Where to go and what to do in Bohol ?

 

It was an early Saturday morning, me and my officemates took a first trip bound to Tagbilaran, Bohol via Ocean Jet. I think we availed the cheapest ticket which is around P800? It’s a 2-hour sea-travel, so don’t forget to secure your gadgets in a water-proof containers.

We were fetched by a van for a city tour when we arrived. By the way, I was not the one who organized this trip so I don’t have much info about our tour. :'(


1st Stop: Blood Compact Shrine (The First International Treaty of Friendship)

Of course, we should not miss historical sites (at least for me). Wikipedia says,

The Sandugo was a blood compact, performed in the island of Bohol in the Philippines, between the Spanish explorer Miguel Lรณpez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna the chieftain of Bohol on March 16, 1565, to seal their friendship as part of the tribal tradition. This is considered as the first treaty of friendship between the Spaniards and Filipinos. “Sandugo” is a Visayan word which means “one blood”.

I’m pretty sure this was discussed back in school, but you know it was decade ago.

Laagan Kaayo in Bohol
Because front-view picture of the shrine is overrated.
Laagan Kaayo in Bohol
Blood Compact Shrine (The First International Treaty of Friendship) – Official Picture

2nd Stop: Baclayon Church

I’m really thankful, like thankful-big-time that I have visited this church before the 2013 massive earthquakeย  ruined it.
Baclayon Church in Bohol
Centuries Old – Baclayon Church
What to do in Bohol? Baclayon Church
Altar.

3rd Stop: PRONY (Largest/Longest? Python Snake in Bohol)

Well, actually this place is sort of a mini zoo. Housing regular animals like birds, turtles and of course the main actor, PRONY. May I just emphasize that this beast is literally huge and (I think) could swallow any human any time. When we arrive, “he” was full already so (they said) it’s safe to go inside the cage with “him” and take a picture. I think I touched him for a second then back off. But I manage to have a picture. ๐Ÿ™‚

Adventures in Bohol
I demand your applause for my bravery.

4th Stop: Butterfly Garden

Going deeper with Butterflies. This place will introduce you to the actual “metamorphosis” process. It’s amazing!
Butterfly Garden in Bohol
Larvae. And no, the spikes don’t hurt.
Butterfly Garden Bohol
Yes they’re alive.
Butterfly Garden in Bohol
Butterfly fly away
Butterfly Garden in Bohol
Stop staring human.

5th Stop: Loboc River Watch (Floating Restaurant)

I just wanna say that this is one of the most fascinating lunch I have ever had in my entire life ๐Ÿ™‚

What to do in Bohol? Loboc River Watch (Floating Restaurant)
Aren’t they cool?
Loboc River Watch (Floating Restaurant) in Bohol
Loboc River.
Loboc River Watch (Floating Restaurant) in Bohol
I’m Hungry. IDGAF.
Loboc River Watch (Floating Restaurant) in Bohol
Shades of Green.
Loboc River Watch (Floating Restaurant) in Bohol
mini tarzan
What to do in Bohol? Loboc River Watch (Floating Restaurant)
Sing for the Children. Sing.
We stopped at this small floating platform made of bamboo stalks and these little ladies serenaded us. From there, our boat made a u-turn going back.

6th Stop: Tarsier Conservation

Yes, it’s a must-visit in Bohol. You cannot take this off of the itinerary. You just can not.

Where to go in Bohol ?Tarsier Conservation
For your strict compliance.
Tarsier Conservation in Bohol
Hi Human!

7th Stop: CHOCOLATE HILLS!!!!!ย 

 

For me, this is one of the coolest, most unique nature formations God has ever made.

CHOCOLATE HILLS in Bohol
OMG
CHOCOLATE HILLS in Bohol
Mandatory solo picture.
Where to go in Bohol? CHOCOLATE HILLS
The Squad
CHOCOLATE HILLS in Bohol
So windy. So Happy.
CHOCOLATE HILLS in Bohol
I wish. I wish, with all my heart.

*Bonus – Bohol Ship Haus

What to see in Bohol?
Ship-inspired house. Isn’t it cool?

 

8th Stop: Man-made Forest

For me, this is a must-visit place in Bohol. God, I can’t imagine how the people behind this forest plant all these trees. (Oops, nature-lover spotted)

Man Made Forest in Bohol
Into The Woods
Man Made Forest in Bohol
It is imperative that you appreciate this.

9th Stop: Hanging Bridge

2 bamboo-made bridges connecting Barangays. These bridges are scary. It dances as you walk so you must stay calm and careful or you’ll swim down Loboc River. You pay P10 by just crossing(back & forth) the bridges.
Hanging Bridge in Bohol
I wonder if someone already fell off this bridge.
Hanging Bridge in Bohol
Hold tight everyone.

10th Stop: Dumaluan Beach Resort (our accommodation for the night)

Finally, time to rest. We arrive here late in the afternoon and we stayed in a hut (bahay-kubo) inside this resort. It’s a fan room but it’s fine. I was able to sleep so far. The beach is nice by the way ๐Ÿ™‚
Where to stay in Bohol? Dumaluan Beach Resort
Entrance.
 Dumaluan Beach Resort
Gorgeous.
Where to stay in Bohol
Good morning!
Where to stay in Bohol
Let’s eat!
Bohol Adventures
Breakfast by the beach.
Beautiful Beaches in Bohol
Waves
Beautiful Beaches in Bohol
Last picture before checking out the resort.

Last Stop: Bohol Bee Farm

All I remember in this place are the fooooood. I swear, their ice-cream is a winner! This is the perfect place to buy “pasalubong” in Bohol.
Where to buy pasalubong in Bohol? Bohol Bee Farm
awkward
So that’s pretty much the places we visited in Bohol. Therefore, it is possible to explore this gorgeous island over the weekend. Happy travels! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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