Ahh, Boracay. Life on this sacred isle would not be complete without the consumption of mass quantities of alcohol.
However, we all know that mass quantities of alcohol usually cost a lot. What I am about to tell you is a closely guarded secret among Boracay veterans, and will make your alcoholic consumption more efficient and budget friendly. There are a lot of ways of getting completely hammered under a budget in Boracay, that is, without getting anyone to buy your drinks for you. I’ll be sharing a few of these tips with you.
- Drink in your Hotel Room. Before going out to paint the town red, a lot of Boracay veterans prefer to buy hard liquor in Manila, check in their bottles at the airport, and drink the night senseless in their hotel room. An alternative to this is buying booze from the groceries and convenience stores around the area. The bottom line is that you avoid the high per bottle/per shot cost from the bars, and get buzzed in your hotel room before heading out. This way, a few drinks at the bars will be all you need to have a great evening.
- Watch out for Promos, Happy Hour, and Buy 1 Take 1 Drinks. A lot of establishments in Stations 1 and 2 offer drinks at incredibly low prices during off-peak hours. Some bars offer 2 for 1 cocktails and beer at around 3pm and last until 5pm. Although a bit early, the drinks cost a lot less and are great for that late afternoon buzz. A really great deal we found while we were there was the Drink All You Can promo at Obama, located near the Grotto. For P275.00, you can drink all the cocktails you can from 5pm till 8pm. This was great, as you can sip your margaritas while watching the sun set and while hearing the waves crash along the shore.
- Watch out for Friends. This one’s probably one of the best. Keep your eyes peeled for people you know, who also happen to be in Boracay as well, and are celebrating an occasion. Free booze.
After getting buzzed, time to get your groove on and party! Although there are a lot of places in Boracay that boast of the best parties, I realized that people frequent certain establishments:
- Club Parau
These three places are packed, and there’s something usually going on there that keeps the party alive. Great parties, great crowds, and awesome booze. That’s the great time triad right there.