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. :'(
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 López 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.
2nd Stop: Baclayon Church
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. 🙂
4th Stop: Butterfly Garden
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 🙂
6th Stop: Tarsier Conservation
Yes, it’s a must-visit in Bohol. You cannot take this off of the itinerary. You just can not.
7th Stop: CHOCOLATE HILLS!!!!!
For me, this is one of the coolest, most unique nature formations God has ever made.
*Bonus – Bohol Ship Haus
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)
9th Stop: Hanging Bridge
10th Stop: Dumaluan Beach Resort (our accommodation for the night)
Last Stop: Bohol Bee Farm