. (Image: Dav'z Sarip)


For that island vibe, bracelets and anklets are a ubiquitous accessory from Boracay. You can buy one bundle of colorful bracelets for all your friends for PhP100. A bracelet made from thread usually has 12 pieces, but if you buy more, you can ask for extra bracelets.

You can also have your bracelets customized. For PhP100, you can buy five native-type bracelets with free name carving to make your souvenir extra special.

Anklets made of puka shells are also something you can only find in Boracay. The anklets designed with colorful threads are sold at three for PhP100 at White Beach. However, if you go to Puka Beach, you can get it for only PhP20. You can even watch the vendors as they make your anklet at the beach.


Bags


Price Range: PhP150 to PhP300


pasalubong items Boracay

Simple yet functional I “heart” Boracay canvas (Image: Jomar Chan)


Upon leaving Boracay, you’ll surely need extra space to put your things. That’s why bags printed with the name of the island are popular among tourists.

Bags with various designs start at PhP150, while bigger bags are sold at PhP300. Shoulder bags go for PhP80 to PhP100.

If you prefer a minimalist style, there are white canvas I “heart” Boracay bags at Glorias Souvenir Shop at D’Talipapa.

Native products from Aklan turned into bags are also one popular choice among tourists. Shoulder and hand bags made of nito (forest vine), a plant fiber locally sourced from Aklan, are sold at PhP150 and PhP500, respectively.


Sarong


Price Range: PhP150 to PhP350


pasalubong items Boracay

You might need any of these colorful sarongs during a sunny beach day. (Image: Writer)


One beach essential when in Boracay is a sarong. It can be used as protection from the heat, as cover-up before and after a swim, or just for style. Sarong prices depend on size and the quality of its fabric. A sarong made of thin cloth ranges from PhP150 to PhP180, while larger ones with a thicker fabric are sold at PhP350. Common sarong styles from the island include prints of Bob Marley or tribal designs.


Delicacies


Price Range: PhP65 and up


pasalubong items Boracay

Snacks from Aklan (Image: Fiesta Souvenirs Boracay)


When in Boracay, you can grab snacks from Aklan like banana, taro and sweet potato chips. These are sold at three for PhP100. Another local delicacy famous here is ampao, a crunchy rice snack from Lezo, Aklan.

Aside from local products, Korean souvenir shops also carry Philippine snack items like dried mangoes from Cebu and Guimaras. Mango candies and other mango products are also commonly bought by Korean and Chinese tourists.


If you want to bring home a piece of Boracay, these souvenirs might bring back some memories of your vacation. So, even if you’re on a budget, spare a little cash for something that would remind you of this island.


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


Prices may change without prior notice.

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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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