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2018: A Refresher of the Awesome Things You Can Do in Boracay

Only 7km long, and at points, only 500m wide, Boracay has become the most famous island in the Philippines. The island is a postcard-perfect location, defined by white sandy beaches, clear blue waters, palm trees, and luxury resorts.

For those looking for a relaxing holiday, settle into the islands beach beanbags, and enjoy ice cold tropical cocktails. For the more adventurous, there is a wide range of water sports activities, including jet skis, windsurfing, and diving.

Now that it is open to the public again, here is a refresher of the great things to do in Boracay,

 

1. Cliff Diving at Ariel’s Point

Ariel’s Point is a small rocky island 30 minutes from Boracay with 5 diving boards, ranging from 3 to 15 meters.

The challenge of cliff diving combined with the natural environment, the social setting, unlimited drinks, and a BBQ buffet make it one of Boracay’s most popular things to do.

It’s a day trip and the use of activity equipment such as snorkeling gear, stand up paddleboards and kayaks is included.

2. Explore Boracay’s Beaches and Islands by Boat

Parasailing is an exhilarating way to get amazing aerial views of Boracay and its surroundings. You’ll have about 15 minutes of airtime to enjoy.


3. Go on a Sailing Adventure with a Paraw

A paraw is a local sailboat that’s similar to a catamaran in that it has 2 outriggers. Depending on the time of day and the weather you’ll have a different experience…

A paraw can carry up to 6 people and you can choose between a private or a join in a group tour, both normally last an hour.

4. Tour the Island Like a Boss in a Helicopter

Experience the ultimate aerial view of Boracay with a helicopter. You’ll fly all around the island to get views of its different beaches and surrounding islands.

If you’ve never experienced flying in a helicopter before, this is your chance to do so at a surprisingly affordable rate.

The heli can carry 3 people (excluding the pilot), and flights last from 10 up to 20 minutes.

5. Go on a Mainland Adventure Tour

The mainland adventures tour is a day trip that takes place at and around Nabaoy River. A jungle garden next to the river serves as the base camp from which you can explore the surrounding nature, enjoy the BBQ lunch and do add-on activities.

There are many add-on activities to choose from, such as river tubing, waterfall exploration, mountain biking and more.

 

6. Explore the Underwater World with Scuba Diving

Boracay has over 15 dive sites that are all accessible via a short boat ride. Most of them are easy so it’s a perfect place for beginners to learn. If you’re a more experienced diver then there are some challenging dive sites as well, like Yapak.

7. Go Helmet Diving and Find Nemo

Helmet diving is the easiest way to enjoy the underwater world of Boracay. No swimming ability or diving knowledge is required. Just put the helmet on and you’re ready to go.

Once you’re down under you’ll be surprised at how tame the fish are, they’re not scared of you, and you can feed them too. Your guide will also take underwater pictures of you and your friends which you can take home as a fun reminder of the activity.

8. Fly with the Zipline

Zip down across Boracay’s landscape in the superman position and feel the high-speed thrill as you take in the view of the lush green landscape, and Lapuz Lapuz beach to your right.

The zip line ride takes about 3 minutes. After that, you’ll travel back up to your original position in a cable car. That ride takes 15 to 20 minutes, so on the way back, you’ll have time to enjoy the view in a more relaxing setting.


9. Ride the Fly Fish

The Fly Fish is a big inflatable raft that goes airborne when a speedboat pulls it along at high speed. At medium speed, it’ll start to make unpredictable movements as the front of the raft lifts up. It’s lots of fun trying to hold on as it twists and turns and occasionally goes airborne.


10. Become a Mermaid & Get a Photoshoot

Learn to swim like a mermaid in Boracay’s clear blue waters and meet other mermaids. You can also capture your transformation with a photo shoot.


11. Get a Massage

After a fun-filled day of activities, what better way is there to relax than with a massage. Rest and let your body recharge for the evening. You can get a massage either along the beach or inside a spa. On the beach is usually cheaper, most commonly? P350 (~USD $7).


