Flying to Cebu from Manila, we took the fast ferry going to Bohol which was about 2 hours. I was so tired at that time but I’m glad I got the chance to sleep at the ferry on the way to Bohol. During my time working in the Philippines, I didn’t have the opportunity to explore my country and now for a change, I like to play the part of a tourist. For every time I come home, I should at least visit one domestic destination around the Philippines.
Bohol is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the South since it boasts the popular Chocolate Hills, pristine beaches and the Tarsiers, the Master Yoda’s lookalike.We stayed in Panglao Island in a beachfront hotel. If you want to avoid the crowds and the loud party in Boracay, I would highly recommend this beach. This is one of my relaxing trips to the Philippines since I spent most of the time walking in the sand, listening music to my phone and an afternoon eating balut. (google it!) 🙂
The next day, we hired a private car to visit the popular tourist spots in Bohol. The usual tour package stops at famous historical and cultural landmarks such as the Blood Compact Shrine and the Baclayon Church which we skipped because we added the ZipLine adventure instead. Then en route to the Chocolate Hills, we passed by the beautiful man-made forest in Bilar, went to Tarsier Conservation Area to get up close with this big-eyed nocturnal primate, walked through the Hanging bridge and ended the tour in the scenic Loboc River Cruise.
Bohol has left very good impression on me and I would like to go back again.There are still many things to explore and would love to do some scuba diving or dolphin watching next time.