SOUVENIRS | Boracay Starbucks Global Icon City Mug

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Boracay Starbucks Mug and Demitasse

One of the more expensive hauls I got from my recently concluded Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao runabout were these ceramic mugs from Starbucks Coffee, one of the most famous café in the world; and Boracay, one of the most celebrated and commercial beach in the world.

I knew that I wouldn’t be hurrying back to Boracay so soon after this jaunt, considering how underwhelmed I was about the place; so I also brought the mini demitasse mugs along with the standard Boracay Global Icon City Mug in one go.

Boracay Starbucks Mug - FrontThe front illustration features one of Boracay’s famous landmarks, Willy’s Rock. The great thing about this series is that you can easily tell where the mugs came from even without reading the inscribed location above the mug (which is a pretty hard thing to do actually, considering how huge the letters are haha).

Located at the island’s Station 2, this lone rock outcrop is considered to be Boracay’s official icon. The coral rock, dressed with a grotto housing an image of Virgin Mary, is a popular photo-op stop for tourists visiting the place. How popular, you might ask? One has to line up for a five-second Kodak moment in the grotto; that popular.

Boracay Starbucks Mug - BackBoracay Island is considered as one of the best beaches in the world. Its unending virginal white sandy shoreline started attracting tourists during the seventies. It became a popular backpacking destination during the next decade for budget travelers and skyrocketed to global fame during the nineties.

Boracay Location Map

Starbucks Coffee Boracay
Address: Mitos Place, Station 1, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay
Telephone: (036) 288-1694

GPS Location: 11.964181,121.922931
View Location on Google Maps: Click Here

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  1. I also collect these Starbucks mugs. I started in 2010. You can check the ones I've hauled so far, if you're interested to see them. :)

  2. ikaw na ang may collection :P haha now you got me thinking na dapat mi souvenirs ako in every place I visit. boooooo >.<

    1. Oo kahit ano; ref magnets, shirts, coins, fabrics, toys, artworks, friends, lovers, etc etc. Remembrance kumbaga :D

  3. cool. Starbucks is promoting the Philippines. are there any coffee beans being planted in those areas? in some of the coffee shops here, their walls are decorated with posters of different locations where the coffee shop gets their beans and other main ingredients.

  4. They actually have versions of those mugs around the world :)