The Great Bohol Adventure | Trip Report



 Photo courtesy of my GORGEOUS friend, Bianca. I know you're reading this. :)


I just came back from our trip in Bohol this recent weekend and I'm so ecstatic recalling every single detail of the trip that was. Me and four of my high school friends went to Bohol last February 10 for a 3days-2nights trip and like how it was in Boracay, this Bohol trip is packed with loads of fun and adventure. So let me give a quick summary or as I call it, trip report of what we did in the City of Friendship, Bohol.

The Flight
We booked on one of Airphil Express' promo months before the trip. We paid around 1,200Php each for our roundtrip tickets. Some of us who weren't able to catch the promo had to pay 1,900Php each roundtrip.

The flight was delayed for a few minutes. It was quite a bumpy ride because of the weather in Bohol. Since Tagbilaran Airport is small and can only accommodate 2 airplanes, we had to circle around the airport and wait for our turn to land. We arrived 25 minutes late because of this.

The Transfer
Outside the airport, there are lots of vehicles offering transfer services to hotels. There are tricycles as well as vans. After getting out of the airport, drivers began to approach us and asked us where our hotel is. They quoted 600Php for the transfer through van. Then another driver came offering 500Php. Tricycle drivers offered 400Php for 2 tricycles. Then one van driver offered 400Php. We got him! But the biggest 'fail' was, we weren't able to get his number for our transfer to the airport.

The Hotel
We stayed at Lost Horizon Beach Resort located along Alona Beach in Panglao Island, Bohol. A month before the trip, I was not sure where to stay. For personal reasons, I really wanted to stay somewhere along Bolod beach for a quieter stay. But my friends, particularly Gelo and Bianca, prefer nightlife over anything else.

I asked Ms. Kathy, the wife our tour operator (Kuya Tatskie) to help us find a place along Alona Beach. She suggested Lost Horizon Beach Resort. We availed their Eco Budget Room for 5 people for only 2,995Php. Cheap, really! We only have to shell out ~1200Php each for our 2 nights accommodation. Watch out for our the review and photos in a separate blog entry about Lost Horizon Beach Resort.

Bohol Countryside Tour
We availed Kuya Tatskie's countryside tour package. He's a highly recommended tour operator offering affordable countryside tour in Bohol. He quoted 2,200Php for 5 people for the following tourist spots in Bohol.
  • Bohol Bee Farm
  • Hinagdanan Cave
  • Tarsier
  • Chocolate Hills
  • Blood Compact Monument
  • Actual Blood Compact Site
  • Baclayon Church
  • Loboc River Cruise
  • Python
  • Hanging Bridge
  • Loboc Zipline and Cable Car
  • Man-made Forest
  • Butterfly Farm
Island Hopping Tour
We asked around Alona Beach for affordable island hopping tour packages. This tour wasn't initially planned since we don't have a lot of time in Bohol. But we didn't want to pass up on this opportunity for some water adventure. We were able to rent a boat for 1,200Php. But since we started around lunch time, we had to forego dolphin watching which is only doable in the morning, particularly 6am. We did snorkeling in Balicasag and visited the Virgin Island.

This was an epic tour because it rained hard and we had to stop at the middle of the sea on our way to the Virgin Island because our boatman cannot see the way due to the fog. It was like lost in the middle of nowhere. We had to wait until the rain stops before we can continue. Watch out for my separate entry about this amazing island hopping adventure.

7 comments:

  1. hi dianne.. this post made me miss Bohol much.. it is indeed more fun in the Philippines.. or shud I say, its more fun having buwis-buhay photo in Bohol hehehe..

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    1. Hi Riki! Thanks for dropping by. You're right! Bohol is such a great place and I wouldn't mind visiting the place again. :)

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  2. This made me even more excited to go there! Bohol! see you really soon! thanks for giving some ideas where to stay! :)



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  6. cool photo at the man made forest!!!

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