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Bohol Travel Requirements
Heading to Bohol real soon? Here’s the updated Bohol travel requirements to make your visit to the island hassle free!
Bohol is truly an island of endless possibilities. From the depths of its waters to the highs of its summits and everything in between, the island offers an unforgettable experience with history and heritage, unparalleled encounter with nature and definitely exhilarating adventures. There’s a lot in store for everyone here! Behold, Bohol!
Community Alert Level
Based on latest IATF Resolution, the towns of Batuan, Calape, Corella, Dimiao, Duero, Garcia Hernandez, Jagna, Lila, Loay, Loboc, Maribojoc, San Isidro, San Miguel, Sevilla, Sikatuna and the capital Tagbilaran City are under under Alert Level 1 while the rest of the province is under Alert Level 2 .
Bohol Travel Requirements for Tourists
- For fully vaccinated travelers or those who received the last dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 weeks prior to arrival: COVID-19 vaccination card or certification issued by LGU, vaxcert.doh.gov.ph or legitimate vaccinating establishment
- For unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers: RT-PCR taken within 72 hours
- APPROVED or PENDING for fully vaccinated
- APPROVED for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated
- RT-PCR test is not required for kids aged four (4) years and below
- You may book your RT-PCR or Antigen Test at cheaper prices via Klook
Where to Stay in Bohol
Tourists in Bohol usually stay in Tagbilaran City or in nearby Panglao Island where numerous hotels and resorts that cater to every type of traveler are available to choose from.
Accommodations in Tagbilaran City
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For more information about Bohol, check out Bohol Travel Guide .
New Normal BOHOL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS & Policies
After being confined in our homes for some months because of the community quarantine, it is now possible to explore the outside world again. Today, many destinations in the Philippines are starting to reopen. However, strict protocols and requirements in line with health and safety concerns are still in place. And these policies vary per destination and local government units.
On November 15, Bohol has started accepting visitors who would be visiting for meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE). Those who would attend events like weddings, reunions, anniversaries, birthdays, and similar celebrations are also allowed. This is all under the condition that there are at least 6 attendees from outside Bohol. If you will be traveling to Bohol for such events, here are the requirements and things you need to know before your visit.
Update: According to the Philippine News Agency, the province of Bohol is likely to be reopened to domestic tourists in Week 2 of December, but no exact date has been announced yet.
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List of BOHOL Travel Requirements
1. negative rt-pcr test result.
A negative RT-PCR Test Result from a DOH accredited COVID-19 testing laboratory taken 72 hours prior to arrival is required to be allowed entry. Travelers are also advised to observe strict quarantine after undergoing the RT-PCR Test until their departure date.
In case your bookings have canceled or flight schedules were changed at the last minute, you may you may get your RT-PCR test done upon arrival in Bohol. If you do this, you would have to fill up and sign an undertaking stating that you are agreeing to undergo strict hotel quarantine while waiting for your test result.
If you will be staying for more than 5 days, you will be required to get another RT-PCR test done on the 5th day of your stay.
2. Confirmed Hotel Booking
Visitors are required to have a confirmed booking with an accommodation located in the municipality of Panglao or Dauis. The accommodation establishment should also have a Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) from DOT or Ultimate Bohol Experience (UBE) Seal from the provincial government of Bohol.
3. Registration through the Bohol Tourist Registration Portal.
All travelers going to Bohol are required to register online. You may find the registration form at tourism.bohol.gov.ph . Just click the VISIT BOHOL menu and click MICE/EVENT REGISTRATION .
You will be required to enter the details of the event you will be attending, your flight, along with your personal information. After a successful registration, you will be sent necessary information and instructions through email.
You will also be provided a personal QR code that will serve as an electronic visitor’s ID. You must save this QR code on your mobile device because this will be scanned upon entrance and exit of establishments and sites.
Fight Process When Traveling to Bohol
1. present negative rt-pcr test result..
You must present a copy of your negative RT-PCR test result upon check in or a signed form to take the RT-PCR test upon arrival and undergo strict quarantine at a hotel until the release of the test results.
