This would be my second time to visit Bohol, but I am still excited to see the world famous chocolate hills and take pictures of the cute tarsier. The last time I’ve been there was about 8 years ago, when we had our national conference. We had a short tour of the island but we didn’t enjoy much of it for we are all tired from all the business meetings and making marketing plans.
World’s Smallest Primate – Tarsiers
But this time it would be different, I would take my sweet time and enjoy all the views Bohol has to offer. And of course I have a group of field trippers with me. With me in this trip is my baby, Cille, her two siblings, Kenneth and Nicko, plus my Kuya Tantan. I am also excited to see the sites which were not included in my past trip here, like Prony, the giant python, or walk the hanging bridges and enter the Hinagdanan cave. Plus we will be spending the night at Panglao Island, home of some of the best white sand beaches in the country.
the buntis hill in Bohol’s Chocolate Hills
We planned the trip weeks ahead, tried to book a good budget hotel and look for promos for boat tickets. Cecille and I opted for the Libre Balik promo of Oceanjet but got a little frustrated for there is nothing short of free in the Libre Balik Promo. According to the promo, your fare going back to Cebu is free, but based on our computation, there is no difference if you buy the promo tickets and if you will buy 2 ordinary tickets to and from Tagbilaran City. Both will cost you 800 pesos.
Oceanjet Fast Craft Vessel to Tagbilaran, Bohol from Cebu
Booking for a hotel is a bit of a frustration to. I tried contacting Muro-ami Resort and asked for their menu and some pictures of their facilities. We are budget travelers and can’t afford expensive meals. Hehehe. They told me that they would e-mail the pictures but I didn’t receive any, I even tried to ask for updates 3 times but I got no reply. Good thing, Julius, our guide during the countryside tour suggested Walk-Inn Haven, it’s a nice but cheap hotel, more like a pension house near Alona beach. It is a good suggestion to ask your guide for cheap hotel accommodations than go booking via online.
So the day finally arrived. Me and Kuya Tantan met up with the 3 very excited field trippers in Pier 1, where the fastcrafts of Oceanjet docks. Since our ship departs early for Tagbilaran City at 6 am, we didn’t have time to grab some breakfast, and upon arriving in Bohol 2 hours later, our first stop in our Bohol tour is McDonald’s to have our stomachs filled with McMuffins and scrambled eggs.
The Bohol Fiel Trippers enjoying Rioverde Tarsier Place
Please check out my other posts for the rest of our Bohol adventure.