Archive for April, 2009
If you are looking for a place to stay in Bohol for a tight budget, you can try LTS Lodge. Located at the Downtown area of Tagbilaran City, LTS Lodge offers comfortable place to stay for a minimal expense. Shopping centers like Alturas, BQ Mall, Shoppers and Unitop are just few minutes walk from the lodge. You can also buy food supply and stuff from Sundry, located at Metrocentre Hotel. If you are looking for a place to hang – out at night, you can visit Atmospheres in Metrocentre Hotel, just a five-minute walk from LTS Lodge.
Single – Php 330 / day
Double – Php 392.00 / day
CPG Avenue, 6300 Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 411 3310
Looking for a unique way to spend the Good friday, I decided to join my friend Lee, his special friend Monica, Monica’s mother and sister in an amazing adventure in the world famous Chocolate Hills and other places along Bohol’s Tourism highway.
Our destinations (in Bohol, Philippines):
- Chocolate Hills in Carmen
- Butterfly Garden in Bilar
- Loboc River and Tarsier in Loboc
- Prony, the Python in Alburquerque
- Blood Compact Site in Bool, Tagbilaran City
- Dauis Church
- Hinagdanan Cave in Panglao
- Dumaluan Beach Resort in Panglao
We rented a van operated by George Noroño for a discounted price (since George is our friend…LOL), and left Tagbilaran at around 8:00 am in the morning. Our first destination is nothing but the Chocolate Hills. After more than an hour of travel, we arrived in Carmen. We payed an entrance fee of Php 50.00 each at the Chocolate Hills (a little contribution to the community). The pics below will tell how much fun we had.
After an hour at the Chocolate Hills, we headed for the Butterfly Garden (Simply Butterflies) in Bilar. Read the rest of this entry »
Muro Ami Beach Resort – Seaside Inn and Restaurant, located at Doljo, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines is one of the best resorts for relaxing, recreation and family gathering.Just 20 km away from Tagbilaran City and can be reached with taxi, van, bus or motorcycle , Muro Ami offers, aside from the long white sand beach, a complete set of amenities for your enjoyment and satisfaction. It has several airconditioned rooms, floating cottages and a ktv.
Panglao Beach Resorts Rates
|Bohol Beach Club
|Dumuluan Beach Resort
|Deluxe with Breakfast||1,650.00|
|Panglao Island Nature Resort
|Superior with Breakfast||$130.00|
|Deluxe with Breakfast||$130.00|
|Non-aircon with Breakfast||2,000.00|
|Aircon with Breakfast||2,950.00|
|Deep Blue Resort
|Aircon with Breakfast||1,600.00|
* Prices may change without prior notice
* Prices are in Philippine Peso unless otherwise stated
Tagbilaran Hotels and Pension Houses Rates
|Hotel / Pension House Accommodation
|Chriscentville Pension House|
|Vest Pension House
|Slim Pension House
|Buen-Bella Pension House
|Deluxe with Breakfast||950.00|
|Twin Bed with Breakffast||1,200.00|
* Prices may change without prior notice
From the highlands of Antequera and Catigbian. Abatan River flows through Balilihan and serves as the boundary separating the towns of Cortes and Maribojoc, before ending up its stretch in Maribojoc Bay. The sides of the river are being occupied by dense nipa forest, the leaves of which are being sewn to bamboo sticks and used as roof covers for local houses and huts. The dense nipa forest also serves as a habitat to crabs and clams among others, whom locals gather for food.
What was once occupied by sand gatherers, the stretch of the river is now cleaned and groomed to be one of the next tourist attractions of the province of Bohol. The river is best suited for kayaking and river cruise, and resto-bars at the side of the river will add more interest to tourists enjoying the place.
Several sources of potable water could be found along the river. Most notable are Sanggabon and Bilibili spring in Malayo Norte, Cortes and Nonok Spring near Loreto.
Abatan River is believed to have its name derived from the bisayan term “abat” (to fetch) or “abatan” (fetching place or area) which refers to a place where fishermen, fish buyers and wives of the fishermen meet.
Rumor has it also that a White Bell or “Lingganayng Ogis” in Bisayan term is resting at the river bed, after it was thrown by locals to end the dispute of where it will be placed. Although it’s just a rumor for now, finding it will be an adventure to tell for anyone interested to uncover the truth behind such rumor.
Tagbilaran City is the capital city of the Province of Bohol. It is some 630 km from Manila and located at the southwestern part of the province.
Tagbilaran City is composed of 15 barangays, occupying a total lang area of 3,270 hectares, 13 kilometers of which is a coastline. The city has two notable peaks, Elley Hill and Banat-i Hill, rising on both ends of the city.
Tagbilaranś name came from two words, tagu(to hide) and bilaan(Muslim marauder tribe), which means ¨to hide from the Moros¨. The city traces its history as a settlement, known as the Bool Kingdom, to as early as the 15th century.
The city obtained its charter on July 1, 1966 by virtue of Republic Act No. 4660.