Bohol Resorts, Hotels and Travel Guide

There’s no doubt that Bohol’s Chocolate Hills is an awesome natural wonder. No, it’s not a haven for chocolate lovers. But what most people from other parts of the country don’t know is that there are plenty of other great tourist spots in Bohol which got overshadowed by its famous pack of hills.

This reminds me of a poster I saw when I was a kid that featured different provinces in the Philippines. In that poster, Bohol was represented by the Chocolate Hills alone and nothing more. I thought it’s all there is to it.

Bohol's Chocolate Hills
Bohol’s Chocolate Hills

 

Discovering Bohol

Almost a year ago (November 2011), my beloved wife told me that she wants us to go there.
I recklessly gave her an ignorant response by saying… “But you have plenty of hills there in La Castellana (Negros Occidental)? Haven’t you had enough already?”

She started bombarding me with everything she knows about Bohol and put me to shame. It ended up becoming a sad story of a poor guy living under a rock.

Bohol Attractions

Here’s a list of Bohol’s fantastic tourist attractions aside from the Chocolate Hills:

1. Alona Beach in Panglao Island
2. Pamilacan Dolphin and Whale Watching
3. Balicasag Island’s Colorful Fishes
4. Virgin Island
5. Man-made Forest
6. Butterfly Sanctuary
7. Tarsier Conservation Area
8. Tigbao Hanging Bridge
9. Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park
10. Delightful buffet lunch in Loboc River Cruise
11. Baclayon Church
12. Tagbilaran’s Blood Compact Site

This is just our series introduction. Please join us in embarking an adventure to discover Bohol’s wonders beyond the Chocolate Hills.

 

Map

Bohol-Map

 

Bohol Resorts and Hotels List

 

Group I

Alberto’s Place
Contact Person: Mrs. Olivia Chiu
Address: Sta. Cruz, Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: (+63)(38) – 5017162
Phone: (+63) 9178547647
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://boholano1.tripod.com/index.html

Alona Kew
Address: Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 502 9042
Phone: +63 38 502 9027
Fax: +63 38 502 9029
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.alonakew.com/

Alona Tropical Beach Resort
Address: Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 917 626 2242
Phone: +63 922 852 5150
website: http://www.alonatropicalbeachresort.com/

Alumbung Resort
Contact Person: Sid
Address: Alona Beach, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 502 5528
Phone: +63 927 443 1769
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.alumbungbohol.com/

Amarela
Contact Person: Lucas M. Nunag
Address: Libaong, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 5029497 to 99
Fax: +63 38 5029499
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.amarelaresort.com/

Amorita Resort
Address: 1 Ester A. Lim Drive, Barangay Tawala, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 502 9001
Phone: +63 38 502 9003
Fax: +63 038 502 9002
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.amoritaresort.com/

Ananyana Beach Resort
Contact Person: Patrick Ritter
Address: Lot 2-C, Doljo Beach, Panglao, Bohol
Phone: +63 38 502 8101
Fax: +63 38 502 8101

Balicasag Island Dive Resort
Address: Balicasag Island, Panglao, Bohol
Phone: +63 32 211 440
Phone: +63 2 812 1984
Fax: +63 2 812 1164
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.divephil.com/bohol/balicasa/

Bananaland Cottages
Contact Person: Jeany Añasco
Address: Near Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63-38-502-9068
Fax: +63-38-502-9068
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bananaland-cottages.com/

BelleviewRock Resort
Address: Tawala, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.belleviewrock.com/

Beracha Inland Resort
Address: Santo Nino, 6325 Talibon, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 515 0293
Phone: +63 919 809 8676
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Local-Business/Berachah-Inland-Resort-Recreation-Center-1993850614276618/

Group II

Bituon Beach Resort
Contact Person: Markus Hohmann
Address: Basdio, 6310 Guindulman, Bohol, Philippines
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bituon.com/

BlueStar dive & resort
Contact Person: Claire
Address: Ipo Candabong, 6311 Anda, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 919 453 60 90
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bluestardive.com

Bohol Beach Club
Contact Person: Mr. Redentor Durano
Address: Bolod, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 411 5222
Phone: Toll free 1800 1888 2227
Fax: +63 38 411 5226
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.boholbeachclub.com.ph/