2. Scan your personal QR Code.
Upon arrival at the Bohol-Panglao International Airport , you must scan your unique QR code.
Make sure that you have a copy of the QR code you received through email on your mobile device.
3. You must be picked up by a transport service.
When you arrive in Bohol, a transport service of your accommodation must pick you up. You may also pre-book a tourist transport service accredited by the Department of Tourism.
From the airport, your transport service must bring you to your accommodation immediately. Stopovers on the way to your accommodation are not allowed.
4. Follow all health and safety protocols.
Both the national and the local government have protocols for health and safety. Here are the things you need to remember:
- Wear your mask at all times.
- Scan your QR Code at the entrance and exits of establishments and sites.
- Always observe proper physical distancing.
If you are planning to explore during your stay, make sure you book with accredited tour operators, transport providers.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are children/senior citizens allowed to visit.
Yes, age restrictions are relaxed as long as they are not pregnant and don’t have any underlying health conditions.
Are there available public transportation options in Bohol?
The provincial government of Bohol advises travelers to book accredited transport providers. If you’re planning to visit attractions, you may book a tour with accredited tour operators and guides.
Where can we stay in Bohol?
Tourists are required to book an accommodation with a Certificate of Authority to operate from DOT or Ultimate Bohol Experience (UBE) Seal from the provincial government of Bohol.
Are leisure tours allowed in Bohol?
Tours are currently limited to those attending Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions, and Exhibitions (MICE) and those who would attend events like weddings, birthdays, and similar celebrations.
For trips outside the hotel/resort, tourists must have a pre-arranged tour with a DOT accredited tour operators or guides. DIY tours are strongly discouraged.
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Hi po! Ask lang po sana ako na if coming back to Manila, do we still to have swab test results? Thanks po!
What if you dont have any confirm hotel booking. since meron kaming bahay sa bohol and need to lang mag bakasyon paano po iyon? and may susundo rin naman sakin sa Airport.
I just want to ask if need pa ba mag book ng hotel room kung may sariling bahay kami sa bohol? Or need lang namin ng mag susundo papunta dun sa house… Pls ans
Hi po gsto ko po umuwi sa amen buenavesta bohol
Ilang taon po ang exemption sa Swabtest? Kung bata I Swabtest din po ba.?
According to PAL (updated April 1, 2021)
- Negative RT-PCR Test Result or Saliva RT-PCR Test Result not more than seventy-two (72) hours before departure
- Children four (4) years and below are exempted from the testing requirement.
- Upon arrival, passenger will not be required to undergo quarantine and repeat testing, unless they exhibit COVID-19 symptoms.
- LGU Confirmation
how about kung bohol resident returnee klang how would ur requirements be different to the visitor requirements.
All ur saying is for visitation and tourist. You guys don’t include the native or the bohol resident returnees requirements. This is kind if sad and a piss off. Yung sarili mong bansa mas inu una yung mga taga labas asikasuhin kesa sa taga loob o sariling kababayan na naninirahan mismo sa kanilang lugar.
We Filipinos do really take into heart the word “hospitality” by heart. Even if it means forgetting ur own family and country men.
correct…kita nuon tagabohol dili basta2x makasulod sa bohol unya ang mga dili taga bohol makalaag laag ra diha..Asa ang justice ani.
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Bohol travel requirements for tourists & visitors.
Planning a trip to Bohol this 2022? What are the requirements to travel to Bohol? Here are the latest Bohol travel requirements and entry protocols for tourists and visitors traveling to Bohol!
Bohol travel requirements for tourists and visitors, for fully-vaccinated travelers:.
- Vaccination Card issued by any LGU, DOH-accredited medical institution, private company, and foreign country or any State/Province thereof authenticated by DOH-BOQ.
- Government-Issued Identification Card .
- S-Pass Travel Pass (Approved or Pending Approval).
