Argonauta Boracay is a formerly private residential villa, now rented to Island visitors, as the children are gone to study.
It is set above a residential area, offering the most majestic views of Punta Bunga Bay below and the Tablas Straight at the horizon. All of the buildings face towards west with an amazing view into colorful horizon sunsets and ocean. Villa Argonauta Boracay offers a great experience of Boracay Island for discriminate travellers and part time residents. We invite you to share our village life, home, the tropical gardens and verandas on this famous tropical island!
OUR NAME Argonauta is based on the scientific name of Argonauta argo, also called the Papernautilus, which is produced by a Cephalopod related to the Octopus.
This delicate nautilus-like shaped container is utilised by the female of this species to carry and protect her eggs in the ocean. The exquisite beauty of the Paper-Nautilus is an example of the mysterious inhabitants in nature around us.
Our rooms are decorated with pictures of specimen shells from the 7107 Philippine Islands, known for its abundance of underwater species that thrive in the warm pacific ocean and its coral reefs.
ARGO, the first two syllables of our name, also stand for an acronym of the owner's two children and naturally follow the traditional Filipino style of naming your business after your offspring.
On your visit to the hotel you may see a specimen of the Argonauta Argo in our private sea shell specimen collection. Better known are Jason and the Argonauts of mythical ancient Greece and their boat called Argo. They are described as a group of adventurers who travelled over sea in to find the Golden Fleece.
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An article by Danielle Andrew: The Argonaut, the only cephalopod to secrete and live in a shell of its own making, is a unique sea creature that swims via jet propulsion – using powerful jets of water squirted through a funnel in its shell. Male Argonauts tend to grow to up to a few centimeters in length, only about 10% of the size of the females, which can reach up to 2 meters long, depending how much they grow their shells. This sexual dimorphism poses an obvious question – how is reproduction possible when your potential baby daddy is only a fraction of your size? It’s been found that Argonauts have an interesting way of resolving the little issue of copulation. And although live male Argonauts have never actually been observed in the wild, an understanding of their reproduction processes has been gleaned from observing a dead male and a live female. The tiny male throws a modified arm containing spermatozoa (called a hectocotylus) at the female, which will then swim toward the female's mantle (the sac which stores her organs), finding its way inside and subsequently fertilizing the eggs. A female's eggs can actually be fertilized by more than one hectocotylus by storing them in the mantle cavity. The male's modified arm develops in a pouch under its eye until it’s called upon, at which points it explodes out of the cavity and swims across to the female, attaching itself to her mantle via suckers, and wiggling its way inside. Sounds sexy right? Males will die after throwing their tentacle at the female. However, unusually for cephalopods, the females don’t die after laying eggs. Instead, they continue to grow and reproduce.
Villa Argonauta Boracay Hagdan Yapak Malay Aklan Boracay Island 5608 Philippines Phone 0063-36-2882746 firstname.lastname@example.org