Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bohol 2016: The Itinerary

March has always been our time to travel.  It’s the start of the summer and its Neo’s Mama and Papa’s anniversary month.  We need to celebrate.  And we do it by traveling to create memories. 

Sometime last June 2015, Cebu Pacific had an online sale and we grabbed cheap airfare tickets to Tagbilaran.  Since we were so busy due to work, planning our Bohol getaway took a back seat.  It was only early March that we were able to book our hotel and tours.

Someone’s traveling again.

Our itinerary was 4 days/3 nights stay.  And it goes something like this:

1st Day:  After lunch travel from Manila to Tagbilaran.  We arrived at Tagbilaran airport around 3PM.  We then walked 100meters and reached Marcelina’s Guesthouse.  We booked it for our last stay in Bohol.  After which, we hailed a tricycle that brought us to Panglao.  We haggled and were offered Php200 for almost an hour ride to Panglao. 

Some websites says tricycle drivers asked for Php500 from Tagbilaran to Panglao.  So how did we get a lower rate? (1) We walked 100 meters away from the airport and (2) my mom is a Cebuana and I can converse well in the Cebuano dialect which is the same dialect they use in Bohol.  And pronto!  They think we are locals! J  We offered Php50 additional tip to the driver though.

Upon arrival at Panglao, we checked in at our Panglao resort, Bohol Divers Resort.  After dropping our things at the room assigned to us, we changed our clothes and explored Alona Beach, Panglao Island.  We were offered a lot of times to try Island Hopping.  We begged off after knowing that the boat ride will take some 1hour to an island.  Neo will not be able to endure that long.  We spend our afternoon just savoring the view of Panglao.

Aw…the beach…

2nd Day: Our second day was solely devoted to the beach.  We swam the whole morning and walked back and forth Alona Beach the whole afternoon.  It was such a wonderful relaxing day.

3rd Day: Our third day was dedicated in touring the city.  I searched about this and found some blogs suggesting a do-it-yourself commute to save money.  May I counter-suggest that you don’t do this and use the van-for-hires that offer city tours?  It may cost more but will save you a lot of time.   

In one day we were able to go tour (1) Bohol Bee Farm, (2) Hinagdanan Cave, (3) Dauis Church, (4) Blood Compact [old site], (5) Baclayon Church, (6) Bohol Wildlife Park, (7) Blood Compact [real site], (8) Loboc River tour and lunch, (9) Tarsier Conservatory, (10) Habitat Bohol, (11) Chocolate Hills, (12) took some photos of The ShipHaus, (13) Bilar Manmade Forest, and lastly (14) Bamboo Hanging Bridge.  This van-for-hire fetched us from Panglao, toured us the whole day, and brought us to Tagbilaran.  Very convenient and very sulit!

It was only 6PM when we were brought to Marcelina’s Guesthouse.  We then opted to go to the mall/market area.  Toured quite a bit, ate dinner, and then went back to the guesthouse to rest.

4th Day:  It’s an early flight back to Manila for us.  But since we were billeted some 100meters away from the airport, there is no need to rush and wake up too early.  Bye, bye Bohol!  We had a great time!

That sums up our Bohol 2016 itinerary.  Hope it helps you when you plan to go to Bohol! J


  1. Panglao is one the nicest beach I've been to! Sexy ni mommy! :)


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