FOR PARTIALLY-VACCINATED & UNVACCINATED TRAVELERS:
- Valid RT-PCR negative test result from DOH-accredited laboratories taken not more than 72 hours prior to traveler's departure to Bohol.
- Individuals aged 5 to 17 years old must also present a valid negative RT-PCR test result taken not more than 72 hours before flight departure.
- Children aged 1 to 4 years old are exempted from RT-PCR test result requirement.
- √ Click here to know where to get Affordable RT-PCR Test .
- Government-Issued Identification Card
- Approved S-Pass Travel Coordination Permit from the LGU of destination.
√ SEE ALSO: How to Download Vaccination Certificate from VaxCertPH?
- An individual is considered fully-vaccinated if:
- Two (2) weeks or more have passed after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series;
- Two (2) weeks or more have passed after receiving a single-dose vaccine;
- Vaccine administered is included in the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) list or Compassionate Special Permit (CSP) issued by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA); or Emergency Use listing of the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Don't forget to pre-book your accommodation in Bohol. √ Click here to see the list of best hotels and resorts in Bohol!
- It is also recommended to pre-book your tours with DOT-accredited tour operators. Tourists are not allowed to have DIY tours, and they are highly discouraged from engaging in personal activities outside of the tourism bubble. I highly recommend that you book a Bohol City Private Car Charter and explore Bohol on your own pace and itinerary.
- Tourists are also highly discouraged from visiting and/or meeting with relatives and friends who are in Bohol.
- Travel requirements may change from time to time without prior notice. Please coordinate with the local government unit of your destination for the latest updates.
- For the latest advice, information and resources, please go to:
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Bohol Travel Requirements for Tourists and Visitors (October 2021)
- Fully vaccinated individuals may now enter Bohol without showing a negative RT-PCR test result starting October 25, 2021 until further notice. Only a vaccination certificate generated through www.vaxcert.doh.gov.ph and duly authenticated and validated by the DOH-Bureau of Quarantine is required. √ Click here to know how to get vaccine certificate from VaxCertPH .
- Valid Government-issued ID.
- For Minors who are four (4) years old and below, present a Travel Coordination Permit (TCP) from S-PaSS.
- QR Code and letter of acceptance . Register at www.tourism.bohol.gov.ph . Follow the steps below on how to get the QR Code:
- Visit https://tourism.bohol.gov.ph to find a list of all DOT-accredited accommodation establishments, tour operators, and transport services.
- On the same website, click “Tourist Registration”.
- Wait for email confirmation, which will contain the download link for the tourist application and instructions on how to register for the QR Code.
- Make sure you have a printed copy of the QR Code once you enter Bohol.
- Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals must submit a valid RT-PCR negative test result with swab from DOH accredited laboratories or saliva sample from Philippine Red Cross taken not more than 72 hours prior to traveler's departure to Bohol. √ Click here to know where to get Affordable RT-PCR Test .
- Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals aged 5 to 17 years old, must also present a valid negative RT-PCR test result taken not more than 72 hours before flight departure. Children aged 1 to 4 years old are exempted from this requirement.
- All incoming tourists will be issued a QR code which would serve as their contact tracing system while inside Bohol.
- Tourists must have printed copies of the required documents on hand when they enter Bohol.
- For tourists staying in the Municipality of Panglao , you are required to register at the LGU portal, www.panglaolgu.gov.ph . Registered tourists will be issued a letter of acceptance prior to arrival. Failure to present Letter/s of Acceptance will not be allowed to stay in the Municipality.
- For ROF (Returning Overseas Filipinos)/Foreign Nationals : Follow protocols based on IATF Resolution 143.
- Don't forget to pre-book accommodation in Bohol. √ Click here to see the list of best hotels and resorts in Bohol!
- Do not attemp to submit fake vaccination certificate, RT-PCR or S-Pass. Those who will be caught using fake documents will have to pay 5,000 pesos fine, will be quarantined for 5 days at their own expense at a DOT-accredited quarantine facility, and will undergo RT-PCR testing on the 5th day. All expenses will be shouldered by the violator.
