Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Bohol Top 5

1. Chocolate Hills

There are actually more than a thousand of these 30 to 50 meter hills. The mounds look like chocolates because it is made of limestone and trees don't grow on them.

2. Panglao Island beach

Panglao Island is located southwest of Tagbilaran City has one of the most beautiful beachfronts in the Philippines. I think I'd go back to Bohol more often than Boracay.

3. Baclayon Church

Baclayon Church is one of the best preserved churches ran by Jesuits and is the oldest coral stone church in the region.

4. Blood Compact

The blood compact was made between Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna.

5. Tarsiers

The Philippine tarsier is known to be one of the world's smallest primates. It is indigenous to the Island of Bohol. The guide said that they're supposed to be asleep during the day, but I guess they had to be up to entertain the tourists.

There's also the famous river floating restaurant, but I was quite disappointed in how things went when we went on it. Food wasn't that great, but the Loboc Children's Choir was quite entertaining. Watch their video below:

Other stuff to see: Hinagdanan Cave, Shell Museum, Man-Made Forest
Accommodations: Mellow Apartelle, Dumaluan Beach Resort

Cost of Going to Bohol

Tour - PhP5,500
(includes 3-overnight accommodations, breakfast, river floating resto lunch, transportation and transfers)

Airfare & Terminal Fee - PhP4,300 + PhP400

Pocket Money - PhP2,500
PhP500/day for food
PhP500 for pasalubong

Safe budget - PhP13,000/person for a group of 8

- We went to Cebu and took the Supercat to Bohol because it's cheaper rather than flying out directly to Tagbilaran.
- The cheapest pasalubong stuff are at the Hinagdanan Cave.

For complete trip recount please visit "An Apple a Day".


  1. WOW. My cousin just recently went to Bohol and tried the floating restaurant thing and they say that the food is not really good. My guess on why the food is not that good, the food might be cooked to match the foreigners' taste buds :) hahaha (weird, right?)

  2. ate.... sa harap ng baclayon church bahay po nina fr.pol at malapit sa oboc church kina fr.marito.. saya ng baksyon nyo po! Ü

  3. good start, Aileen, nice clear photos...who knows one of these days, i will be inspired, and put together photos of my trips the past 10 years in a blog! congrats!

  4. found this blog thru Bohol Beach Resorts. Exactly what I need, how much it would cost me to visit Bohol.

    thanks a lot!

  5. Haha nako wag mo papabasa kay sharm na pinaka-cheapest sa cave!!! :D sama-sama nang loob nya na di pa nya binili yung shirts dun. ayun, napabili tuloy sya sa island souvenirs hehehe

  6. ei, i like your new blog. i'm a closet lakwatsera (if there's such a thing!) cheers! :)