Bohol Bee Farm
Contact Person: Vicky Wallace
Address: Dao, Dauis, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 502 2288
Phone: +63 917 304 1491
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.boholbeefarm.com/

Bohol Divers Resort
Address: Alona Beach, Tawala, 6340 Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 502 9047
Phone: +63 38 502 9085
Fax: +63-38 502 9005
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.boholdiversresortph.com/individualrates.php

Bohol Paradise Hills Resort and Hotel
Contact Person: ahYan Pegason
Address: Matin-ao, 6320 Sierra Bullones, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 527 1084
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bohol-Paradise-Hills-Resort-and-Hotel/183136158393271

Bohol Plaza Resort and Restaurant
Address: Dayo Hill, Mayacabac, Dauis, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 5000 882, 5001-019
Phone: +63 912 711 8442
Fax: +63 38 5000 970
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.boholplazaresort.com/

Bohol Vantage Resort
Contact Person: Hanno and Rosemarie Zingel
Address: Panorama St. 1, Dayo Hill, Mayacabac, 6339 Dauis, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 5023106
Phone: +63 929 2396725
Fax: +63 38 5023106
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.vantageresort.com/

Group III

Cabilao Beach Club
Contact Person: Henry Firlay
Address: Cambaquiz, 6327 Loon, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 917 4545 897
Phone: +49 341 21 24 341
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cabilao.com/

Casa Santa Barbara
Contact Person: Brian Luce
Address: Biking Marine Sanctuary, Dauis, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 906 542 9049
Phone: +1 805 415 3094 (USA)
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.villabohol.com/

Casanova Garden
Address: Alona Beach, Tawala, 6340 Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 502 9109
Website: http://www.casanovagarden.com/

Cherry’s Home
Contact Person: Cherry Hegfors
Address: Danao Tawala, Panglao, Bohol
Phone: +63 38 5029 167
Phone: +63 918 2217 679
Email: [email protected]

Email Address: [email protected]
Phone: (+63)38-427-3197
Mobile: (+63)998-552-6530
Website: https://www.cherryshome.com/

Chriscent Ville Pension House
Contact Person: Ponciano Mercado Jr. (owner/manager)
Address: Gallares Street, Tagbilaran City
Phone: +63 38 411 4029; 235 4365
Phone: +63 38 4113070
Fax: +63 38 411 4028
Website: http://www.chriscentvillebohol.com/

Citadel Alona Inn “Bed and Breakfast”
Address: Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao, Bohol, Phililippines
Website: http://www.citadelalona.com/

Cliffside Resort
Address: km 16 Hoyohoy, Tawala, Panglao Island, Bohol
Phone: 09391819748
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cliffsidebohol.com

Coco Grove Tourist Inn
Address: Circulado street, 6339 Dauis, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 411 4904
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: http://www.cocogrovebohol.com/

Cocowhite-Beach Resort
Address: Basdio, 6310 Guindulman, Bohol
Phone: +63 919 50 144 30
Email: [email protected]

Coral Point Dive Resort
Address: Bil-isan, 6301 Panglao
Fax: +63 38 411 3433
Website: http://members.tripod.com/coralpoint/

Dao Diamond Bed and Breakfast
Address: Dao, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 501-8890
Phone: +63 38 235 5836
Fax: +63 38 411 5568
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.daodiamond.com/

Dapdap Beach Resort
Contact Person: Grace Tinio Lim
Address: Candabong, Anda, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 528 2011
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.boholdapdapresort.com/

Domene Kaw
Address: Pangdan, 6308 Jagna, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 238 2127
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://domenekaw.wordpress.com/

Group VI

Dumaluan Beach Resort
Address: Bolod, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 502 9092
Phone: +63 917 883 4888
Fax: +63 38 502 9081
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.dumaluanbeach.com/

El Portal Inn
Contact Person: Pamela Gallardo (owner/manager)
Address: Belderol Street, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 411 2124
Phone: +63 38 411 3579
Fax: +63 38 235 6689
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.elportalinn.net/

Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa
Contact Person: Phoebe B. Lim
Address: Tawala, Panglao, Bohol
Phone: +63 38 502 9516
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.eskayabeach.com/

Flower Garden Resort
Contact Person: Erwin & Hampi Dürig
Address: Tawala, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 502 9012
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.flowergarden-resort.com/

