- Check if your hotel offers a free shuttle ride from and to the airport and avail of this service.
- The city is actually a tricycle ride away from the airport. If you are traveling light and willing to walk a short distance away from the airport, then do so before getting a tricycle so that you will be charged only Php8 per person.
- Nisa Travelers Inn in Tagbilaran. Located in the center of Tagbilaran, Nisa has fan rooms which range from Php200 to 500 per person. Just ask the tricycle driver to take you to Banco de Oro. The inn is in the 2nd floor of the same building.
- Along Graham Avenue in Tagbilaran, you have a choice among Bohol Tropics, Hotel La Roca, and Coralandia. You can find other accommodation options in the Tagbilaran City government website.
Car rental for a day tour usually costs Php1500 while a van costs around Php2500. The usual route is the Blood Compact site, Baclayon Church and Museum, Python Sanctuary, Loboc River Cruise, Tarsier Sanctuary, Manmade Forest, and Chocolate Hills.
More notes from Gladys
- Do not forget to dine at Chicken Ati-Atihan and Payag in Tagbilaran City. (I failed to do this 😦 )
- Island City Mall and Angel’s Basket are the places to get your souvenirs and pasalubong.
- If you have time and the weather allows it, go dolphin watching. The best time to go is in early morning at 5 AM when the dolphins feed. Boat rental is atPhp1500 for half-day.
- Balicasag Island has an impressive marine sanctuary. Bring bread for fish feeding. Be ready with goggles, life vest, and aqua shoes. The goggles can be rented at Php100 and the aqua shoes for another Php100. Additional Php100/head for a snorkeling guide.
Thanks Gladys! We were not able to do many of the things you suggested due to time constraints, but I enjoyed Bohol.