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Getting to Bohol, Philippines

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Bohol is accessible both by air and sea. Get domestic airline offers here for direct flights to Tagbilaran City, the capital of Bohol.

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You can also get to Bohol through a number of different ferries coming from Cebu and Manila.
If you are from outside the Philippines, you can take a flight to either Manila or Cebu before taking another flight or boat ride to Bohol. Cebu is preferable to Manila since it is closer, but only a few international flights arrive there. After arriving in Manila, you can take any of the daily domestic flights to Tagbilaran City which takes about an hour and fifteen minutes. Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific and Air Asia offer regular flights from Manila to Tagbilaran.

Choose a Flight to bohol below and save up to 75% when you book direct here and compare Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific and Air Asia offer regular flights from Manila to Tagbilaran.

December 13, 2014 |

A Guide to Loboc Bohol Philippines

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Loboc Bohol Philippines – The Capital of Arts, Music and Pre-Hispanic Culture

This is your Guide to Loboc Bohol Philippines

Loboc River Bohol Philippines

Loboc River Bohol Philippines

When you think of Loboc, Think of floating restaurants and invigorating short cruises, tarsier, lemurs, lorises, and monkeys you have never seen before! You are definitely guessing right about Loboc Bohol. The town’s extraordinary culture and unique Filipino cruise crosses the scenic Loboc river and stops at Busay Falls while native bands and folklore dancers perform in floating restaurants.

Loboc, an inland village 24 kilometers away from Tagbilaran’s east, is the heart of barter industry even before the Spaniards came. The village being one of Bohol’s oldest town was known to be the major market point where goods from the sea were bartered for upland’s agricultural produce. When Jesuit Missionaries turned to transfer most of their missionary activities in the village, the construction of schools and churches influenced a total change in the community’s landscape structure. Loboc’s historical influences can be seen among old churches such as the three-story Saint Peter the Apostle Parish built with murals and museum.

loboc music

loboc music

Loboc is also famous for being the music capital where globally known Loboc Children Choir is based. To witness the children’s enchanting voice singing rehearsals, you need to set up a schedule because of their growing demands from tourists.



Looking for great tours of Loboc? Check out Bohol Nature Tours Bohol! They are the best at Bohol Tours!
Please leave your comments below if you found this helpful!


December 11, 2014 |

5 Money Saving Ideas for Bohol Travel

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Traveling to Bohol can be very inexpensive if you travel there during low season

Here are five tips to get the most out of your travel budget.

Bohol Linaw Beach Resort Pool
Traveling to Bohol among the busiest travel times of the year, the holiday season can also be one of the most expensive. With a few tips from the experts, you can beat the holiday crowds and still find a 50% savings on accommodations and tours here.

With air-fares up only about 5% increased from last year. The average domestic daily hotel rates have actually decreased 4.2% per night for the upcoming holiday season to get more guests to book.

Best Times To Book
Its generally a good idea to book as early as possible in a resort or hotel, to take advantage of lower advance purchase prices and a wider selection of rooms.
Travelers should book their holiday travel by the low season in Bohol arround (July 15- Nov. 15). After that, the prices begin to increase in (February. 10 – December. 31). For travelers unable to finalize plans by that date you will pay allot more in season.

Cheapest Days to Fly
Knowing when to book a hotel together with knowing when to book a flight and knowing the best days to travel can save you even more money. You can easily check flights to Bohol from anywhere just below and save big!

For the yearly holiday season, the cheapest days to fly are Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Travelers departing on December 24th and returning on December 27th will see airfares averaging less than if they were to depart just a day before. Compared to the most expensive day to depart during the holiday season – December 19th – the same travelers would save alot per ticket.

If you know some more tips to save on a Bohol excursion, please let us know below in the comments.

November 20, 2014 |

8 of the Best Family Resorts in Bohol

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Get the Latest Scoop on 8 of the Best Family Resorts in Bohol

8 of the Best Family Resorts in Bohol
Traveling with the family to Bohol involves several challenges. First off, people tend to look for resorts or hotels that offer superior style and comfort at the lowest price possible. You need to choose accommodations and tours that will not only please your wife or husband but also your kids equally.
Here we are going to list out 8 resorts in Bohol that we think families around the world would enjoy for their stay when traveling to Bohol, Philippines.