Flower-Beach Resort
Contact Person: Werner Moeller
Address: Virgen, Anda, Bohol
Phone: +49 6126 990806
Phone: +63 918 579 6166
Fax: +49 (0) 61 26 225 937 9
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.flower-beach.com/

Flushing Meadows Resort and Playground
Contact Person: Ms. Mavic Mercado
Address: Dao, Dauis, Bohol
Phone: +63 38 502-2480
Phone: +63 917 8191363
Fax: +63 38 502-2122
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.flushingmeadows.com.ph/

Hayahay Resort & Restaurant
Address: Alona Beach, Tawala, 6340 Panglao, Bohol, Phililippines
Phone: +63 38 502 9288
Fax: +63 38 502 9107
Website: http://www.hayahay.net/

Henann Resort Alona Beach
Contact Person: Henann Resorts
Address: Alona Beach, Tawala, 6340 Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 5231234
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.henann.com/#/bohol

Idea Pension House
Address: Tejero, 6308 Jagna, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 531 0030
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ideapensionhouse.daodiamond.com/

Isis Bunglalows
Contact Person: Miss Cielo Bolotaulo
Address: Alona Beach, 6340 Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 502 92 92
Fax: +63 38 502 92 00
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.isisbungalows.com

Isla Hayahay Beach Resort & Restaurant
Address: Lomboy, Pangangan Island, Calape, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +639274965421
Phone: +639194884594
Fax: +630385079001
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.islahayahay.com/

Group V

Jagna Lodge
Contact Person: Bhonnie Ellivera
Address: Can-uba Beach, Jagna
Phone: +63 920 567 0847
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.jagnalodge.com/

Jayveeh Long Beach Resort
Contact Person: c/o Jan Niño’s Café
Address: Mahaba Island, 6325 Talibon, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 515 0078
Phone: +63 917 700 5973
Website: http://jayveehlongbeachresort.com/

Kayla’a Beach Resort
Contact Person: Jon Wood
Address: Balbalan, 6305 Dimiao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 536-1077
Phone: +63 915-907-0028
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.kaylaa.com

La Estrella Beach Resort
Contact Person: Estrella Zagorski
Address: Cabilao Island, 6327 Loon, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 505 4114
Phone: +63 38 505 4151
Fax: SMS +63 918 904 4859
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.laestrella.ph/

La Pernela Beachfront Resort
Address: San Isidro, Dauis, Bohol, Phililippines
Phone: +63 906 396 2748
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Hotel-Resort/La-Pernela-132923950119272/

Ligaya’s Pension House
Address: Cogon, Pooc Oriental, 6329 Tubigon, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: + 63 38 508 8800
Email: [email protected]

Linaw Beach Resort
Address: 9999 Daorong, Danao, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 502 9345
Phone: +63 921 663 4567; +63 922 855 6
Fax: +63 38 502 9345
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.linawbeachresort.com/

Loboc River Resort
Address: Camayaan, 6316 Loboc, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 510 4565
Phone: +63 915 469 8515
Fax: +63 38 537 9342
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.lobocriverresort.com/

Lost Horizon
Contact Person: Minnie Blumenshein (Owner)
Address: Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 502 9099
Phone: +63 38 502 9088
Fax: +63 917 321 1666
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.losthorizonresort.net/

Marcelina’s Guest House
Address: 53 Lamdagan Street, 6300 Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Phililippines
Phone: +63 38 412 4169
Phone: +63 38 501 0375
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.marcelinasguesthouse.com

Group VI

Nuts Huts
Contact Person: Walter Laureys, Rita Laureys, Chris Schaerlaecken
Address: Gotozon, 6316 Loboc
Phone: +63 920 846 1559 (cell)
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.nutshuts.com/

Oasis Resort
Contact Person: Mae Atienza
Address: Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 32 2326010
Phone: +63 32 4181550
Fax: +63 32 2315054
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.seaquestdivecenter.ph

Olman’s View Resort
Address: Riverside, Totolan, Dauis, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 500 0978; 411 3421
Phone: +63 916 745 0869
Fax: +63 38 500 0829

Pamilacan Island Paradise
Contact Person: Soledad Suites Hotel Tagbilaran
Address: Pamilacan Island, 6301 Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: + 63 920 9282541
Phone: +63 38 411 3074; +63 501 7421
Fax: +63 38 411 2117
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.pamilacanislandparadise.com/index.html