Where To Book an Accommodation

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Ramen Kudasai: The Ramen House That Will Change the Way You Eat Ramen

The love for the original Chinese-Japanese cuisine, ramen, varies from one Asian country to another; it even transcends even to myriad countries in the west.  Ra that means pulled and Men means noodles, so it basically means that otherwise is not real ramen. Ramen Kudasai, despite its young age in the ramen market, is already on a pedestal that sets it apart from other ramen houses. This amazing baby ramen house has accomplished the first and major principle of ramen.

Hand pulled noodles, I mean just look.

Your eyesight does not lie either, it tastes the way it looks, and even better. The texture is perfectly made, it nearly melts in your mouth with the well-made broth too.

Ramen Kudasai makes every food on their menu, on the spot, and it is worth the wait. When you thought you have had the best ramen in the city, well, you have never tried this one.

Angel who is only 26 years old, is very hands-on with her newly established ramen house. With her doctor of a husband’s love for ramen, together, their brainchild was brought into existence. What they value the most is the authenticity of the food they serve and the improved taste of the ramen which was decided upon the Filipino’s palette as well, knowing that Filipinos still would have different taste buds from those of the Japanese and or Chinese, however, catering each with great original and modern flavors of ramen.

Ramen Kudasai is currently and solely located at 527 Melting Pot, Omega Ave, Quezon City. Where everyone from all walks of life would go back countless time to have the ever consistent delicious ramen of Ramen Kudasai. Whatever your reason why you love ramen, you might be sick and tired of real but instant ramens in the malls, or perhaps even if you have never tried the delicacy, Ramen Kudasai will change the way you look and eat ramen. In simpler terms, Ramen Kudasai changed the game. Some ramen houses need to re-think life.

Filipinos, Japanese, and Chinese alike go to Ramen Kudasai for their awestruck menu, which is great for the climate this time of the year and is also perfect for staycation season, where eGetinnz could help people find a home away from home.

 

Maartea: The Newest Tea House to Put You in Awe

Whilst there are people who live for coffee there is a myriad of people who prefer another source of natural caffeine without the usual bitter taste,  that’s the majestic tea drinks. From the ancient herbal drinks to the modern milk teas of today, tea has a very special place in people’s hearts. It calms people with anxiety, helps artists think in peace, and even quench everybody’s thirst. There is simply no way why people could reject a milk tea drink.

 

Maartea is perhaps one of the newest tea houses to do just that, serve authentic tea from the traditional time of tea and appeal to the modern palette of people today. If you are indeed maartea or picky with the tea and flavors that touch your taste buds, well, Maartea will certainly put you in awe, despite its young age in the market it serves a wide variety of flavors that will make your taste buds explode in a good way. Might you be a student wanting to chill with friends over a cup of milk tea, a tea enthusiast, or even perhaps a traveler and or tourist that misses real tea? Maartea is just right for you.

 

 

 

 

If you are a tea enthusiast you will certainly notice how real flavors are scarce though there are lots of tea houses in malls and in food parks,  Maartea’s handcrafted flavors will definitely stand out, it even trumps the top tea houses when you compare its flavors; to further elaborate with the comparison subject, Maartea’s prices range from 45 PHP to 70 PHP, you can already buy two good and fulfilling cups for 100php that is not nearly enough at other shops.

 

 

Husband and wife, Marc and Agnes are totally dedicated and they want everybody to experience milk tea flavor in a Maartea way. Today, Maartea has two existing branches in Quezon City, one in Lagro and another one in Dahlia, and third is on its way in Don Antonio. And if you are planning to stay for a bit longer in Quezon City, we can help you find a home away from home at eGetinnz, you can visit our official Facebook page or go directly to our website to find great deals of accommodation.

Magic and Music Cafe for Potterheads

The newest Harry Potter-themed café for Potterheads. Looking for a place to geek out and chill at the same time? This magical café will address your need for a safe haven this rainy season. The place is founded only two months ago by Ran Diaz, who is 36 years old, a Potterhead, and a Wandmaker himself just as Ollivander is. He makes and wands and crafts every single one on his own for eight years now and his goal is to be the fourth person in the world to complete the wands in the famous books.

