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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Destination: Bohol

Our First Destination in this site is Bohol famous for its white sand beaches,majestic falls, old churches,chocolate hill and of course the tarsier or the smallest primate in the world. my uncle lives there with his family and constantly inviting me to visit. but i still havent got the chance to visit but hopefully sooooooooonnnnnn.

Getting there:
BOHOL is an island province in central visayas in the Philippines. Though it is an island, it is easily accessible either by air or by sea if one comes from other Metro Manila or other provinces.

By air: The easiest and fastest way coming to Bohol from Manila and Cebu is by air direct to Tagbilaran City. At present there are three airline companies servicing these routes: Asian-Spirit, Philippine Airlines and the Laoag International Airlines. Daily trips direct from Manila and Cebu are provided by these airlines. Schedules vary, so please check with the airline companies.

Coming from other countries and if one wants to avoid the hassles in the Ninoy Aquino Internation Airport in Manila, you can book your flights from your country and chose Cebu City as your entry point in the Philippines. Then from the Mactan International Airport in Cebu, you can then take a connecting flight (Asian Spirit Airlines) direct to Tagbilaran City. Or if your schedule does not allow you to have a connecting flight upon your arrival at MIA, then you may opt to sleep over in Mactan or take the boat trips to Tagbilaran City.

By Sea: Travelling by sea is a less expensive alternative in getting to Bohol. Different shipping companies serve the sea routes direct from Manila, Cebu, Cagayan, Dumaguete and Dipolog. Most of the ships/boats dock at the Tagbilaran City Pier while other ships/boats dock at the town ports of Jagna, Ubay, Tubigon, Jetafe & Buenavista. Aside from the super ferries and the regular boats, fastcrafts are also servicing the different routes. Daily trips from Cebu and back are available either by fastcraft or regular boat and trips from Manila and other points of destinations have different schedules during the week.While in Bohol, you can also rent out some smaller boats or bankas to take you to the islands for island hoppings or scuba divings.
Check Out SuperFerry for Ship Schedule

Getting Around Bohol
While in the island province of Bohol, different modes of public land transportation can be availed of. Within the city of Tagbilaran, tricycles,multicabs and aircon taxis transport commuters to and from different points.

Bohol boasts of six pillars of tourism. Where can you ever find this generous package of ALL six tourism attractions in just one island? Only in Bohol...

This 6 pillars are the following:

The world-renowned cone-shaped Chocolate Hills is Nature's expression of beauty, mystery and romance. Spread over the Municipalities of Carmen, Sagbayan and Batuan, the Chocolate Hills is the province's signature attraction. It consists of approximately 1,268 haycock hills with heights ranging from 40 to 120 meters. Formed centuries ago by tidal movements, the hills are considered as a National Geologic Movement. During the summers, the dome-shaped grass covered limestone hills dry up and turn brown, transforming the area into seemingly endless rows of chocolate “kisses”. Two of the highest hills have been developed and provided with facilities such as a restaurant, hostel and viewdeck.

Would you believe that the tarsier, the smallest living primate, measuring 4 to 5 inches and a tail longer than its body, can easily fit snugly in the human hand and is 36 million years old? Being endemic in limited forest pockets in Bohol and having the status of an endangered species, the tarsier has generated substantial interest.

A dive sites in Balicasag and Cabilao Islands enable one to marvel at one of the most colorful and exotic display of marine life comparable to Tubattaha of Palawan, a world heritage site. Three words describe diving in Bohol: deep, steep wall. The undersea terrain is predominantly limestone and there are overhangs, crevices and declivitous walls that contribute to the underwater beauty of the province's dive sites. Marine life is abundant even in the off-season. The steep walls provide permanent niches for moray eels, lionfish, coral stalactites, sponges and a lot of other species.

Panglao Island and the southeastern tip of Anda indulges one with soft, powdery white sand beaches.

Without doubt, Bohol is also blessed with the most number of well-preserved, although deteriorating, heritage structures built during the Spanish colonial era. These structures, made of coraline limestones, include the churches, conventos, watchtowers, escuelas de niños y niñas, cabildos and presidencias, and old bridges.

Bohol's sixth pillar of tourism is our people's dynamic arts, artistic traditions, and cultural expressions. In music, painting, dance, literature, theatre, sculpture, and most recently the movies, Boholanos have reared both artistic talents and exceptional artists who rose to national stature and international distinction.

Where to Stay:

Alona Palm Beach Resort Bohol
Alona Beach Tawala Panglao Island 6340
Bohol Philippines

Description: Overlooking the Alona Beach, this resort is ideal for those who wish to enjoy some fine hospitality with an unmatched location and scenery.

