Experience Boracay: Willy’s Rock and Jawili Falls Side Trip

Finally, we are now down to the last installment of this whole Boracay trip series. Yaaaaay! Our departure date was March 2, 2017. But before we headed back to Manila, we did few more things to fully took advantage the last remaining hours we had in the beautiful land of Aklan.

Willy’s Rock

Willy's Rock

We tried our best to wake up early in the morning to push through our remaining plans for the day. After freshening up, we went to Boracay Grotto, also known as the Willy’s Rock. We were able to see this rock formation from the other nights during high tide when the Willy’s Rock becomes an islet. We thought of going back again during the day to see how it looks like during daytime and to also be able to reach the Virgin Mary statue on top. It was really hot when we went there, but we still persisted.

Willy's Rock

We did not stay too long, we went back to our room and prepared our things for our check out. It was time to bid goodbye to Boracay, so long lovely island! I will come back one day, I promise!

After the boat transfer back to Caticlan Jetty Port, we stopped by to Andok’s and ordered our meals as take away. We rode a bus going to our next destination and paid around Php 70.00 each for the bus fare (I forgot the exact amount, sorry!). By the way, be surprised all you want but it was my first time to rode a bus that had a portable toilet. WOAAA! I didn’t use the toilet but I found it cool! haha!

Jawili Falls

Jawili Falls

Our next stop was Jawili Falls located in Tangalan, Aklan. From Tangalan, we hired a tricycle going to Jawili Falls. Hiring a tricycle going back could be difficult so we contracted the driver to fetch us after 2 hours. We paid Php 5.00 each for the entrance fee and another Php 150.00 for the cottage. We were really hungry as we haven’t eaten anything yet since we woke up, except for the Nova chips we shared while riding in the bus. We had our Andok’s lunch there, simple and peaceful.

Jawili falls has seven basins in which you can enjoy swimming. There was already a group of people swimming in one of the basins falls when we arrived. Although the water of the falls wasn’t abundant during the time that we went there, the basins were still full of water that people were even diving from one basin to another. Just be extra careful as the surrounding was mossy and can really be slippery at some point. We took several photos and trek up until we could.

Jawili Falls

Jawili Falls

Jawili Falls

As you can see, we were wearing our rashguards but ironic cos we did not even swim. hihi! We decided not to swim anymore cos our friend said that it might only look shallow but the water was really deep in reality. Also, we were already tired and a bit rushing to go back to Kalibo to settle our things there. The tricycle driver we contracted earlier was already there waiting for us when we finished.

We arrived at my friend’s house after a few minutes. The dining table was prepared with meals and watermelon shake when we arrived, I loved it! We ate our early dinner and prepared ourselves for our flight. Before we headed to the airport, we went to Gaisano Mall to buy additional pasalubong. You guys don’t know how much I like piyaya! haha! We were really rushing on buying, to not miss our flight. Sadly, our flight was delayed! If we only knew, we should not have rushed our pasalubong buying. We went outside and ate again (dinner part 2. hihi!), not the best bulalo in town, though. But that wouldn’t mess up the whole trip!

We arrived safe and sound in Manila with happy memories we brought from Aklan. It might have damaged our pockets but good memories are priceless. I wish I can always say this every time we are up for a trip, but maaaan, frugal life is hard. haha! See you on my next trip! I still have few in line for the next coming months, so better stay tuned!

Now, that’s a wrap! Congratulate me for finishing this, ahem! I’m not always consistent and often skip writing during my days off, but I’m glad I was able to finish the whole series within this month. I know it only includes four posts, but it’s already something to me. If you want to read the other parts of this series, kindly click the links below. Enjoy!

Pre-Boracay Trip Heartfelt Hospitality Found in Aklan
Experience Boracay Snorkeling and Sunset Watching
Experience Boracay Helmet Diving & Puka Beach

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Author: Dianne

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  • Your stories make me want to visit Boracay real soon! May I know how much is your budget when you went there? Just so I can prepare. Thanks Dianne. πŸ™‚

    Angelica|The PolyHobbyist

    • Thanks Angelica! We spent around Php 5,000 each (5 pax) exclusive of airfare for the entire trip. We didn’t spend that much because we chose to eat at affordable restaurants and we stayed at our friend’s house during our first night in Aklan.

  • Visiting Boracay is not part of my bucket list as of the moment because I heard the place is already crowded/polluted unlike other islands we have in our country. But I still wish to see the beauty this island has to offer. And by just looking at your photos and reading your experience makes me think that I really need to set foot on its white sand! Haha! I’m glad you enjoyed your entire trip! πŸ™‚

    Lady Auradelle // Shoot, Eat, Write

    • I couldn’t blame you for that cos it’s really crowded. I was very young when I first set my foot in Boracay and I could see the vast difference from then to now. I heard a lot of discouragements prior to this trip but believe it or not we really had a fun time visiting the island. Maybe because it’s my first time to witness an island that’s so alive! People are everywhere, music, good food, activities and a lot more. The beach life I knew was all about peace and relaxation which is great, by the way. But it’s also okay to experience a different kind of beach life once in a while.:)

  • I’m glad you had so much fun on your trip <3 and yay! You already finished writing your Boracay trip. Kailan ko kaya matatapos yung sakin? Haha. I haven't posted my Canyoneering experience in Cebu. I was going to ask how much was your budget, na-mention mo na pala sa previous na comment. πŸ™‚

    • Sobrang saya ko din na finally tapos ko na. Yung video na lang yung kelangan ko tapusin but that can wait since sa youtube naman yon. haha! Ang detailed ng Cebu series mo pala. I hope I can write separate posts for our Cebu activities din. I’ll wait for your canyoneering post!! Yan ung favorite activity na nagawa ko in my life!

  • Girl, congrats on finishing your backlogs! I still have lots from last year! Hahaha. I feel really bad for not exploring most of the PH yet. I’m heading to Bohol next month, but hopefully can visit Bora next year!

    xo, Richel V.

    • Thanks Richel! Actually I still have pending posts left but, finishing this whole Boracay series is already an achievement! Yaaaaay! And good luck to your backlogs, looks like we still have a lot more to look forward on your blog, no pressure. haha. Few weeks ago you were in Taiwan, then you’re heading to Bohol naman. woaaa! Hope you’ll have an amazing trip in Bohol next month.

  • Ahhh! There are so many places I didn’t get to visit. I wouldn’t have known about them if it weren’t for you. I didn’t even know there was a waterfall in Boracay! I definitely have to go back to visit these ?

    xo, Gillan

    • Jawili Falls is actually outside of Boracay. It was just a side trip we did upon going back to Kalibo. I was hesitating to include Jawili falls in this blog post when I was still drafting this post. Cos it’s a bit misleading. The title says “Experience Boracay” yet, I included a place not part of Boracay. lol.

  • Bea De Guzman

    You went to a lot of places ah! Parang next time you’ll go back, chill ka na lang by the beach. πŸ™‚

    • Pero I still want to try parasailing! haha! Siguro yun lang, then chill chill na lang ako.

  • I think rashguards are useful even if you don’t go swimming. For one, it definitely protects you from getting sunburns and by the looks of it, your hike to the falls looked really hot.


    • You guess that right! It was really hot there. And yes, I somehow felt thankful that I wore my rashguard. :p

  • I’ve never been to Boracay and to be honest I don’t want to go. Haha maybe because it’s overrated, but I won’t judge Boracay until I set foot on the island itself. But the BF wants to go so I’ll probably go- next year maybe πŸ™‚

    Nika | http://www.wheresnika.com

    • I’m not surprised at all. πŸ™‚ Many people don’t want to visit the place cos it’s too mainstream. If you like the party life and water activities, I suggest you give Boracay a try. If not, PH still have so many wonderful underrated islands that are worth visiting. πŸ™‚

  • I love the photos as always! I didn’t know that there are also scenic waterfalls in Bora. It’s too bad you didn’t get to swim in it though. I also love how the Willy’s Rock didn’t look out of place in the beach at all, even if it is man-made.

    I enjoyed reading your Boracay Series, sis! It is very informative and detailed! I am itching to go to Boracay na! Haha.

    – Gretch of GG Memochou