5 Backpacking Tips for Beach Holidays in Boracay Island, Philippines

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From checking out Cheap Boracay packages to planning out your activities, there are plenty of ways to experience the best of Boracay Island, Aklan without the least bit of financial fear. If you're a carefree backpacker or a budget traveler, visiting one of the Philippines' finest beach destinations should never be a problem. Just keep in mind these helpful ideas:

1. It may be a premier destination, but when there's discount there's always a way.If you have a midrange budget, traveling to Boracay Island is usually intimidating because of 1) transportation expenses and 2) accommodation cost. As regards with the first, there are ways to reach these dazzling shores without striking a heavy blow on your budget. Watch out for airline companies offering discounted rates on airfare, like Cebu Pacific Air. You can get terrific value for a plane ride to Caticlan Airport or Kalibo International Airport. Meanwhile, getting to the Caticlan Jetty Port, which will ferry you by boat to the island, is a simple tricycle or bus ride away.

3. Make "haggling" your other leisure activity.It would not be a beach holiday without all that water sports and fun diversions, all of them usually come at a pricey cost. Make arrangements direct with the operators of these activities and don't forget that it's never a crime to haggle your way through for a more reasonable rate that would suit your budget better.

4. Food should never be an issue, as there are over 200 Boracay restaurants, especially those with a beach view, often offer an expensive menu, but there are cheap alternatives. Travel inland for a number of affordable dining options. This includes visiting the D'Talipapa, where you can shop for fresh seafood by the kilo and have stores cook them for you. It's certainly more affordable compared to those served in beachside restaurants, and you'll know exactly what you'll be getting.

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