A group of Bulacan journalists and Laguna front liner, a councilman and friends enjoy a post-pandemic summer vacay in Boracay. Photo taken on April 12. Contributed photo

MALAY, AKLAN–Rains brought by tropical depression  Agaton complement the white sand beaches and pristine waters of Boracay prompting local and international tourists to be in more festive mood in enjoying their Holy Week vacation. 

It was almost a weeklong rains from Monday until Thursday, yet there was no dull moment for hundreds of Filipino and foreigner guests.

MY OWN COUNTRY IN BORACAY ISLAND. Looks like a foreigner “invades” a portion of white sand and clear waters in Boracay beach as he put his own country’s flag. Photo by Carmela Reyes-Estrope

It was not until today, Friday that rains stopped and the sun shows up says Rose Concepcion, a local tour guide.

Some of the flights, the time of departure from Manila to Caticlan/Boracay Airport and vise had been adjusted and cancelled but everything went smoothly fine.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March 2020, summer, particularly Holy Week vacation has never been the same anymore. All travels, leisure and gathering of crowd were stopped. It is only this 2022 summer vacation that travels, tours, vacations and other tourist’s activities return and were allowed as cases drop and almost all places in the country are placed in far lesser and more ease Alert Level 1 restriction.

Eya Reyes, 31, a nurse from Sta. Cruz, Laguna took the Lenten Season as a break from two years COVID-19 pandemic hard work. She travelled to Boracay with her friends.

Reyes is a Department of Health (DOH) vaccinator. 

Dipping into the white sand. One of the offers of the Boracay beaches. Photo by Carmela Reyes-Estrope

She was met by a group of Bulacan journalists led by this writer.

This writer and Imee Dionisio along with her children and cousin Nini Villariño from Paliwas Street in Barangay Maysantol, Bulakan, Bulacan surprisingly bumped with other in front of Henann Palm Beach Resort along Boracay beach on Thursday just a couple of hour before they flew back to Manila. 

As tourists ended their Boracay stay and headed back to Manila, the influx of guests and visitors continues.