It has been 6 months since my last beachin’ away and after reading my friend’s post about Bohol, it made me miss it more!
I’ll keep it short and sweet.
The year was 2010, end of March when I last visited Panglao with my family. That was my so-called vacation from a vacation. It was my second time being there, and I still love it to bits and pieces.
Bohol is located in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. It is one of those places of serenity where you could really unwind and get away from a lot of distractions. We stayed at the southern part of Panglao, in Dumaluan Beach Resort just beside the Bohol Beach Club. It is a bit cheaper than the latter, but still you get the same kind of beach. 😉
The sand is white, and the water is very clear.
My photos are crappy, so forgive me for that… But, you see the beauty is still quite obvious, isn’t it? 😀
It’s the only time that I woke up really early to catch the sunrise. And for someone like myself, oh… that’s quite an achievement!
Oh, and it isn’t that commercialized yet. When I went there last 2010 (has it been that long?!?), there weren’t that many people although it’s summer. And, I heard that at the southernmost part of the beach (Alona Beach) is highly developed compared to that of Dumaluan. Will explore that part of the island when I get back there.
Not sure though about how it is now. I hope it stays the same.
1. To get there from Manila, you could fly to Tagbilaran Airport. We actually didn’t because instead, we flew to Cebu, explored Cebu, road a ferry to Bohol, then explored Bohol. 🙂
2. Bohol is also where the infamous Philippine Tarsier could be found. You should include this in your itinerary.It is one of the smallest primates in the world. (It’s cute but if you look at them in a close-up photo in the middle of the night, they could be a bit scary because of the emphasis on their big eyes. Anyway, that’s just me. :D)
3. Oh, and of course, Chocolate Hills is in Bohol as well. That is definitely worth the trip!
Anyway, I will talk about Bohol and Cebu soon on a much detailed manner. For now, I just want to make myself cry for missing the sand with the sun and the bluest water.
**This post is a part of my Life’s a Beach! beach-lovin’ series.**