One of the best place that I can say in Philippines is Bohol, you will really enjoy the beauty of nature, the element of the earth (Chocolate Hills) and element of the water (Panglao Beach/Balicasag & Virgin Islands)
The first time i was here is one of my worst timeline in mylife, I didn’t feel and enjoy the place, that time I receive a bad news that my father has been passed away.
I thought I would not going back to this place as I don’t want to remember what happen before.
But when I’m browsing the PISO FARE from Air Asia, this is the only place that will fit in on my budget for a family trip and will jive on my holiday Schedule from my work. So I decided to booked it for 11pax together with my relatives, and wait for a year to be in Bohol again. And time really heals.
BEST BUY / SOUVENIR TO GET – aside from fridge magnets, I bought a native bag for only Php250 which in Manila it will cost around Php750
BEST LOCAL FOOD TO EAT – i still prefer the buffet lunch at Abi’s Seafood & Grill near the Tagbilaran Airport and the Loboc River Cruise Buffet but for local foods, you can go to The Bee Farm for the organic ice cream or the Sinugba that you can check in any restaurant there
BEST WAY OF TRANSPORTATION – if you are a group is to rent the whole van for a day for the City Tour which will include those historical places and churches. If couple, you can rent out a motorcycle or scooter to roam around.
BEST PLACE TO SHOP – at the city area, because we already time constraint, after the Blood Compact Site there is a Souvenir Shop beside it, and you can negotiate / bargain if you will buy per volume of pasalubongs.
BEST LOCAL TOUR DESTINATIONS IN BOHOL ARE:
- CHOCOLATE HILLS
- PANGLAO BEACH & VIRGIN ISLANDS / BALICASAG ISLAND
- MAN-MADE FOREST
- LOBOC RIVER TOUR
- DOLPHIN WATCHING