It has been a long time dream of mine to attend Boracay during Labor Day. I am thankful I was given the chance when I had friends who wanted to attend LaBoracay as well.
LaBoracay is usually done every labor day weekend. From a quiet beach, it becomes to be a 24/7 party central. Everywhere you go, you can hear loud beats and people drinking from the afternoon til sunrise. There were many people who had their first experiences thus the saying “What happens in Boracay, stays in Boracay”. Without further ado, I present to you my experiences during LaBoracay.
1. The crowd lessened compared to previous LaBoracay experiences.
The previous years, I kept on seeing pictures via Instagram that there were a lot of people (to the point people had to squeeze through each other). Instead, it felt like it was a normal day. Yes, there were a lot of locals and tourists BUT it was still manageable. From other blog posts, people would have a hard time to get seats in restaurants. Through my experience, it was easy and we were able to have a proper and decent meal.
2. Go to Station 1 for the party experience.
Everywhere you go, there are parties being held. But, if you really want to party all night and won’t mind the crowd, then do head to Station 1. Our group would usually go to Sur Hotel for the Partyphile party, SunKissed 2016 and Magic 89.9. These parties are free of charge. So expect a lot of people to be there and try to make friends with people surrounding you!
3. ZoukOut 2016
Before Laboracay, there were already posts showing about ZoukOut. ZoukOut is a famous event done by Club Zouk from Singapore. A lot of international DJ’s will be there. I actually wanted to go because Kaskade would be there but I realized it would be a waste of money because I didn’t know the other DJ’s playing and the tickets was quite expensive. We were able to attend the event just by sitting by the beach and listen to the DJ’s being played.
4. Haggle to lower prices for water and land activities
Since we were in Boracay, we decided to do some water activities. We were thankful to have met Kuya Danny. He gave us reasonable prices for these activities. Here is Kuya Danny’s number: 09298831403. When contacting him, just make sure to mention my name and talk to him about the prices for the activities you want to do.
5. Good times with new and old friends
Now that were part of the working class, it’s actually hard to schedule meet ups with friends. LaBoracay is a perfect definition for bonding and good times with friends. It feels great to party with them and have those chill drinking by the beach and talk about anything in life.
6. Expect your flight to be delayed!
We experienced this via PAL. On the way to Boracay, we took the first flight out. Instead of leaving on that said time, we were delayed for an hour! When going back to Manila, our flight was delayed for 2 hours! So my dear friends, do not fret! Stay calm and just try to remember all the good things that happened during that event to be in a positive mood.
I am thankful for this experience and I can’t wait to experience another Laboracay event!
It may be scary at first but in the end, it wias worth it
Fun times, fun times
Thank you for that wonderful adventure. Til the next travel!
(c) Alyanna Bromeo. (c) Gene Goquingco. (c) Karyl Visaya