Panda Tea Garden Suites
Address: J.A. Clarin Street (in front of NIA), 6300 Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 412-2456
Phone: +63 917 631 9685
Fax: +63 38 501 8773
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.boholpandasuites.com/

Panglao Island Nature Resort
Address: Bingag, Dauis, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 411 2599
Fax: +63 38 411 5866
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.panglaoisland.com/

Panglao Palms Apartelles
Contact Person: Lisa
Address: Dao, 6339 Dauis
Phone: +63 915 488 8965
Email: [email protected]

Panglao Regents Park Resort
Address: Ester Lim Drive, Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 502 4080
Phone: +63 38 502 4081
Website: http://www.regentsparkresort.com/

Panglao Tropical Villas
Contact Person: Angie
Address: Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 908 758 6611
Phone: +63 917 725 0960
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.panglaotropicalvillas.com/

Philippine Islands Divers
Contact Person: Holger Horn
Address: Alona Beach, Danao, 6340 Panglao
Phone: +63 38 502 9048
Phone: +63 0918 335 0842
Fax: +63 38 502 9048

Group VII

Polaris Beach and Dive Resort
Contact Person: Franz and Maria Baumann
Address: Pantudlan, Cabilao Island, 6327 Loon, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 505 4118
Phone: +63 918 903 7187
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.polaris-dive.com/

Sagbayan Peak
Address: 6331 Sagbayan, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 511 9167
Phone: +63 921 3233 0866
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.sagbayanpeak.com.ph/index.html

Sherwood Bay Aqua Resort & Dive School
Contact Person: Lisa Gomi
Address: Riverside, Songculan, Dauis, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 502 2035
Phone: +63 905 243 5377
Fax: +63 2857 2281
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.sherwoodbay.com/

Soledad Suites
Contact Person: Lou Square
Address: J.C. Borja cor. M. Parras Sts., 6300 Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 411 3074
Phone: +63 38 501 7421
Fax: +63 38 411 2117
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoledadSuitesHotel/

Sun Apartelle Corporation
Contact Person: Irena and Boris Heberer
Address: Tawala, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 502 90 63
Fax: +63 38 502 90 64
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.sunapartelle.com/

Taver’s Pension House
Contact Person: Jun Calope (manager)
Address: Remolador Street, Cogon District, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 411 4896; 411 3983
Phone: +63 38 411 4790
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.taverspensionhouse.com/

The Gabriella Bed and Breakfast
Address: Catillo Street, Dao District , 6300 Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 412 7096
Phone: +63 910 707 6968; +63 920 672
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.thegabriellabohol.com/

The Metro Centre
Contact Person: Frederick Ong (owner)
Address: Pres. Carlos Garcia Avenue, 6300 Tagbilaran City, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 411 2599
Fax: +63 38 411 5866
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.metrocentrehotel.com/

Group VIII

The Peacock Garden Luxury Resort and Spa
Contact Person: Peacock Garden
Address: Upper Laya, 6301 Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: + 63 38 539 9231
Phone: + 63 917 326 9000 Fax: +63 38 540 9487 Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.thepeacockgarden.com/

Vest Pension House
Address: Tamblot Extension, Cogon district, 6300 Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 501 8079
Phone: +63 38 235 6246
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.vestpensionhouse.com

Villa Alzhun Tourist Inn & Restaurant
Contact Person: Judith Bomediano (manager)
Address: V.P. Inting st. Mansasa Seaside 162, 6300 Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 411 3893, 411 3883
Fax: +63 38 411 4143
Website: http://www.villa-alzhun.com/accomodation.html

Villa Tarcela
Contact Person: Alicia Andersson
Address: Valencia, Bohol
Phone: +63 38 532 0182; +63 38 532 1352
Phone: +63 926 806 1657
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.villatarcela.com/

Visayas Breeze Resort
Contact Person: Robert Grigsby
Address: Aguining Point, Pres. Carlos P. Garcia, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 919 448 6394
Phone: +63 920 394 5288
Email: [email protected]

Water Paradise Resort
Address: Peñaflor street, Taloto district, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 411 2309; +63 38 500 1860
Fax: +63 38 411 2112; +63 38 500 186
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.waterparadiseresort.com/

WRegent Plaza Hotel
Address: CPG Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 411 3144; 411 3951
Phone: +63 38 411 3971
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wregent.com/

 

Getting to Bohol

Getting there by plane will depend on what region you are, because not all provinces have direct flights to Tagbilaran, Bohol. What most people do is go to Cebu first then ride a ferry going to Tagbilaran. This is what my wife did since she’s coming from Negros Occidental. Since I’m coming from Manila, we decided to meet at Mactan-Cebu airport first so we can have a half-day tour there before riding a ferry going to Bohol.