Linaw Beach Resort:

Linaw Beach ResortIf you enjoy being in the midst of nature having a peaceful time with your family and loved ones, Linaw Beach Resort of Panglao Island is a perfect get away for you. Your kids are sure to love the exquisite cuisine served at the famous Pearl Restaurant. Also the superior service is sure to make you feel right at home. The greatest asset is the nature, friendly location and extreme seclusion from the world around. Your family can also enjoy the free games and entertainment facility offered to their guests. Click here for more info on Linaw Beach Resort


Lost Horizon Beach Resort:

Lost Horizon Beach and RestaurantThis amazing beach resort is a perfect get away from the busy city live with the family. Lost Horizon Beach Resort has all the facilities that a family would possible need for a great Bohol holiday. Accommodations include clean rooms and very plush beds. You can enjoy diving, snorkeling and dinner on the beach with your family. The rates are VERY affordable and the tour packages offer complete value for the money. You cant go wrong with this quaint beach resort! Click Here for more info on Lost Horizon Beach Resort


Coco Mango’s Place Resort:

Coco Mangos Place Resort Bohol
Families that are traveling on a tight budget that want a family run resort than this is the place for you! Very affordable accommodations with the customer service you would expect from a high price resort. Coco Mango’s Place Resort is an ideal place for traveling families that want great service accompanied by low prices. They have superior facilities that make your holiday completely worthwhile while enjoying your vacation in Bohol. Best time to visit the resort is in summer so that you can enjoy a multitude of activities with your family and loved ones. Click Here for more info on Coco Mango’s Resort


Seaside Beach Resort in Dimiao:

seaside beach resort boholThis out of the way Bohol Island resort is a great place to take your family. Kids can enjoy many different activities like inter-tubing, snorkeling and island hopping. Seaside always has interesting events and activities that amuse the little ones. Women can enjoy pedicures, manicures and the men can enjoy relaxing massages and get thoroughly rejuvenated. Its a place where you will truly interact with the locals in a safe, fun environment. Click here for more info on Seaside Beach Resort


Villa Belza Resort:

villa belza resort bohol
On your visit to Bohol, you can plan to reside in the Villa Belza Resort with your family. The resort boasts of a massive pool and lovely ambiance. You can enjoy guided tours and tranquil ambiance with your family if you reside in this resort. Children will surely enjoy the unique experience. Click here for more info on Villa Belza Resort


Dao Diamond Hotel and Restaurant:

Dao Diamond Hotel Dao Diamond Hotel and Restaurant is run by the deaf people of Bohol. The Dao Diamond Hotel holds a wonderful tropical surprise for you. Recently remodeled and upgraded, it now has a Polynesian theme and offers first class accommodations for very reasonable prices. You get luxury on a budget. The friendly staff are eager to meet your needs. Because the hotel is owned and operated by a charity called IDEA, many of the staff are deaf and graduates from the very schools that the hotel supports. This beautiful Hotel is located on the edge of Tagbilaran City away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. You will get a good night’s sleep in their extra clean rooms. Click here for more info on Dao Diamond Hotel and Restaurant Bohol


Lost Horizon Annex Dive Resort:

Lost-Horizon-Annex-Panglao-Bohol-PhilippinesThis resort offers luxury and value at its best. It is located 500 meters from the famous Alona Beach but has all the luxuries that a family may need. The ambiance is splendid. They serve up a tempting cuisine at their restaurant and a large pool with a waterfall and jacuzzi that will make your holiday here in bohol thoroughly enjoyable. Click here for more info on Lost Horizon Annex Dive Resort


Sun Apartelle Resort:

Sun Apartelle ResortSun Apartelle Resort with dive shop is a great place to take the entire family on your next vacation! The unique construction of the rooms and underground sunken pool will surely draw your attention. They have great dining, full liqueur bar with food and drinks to suit any taste. They also have plenty of room for your kids to go wild. Enjoy the uniqueness of the fabulous resort in Panglao Island just a 5 min walk to the Famous Alona Beach. Click here for more info on Sun Apartelle Resort


So there you have it! 8 Great Places to stay on your next Bohol Vacation! We hope you enjoy your stay here in Bohol with the entire family!

November 16, 2014 |

The Best of Alona – A White Beach Experience

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We offer The Best of Alona Beach where your sure to enjoy A White Beach Experience

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Panglao Island of Bohol is a haven for white beach seekers. Among Bohol’s diverse coastlines, Alona beach (Panglao Island) which stretches one and a half kilometers of the island seems to be garnering popularity from tourists. Besides soaking under the sun and sunset watching, the beach generously suggests tons of things to do with varied establishments and resorts built within the area.

If you’re into water sports or recreational sports, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the snorkeling sites with colorful reefs housing thousands of exotic fish species. You can either bring own snorkeling accessories or rent snorkel equipment from the local dive shops cheap. For starters, most diving schools are located close to the beach and are available to help you get started with diving or snorkeling.

With several diverse resorts to choose from, tour packages are available to match your Bohol budget trip. Eating out in restaurants here, you will be happy to know, those looking to explore locally prepared cuisines will find some of the best food here. Your vacation isn’t over! At night, the beach is all lit up and teaming with places to be entertained by various open bars, live music and friendly people ready to serve you, the tourists.
Its Better In Bohol!

November 15, 2014 |

Loboc Bohol’s Capital of Arts Music and Pre-Hispanic Culture

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Think of floating restaurants and invigorating short cruises—you are definitely guessing right about Loboc. The town’s extraordinary cruise crosses the scenic Loboc river and stops at Busay Falls while native bands and folklore dancers perform in boat restaurants.
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Loboc, an inland village 24 kilometers away from Tagbilaran’s east, is the heart of barter industry even before the Spaniards came. The village being one of Bohol’s oldest town was known to be the major market point where goods from the sea were bartered for upland’s agricultural produce. When Jesuit Missionaries turned to transfer most of their missionary activities in the village, the construction of schools and churches influenced a total change in the community’s landscape structure. Loboc’s historical influences can be seen among old churches such as the three-story Saint Peter the Apostle Parish built with murals and museum.

Loboc is also famous for being the music capital where globally known Loboc Children Choir is based. To witness the children’s enchanting voice singing rehearsals, you need to set up a schedule because of their growing demands from tourists.

October 8, 2014 |

Bohol Tours – Bohol Travel and Tours Packages

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NEW 2014 BOHOL TRAVEL and TOURS PACKAGES PROMO – Book now for next year!

Bohol Philippines Travel, Tours and Packages(Valid 2014 to 2015)

Standard Rm for Php 1,600 only

Deluxe Rm for Php1,900 only

Good for 2 persons & WITH FREE BREAKFAST!!!

bohol tours and tour packages

Bohol tours and tour packages

.*minimum of 2 nights accommodation to avail this promo*

HURRY!!! Reservation is until December 31, 2014 only

**not applicable on January 1 & 2 and January 22 to 29, 2014***


***BOHOL TOURS PROMO PACKAGE***

Countryside tour and Island Hopping Package( 3 days/2nights Bohol Adventure with daily breakfast, airport transfer, Countryside Tour and Island Hopping for Php10,160 only)

Php10,160 ONLY good for 2 persons!

Highlights

3-Days/2-Nights stay at Chiisai Natsu Resort

country-side tour where you will visit the world-famous Chocolate Hills, the Tarsier Sanctuary, Loboc River Cruise, Hanging Bridge, Baclayon Church and much more

Dolphin Watching/Island hopping

All entrance fees for attractions included

Countryside tour Package( 3 days/2nights Bohol Adventure with daily breakfast, airport transfer and Countryside Tour for Php7,860only)

Php7,860 ONLY good for 2 persons!

**Bohol Tour Packages valid for January 2014 to March 2014**

Highlights

3-Days/2-Nights stay at Chiisai Natsu Resort

country-side tour where you will visit the world-famous Chocolate Hills, the Tarsier Sanctuary, Loboc River Cruise, Hanging Bridge, Baclayon Church and much more

All entrance fees for attractions included

***IF YOU WANT TO CONVERT IT TO DELUXE ROOM JUST ADD PHP600 TO THE TOTAL PACKAGE RATE**

***FOR COMPLETE BOHOL TOURS PACKAGE WITH AIRFARE PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CONTACT OUR SALES OFFICE***


You may also want to check Samantha Tours in Bohol for more discounts on Bohol tour and travel packages


September 2, 2014 |

8 of the Best Family Resorts in Bohol

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Get the Latest Scoop on 8 of the Best Family Resorts in Bohol

8 of the Best Family Resorts in Bohol
Traveling with the family to Bohol involves several challenges. First off, people tend to look for resorts or hotels that offer superior style and comfort at the lowest price possible. You need to choose accommodations and tours that will not only please your wife or husband but also your kids equally.
Here we are going to list out 8 resorts in Bohol that we think families around the world would enjoy for their stay when traveling to Bohol, Philippines.


Linaw Beach Resort:

Linaw Beach ResortIf you enjoy being in the midst of nature having a peaceful time with your family and loved ones, Linaw Beach Resort of Panglao Island is a perfect get away for you. Your kids are sure to love the exquisite cuisine served at the famous Pearl Restaurant. Also the superior service is sure to make you feel right at home. The greatest asset is the nature, friendly location and extreme seclusion from the world around. Your family can also enjoy the free games and entertainment facility offered to their guests. Click here for more info on Linaw Beach Resort


Lost Horizon Beach Resort:

Lost Horizon Beach and RestaurantThis amazing beach resort is a perfect get away from the busy city live with the family. Lost Horizon Beach Resort has all the facilities that a family would possible need for a great Bohol holiday. Accommodations include clean rooms and very plush beds. You can enjoy diving, snorkeling and dinner on the beach with your family. The rates are VERY affordable and the tour packages offer complete value for the money. You cant go wrong with this quaint beach resort! Click Here for more info on Lost Horizon Beach Resort


Coco Mango’s Place Resort:

Coco Mangos Place Resort Bohol
Families that are traveling on a tight budget that want a family run resort than this is the place for you! Very affordable accommodations with the customer service you would expect from a high price resort. Coco Mango’s Place Resort is an ideal place for traveling families that want great service accompanied by low prices. They have superior facilities that make your holiday completely worthwhile while enjoying your vacation in Bohol. Best time to visit the resort is in summer so that you can enjoy a multitude of activities with your family and loved ones. Click Here for more info on Coco Mango’s Resort


Seaside Beach Resort in Dimiao:

seaside beach resort boholThis out of the way Bohol Island resort is a great place to take your family. Kids can enjoy many different activities like inter-tubing, snorkeling and island hopping. Seaside always has interesting events and activities that amuse the little ones. Women can enjoy pedicures, manicures and the men can enjoy relaxing massages and get thoroughly rejuvenated. Its a place where you will truly interact with the locals in a safe, fun environment. Click here for more info on Seaside Beach Resort


Villa Belza Resort:

villa belza resort bohol
On your visit to Bohol, you can plan to reside in the Villa Belza Resort with your family. The resort boasts of a massive pool and lovely ambiance. You can enjoy guided tours and tranquil ambiance with your family if you reside in this resort. Children will surely enjoy the unique experience. Click here for more info on Villa Belza Resort


Dao Diamond Hotel and Restaurant:

Dao Diamond Hotel Dao Diamond Hotel and Restaurant is run by the deaf people of Bohol. The Dao Diamond Hotel holds a wonderful tropical surprise for you. Recently remodeled and upgraded, it now has a Polynesian theme and offers first class accommodations for very reasonable prices. You get luxury on a budget. The friendly staff are eager to meet your needs. Because the hotel is owned and operated by a charity called IDEA, many of the staff are deaf and graduates from the very schools that the hotel supports. This beautiful Hotel is located on the edge of Tagbilaran City away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. You will get a good night’s sleep in their extra clean rooms. Click here for more info on Dao Diamond Hotel and Restaurant Bohol


Lost Horizon Annex Dive Resort:

Lost-Horizon-Annex-Panglao-Bohol-PhilippinesThis resort offers luxury and value at its best. It is located 500 meters from the famous Alona Beach but has all the luxuries that a family may need. The ambiance is splendid. They serve up a tempting cuisine at their restaurant and a large pool with a waterfall and jacuzzi that will make your holiday here in bohol thoroughly enjoyable. Click here for more info on Lost Horizon Annex Dive Resort


Sun Apartelle Resort:

Sun Apartelle ResortSun Apartelle Resort with dive shop is a great place to take the entire family on your next vacation! The unique construction of the rooms and underground sunken pool will surely draw your attention. They have great dining, full liqueur bar with food and drinks to suit any taste. They also have plenty of room for your kids to go wild. Enjoy the uniqueness of the fabulous resort in Panglao Island just a 5 min walk to the Famous Alona Beach. Click here for more info on Sun Apartelle Resort


So there you have it! 8 Great Places to stay on your next Bohol Vacation! We hope you enjoy your stay here in Bohol with the entire family!

