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(Boracay Island) - Pinoy's love anything with Festivals for me Ati-Atihan Festivals is the huge celebrations happening in the Philippines not only for locals but for everyone. I believed that this event may cause also lots of trash on the road/beach. So please be responsible tourist,


Here's the list of DO's - DONT's and Guidelines during Boracay Ati-Atihan Festival 2019 on January 11 - 13, 2019

Also read:
Where to stay in Boracay Island
Outdoor Activities in Boracay Island

Photo credits LGU Malay
Traffic Plan:
Jan. 13, 2019
CLOSE TO TRAFFIC
from the 24/7 corner to Willy’s Place from 6am to 6pm

All vehicles Will have to pass to Bulabog area going to Yapak.

As for the Street Dance, Sad-Sad, and Procession of the Sto. Niño - Pls refer to the attached pictures.

Photo credits LGU Malay

Photo credits LGU Malay

Photo credits LGU Malay

Photo credits LGU Malay

Photo credits LGU Malay

Photo credits LGU Malay

Photo credits LGU Malay

PRO TIP: Bring water (see sample of containers). Plastics are banned in the Island. Charge your gadgets. Bring extra shirts and follow this guidelines. See you in Boracay Ati-Atihan Festivals this January 11 - 13, 2019. Book your hotel in Boracay Island.
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Most of the outdoor activities I do just sort of led into each other. I did a lot of hiking and backpacking, a friend took me climbing in Lantawan in Mararison Island. Normally I get my ideas for what to do and where to go from my community of friends and outdoor partners.


Island Hopping is a great family bonding or group of "barkadas". this tour may include pick up to your Hotel in Boracay, snorkeling gear, foods to eat (boodle fight), van service going to Tuburan Resort in mainland (Caticlan). If you want to book your affordable Island Hopping in Boracay you may contact me for the discounted rates. This tour may took 3-4 hours. Search me on Google

Banana Boat 


Scuba Diving


Jetski


Helmet Diving


Sailing Boat


Helicopter


Experience your outdoor activities in Boracay Island and see for yourselves how lucky you are to experience this kind of adventure. 
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Cebu City is know for its historical and tourist attractions and what are those TOP 5 Amazing Hotels That You Should Visit in Cebu City

1. Water Front Hotel and Casino Cebu City


Address: Salinas Dr, Cebu City
Phone: (032) 232 6888

2. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu City


Address: Nivel Hills, Cebu Veterans Dr, Cebu City, 6000
Phone: (032) 253 1111

3. Radisson Blu Cebu City


Address: Serging Osmena Boulevard, Corner Pope John Paul II Ave, Cebu City, 6000
Phone: (032) 505 1700

4. Quest Hotel Cebu City

    Address: Archbishop Reyes Ave, Cebu City, Cebu
    Phone: (032) 402 5999
    See rates and availability in agoda

    5. Harold's Hotel Cebu City

      Address: C. Rosal St, Cebu City, Cebu
      Phone: 0917 711 8828

      OTHER ATTRACTIONS
      • Magellan’s cross. When Magellan discovered the Philippines in 1521 it first arrived in Cebu and planted a cross.
      • Fort San Pedro. Built by the Spanish in 17th century
      • Basilica Minore del Santo Nino Church (oldest church in the Philippines)
      • Taoist temple
      • Temple of Leah
      • It is also known for its water activities due to the proximity of coral reefs and sandy beaches in Mactan Island

      OTHER ACTIVITIES
      • Scuba diving
      • Snorkeling
      • Beaches
      • Resorts
      • It is known for its day and night life

      Huge malls (Ayala, SM, SM Seaside)
      Bars, clubs, restaurants
      Friendly and accomodating people with excellent english level
      It has huge areas dedicated to technology (IT, BPO and call Centers)

      Cebu IT Park
      Cebu Business Park
      Mactan Newtown
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      PayMaya is a fast, secure for personal and business transactions. It allows me to pay online, shop at my favorite online shopping sites, pay bills, send money, buy flight tickets and so much more. PayMaya founded last 2007 | Parent Organization of Smart Communications. 

      Being a Travel Blogger I wanted to have hassle free transactions online whether buying tickets and or shopping online, this physical card I had, is so amazing and highly recommended. I used this for several times and they did not disappoint me. 

      Download PayMaya on Android or IOS smartphones.

      You can use this card at any establishment both locally and abroad, as long as they accept credit or debit cards. This shares the same balance as your PayMaya account and has an EMV chip for added security. You can even view your transaction history in the app!

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      (Antique, Western Visayas Philippines) is my next Jewel Island Paradise because of Mararison or Malalison located at Culasi, Antique in Western Visayas read until the end of this Mararison Travel Guide 2018 to know why. 