Cebu/Tagbilaran flights:

Cebu Pacific
Philippine Airlines

Fast Craft Ferry Schedules for Cebu – Tagbilaran and Cebu – Tubigon.

Note that the route via Tubigon is normally cheaper (also available by fastcraft), and can be faster, even when going to Tagbilaran if you take a V-hire or bus from Tubigon to Tagbilaran. For other destinations and fares, please check out the shipping websites indicated below.

Super Cat

SuperCat Bohol Ticketing Outlets:

ICM Alturas: Dao district, Tagbilaran City Telephone: +63 38 501 8380; ATSC U.B.: Maria Clara street, Tagbilaran City. Telephone: +63 38 501 8237; ATSC Pier: Pooc Pantalan, Tagbilaran City. Telephone: +63 38 501 8380; 2 Go Express Main: CPG Avenue, Tagbilaran City. Telephone: +63 38 411 4906; +63 38 501 9799; 2 Go Express Gallares: Gallares street, Tagbilaran City. Telephone: +63 38 411 3967; +63 38 501 0289; 2 Go Express Cogon: San Jose street, Dao district, Tagbilaran City. Telephone: +63 38 235 5241

 

SuperCat Fast Ferry Corporation
Pier 4 North Reclamation Area 6000 Cebu City.
Website: http://www.supercat.com.ph

Daily Schedule
Tagbilaran – Cebu | 10:30 – 12:15 | 14:30 – 16:15 | 16:30 – 18:15
Cebu (Pier 4) – Tagbilaran  | 08:30 – 10:15 |12:30 – 14:15 | 16:30 – 18:15

 

Ocean Jet

Website: http://www.oceanjet.net/
Ocean Fast Ferries, Pier 1, Cebu Pier Area Cebu City. Telephone Cebu: +63 32 255 7560; +63 32 255 0115.
E-mail: [email protected]

Cebu to Tagbilaran and vice versa is Peso 800.00 (Tourist class), Peso 1000.00 (Business class)
Tagbilaran to Dumaguete and vice versa is Peso 650.00 (Tourist class), Peso 850.00 (Business class)
Tagbilaran to Dapitan and vice versa is Peso 900.00 (Tourist class) Peso 1,200.00 (Business class)
Tagbilaran to Larena and vice versa is Peso 700.00 (Tourist class) Peso 1000.00 (Business class)

Daily Schedule
Cebu (Pier 1) – Tagbilaran | 06:00 – 07:40, 09:30 – 11:20, 13:50 – 15:30, 15:35 – 17:30, 18:00 – 9:40
A. Tagbilaran – Cebu | 07:05 – 08:30, 09:30 – 11:10, 11:35 – 13:10, 16:10 – 17:50, 17:30 – 19:20
B. Tagbilaran – Dumaguete | 08:00 – 09:40, 17:45 – 19:25, 07:30 – 09:10, 14:20 – 16:00
C. Tagbilaran – Siquijor | 17:45 – 20:25
Siquijor – Tagbilaran | 6:00 – 08:40
Tagbilaran – Dapitan | 08:00 – 11:40
Dapitan – Tagbilaran | 12:20 – 16:00

 

Weesam Express

Website: https://www.weesam.ph/
Weesam Express, Pier 4, beside former Water Jet Terminal. Telephone: +63 32 412-9562 +63 32 231 7737. E-mail: [email protected]

The Bohol ticket office is located inside the Tagbilaran Port Terminal.

The fare from Cebu to Tagbilaran and vice versa is Peso 400.00 for adults and 210.00 Children (Economy class); Peso 600.00 for Adult and 300.00 for Children (First class).

