We are excited to announce a new venue for shamanic tuition in 2012:
Boracay Island in the Philippines.
Boracay is an island of the Philippines located approximately 315 km (196 mi) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines.
Boracay Island and its beaches have received awards numerous times. Boracay was awarded in the “Travelers’ Choice 2011″ by TripAdvisor as the second best beach (out of 25) in the world. Boracay made a debut appearance on the Top 10 Islands list in the Travel + Leisure travel magazine World’s Best Awards 2011, ranking fourth.
Daytime temperatures on Boracay generally range from 77-90°F (25-32°C) from October- March, and increase to the 82-100°F(28-38°C) range from April-September.
Leisure activities available on or near Boracay include scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, cliff diving, and beach relaxation.
Boracay is the site of a 18-hole par 72 golf course designed by Graham Marsh. In addition, as of 2010, Boracay has in excess of 350 beach resorts offering more than 2,000 rooms ranging in quality from five-star to budget accommodations, so tourists are sure to find whatever they are looking for.
Dragon boat races are held annually on Boracay under the auspices of the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation, with teams coming from around the Philippines and from other Asian nations to compete. The races usually take place sometime in April or May.
Many languages are spoken on the island, however most Filipinos speak English well.
There is a wide variety of different restaurants specializing in a range of ethnic cuisines. Those on a budget should head for the local market where you can purchase fresh fruit and have local fresh seafood prepared to order.
A wide of variety of unique tropical fruits are available including custard apple, jackfruit, duhat, mangosteen, marang, papaya and mangoes.
Here are a few of the most popular restaurants on the island.
Prana Restaurant located in Mandala Spa is an organic vegetarian restaurant serving breakfast, salads and light vegetarian meals including tofu with peanut sauce. They also offer a variety of organic French wines.
Dos Mestizos is the Best Spanish Restaurant in the Island. Their specialties are tapas and paella.
Lemon iCafe – This place is famous for its lemon desserts and other treats like chocolate cakes, cheesecakes, coconut pancakes and banana muffins. They serve breakfast and light meals including salads, sandwiches, seafood and pasta.
Manana Mexican Restaurant – known for its Mexican delicacies and cuisines. Traditional and modern recipes are available and favorites include nachos, enchiladas, burritos, salads and mango margaritas.
Boracay Crab House @ Escondido – Their specialties are a wide variety of dishes with crabs and other seafood.
True Food Indian Cuisine – The Best Indian Food in Boracay Island. Comfortable seating with low tables and big cushions. Features a good choice of vegetarian dishes.
Smoke Restaurant The best restaurant for Filipino food in Boracay. If you are on a budget, you can bring your own ingredients and ask the chef to prepare a dish for you. They also have ala carte Filipino food. Their specialties include Bicol Express, Bulalo, Chicken Curry, Lechon Kawali, Sinigang, and Stuffed Squid with Sizzled Vegetables.
Boracay island is separated from Panay island by a narrow strait. The island is located opposite the barangay of Caticlan in the municipality of Malay, Aklan. Transportation across the strait is provided by boats operating from the Caticlan jetty port.
Boracay is served by two airports in Aklan province: one in Kalibo and Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (commonly referred to as “Caticlan airport”) in Malay.
The western part of the Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) passes through Caticlan, with car ferries from Roxas, Oriental Mindoro docking at the Caticlan jetty port. Several bus companies operate provincial bus routes from Manila which pass through Caticlan via the SRNH.
On the island
The two main modes of transport are via motor-tricycles along the main road or by walking along the beaches. Pedicabs are also available for transport along the Beachfront Path. Other means of transportation include mountain bikes, quadbikes and motorbikes, all of which can be rented.
April 9th-13th: Windlock Series
April 16th-20th: Three Treasures
April 23rd-27th: All programs available
April 30th-May 4th: All programs available
May 7th-11th: All programs available
May 14th-18th: All programs available
May 21st-25th: All programs available
May 28th-June 1st: All programs available
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