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.
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.
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!
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.
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!