      HOW TO GET TO MARARISON ISLAND

      From Boracay, Caticlan: At the Caticlan (workers docking area take a bus going to San Jose, Antique route can take you directly to Culasi Antique pull over at (Ceres Terminal) look for tricycle and politely ask to stop at Tourism Center.
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      At the Tourism Center please log your name and pay PHP 30.00 for environmental fee.
      PHP 150.00 boat fee (joined with others, if you want private boat they will ask for PHP 750.00 round trip.

      PRO TIP: Ask your boatman mobile no. and name and save it to your phone and contact him on your departure. It is better to be advance then sorry ok? by the way, all boats are now 100% compliance by MARINA, you don't need to worry about your boat its all safe, secure and they're undergone emergency response both boat captains and crew.

      Mararison Island is using a generator set and solar. Don't ask for to much fancy staycation this is an Island remember. manage your expectations. Total block out will start at 5 PM to 10:00 in the evening and if you'd like to have your pwn power ask for a generator to be on from 10:00 pm until 6 am (extra charge may apply PHP 300.00.

      THINGS TO DO IN MARARISON ISLAND (Ask for your tourist guide)
      • TREKKING (see the small Batanes of Western Visayas)
      • HELMET DIVING (see thousands of tuna run)
      • ISLAND HOPPING
      • SCUBA DIVING
      • DOLPHIN SHOW
      • CAVING

      If you want to experience Mararison or Malalison Island you can contact me and ask for assistance. I'll be happy to arrange all your needs and I'm the one who will guide you of course yours truly is certified "Regional Tour Guide" by The Department of Tourism Region VI.

      TRIVIA: POPULATION in Mararison Island is 780 and total households 170 and only (1) one Baranggay. Sandbar is half kilometer wide - and you can enjoy walking at the prestigious sandbar of Antique in the month of December onward

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      MT. MADIA-AS is  2,117 metres (6,946 ft) above sea level, it is covered by misty forest.


      Mararison Island 2018 - YouTube
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      Department of Tourism releases new establishments who already complied with LGU, DENR, DILG and DOT who can open and receive bookings from locals and foreign tourist. 
      • Government to limit tourist from 19,000 daily 
      • No Alcoholic drink and Smoking banned on white beach
      • Plastic banned
      • No Littering
      • No reservations from Accredited Hotels and Resorts No Entry policy
      UPDATED LIST: List of Accredited Hotels and Resorts in Boracay
      As of November 7, 2018
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      (Cebu, Philippines) - When we initially planned for a trip in Pescador Island in Moalboal, Cebu, we did not expect too much...BUT when we finally took the tour, we DEFINITELY got an experience of a lifetime!

      It was summer break, and we would like to arrange for a travel treat for our kids. We heard that Island hopping was something we could do since our family loves the seas. We chose the Pescador Island of Moalboal because we heard it had such diverse marine life.

      Before the Trip...
      For optimum fun, it is good to prepare the essentials before you go for the Island hopping at Pescador Island. We brought these: rash guard, sunscreen, snorkel, bread,  GoPro Camera, bottles of water and snacks.

      With the summer heat for a couple of hours, you would  need much protection, thus the rash guard and sunscreen. In addition, snorkels are important since you do not want to miss out the underwater spectacles of this island. Also, the bread crumbs are used as feed for the fishes. Fishes will flock to you, and THAT would be an overwhelming scene. Further, it is a must to capture your activities and experiences in the waters of Pescador, therefore an underwater cam, such as GoPro, is a necessity. Finally, during stopovers in the boat, you have to hydrate and enjoy some nibbling, thus, drinking water and snacks would be helpful.

      Booking the Travel Operator
      Months before, we went to the North, to Bantayan Island. And, we booked a tour operator that arranges our private transportation, boat tickets, resort and tours. We have found them to be reliable. So, once again, for our tour in the South, we contacted Travel Cebu.  We just wanted hassle-free travel. And, Travel Cebu is expert on giving us the best Cebu tour package.

      Going to Moalboal, Cebu
      We were picked up at our condominium in Cebu City at 5:00 am. With me were my husband, and our two kids- a 9-year old son and a 10-year old daughter. An SUV (Toyota Innova) which looked new, a driver (named Daryl), and a guide (named Earl) came in front of our place.

      Moalboal is a 3-hour drive from Cebu City. It is a municipality in the south of Cebu that houses great beaches with rich biodiversity. Moalboal is where Pescador Island lies. Pescador Island derives its name from the Spanish word "Pescador" which means "Fishermen" in English. This is apparently because fishes are abundant in the myriad of coral reefs in that island.

      We finally arrived in Moalboal and were brought to a mini food stall or locally known as "carinderia". My husband and I drank coffee, while our kids had "Milo" (a chocolate drink, similar to "Ovaltine"). Then we ate our breakfast there. We ate rice, eggs, and corned beef- the usual Filipino breakfast.