Magic&Music Cafe’ is isolated and lowkey yet it is already on a pedestal to par with the first Harry Potter-themed cafes in the Metro Manila. Aside from the wonderful displays and ambiance, they serve good food and GREAT BUTTER BEER that is straight outta the books, just the right combination of being sweet and bitter and smoothness that could soothe your Potterhead nostalgia.

Ran Diaz smartly mashed both music and his love for Harry Potter in one, there are vinyl records in the cafe and even phonograph which are only a few items from Diaz’s mementos from his beloved and generous master who recently died last December 2017. You can also wear your Hogwarts house cloaks and scarves for the time being spent in the cafe and Diaz also makes customized wands for Potterheads who received their wands from Pottermore.

Although far from the busy streets of the city, this café is a bit hidden from the public just like platform 9 3/4, Magic and Music Cafe is worth the journey and is located in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, one ride away from SM City Fairview and if you wish to stay longer in the area you could find a home away from home here https://www.egetinnz.com/s/nov…/ChIJf10pYFewlzMReidYf-O-eNU…

Top 10 Posh Staycation Sites Around the Metro Manila

stay·ca·tion
ˌstāˈkāSHn/

noun

informal
a vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.

According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, STAYCATION is a newly coined word that first came into use back in 2005.  It is a mash-up of the words STAY and VACATION, and means that one is on vacation but also stayed home.  But the staycation definition can extend just beyond the two coined words. It means attending to any household related matters that you would not have been able to do because you were busy at work. For example, you can use staycation as a chance to undergo that long-overdue physical exam that your doctor has been pressing you about. But what is staycation, really?

For the more creative, the staycation meaning can be about being on vacation within the limits of one’s town or city.  It is not necessarily about staying home, for you can also go on staycation at a local hotel or even a friend’s house.  The only difference is that you can easily be available if you are needed at home.

Here are eGetinnz top 10 picks for elegant and affordable staycation around the Metro Manila.

Travel and Tours Now in eGetinnz

eGetinnz, one of the newest travel accommodation websites, offers smart flexible options of properties for its market since 2016, however after a couple of years of sole focus in helping people to find a home away from theirs. However, eGetinnz has started to acquire travel and tours partnership over the last few months of operations and is now ready to offer more to its market.

The travel and tour packages would include itineraries, guides, even airfares on the sides of its main piece de resistance, the wide pool of properties eGetinnz has around the world. Although the aforementioned packages only are available in the Philippines, eGetinnz continues to widen its scope of service.

As of today, there are eight packages to choose from after you book from eGetinnz, that would definitely take you to an eGetexperience of your life.

Boracay’s Nearing Comeback

Boracay is set to be re-opened this October 2018, since its closure decreed by President Rodrigo Duterte last April. Albeit the slow pacing of the island rehabilitation and the deconstruction of illegal establishments, Boracay is yet to set the hype of its reopening this October 26, 2018.

eGetinnz is one of the newest travel accommodation website in the industry the offers wide and flexible options of properties, is already on the game to accommodate people who are anxious and eager to touch the famous white sand.

The flagship island of the Philippine tourism has also been a part of the Travel + Leisure top 10 best islands of Asia where the tourism magazine featured islands of superb beauty.

1. Java, Indonesia (95.28)
2. Bali, Indonesia (94.06)
3. Lombok, Indonesia (93.88)
4. Maldives (90.48)
5. Palawan, Philippines (90.04)
6. Cebu, Philippines (89.10)
7. Phuket, Thailand (86.14)
8. Boracay, Philippines (86.14)
9. Koh Samui, Thailand (85.07)
10. Koh Lanta, Thailand (82.50)

Boracay is known worldwide for its crystal clear waters and white sand beach and everyone from all walks of the world just love the place for over a couple of decades already, and eGetinnz is already anticipating the bulk of people who missed these marvels.

Go back to Boracay as you leap around the world, make a reservation today while it is early here https://www.egetinnz.com/s/malay–aklan–philippines/ChIJc2lexjk_pTMRg27ef2MEaqA?&guests=1