July 16, 2014 |

A Guide to Loboc Bohol Philippines

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Loboc Bohol Philippines – The Capital of Arts, Music and Pre-Hispanic Culture

This is your Guide to Loboc Bohol Philippines

Loboc River Bohol Philippines

Loboc River Bohol Philippines

When you think of Loboc, Think of floating restaurants and invigorating short cruises, tarsier, lemurs, lorises, and monkeys you have never seen before! You are definitely guessing right about Loboc Bohol. The town’s extraordinary culture and unique Filipino cruise crosses the scenic Loboc river and stops at Busay Falls while native bands and folklore dancers perform in floating restaurants.

Loboc, an inland village 24 kilometers away from Tagbilaran’s east, is the heart of barter industry even before the Spaniards came. The village being one of Bohol’s oldest town was known to be the major market point where goods from the sea were bartered for upland’s agricultural produce. When Jesuit Missionaries turned to transfer most of their missionary activities in the village, the construction of schools and churches influenced a total change in the community’s landscape structure. Loboc’s historical influences can be seen among old churches such as the three-story Saint Peter the Apostle Parish built with murals and museum.

loboc music

loboc music

Loboc is also famous for being the music capital where globally known Loboc Children Choir is based. To witness the children’s enchanting voice singing rehearsals, you need to set up a schedule because of their growing demands from tourists.



Looking for great tours of Loboc? Check out Samantha Tours Bohol! They are the best at Bohol Tours!
Please leave your comments below if you found this helpful!


here is a Map Of Loboc, Bohol

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May 23, 2014 |

Avoid Tourist Scams and Rip-Offs while in Bohol

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Your guide to avoiding scams while visiting Bohol!

While visiting Bohol there are a few scams that seem to pop up from time to time. Here is ways to avoid them!
Just keep in mind, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true.
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Bohol Transportation Scams

Taxi, Tricycle Drivers, tour guides and local Drivers taking you to your desired destination might try every trick in the book, from asking you for extra money for a fare to driving to offering cheaper accommodations or motorcycle rentals. Yes its a pain in the but, but there are was to handle it while visiting here. The best way is to know the prices for the different destinations beforehand that way your savoy about what the price should be and spot a scammer. Another tip is always agree on a price before you get the ride and don’t pay until you get where you need to be.

Tricycle Costs – Bohol

The major mode of transport in Tagbilaran City and other places in Bohol is the tricycle, a small cab powered by a motorcycle that can accommodate up to 3 passengers. Tricycles are usually limited only to the city or town where they are licensed to operate, but in some cases they can take you to neighboring towns. The normal rate for tricycles in Tagbilaran City is 7 pesos per kilometer. so getting around Tagbilaran City shouldn’t cost you more than 50 PHP. Some will ask for up to 500PHP This is a scammer and should be avoided (Walk away) there are lots of honest tricycle drivers, you just have to find one.

Bohol Transport Vans or (V-Hire)

If you have a large group or a family, its best to arrange transport before you arrive so you don’t have to deal with the drivers who are outside the seaport/airport offering their services for inflated prices. Its usually between 250 PHP – 600 PHP for transport van or (VHire) to alona beach from the seaport/airport.

Bohol Motorcycle rental scam

When renting a scooter to scoot around the Bohol countryside it can quickly turn into a nightmare when the bike you’re riding is either stolen (Yes they will sometimes rent stolen motorcycles to visitors) outdated registration, breaks down or you have an accident.

Pulled over by the police?
If you get pulled over driving a stolen (yes you will run into stolen motorcycles being rented here) or illegally registered motorcycle in Bohol this could turn into a nightmare and some jail time. Make sure you get up-to date contracts and paperwork that matches the owners name before you rent a motorcycle here.

If its an accident your in: The owner of the motorcycle will then take you and his damaged bike to their scammer repair shop, where the mechanic makes a big number estimate of the damage.
The owner then will insist you cover the cost for the repairs. So You shell out a ton of cash to cover the costs of the (already damaged bike).
More than likely, you’ve just given them more cash than they would make in a month.

TIP:
If you need a reliable motorcycle rental place we also recommend you use Dimaond Motorcycle Rentals from boholmotorcyclerentals.com.

Remember, while renting a motorcycle, the rules of the road dont apply here. Its totally different than what you used to at home. So be careful driving and LOOK OUT FOR DOGS Running across the street here in Bohol! Avoid driving at night!
In conclusion: You will have a lot more fun here if you just follow these simple “don’t get scammed while visiting Bohol” guidelines.

May 9, 2014 |
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