Daily Schedule
Tagbilaran – Cebu | 07:00 – 09:00, 11:30 – 13:30, 16:20 – 18:20, 08:10 – 10:20, 14:00 – 16:20
Cebu (Pier 4) – Tagbilaran | 09:00 – 11:00, 12:00 – 14:00, 14:00 – 16:00, 18:20 – 20:20

 

Starcraft

MV Starcraft Fastcraft operates on the route from Tubigon to Cebu. The fare from Tubigon to Cebu and vice versa is Peso 200.00 (Economy), Peso 200.00 (Tourist class), Peso 280.00 (Business class).

Daily Schedule
Cebu (Pier 1) – Tubigon | 05:45 – 06:45, 07:00 – 08:00, 08:30 – 09:30, 10:30 – 11:30, 12:30 – 13:30, 14:00 – 15:00, 15:30 – 16:30, 17:30 – 18:30
Tubigon – Cebu | 07:00 – 08:00, 08:30 – 09:30, 11:00 – 12:00, 12:30 – 13:30, 14:00 – 15:00, 16:00 – 17:00, 17:45 – 18:45, 19:45 – 20:45

 

SeaJet

Daily Schedule
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Explorer’s Tip

Touring Bohol

There are many ways to have a countryside tour in Bohol. If you’re traveling alone and in a hurry, you can consider riding a habal-habal. A habal-habal is where you ride behind a motorbike. You can negotiate the cost of travel based on the number of tourist spots the owner will take you. Keep in mind that this is fairly risky as some drivers tend to drive fast even in the road’s rough spots.

Habal-Habal
Habal-Habal

If you travel in a group of four or less, you can consider hiring a tricycle which would only cost around P1,000.00. The downside of the tricycle is it’s a bit slow. There’s an option to ride buses and jeepneys if you have plenty of time. There’s a very long interval before the next bus or jeep arrives. In our case, we hired a van (v-hire) because we’re in a hurry. The driver agreed to get paid P2,000.00 for a half a day tour. A van can accommodate up to 12 people.

Tricycle
Tricycle

Panglao to Tagbilaran

There are two bridges connecting Panglao and Tagbilaran, no need for a ferry ride. Alona beach is around 20 kilometers from Tagbilaran City and can be reached in 30-40 minutes. Other beaches to consider are Bagobo Beach, Bolod Beach, Danao Beach, Doljo Beach, Dumaluan Beach and Momo Beach.

Side trip in Cebu

If you haven’t been in Cebu yet and you can still stretch your budget, we recommend that you take a quickie day tour in Cebu before going to Bohol. Check out our “Cebu City Travel Quickie” series to see how many places we were able to go in Cebu in just a half-day tour.

This is a practical option for people from provinces which doesn’t have a direct flight to Tagbilaran and needs to pass Cebu first. Even if you have the option to go straight to Tagbilaran, you can still consider booking a flight in Cebu first then have a quick tour for half a day there before riding a ferry going to Bohol.

Getting the right beach resort in Bohol

In case you’re wondering if there’s an advantage of getting an expensive beach resort for a better beach experience in Alona, there’s none. Unlike Siquijor, expensive resorts share the same beach with average and low-cost beach resorts. I’m sure they have better facilities, service, etc. but for us, having a decent and clean place to stay is enough already.

Save money, win a friend.

Look for someone who wants to share boat and tour expenses. Here’s what we do. First, we look for a couple like us then ask them if they want to share a boat with us to slash the fee by dividing it among us. Then, we look for another couple to join us to bring down the price further since a boat can usually carry 8 people. So far, no one declined.

Not only did we help all of us save some money, but we also gained friends as well. We only learned about this later during our trip to Puerto Galera. We failed to do this in Bohol because we were just newbie travelers. Unfortunately, this is not applicable to some beach resorts.

12 thoughts on “Bohol Resorts, Hotels and Travel Guide”

  1. Hello, just wanna ask is there a specific location where we can hire a van? Or maybe you have a contact number where we can book a van? Thanks!

    Reply
    • Hi Zoi,

      There moment you arrive to the place, there are vans waiting already for tourists to discuss touring options. There’s no specific location and we just picked the closest van when we arrived there.

      Reply
  2. Hi! Do you know if there are motorbikes for hire? Something that we can drive ourselves while we tour the island?
    Thanks

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