- For the latest advice, information and resources, go to:
- Department of Tourism Philippines
- Tagbilaran Travel Guidelines from Philippine Airlines
- Travel Requirements to Bohol from Cebu Pacific Air
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HI! There is no "Tourist Registration" on https://tourism.bohol.gov.ph/ :-)
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What to expect from the 'new normal' travel in Bohol
Posted at Dec 12 2020 12:24 PM
PANGLAO, Bohol -- The island province of Bohol is gearing up to finally welcome leisure tourists starting December 15, 2020 including those from areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) areas like Metro Manila.
Bohol Governor Arthur Yap confirmed that they will be accepting frequent independent travelers of all ages, including senior citizens and minors, in a bid to jumpstart the local economy.
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat welcomed the development of easing age restrictions for travel, saying that Christmas is just around the corner and that Filipinos really travel together as a family.
Tour operators and members of the media got to experience first-hand the steps the provincial government of Bohol is taking to fight COVID-19 while cautiously reopening the island to tourists.
If you’re thinking of going to Bohol soon, here’s what you need to know.
Like other destinations that have reopened to leisure tourists, Bohol requires a negative RT-PCR result taken 72 hours before departure, confirmed hotel booking, pre-booked transport and tours, and pre-registration via tourism.bohol.gov.ph. A five-day stay on the island requires no quarantine.
The high cost of the RT-PCR tests has been one of the major deterrents for leisure travel, but is required to curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect the island’s residents.
The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) is currently finalizing guidelines to provide a 50% subsidy for leisure travelers and tourism frontliners in partnership with the UP Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH), which currently only charges Php 1,800 for a swab test.
- LIST: Hospitals that offer COVID-19 RT-PCR tests for P1,750 to P2,000
What to expect in the airport
If you don’t have a smartphone yet, you’re going to need one for your future trips because of the apps and online forms needed to travel.
Starting November 28, all passengers need to download and use the Traze contact tracing app , a nationwide and unified app that contains basic profile information of travelers. Those taking flights need to scan QR codes in various points at the airport to check in. Travelers who don’t have smartphones will need to ask help from the assistance desk.
Most airlines are operating at a very limited capacity to key destinations, but when they do, tourists may need to get to the airport earlier than usual to comply with the extra requirements, such as sanitizing of luggage, pre-boarding checks of all the requirements, and extra long lines because of physical distancing requirements.
Protocols inside the plane
Because of COVID-19, airlines have increased sanitation and cleaning protocols with deeper and more frequent cleanings. Flight attendants are now dressed in PPE suits with full face masks and face shields.
Airlines are requiring passengers, staff, and crew to wear face masks while on board the plane. Wearing full face shields (half shields are not allowed) inside the airport and airplane is also mandatory.
During our flight to Bohol, we were served single-use mineral water bottles and packed snacks, although it’s up to the passengers if they choose to eat and drink while inside the plane.
Arrival in Bohol
Flights to Bohol now land at the Bohol-Panglao International Airport on Panglao Island, which has replaced the old Tagbilaran Airport as the province’s main entry point for tourists.
One of the most tiresome things about traveling during the pandemic is constantly having to fill up contact tracing forms everywhere you go. Thankfully, Bohol has found a way to establish a system that does away with that.
Visitors who pre-registered via Bohol's website will have been given a unique QR code that can be saved on a smartphone. Upon our arrival at the airport, we were presented with personalized contact tracing cards that contained that unique QR code.
The cards were like our visa around the island. We just had to present these for scanning at respective hotels and establishments we visited, so we no longer had to keep filling up forms manually.
The cards, which bear a picture of a tarsier, also double as a unique souvenir for guests of their “new normal” trip and may be reused for future trips in Bohol.
New normal in hotels
Unlike pre-pandemic travel when you could just travel spontaneously, or choose a hotel to stay in once you get to your destination, tourists now need to pre-book all arrangements including hotels, transportation, and tours to ensure that the establishments are ready to accept guests with the proper health and safety protocols.
