Category Archives: Boracay

Sunset Silhouettes – Boracay Beaches

Sunset Silhouettes!

Imagine visiting a place where every afternoon was the most amazing sunset you’ve ever seen…until the next day. Boracay island might be paradise, and made for some amazing sunset silhouettes.  Loved it!

Sunset Silhouettes - Boracay Beach Paradise!
this is one of my favorite photos from Boracay – I want to go back!

Boracay was easily my favorite part of the Philippines. We saw some of the most amazing sunsets – this post has some of my favorites.

Sunset Silhouettes - Boracay Beach Kodak Moment, Philippines
definately a “Kodak moment!”

Nearly every day in Boracay finished with one of the most beautiful sunsets I’d ever seen!

Frisbee Silhouettes! The Boracay beaches were fairly empty until around 5pm, when the sun began to set
Frisbee Silhouettes! The Boracay beaches were fairly empty until around 5pm, when the sun began to set

the gorgeous sky made for some awesome sunset silhouettes in Boracay Philippines

The gorgeous Boracay sky turned orange, red and purple, and made for some awesome sunset silhouettes.

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These kids were adorable!

capturing the sunburst in my hand

There’s nothing quite like experiencing a breathtaking sunset.

Julian captures the Boracay sunset with his SLR
My friend Julian captures the Boracay sunset with his SLR. We couldn’t get enough of these

Want more sunsets? I’ve put together all the sunset posts on Visit50.com at this link.
Julian enjoys the sunset in Boracay

7 Jumping sunset silhouettes

The sunsets were gorgeous in  BoracayPhilippines, and made a great setting for an impromptu photo shoot of sunset silhouette jumping pics!

Just before a sunset silhouette jumping pic in Boracay, Philippines
Just before a sunset silhouette jumping pic…
The sky was beautiful and gradually changed colors as the sun set
The sky was beautiful and gradually changed colors as the sunset
Air Todd - I'm flying!
Air Todd – I’m flying!

Jumping in the Philippines

Jumping pics - Boracay sunset

Jumping sunset silhouette pics in Boracay, Philippines, with kids jumping in the background
Notice the kids in the background joining in as I jump
The Boracay sunset was such an interesting mix of colors
The Boracay sunset was such an interesting mix of vibrant colors

9 Jumping pics with Filipino kids in the Philippines

I took “jumping pics” in nearly every country I visited, and after taking jumping pics as the sun was setting with my friends in the Philippines, some kids started jumping along with us. Below are 9 jumping travel photos I took  of and with these Filipino kids.

This was one of my many photo shoots of jumping pics
This was one of my many photo shoots of jumping pics

Jumping pics - jumping with kids in the Philippines

Muhammed couldn't jump anywhere close to as high as the other kids and was getting frustrated so I helped him
Muhammed couldn’t jump anywhere close to as high as the other kids and was getting frustrated so I helped him
Jumping pics in Boracay
It was as fun as it looks!
Jumping pics in the Philippines - we had a contest to see who could jump the highest, and suddenly they got competitive
We had a contest to see who could jump the highest, and suddenly the kids got competitive

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Air Muhammed! We had just taught him how to jump. I never thought that would be something I'd ever teach a child but he learned quickly!
Air Muhammed! We had just taught him how to jump. I never thought that would be something I’d ever teach a child but he learned quickly! 

Jumping pics in Boracay, Philippines

 

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Jumping pics in beautiful Boracay

The crystal clear water in Boracay, Philippines, is a great setting for an impromptu photo shoot of jumping pics!  Here are a few of the photos we took on White Beach (at Station Two) – jumping pics in beautiful Boracay. Enjoy!

Gabbi jumping pics in beautiful Boracay Philippines
Gabbi jumping in beautiful Boracay, Philippines

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The clear water reminded me of the Caribbean. Some islands in Thailand are also this beautiful.

Sarah's jumping photo in Boracay Philippines
Sarah jumping in beautiful Boracay, Philippines

me! Jumping out of the crystal clear water in beautiful Boracay, PhilippinesI took fun jumping pics in beautiful Boracay as well as nearly every country I visited. Check out the jumping pics I’ve posted so far.

 

Is Boracay too touristy?

Boracay Too Touristy?

Is Boracay too touristy and overcrowded? That’s all perspective.  That’s what local Filipinos say about it, but that certainly doesn’t apply to their gorgeous beaches. While Boracay is the most popular tourist destination in the Philippines, it seems like half the tourists are  focused on avoiding  the sun. When I was there, the beaches were wide open when the sun was out, 10am – 4pm.
Here are photos of Boracay at different times of the day – it was completely empty at 1pm. By 5pm people start coming out, and by 6pm people are out to enjoy the sunset and post-sunset.

Boracay at 5:56 PM [17:58]

Boracay has some of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen. Amazing!
Beautiful Boracay
This is as crowded as I ever saw it in Boracay – people waited until the sun set and the clouds covered the sky to come out and enjoy.
Boracay at 1:14 PM:
does this look overcrowded?
This photo may look like it was taken of a private beach, but it’s actually beautiful Boracay in the Philippines. It didn’t get much more crowded than this… 
Boracay too touristy and overcrowded? No way! This is a 1pm in the afternoon
Boracay’s beautiful empty beaches

Boracay at 6:08 AM / 6:08:

At 6am for sunrise, young people are just getting back home from the bars after a night of dancing.

Don’t go to the Philippines – you’ll die!

Is Boracay dangerous?

When considering visiting the Philippines, I kept receiving the same ominous warning each time.  “Don’t go to the Philippines – you’ll die!”  Based on that advice, and considering that it’s not really near anywhere I was going,  I was planning on avoiding the entire country. But is it true? Is the entire Philippines country dangerous?  Is Boracay dangerous?

I kept hearing about the terrible crime problems, and that tourists actually get kidnapped (OMG!). Between that, and how far it was from everywhere else I was planning to go, I initially wasn’t even considering going.

Is Boracay dangerous? It actually has very little crime. The Philippines are relatively safe in the center of the country. I miss the Philippines!
Is Boracay dangerous? It actually has very little crime. The Philippines are relatively safe in the center of the country. I miss the Philippines!

Spoiler Alert – I lived, and I’m glad I went! The Philippines ended up being one of my favorite countries I visited. They weren’t even on my initial Asia trip plan, but there was so much I wanted to see and do that I stay there an entire month! That’s longer than anywhere else on my trip.  I give a special thanks to Amanda (from Canada) – when I was diving in SipadanBorneo – she raved about her experiences there. Then I met Jesper and Louise (from Denmark), and they loved it there too, specifically Bohol.  And on and on. So are the Philippines really dangerous?  Here’s what you need to know: