Have been there twice.
Although it has relatively nice beaches and the sea is not so
full of coral that you cannot swim, the thing that turns me off
about the place is as usual the people.
I know many people find the people of different places the appealing part of travelling, I’m just different.
Phillipine mindset messes up Boracay. Most of the places you can
stay are too expensive for inferior accommodation and service. They just don’t ‘get’ it like the Thai’s do, but then they also don’t purposefully extort you like the Thai’s do (but they will get there).
Walking on the beach is like swatting flies. Each day filled with a hundred people selling you boat rides, fake specs. fake watches and massages. Yeah, I’m one of the few who hates massages. Peak time is too overcrowded, too many boats, too many locals and it is as if they are trying to turn every little bit of beachfront into crappy accommodation spoiling the true beauty of the place.
One day I will try out Palawan, just hope they don’t spoil that one too before I get there.over 7 years ago