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Experience Bohol: Travel Guide and Itinerary

Home of the world famous Chocolate Hills and the nocturnal little tarsiers, the province of Bohol is a great destination and has a lot to offer. You'll be amazed by its natural beauty. Although an earthquake struck the province last October 2013, Bohol is back on its feet.

How to get there

There are a lot of options to get in Bohol. From Manila, you can book a flight directly to Tagbilaran City or if you want to take a side trip in Cebu, you could book your flight there and then take a 2 hour ferry ride going to Tagbilaran.

Estimated Transpo Expense:
  • AirAsia/Cebu Pac Promo Fare Flights (roundtrip): PhP 1,200.00 - PhP 2,000.00 (MLA-CEB/MLA-TAG)
  • 2Go Supercat/Ocean Jet Ferry Ticket (one-way): PhP 400.00 - PhP 500.00 (Ferry schedules here)
  • Some tour providers in Bohol offers ferry tickets included in their package at a cheaper price.
  • If you are coming from Oslob, Cebu for whale-shark watching, and will be going to Panglao, ask someone from the resort if there is an available boat that you can hitch a ride so you won't be going back to Cebu city again.

Tours and Accommodation

Tours in Bohol are often offered in a package including the accommodation. There are many tour providers you can find online, but it's better to check on a forum site like pinoyexchange. I requested a quotation from two providers, Incon Tours and Naldix (both are recommended by others) for 7 pax and both offers almost the same price. It will just actually depend on the accommodation.

Here are their contact details:
  • Incon Tours
    • boholtour.incon45@gmail.com
    • 0929-762-3614 / 0917-910-7606
  • Naldix
    • naldix_bohol07@hotmail.com
    • 0917-324-1511
Whites and Green Resort
The cheapest package is PhP 3,750.00 per person (for a group of 7) for either Whites and Green Resort or Cherry's @ Home Too or both. You can request to stay 1 or 2 nights in the first accommodation and transfer to the other for the remaining stay. The package includes:

Panglao Island tour is not included so you need to add PhP 2,000.00 for the van and another 100 for each person for the entrances if you want to have it. Same thing with EAT Danao, PhP 4,000.00 for the van only (entrance fee and rides have separate fee).
View from Bohol Bee Farm Restaurant (Part of Panglao Tour)
A Starfish at "Puntod" Island (Part of Sea Tour)

If you prefer to have a DIY tour, you can get around Bohol by renting a motorcycle or a car with a driver. The motorcycle would costs around PhP 400 - 600, and the car is around PhP 2,000 and up.

Where To Stay:Alona and Dumaluan Beach

Both beaches are beautiful. Alona is the most developed beach in Panglao. The restaurants and bars simply reminds me of Boracay. If you're looking for nightlife, then this is the place. A lot of diving shops are also here.
Alona Beach
East of Alona beach is Dumaluan. It's about 2 KM away from Alona, and you will probably need to take a ride to get here. Most exclusive beach resorts are in here. For me, it's more enjoyable to swim here since there are so many boats on the shore of Alona. There are only a few establishments in here, so you might don't have a lot of options for food.
Low tide Dumaluan Beach
*Whites and Green Resort is in Dumaluan and Cherry's @ Home Too is in Alona (around 5 minute walk though to the beach from cherry's).

Food choices

A lot of restaurants and food establishments are located in Alona Beach. Prices range from PhP 60 - 200 for a single meal. There are no common fast-food chains around, unlike in Boracay. In Dumaluan Beach, only a few choices are available and you need to walk to get there.
Common Foods you can expect in Alona Beach


Chocolate Hills (Part of Countryside Tour)
4 days, 3 nights Suggested Itinerary:
  • Day 1: Arrival at Bohol
    • Check-in to Resort/Accommodation
    • Free time/Swim/Explore, Best time also to buy souvenirs
  • Day 2: Bohol Countryside Tour
    • Breakfast
    • Start of tour: Pickup at 7 or 8 am
    • Tarsier Conservation Area (PhP 60.00 adult entrance)
    • ATV Ride in Chocolate Hills (Optional - click link for rates)
    • Chocolate Hills View Deck(PhP 50.00 adult entrance)
    • Man-made Forest 
    • Hanging Bridge Sevilla (PhP 20.00 toll when crossing the bridge, cheapest souvenir shop found here)
    • Lunch at Floating Restaurant Loboc River (with river tour - click link for rates)
    • Visit at Prony the Python (She's already dead so just the preserved body - PhP 50.00)
    • Baclayon Church :( (They are still fixing it)
    • Sandugo or Blood Compact Shrine (There is a souvenir shop here also)
    • Return to Resort/Accommodation and dinner
  • Day 3: Sea Tour and Panglao Island Tour
    • Breakfast
    • Start of Sea Tour: Must be as early as 6 am
    • Dolphin Watching (they only appear at early morning 6 - 8 am)
    • Balicasag Island (Snorkeling - Optional)
    • Virgin Island (last destination in sea tour)
    • Return to Resort/Accommodation (checkout if you will transfer to another accommodation)
    • Start of Panglao Tour: Lunch at Bohol Bee Farm
    • Visit at the smallest living man in Bohol (Bayoyoy)
    • Hinagdanan Cave
    • Nova Shell Museum
    • Return/Check-in to resort/accommodation
  • Day 4: Going home :(
    • Breakfast
    • Free time till departure
Fishes in the fish sanctuary in Balicasag Island (Part of Sea Tour)


Hey there, thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed reading my article and helped you out with some travel tips and ideas. Please do leave a comment if you have some comments or suggestions and I'll gladly answer it. Cheers!

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