One of the major draws in Bohol is the number of premium luxury resorts where guests can cocoon for the duration of their stay and enjoy private amenities like swimming pools, private beachfronts and open-air garden restaurants.
Hotels and resorts in Bohol have really stepped up their efforts to ensure a safe environment for travelers and used the downtime in travel to establish their own health and safety measures. Temperature checks and QR code scanning are done every time a guest arrives and departs from a hotel.
Hotel buffet breakfasts have been replaced with plated meals, while tables and chairs have been rearranged to ensure socially distanced dining without the unsightly plastic sheet barriers that have become the norm in many establishments.
Many of the larger hotels and resorts in Panglao island, which previously catered to the premium international tourist market and large events, have reopened but have so far only been allowed to accept residents of Bohol for staycations.
Many hotels have slashed prices off their regular room rates (some up to 50 percent) and are offering promo rates just to attract tourists once again. So if you think about it, your savings on hotel accommodations could just be channelled for necessary costs like the RT-PCR test. Some hotels have even come up with packages that include the RT-PCR test for guest’s peace of mind.
Expect hotels in Bohol to be way less crowded. Hotels that used to cater to mainstream Chinese tourists and international travelers, or were fully booked during Christmas season in pre-pandemic years, have barely had any business the past few months, meaning if you choose to travel early on, chances are you will get to enjoy the resort all to yourself.
New rules in tours
Tourists in Bohol will need to follow a pre-set itinerary, with trips outside the hotel/resort pre-arranged and done only through DOT-accredited travel and tour agencies. Tour operators will be made liable for visitors who deviate from tours.
Do-it-yourself or DIY tours are currently not allowed to limit contact with locals and control the movement of tourists. For instance, the hotel we stayed in used to offer bicycles that guests could use for free to go around to nearby sights on their own during pre-pandemic travels. Upon inquiry, the front desk staff said they had to suspend operations to prevent tourists from roaming around on their own to comply with the new guidelines.
While this may put a damper on plans of adventure travelers who prefer to explore on their own, the pre-booked transportation and tour arrangements will work well for families, colleagues, and groups traveling together who want a hassle-free way to go sightseeing around the island.
Many of the tours that Bohol is known for have found ways to adapt to the new normal. It helps that most of Bohol’s attractions are nature-based outdoor activities, which are safer.
All island-hopping and snorkeling activities will now depart from a centralized jetty port in Panglao and can no longer be offered directly from different beach resorts around the island. The “one entry, one exit” island-hopping policy will help control and monitor the number of tourists visiting specific islands like Balicasag and Pamilacan island.
The Loboc River Cruise, the floating restaurant previously known for their buffet lunch, has changed its buffet set-up to plated meals and lessened the number of guests seated per table. While live entertainment is still provided, performers serenade tourists from the far end of the boat and all crew visibly wear face masks and shields. A local dance troupe also performs from a platform along the river, which provides a natural barrier from visitors.
Minimum health protocols are also required for tours such as ATV rides around the foothills of the Chocolate Hills and island-hopping and hiking to La Manok Island in Anda. All tour operators and establishments make sure to scan the contact tracing cards of visitors when they arrive.
Everywhere we went, all tourism frontliners, from the hotel staff, servers in restaurants, boatmen, and cultural performers, even in the more remote areas, were wearing face masks and/or face shields to ensure minimum health protocols and protection from tourists.
Get ready to master the art of taking selfies or bring a tripod and remote (or a companion within your travel bubble) because tour guides are no longer allowed to take your souvenir photos to avoid frequent touching of phones and cameras.
Is it worth it?
As a travel writer stuck in Metro Manila since mid-March, I really welcomed the chance to visit Bohol for my first real post-lockdown trip and experience this “new normal” type of travel.
Even before the pandemic, Bohol has been a destination I never mind going back to. Bohol’s beautiful white sand beaches, natural attractions, amazing seafood, eco-friendly resorts, and rich culture always makes the island worth visiting over and over again.
