Monday, September 26, 2011

Panglao Island Nature Resort and Spa

Our 3rd day in Bohol was spent at Panglao Island Nature Resort and Spa. It is 30 minutes away from Dumaluan Beach Resort (resort we checked in) Drop off and pick up fee is Php600. PINRS is gorgeous! The infinity pool features a poolside bar, relaxing jacuzzi and a wonderful view of the beach and man made islet. We checked out the resort's underground cave before leaving.

PINRS Day trip fee: Php 450 ( Php300 is consumable)

A pristine piece of property and a beautifully well kept resort.

Not very wide shoreline but the beach is clean.

Infinity pool

pool bar and jacuzzi

In the background you can see the man made islet and floating cottages

man made islet

time for lunch

Purple Yam pasta with Carbonara Sauce

Malunggay Pasta ( Moringa Pasta) with Pomodoro Sauce

Fruit platter, Fruit shakes, Green Leaf Salad, cassava cake, leche flan and halo halo

We were accompanied by 2 staffs going to the cave

Cambagat underground cave

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bohol Countryside Tour- Part 3

Simply Butterflies Conservation Center- This is the first butterfly livelihood breeding and conservation program in Bohol. A tour guide was assigned to us and he showed us this framed preserved butterflies. He explained the life cycle of a butterfy which consists of 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult butterfly. There is an area where you can interact with the butterflies.

narrow and steep entrance to Hinagdanan Cave

Hinagdanan cave is a natural underground cave made of limestones.

There's a lagoon inside where people can take a dip.

Entrance to Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills- the most popular tourist attraction in Bohol.

There are 4 legends explaining the formation of Chocolate Hills. One tells the story of two feuding giants who hurled rocks, boulders, and sand at each other. The fighting lasted for days, and exhausted the two giants. In their exhaustion, they forgot about their feud and became friends, but when they left they forgot to clean up the mess they had made during their battle, hence the Chocolate Hills.

Tarsier Sanctuary

Tarsiers are small animals with enormous eyes; each eyeball is approximately 16 mm in diameter and is as large as their entire brain. They are so cute!

I bought souvenirs for my nieces.

My niece Ykaie specially liked the tarsier arm band!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bohol Countryside Tour- Part 2

We started the tour at 8 A.M. and ended around 6 P.M. We were all tired by the end of the tour but we had an awesome time exploring new places and it left us wonderful memories to keep. Our friendly and outgoing tour guide also served as our photographer. He did a great job in taking photos of us specially at the man- made Mahogany forest. It was quite challenging but fun as there were vehicles passing through the highway while we were doing our wacky poses. lol! We did everything from jump shots to getting on the ground. My cousin even lay down in the middle of the road. ( yeah! He was that crazy! lol!) Our guide was quick to snap photos and would yell if a vehicle was coming so we could stay away from the road. If he wasn't satisfied with the picture, he would take another shot. He was that meticulous about taking photos. He knows the best angle to take good shots. I was very satisfied with his service that's why I promised him that I'll mention him on my blog and will recommend to family and friends touring Bohol. And so again, his contact details are at the end of this post for anyone interested.

Blood Compact Monument

Baclayon Church- Oldest stone church in Bohol

Loboc River Cruise- floating restaurant with musical entertainment on board

All you can eat buffet lunch while cruising along the river which lasted about 1 hour

Hanging Bridge- this leads to a souvenir shop.

Man-made Mahogany forest

Bohol countryside tour guide: Paul Bernard Incon


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bohol Bee Farm- Bohol Countryside Tour Part 1

When I was scouring the web for a cheap Bohol tour package, I came accross 2 people who I emailed inquiring about the tour price. One of them was quick to reply while the other one took forever! I availed the first one's tour package since the price was reasonable enough. He gave me this itinerary:

Tour Guide: Paul Bernard Incon

Vehicle type:
Sedan 2-4 pax P2000.00
S.U.V. 5-9 pax P2500.00
Van 10-14 pax P3000.00

Spots to be visited during the tour

Bohol Bee Farm
Blood Compact Monument
Baclayon church and Museum
Python sanctuary
Tarsier Sanctuary
Loboc river cruise
Man made forest
Butterfly garden
Chocolate Hills
Hanging bridge
souvenir shopping
Hinagdanan Cave
Loboc eco adventure park Zip Lining

If anyone is interested in this tour package, his contact details are at the end of this post.

We skipped Phyton Sanctuary and Zip Lining at Loboc Eco Adventure Park since my Aunt was not interested in Zip lining. Our first stop was Bohol Bee Farm. They serve healthy organic dishes and I wanted to try them so I asked Paul if we can have breakfast At BBF. I asked him to join us but he said he was still full. He was kind enough to wait for us even if it took us so long to finish eating. We checked out the place and had some pictures taken then we proceeded to the next spot.

I didn't tell my Aunt that breakfast was free at Dumaluan Beach Resort or else I wouldn't be able to try BBF's organic dishes. She's a bit frugal. lol! Anyway I paid for our meals coz I knew she would discover the next day that free breakfast was included in our stay at Dumaluan.

Camote Bread with Honey, Pesto and Mango Spreads ( Complimentary breakfast)

Mango Pancake with homemade honeyglazed ham and egg with herbs

This was my meal. Honey Glazed Chicken, Brown Rice, Garden Salad ( with edible fresh flowers) and Honey Mustard Dressing. I loved this one! Ok, I admit I wasn't adventurous enough to eat the edible flowers. Maybe next time! hehehe!

Putomaya and Tsokolate

Vegetarian Breakfast ( This includes assorted Organic salad, herbed bread with pesto spread and mango banana juice)

Gumamela Tea

Carrot+cucumber+banana+ pineapple smoothie and fresh lemongrass juice

The place has 2 small swimming pools.

Me and my cousin tried their homemade Ice cream. I liked the Spicy Ginger Ice Cream! He tried the malunggay( moringa) ice cream.

nice beach but too bad no shoreline

The store

I bought these for sis.

Inclusion of Bohol tour package: tour driver/guide,no time limit, pick up and drop off service

Guest will pay all entrances
You may prepare 560.00 per person for all the entrances and 1 time eat all you can lunch buffet on board floating restaurant @ loboc river

Paul Bernard Incon

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