Bohol: The hills and the island.

Bohol: The hills and the island.
Bohol, Philippines

Bohol, Philippines

Arrived in Bohol after an hour flight from Manila. The Bohol airport is pretty tiny, and can only accommodate small planes. Upon arrival, we quickly scouted for rental vans that offer island tours. This was when I used my bargaining prowess to nail a good deal with the locals. We eventually struck a contract with a van driver for P2500 for a whole day city tour. The sights included the famous Chocolate Hills, the stunning Baclayon Church, a trip to a Tarsier farm, and at the end of the day, the driver brought us to our resort in Panglao Island. Panglao is a small island to the south of Bohol. It is connected by a bridge from the mainland. We rented a bungalow in Paragayo resort for $40/night. Paragayo is located in the world-famous, white-sand Alona Beach. Not bad, considering that we were 6 people. It had three beds and a bathroom. The only setback was that the resort was a 5-minute walk to the water. I did not mind it at all. All tours also have a mandatory lunch stop at the Loboc River where guests are serenaded while on board bamboo rafts. The cost of the river buffet cruise was P300/person. It was a refreshing way to take a break from the tour.

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