Location: Located on the small island of Panglao, the Alona Palm Beach Resort Bohol is situated on a slightly elevated area, in the middle of a tropical garden. The property caters to the needs of a demanding traveller, who is looking for the best infrastructure and amenities. Alternative
facilities offered by the nearby establishments along the Alona Beach include dive centres with schools, restaurants, beach bars and several others.

Rooms: All the villas at the resort are elegantly furnished and equipped with a host of modern amenities. A 60-metre wide coconut palm grove divides the 12 luxury villas from the white beach and most of them offer pool, coconut palm grove and sea views. Air conditioning Hairdryer In-room safe Mini bar Modem/data port connection Private bathroom / Ensuite Tea and coffee making facilities,Telephone.

Hotel Amenities: A big and attractive swimming pool with sweet water, integrated pool bar and other recreation facilities like outdoor chess, form the central part of the resort. Baby sitting service Cocktail bar Lobby Reception Restaurant Swimming pool Terrace.

Candabong, Anda, Bohol, Philippines

Description: A place once filled with Dapdap Trees, developed into a perfect getaway, a place of serenity where the water is clear, the beach is white, and the people are warmed. Your perfect dream vacation awaits you!Come to this place and enjoy summer all-year round. If you opt for a place of relaxation, away from the crowded beach and crowded tourist, truly this place is perfect.

Bohol Beach Club

Accomodation: With its vast expanse of fine, powdery white sand beach that sprawl several meters off the shallow shores, Bohol Beach Club nestled in the island paradise of Panglao in Bohol is the perfect haven for intimate, tender encounters and romantic getaways.

Room Capacity:
* The Standard Rooms, have individual air conditioning, hot and cold shower, with electric current at 220v. All these have a breathtaking view of the blue waters and white sand beach.
*The Superior Rooms, are situated across the exhilarating setting of lush greens and blooms, surrounding the dazzling swimming pool. Each room has individual air conditioning, television, mini-bar, hot and cold shower, with electric current at 110v/220v.
* The Executive Suites feature a parlor area leading to a cozy bedroom. The suites are equipped with aircondition units, television and mini-bar, hot and cold shower with tubs and electric current at 110v/220v. The suites' bedroom and parlor area, each open to a veranda with commanding view of the pristine beach. Perfect for enjoying the summer breeze and watching the immaculate sunset.
* The Family Suite in the resort has two comfortable air conditioned bedrooms. It is equipped with its own television, mini-bar, hot and cold shower plus bathtubs, and rooms share a single but cozy parlor area. The rooms open to a veranda that captures a most picturesque sight of powderfine white sands and serene blue waters. Relax in the suite's own jacuzzi located in the privacy of the veranda.

Facilities: Pool bar, beach bar, restaurant, swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi, scuba diving, glass bottom boat, tennis court, billards, darts, chess, table tennis and backgammon.
Services:-Business center - secretarial services, photocopying, facsimile machine, computer scanning, internet access- laundry services and dry cleaning- room service- clinic/doctor on call- massage service- airport transfers, car hire- airline ticket reconfirmation, information and city tour bookings through the front desk- gift shops featuring souvenir items, beach wear, fashion accessories and sundry items

Alona Palm Beach

Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao Island 6340,
Bohol, Philippines

Telephone:+63 - (0)38 - 502 91 41
Telefax:+63 - (0)38 - 502 91 42

the luxurious beach resort at Alona Beach, on the island of Panglao, in the Philippines.

Accomodation: located on a slightly elevated area in the middle of a tropical garden, spacious and quiet. A 60 meter wide coconut palm grove divides the 12 luxury villas from the white beach. Almost all villas offer pool, coconut palm grove and sea view. The open restaurant, overlooking the pool and sea, offers excellent Filipino and international cuisine, prepared by an experienced German chief.

Recreational Activities Offered:
Big sweet water swimming pool (450 m²),Table tennis,Outdoor chess/checkers (160 x 160 cm),9-hole miniature golf course (lawn),KayakingMountain bike (and helmet) rental,Snorkel and fins rental,Massage.

Bohol Photo Gallery:

CPG Avenue, Tagbilaran City

Island City Mall

Puntod Island

Manmade Mahogany Forest

Mag-Aso Falls

Loboc River

The Ever Famous Chocolate Hills

Whale Watching at Bohol Sea

Alona Beach,Panglao Island
This are just few of the attraction you can enjoy in bohol there are other thousand more reason not to put bohol among your list of places to visit here in the philippines.


Michael said...

Been to bohol and I would say it's awesome. It definitely rivals Boracay with big plus!

Found some additional links, though.
bohol beach resorts

very informative sites. Got to go back to Bohol!

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