Unlike other popular tourist destinations that have reopened in the Philippines, Bohol offers a diverse range of attractions all in one destination. You get nature, adventure, beaches, hills, great food and culture all in one island.
For those who prefer offbeat destinations or want to explore a rarely seen side of Bohol, the laid-back town of Anda, 2.5 hours by land from Panglao offers a pristine stretch of white beach that would rival Boracay.
But beyond the sights, Bohol’s unique draw is the warmth and hospitality of the people.
There are not a lot of destinations in the country that are open to domestic tourists right now, but I think Bohol is a great choice for families/clans traveling together, intimate destination weddings, honeymooners planning for their a romantic getaway, divers who want a base to explore stunning dive sites and leisure travelers who are raring to travel and take a well-deserved break from pandemic living in Manila.
Bohol has the facilities and safety measures in place to cater to large groups despite the pandemic. They have already been open to MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) and hosted two large events like the PHITEX and MICE Familiarization Tour, proving that with a controlled itinerary, they can be an ideal destination for business travel, corporate team-building, meetings, year-end retreats, and more.
Aside from granting travelers their much-needed rest and recreation after months of being cooped up at home, traveling to Bohol can help revive the once-thriving tourism industry on the island and help displaced tourism workers regain their jobs.
For those who can afford to travel and are willing to go through the extra steps, now is the best time to experience top tourist destinations in the Philippines like Bohol as soon as they reopen because of the reduced rates a and the fact that you will get to enjoy the place to yourself once you get there. The challenging process also tourists appreciate the destination even more. Related video:
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Drive through a man-made forest, visit baclayon church, unwind at the beaches of anda.
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- Sample Itineraries in Bohol
- Day 1: Arrival + Countryside Tour
Day 2: Island-Hopping Tour + Firefly watching
Day 3: panglao island + bohol bee farm + anda beach.
- Day 4: Danao Adventure Park
Day 5: Alona Beach water activities + Departure
Explore the natural wonders of Bohol, home to the iconic tourist spots called the Chocolate Hills. Find out the best time to visit, how to go, where to stay, and what other tourist spots and activities you shouldn't miss.
Bohol is one of the most popular and top tourist destinations in the Philippines . This island province in the Central Visayas region attracts visitors from all over the world because of its stunning and diverse attractions , with the Chocolate Hills as one of the top Visayas tourist spots .
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The Chocolate Hills in Bohol is a one-of-a-kind geological formation of grass-covered hills that turn brown during the dry season. Bohol is also known as the home of the world’s second smallest primates, the tarsiers.
The province has a rich history and is home to churches dating back to the early years of Spanish colonization. For adventure lovers, Bohol offers a host of adrenaline-packed activities . But the white sand beaches , world-class dive sites, and generally laid-back provincial atmosphere of Panglao Island are what give Bohol its unique charm.
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Bohol is composed of one main island and 75 minor surrounding smaller islands, so it can be quite overwhelming to decide where to start. This travel guide will help you navigate the province and choose the best tourist spots in Bohol to visit.
If you are going to Bohol for sightseeing and water activities , it's essential to take note of the climate, weather, and temperature before booking your plane tickets.
Like most regions in the Philippines, the temperature in Bohol varies so little throughout the year. Bohol is hot all year-round. However, the chances of rainfall fluctuate throughout the year.
You will want to take note and avoid the months with high chances of precipitation, especially if you’re going to make the most out of the beaches and the water activities in Bohol . Additionally, knowing when peak season is will help you gauge the sizet of crowds you can expect.
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Summer is also the best time to see the Chocolate Hills in their iconic chocolate brown color. Naturally, most travelers prefer visiting Bohol during these months. This means you can expect to see crowds at Bohol beaches and attractions.
Holy Week | March to April
The Holy Week falls within the best time range to visit Bohol in terms of weather. Thus, many local visitors flock to Bohol's beaches during the months of March to April.
The Holy Week is considered a holiday in the Philippines. You can expect large crowds during this time, a great opportunity to meet and mingle with locals.
