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Bohol


INTRO:



Rare animal species? Rare hill formations? nice beaches? Bohol has them all!


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MUST SEE/ACTIVITIES:


Sites:

sandugo monument
sandugo monument
"sandugo" or the blood compact monument

Description:


ahh! what a way to relax...
ahh! what a way to relax...
loboc cruise

Description:
the town of loboc is a 45min to 1 hr ride from tagbilaran city. .....................make sure to be there on or before 12:00 so you can catch the floating restaurant or the loboc cruise.......................... the food here is OK....... the entertainment is OK too but the main reason really for cruising the loboc is the spectacular view and the falls that you will see along the way.............

Directions
ride a jeep from the terminal (near the mall) to loboc.....fare is Php25.....

inside hinagdanan cave
inside hinagdanan cave
hinagdanan cave at panglao island

Description:
you can swim inside but we opted not too because it's dark.....

white sands of alona beach @ panglao
white sands of alona beach @ panglao
go to alona beach at panglao island

Description:
enjoy the white sand beach..... and calm waters.....

tarsier..mother and child
tarsier..mother and child
the smallest primate..the tarsier

Description:
they are only as big as my hand.....about 3-4 inches, i think....



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FOOD and RESTOS:
floating resto for your loboc cruise
floating resto for your loboc cruise
catch the 12pm floating restaurant at loboc

Description:
you'll cruise the loboc river while having lunch (buffet, for 250/pax) on the floating restaurant plus! entertainment....

Directions:
you can take a jeep from tagbilaran's terminal to loboc...fare is 25.00 each

sikwate w/ milk and the 3-peso puto maya
sikwate w/ milk and the 3-peso puto maya
for a Php11.00 breakfast

Restaurant Name:
daday's refreshment

Type:
Breakfast

Description:
i'm a fan of cebu's sikwate and bohol too has their sikwate............ the sikwate at cogon bohol costs only 8.00 plus the puto maya, 3.00.......

btw, if you're not fond of eating at turo-turo or a cheapo resto you might not find this eatery inviting......

Favorite Dish:
sikwate (native hot choco)

Prices:
Php11.00


Address:
cogon

Directions:
take a tricycle to cogon...fare is just Php5.00/person..... upon reaching there ask anyone where daday's refreshment is or you can ask them w/c stall serves a sikwate and puto maya........


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HOTEL and ACCOMODATIONS
slim's signage
slim's signage
pension house in tagbilaran city

Description:
with a/c, hot/cold shower, cable tv....the room is clean and comfortable and most of all it's cheap!

Unique Qualities:
it's cheap...... we got our room for 500/night with a/c cable tv and hot/cold shower...

Directions:
from the airport take a tricycle or a cab and tell the driver to take you at slim's....


Address:
F. Ingles Street

Contact Nos:
(38) 4114858

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NIGHTLIFE


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OFF THE BEATEN PATH


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TOURIST TRAPS


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WARNINGS OR DANGERS


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GETTING THERE and AROUND
PAL
PAL
PAL


Getting TO: check with PAL (philippineairlines) for a discounted airfare.....they usually have promos from time to time..... i got my ticket for 1,250 to bohol..........


Phone:
(632) 855-8888
www.philippineairlines.com

motorcycles for chocolate hills
motorcycles for chocolate hills
motorcycles


TO:
this would take you up the chocolate hills entrance......... you can also hire one of these to tour around the chocolate hills...... it's a Php10.00/per person fare...150 if you want to hire it to tour around the chocolate hills......

jeep to loboc
jeep to loboc
the jeepneys


AROUND:
you can also take jeepneys to take you to nearer destinations like the loboc town....

Travel Time:
    from manila to Bohol - 45min to 1hr by plane


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Culture


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PACKING LIST
your swimsuit
goggles
life vest
sunblock
your favorite shades
flip flops
sarong or malong
hair conditioner
body moisturizer
after sun lotion/moisturizer/etc
camera
memory/CF card/rolls of film

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SHOPPING:
bohol souvenir shirts
bohol souvenir shirts
souvenir shirts


What to Buy:
souvenir t-shirts
What to Pay:
Php150 and up

toy tarsiers
toy tarsiers
little tarsiers


What to Buy:
ok....i'm not talking about the real tarsiers but a toy tarsier......... you can choose if you want a home decor or a keychain or cellphone holder..... but it doesn't come cheap Php70 each....
you can buy these at a shop near the loboc river or at the chocolate hills
What to Pay:
Php70 each



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GENERAL TIPS:

some links:
     also see my panglao tips
    bohol.ph
     marlin's Bohol gallery


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