      We then headed to the center that provided the orientation for swimmers and divers of Pescador Island. There was an environmental fee. Luckily for us, Travel Cebu made the necessary payments, such as environmental fee and boat fee, on our behalf.

      Snorkeling in Pescador Island

      Now, we rode on a "motorized" boat. In about 10 minutes after, we had our first stop.  With our snorkels ready, we plunged in the waters. What awaited us was beyond our wildest imagination - the most wonderful diving spot so far!

      Finding Nemos and Dorys

      The best thing about our family is all of us can swim and dive moderately well. So, the time we dipped into the underwater world, we just swam and dove our way, while EXTENSIVELY enjoying the view: the expansive arrays of corals, diverse species of fish, sea anemone and other sea plants and creatures!

      Nemo and Dory, and their kinds, were there! You are brought to their world, like that in the movies, Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. Children would surely love the sightings! We were all smiling and taking pictures while feeding the fishes and while diving in the magnificent underwater background.

      Catching Up with Sea Turtles

      Then, we were taken to the next stop. It was said that sea turtles would be sighted there. It had deeper waters. Also, what appeared to be a cliff was found there. Licensed scuba divers could be seen in the farther, bottom part. Little bubbles were popping up from the divers.

      Our boat guides were master hunt-ers of the sea turtles, commonly called "pawikan". And true enough, few minutes after, they found one. The sea turtle was really huge and could swim swiftly. Our son was a competitive diver that he swam after the turtle so he could take a video up close.

           
      Stunned by the Sardine Run
      The final spot was the famed Sardine Run. We were excited to get ahold of the tiny sardines that lump together for swift movements to the west or the east. We had only seen that on the photos.

      However, personally encountering the Sardine Run was one of the best experiences we've ever had. There were billions of sardines, and they were able to strategically move in large groups. We could feel and smell them.

      The current in the area was really strong. Thus, the boat guides called on us because we were already far off from our boat. We left, feeling satisfied by our Pescador Island tours.

      Going Back...
      In the house where we rented the boat, we were able to order our lunch. We had fish soup, grilled, fresh fish, and of course, rice. Also, fresh coconut juices (gotten straight from their homegrown trees) were served to us. It is such a pleasure to eat those dishes while overlooking the seas!

      After lunch, we headed back to the city. We were exhausted but we surely had THE best snorkeling/diving experience! Truly...jewels are hidden in Pescador Island...waiting for us to have our mouths gaped and eyes widened at full amazement at them!

      If you'd like to book your Travel Cebu visit https://www.travelcebu.ph/
      Mobile: +63906-023-37-92
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      I want to share something very important to all moms and dads out there, to be honest with you I really have no baby or kids by now at age of 33 I think this is really important things that every moms and dads should know, that saving money for your child is a great decisions your going to make. The best way is to teach your child how to save  to most trusted bank in the country. (Junior Savers) of BDO

      Children ages 0-12 years old can open a passbook account for as low as Php 100.00 and start earning interest upon reaching a Php 2,000.00 deposit balance. To help build your child’s savings, you may automatically transfer funds from your existing BDO Savings Account to your child’s Junior Savers Account via Easy Saver or BDO Online Banking (enrollment is required).



      If your child is 7-12 years old, please present at least one (1) original copy of the following:

      School ID signed by the principal/school head
      Passport
      Birth Certificate issued by Local Civil Registry or NSO
      2. If your child is under 7 years old, account is required to be under the name of a parent/guardian. Please bring original copies of the following:

      At least two (2) valid government-issued IDs of the parent/guardian.
      Any of the child's ID/document as indicated in above item numbers 1.a. - 1.c.
      Adoption documents - applicable if the account is to be opened by the Adoptive Parent.
      Guardianship documents - applicable if the account to be opened is by the Legal Guardian.

      FEATURES
      Php 100.00      Minimum Initial Deposit
      Php 100.00      Minimum MADB Requirement (1)
      Php 2,000.00   Minimum Balance to Earn Interest
      0.25%              Gross Interest Rate Per Annum

      (1)MADB - Monthly Average Daily Balance 

      FEES & CHARGES
      Php 300.00        Account Closure (2)
      Php 300.00        Falling Below Minimum Balance (3)
      Php 30.00          Account Dormancy(4)
      20%                   Withholding Tax for Interest Earned

      (2) Account Closure Fee will be collected if account is closed within 30 days from account opening.
      (3) Falling Below Minimum Balance Fee will be collected if account falls below the required minimum MADB for two consecutive months.
      (4) Account Dormancy Fee will be collected if account is dormant and falls below the minimum MADB.

