I will have to thank my job again for letting me discover hidden places - some hole in the wall. Traditional accommodation (with big names) has always been a status symbol but believe me, you can find better if you dig in. A few months ago I crossed the island and I found another home. Lies across Boracay is a small bay called Union in the town of Nabas. Ten to fifteen minutes from the Caticlan Jetty Port, I found myself taking photos of MangoRiders Beach Club.
I got here via a tricycle - there are private vans that you can rent when you arrive at the port but when on a budget and travelling on a backpack, I suggest you take the tryke instead. Aside from the fact that it is cost effective, you will get to love the sea breeze more. Getting here is easy: tell the tryke driver to take you to Nabas (Unyon) and say Mangoriders. The signage is not prominent, I almost went past through it. The landmark would be Bahari (Marc Nelson's newly opened resort).
I can't wait to go off island wandering in the next couple of days. I should do this more often, don't you think? ;p
Mangoriders Beach Club is located at Sitio Mampusa, Union, 5607 Nabas, Aklan. For reservations, you may contact this number: +639189424463.