It’s been awhile since the last time I have updated this page. I just want to share my latest adventures in discovering the Philippines, my country and my home. Bohol was long overdue as this was part of my bucket list for last year 2015. However, due to some unexpected weather conditions and the initial coming of typhoon “Egay” that brought a halt to all ferry boat trips going to Tagbilaran from Cebu. I was slightly disappointed back then but finally, this summer of 2016, I got the chance to come here.. Yey!
Bohol is one of the province of the Philippines located in Central Visayas Region and the capital is Tagbilaran City. This province is also a popular tourist destination with its beaches and resorts. I didn’t get a glimpse of Panglao, famous for its pristine beach but I promised myself I’m going to go back and visit Alona beach.
Our first stop is the Bilar Man-Made forest. A stretch of 2 kms densely planted Mahogany trees located in the border of Loboc and Bilar towns. A great view of lush trees, a totally refreshing sight compared to the toxicity of living in the city.
After passing by this glorious greenery, our second stop is the Tarsier Sanctuary located in the town of Corella. This tiny little creatures sleep during the day, so we were advised to be quiet so as not to disturb their napping time.
3rd stop is the Chocolate Hills in Carmen. Such an amazing view!
Afterwards, we dropped by the Butterfly Gardens which houses over 20 species of local butterflies fluting about inside the enclosure, along with the caterpillar feeding area.
Our 5th stop is the Tigbao Hanging Bridge, suspended about 25 meters above Loboc River. This bamboo hanging bridge was built to travel between two barangays.
Our 6th stop at Loboc River, where we devoured our buffet lunch and was serenade by a live band!
7th stop is at the Blood Compact Shrine. It is a historical landmark where the first blood compact was performed between the Spanish Explorer Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna on March 16, 1565.
Finally, our last stop is the Sta Monica Church in Alburquerque which was built in 1856.
We were able to avail of the cheapest Bohol day tour package and only paid about P1,600++ each inclusive of entrance fees and buffet lunch. Pick up point is either Tagbilaran Airport/Seaport. You may check the link below.