Monkey Abroad

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Boracay, Philippines: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 14


Boracay is a small island in the Philippines known for its gorgeous beaches and fancy resorts. In this video, I show you how you can eat a day’s worth of delicious Filipino food, soak up the sun on the beach, hang out with Filipino locals, and enjoy a wild nightlife in Boracay – all for 20 bucks!

How I spent my money in Boracay in one day:

($20 USD = 1,000 Philippine Pesos)

Breakfast (giniling) – 100 pesos
Lunch (beef bicol) – 170 pesos
Dinner (longsilog) – 85 pesos

Hostel bed – 400 pesos

5 rum & cokes @50 pesos each = 250 pesos

TOTAL COST = 1,005 pesos!

[Yes, I spent a lot on alcohol, but it’s hard not to on this island; the nightlife is incredible! Boracay on a budget is totally possible, even if you like to have a great time. And by great time, I mean party your ass off.]

Where I stayed: Second Wind Bed, Bunk, and Breakfast

Second Wind is located in the heart of the island in Station 2, close to just about everything a traveler needs, and it’s only a 5-minute walk to the beach! One thing I really loved about this hostel was the open kitchen and cooking area. I was able to save money and eat healthy by cooking my own meals for a couple of days.

Click here to book a room at Second Wind

Address: Bulabog Road, Boracay Island, 5608 Aklan
Phone: 0917 843 1469

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Author: Kevin Cook

I want to inspire you to pursue your own dream of traveling and/or living overseas!


  1. Great beach video Kevin! We love to travel through your eyes! Lots of beautiful beaches and women, maybe even it out with some sexy men!!! Lol. We appreciate the diversity of your travel videos and frugal approach to experiencing the beauty in the world in such tense and stressful times!! Keep the videos coming!!

  2. Yeah great video as always!! Wonder if you can do Lucap for 20 dollars??

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