      A savings account is dormant if it has no client-initiated activity for two (2) years.
      Collection of the above fees will start five (5) years after the last client-initiated activity (e.g. deposit, withdrawal, etc.) date.



      The revised collection and dormancy fee is effective April 25, 2017.

      For more information, please feel free to call BDO Customer Contact Center at (02) 631-8000 or visit any BDO Branch near you.
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      I want to share something very important to all moms and dads out there, to be honest with you I really have no baby or kids by now at age of 33 I think this is really important things that every moms and dads should know, that saving money for your child is a great decisions your going to make. The best way is to teach your child how to save  to most trusted bank in the country. (Junior Savers) of BDO

      Children ages 0-12 years old can open a passbook account for as low as Php 100.00 and start earning interest upon reaching a Php 2,000.00 deposit balance. To help build your child’s savings, you may automatically transfer funds from your existing BDO Savings Account to your child’s Junior Savers Account via Easy Saver or BDO Online Banking (enrollment is required).



      If your child is 7-12 years old, please present at least one (1) original copy of the following:

      School ID signed by the principal/school head
      Passport
      Birth Certificate issued by Local Civil Registry or NSO
      2. If your child is under 7 years old, account is required to be under the name of a parent/guardian. Please bring original copies of the following:

      At least two (2) valid government-issued IDs of the parent/guardian.
      Any of the child's ID/document as indicated in above item numbers 1.a. - 1.c.
      Adoption documents - applicable if the account is to be opened by the Adoptive Parent.
      Guardianship documents - applicable if the account to be opened is by the Legal Guardian.

      FEATURES
      Minimum Initial Deposit                        Php 100.00
      Minimum MADB Requirement (1) Php 100.00
      Minimum Balance to Earn Interest Php 2,000.00
      Gross Interest Rate Per Annum         0.25%

      (1)MADB - Monthly Average Daily Balance 

      FEES & CHARGES
      Account Closure (2)                         Php 300.00
      Falling Below Minimum Balance (3) Php 300.00
      Account Dormancy(4)                         Php 30.00 (4)
      Withholding Tax for Interest Earned 20%

      (2) Account Closure Fee will be collected if account is closed within 30 days from account opening.
      (3) Falling Below Minimum Balance Fee will be collected if account falls below the required minimum MADB for two consecutive months.
      (4) Account Dormancy Fee will be collected if account is dormant and falls below the minimum MADB.

      A savings account is dormant if it has no client-initiated activity for two (2) years.
      Collection of the above fees will start five (5) years after the last client-initiated activity (e.g. deposit, withdrawal, etc.) date.



      The revised collection and dormancy fee is effective April 25, 2017.

      For more information, please feel free to call BDO Customer Contact Center at (02) 631-8000 or visit any BDO Branch near you.
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      Boracay, Island has been closed for tourist and locals to last April 26, 2018 for (6) months to resolve worsening sewage conditions, as President Rodrigo "Roa" Duterte called the Island of Boracay a "cesspool". Department of Tourism Philippines announced the 25 establishments that have complied already on their clearances (DILG, DENR, LGU Permits and other clearances) posted on their Facebook Page (August 31, 2018), 

      Here's your chance to book your hotel accommodation this October 26, 2018 and you will surely amazed the true beauty of Boracay Island. 
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      List of Hotel in Boracay Island Station 1
      (who already complied on their permits)

      Boracay Haven Suites, Boracay Island Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      Discovery Shores, Boracay Island Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      Red Coconut Hotel, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      The Club Ten Beach Resort Boracay, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)

      List of Hotel in Boracay Island Station 2
      (who already complied on their permits)

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      Hue Hotels and Resorts Boracay Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      Boracay Haven Resort, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability
      Boracay Holiday Resort, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      El Centro Island Beach Resort Boracay, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      De Paris Beach Resort
      (Check room availability)
      Best Western Boracay Tropics
      (Check room availability)
      Azalea Apartment Hotel
      (Check room availability)
      Nigi-Nigi Nu Noos 'E'Nu Nu Noos Beach
      (Check room availability)


      List of Hotel in Boracay Island Station 3
      (who already complied on their permits)

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      Astoria Current
      (Check room availability)
      Casa Pilar Beach Resort, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      SurfsSide Boracay Resort & Spa
      (Check room availability)
      Starfire Annex, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      Canyon de Boracay Resort, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      Blue Coral Resort Boracay, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      Fairways and Bluewater Newcoast Boracay, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      The Lazy Dog Bed & Breakfast, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      AV SEVEN Resort, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      Reef Retreat Resort, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      Ferra Hotel Boracay, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      Den Pasar Boracay 3BR Luxury Apartments, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)
      Den Pasar Boracay 7BR Luxury Villa, Boracay Island, Philippines
      (Check room availability)

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