Our Trip in the City of Friendship
Our trip to Bohol is our first stop for domestic/beach travel this 2011. I’ve always wanted to go to this place to see the Chocolate Hills but I was surprised because it doesn’t only have the amazing hills, it is also gifted with a beautiful white-sand beach — the Alona Beach.
As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, we got our ticket from PAL’s downpour deals. Our 2-day tour was hosted by Choco Tours, a local rent-a-car company based in the province. We had the Panglao tour on the first day and Bohol Countryside tour on the second day. All costs us Php 7,100 including the airport-resort-airport transfers. They gave us black Toyota Vios. The price maybe a little higher than what other travel agencies offer but we think it’s worthy of the price! We are very pleased with their service. And I should mention our tour guide/driver, Kuya Jun because he has been very nice and volunteered as our official photographer during the entire tour. Good thing, we never had to carry and set up our tripod.
We left Manila on Wednesday when typhoon Juaning is expected to arrive. We were actually a little nervous as there have been canceled flights on Tuesday. Good thing, our flight was not delayed and we arrived safely in Tagbilaran. I really love flying with PAL!
And so… the weather in Bohol is unexpected since we are expecting strong wind due to typhoon. BUT, it’s sunny yet not too hot. Our entire stay there is magnificent. We really enjoyed the view, the weather and the people. Indeed, Bohol is the City of Friendship!
Our Panglao Tour commenced as soon as we arrived in Bohol. First stop was in Dauis Church. You should try the healing water from Mama Mary’s well. They only accept donation. After drinking, we realize it really has healing power.
Then we went to Ostrich farm, Shell Museum
Ostrich Farm is not that impressive. They only got 4 (I think) Ostrich and other animals. I must say that ostriches in Baluarte in Ilocos and Subic Safari are more interesting. =)
Then, we had our lunch in Bohol Bee Farm.
We then went to Hinagdanan Cave
Hinagdanan Cave is very dark inside. It’s only the flash of the camera
The tour guide told us that those painting have been there since they discovered the cave. You will not see it unless you use a camera with flash. Interesting…
Our next stop was in Panglao Bell Tower
And the last destination for day 1 was in Alona White Sand Beach…
I really love this place!
We stayed in Panglao Regency Resort in Panglao Bohol. Watch out for the pictures. The room costs only P1,800/night without breakfast.