When we had our holiday in the Philippines last month we decided to go and have a tour in Bohol Island. It wasn’t on the plan and its merely like the last minute decision and of time. It was about 1 week away before we come back here in Australia so its really in a rush hour plan. Anyway, we bought our ferry ticket in Limketkai mall, just outside the premises there are booth for airline and ferry ticketing office. In going to Bohol, the ticket price ranges for:
Cagayan to Tagbilaran
Adults – Php 655 (2nd Class) per person
Tourist Class – Php 770 per person
Cabin Class – Php 960 per person
Presidential Suite- Php 1080 per person
Cagayan to Tagbilaran – Thursday ,Saturday, Tuesday leaves at 7:00 pm arrives at 5:00 am in the morning
Tagbilaran to Cagayan – Friday, Monday, Wednesday leaves at 7:00 pm and arrives at 5:00 am in the morning
We actually bought the presidential suite, the ferry only has 2 rooms for this suite. We went on April 21 which is Tuesday. We rode a service van for hire from our place which cost us 1700 pesos in going to the port.
The worst thing about it is that with Bill’s height 6”4, the room is to small and Bill cant even stand up straight properly. The photo above is where the hallway outside the rooms. The good thing is that you have privacy and the room can be locked and sets you separate from the crowd just 2 walls away and the room has its own toilet and shower and it also has airconditioning. Since the ferry was too small, it wasn’t a good night at all because it feels like you are in a swing. Well, another good thing is that we got there on time.
We arrive in Bohol port around 5 o’clock in the morning, the seabreeze was nice and we went straight out to see and look where we can find a transportation for hire.
We went out from the port and went looking for a ride, then we end up with this motorcycle shop where you can rent single motorcyles for prices ranging 500-1000 pesos a day. To those smaller bikes cost 500 pesos minimum for the whole day ride or 24 hours rental. While those bigger bikes cost us 800 pesos. Not much documentations needed, you just hand them any of your id, and off we go with a helmet of course. We started travelling around 7:oo in the morning. This is our first time in Bohol and with no maps or guide we just get along and take the road wherever it will take us.
Tip: Get a full tank of petrol in the city because the farther you go in the more expensive the petrol become.
Our first stop was in ZooColate Thrills, for 99 pesos per person. It is kind like a small zoo, with a big python, a couple of tigers, and other Philippine animals in it.
It was a very hot day, and then we move on to the next stop. We were actually heading to Chocolate hills but there are some tourist attractions on the way. The loboc church was one of this, it is located 25 kilometers away from Tagbilaran. In 2014 Bohol, a typhoon and earthquake struck the island and destroyed some of this historical landmarks. And this is what Loboc church looks now
We went at the back and it was being reconstructed. Our next stop will be in the next article.
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