If you prefer fewer crowds while still making the best out of the dry season, you can plan your trip in January, February, and May.
Every year, Bohol celebrates the Sandugo Festival in Tagbilaran City. The festival commemorates the historic blood compact (Sandugo) between Datu Sikatuna of Bohol and Spanish Conquistador, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. It is a month-long festival that involves beauty pageants and street dancing competitions.
If you plan to visit during this time, you will be treated to an immersive cultural experience. As with other Philippine festivals , you can expect the celebration to be vibrant and extravagant. Expect crowded streets and heavy traffic around Tagbilaran City during this festival.
The temperature in Bohol varies very little throughout the year. However, Bohol experiences significant variations in monthly rainfall. The wet season starts from June to November, with June and October receiving the most rain. Whereas, the dry season in Bohol begins in January and ends in May, with April having the least chance of rainfall.
To witness the Chocolate Hills in their iconic chocolate brown color, you’ll want to come during the dry months of January through May. These months are the peak season, so be ready to compete with the Holy Week crowd.
Here's an overview of the average monthly Bohol temperature and rainfall:
Source: Weather Spark
What to Wear
When visiting Bohol, expect a tropical climate. So dress in casual breathable clothes, especially during the dry months. If you're in the malls or outdoors at night, especially during the holiday or rainy season, it's best to bring a light jacket with you to keep you warm.
Bohol is the prime tourist destination for local and foreign travelers. It is accessible from the major cities of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, which are the primary island groups of the Philippine archipelago.
Major jump-offs in Luzon include the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila and Clark International Airport in Angeles City, Pampanga. On the other hand, Davao International Airport in Davao City is the primary jump-off in Mindanao.
Aside from air travel, you also have the option to travel by sea. You can reach Bohol via fast craft from Cebu, Dumaguete, Siquijor, and Camiguin.
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The Bohol-Panglao International Airport services the whole Bohol Province. Bohol-Panglao Airport is dubbed the “Green Gateway to the World” and the first “Eco-airport in the Philippines” because of its environment-friendly equipment and facilities.
Hence, you might want to book your accommodations in Panglao Island itself or start your Bohol adventure in the tourist spots in Panglao for your convenience. If you booked a hotel in Tagbilaran, there is a regular air-conditioned bus from the airport to Island City Mall in Tagbilaran City.
At the moment, Bohol is only connected to domestic destinations. If you are coming from outside of the Philippines, you will have to fly to Luzon or Mindanao to catch a plane to Bohol.
From Luzon or Mindanao in the Philippines to Bohol
Traveling by air is the most convenient and hassle-free way to reach Bohol. If you’re coming from Luzon, you can fly directly from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila to the Bohol-Panglao International Airport.
It will take you approximately an hour and a half. Philippine Airlines , Cebu Pacific , and Air Asia have daily flights from Manila to Bohol.
Another Luzon jump-off option you have is Clark International Airport in Angeles City. The trip will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have daily flights from Pampanga to Bohol.
If you're in Mindanao, you can fly to Bohol directly from the Davao International Airport. It will take just about an hour. Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Air Asia have daily flights from Davao to Bohol.
Aside from going to Bohol from Luzon and Mindanao, you can also opt to fly to Cebu first and explore the Queen City of the South's tourist spots . From there, you can hop on a fast craft to Bohol at the Cebu Port.
From Outside of the Philippines to Bohol
Bohol is an international airport, but it currently has limited international flights, which includes flights from and to Seoul. For other destinations, you will have to fly to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Airport.
NAIA is connected to several international destinations in Northeast and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, North America, and Europe. From the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, you can fly directly to the Bohol-Panglao Airport.
Another way to reach Bohol is by traveling by sea. While this route may take longer, you will get to experience a different kind of adventure. Several ferries can take you to Bohol from Cebu, Dumaguete, Siquijor, Cagayan de Oro, and Camiguin.
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OceanJet, Trans-Asia Shipping Lines, and Super Shuttle Ferry are the leading ferry companies that travel to Bohol from various locations in Visayas and Mindanao.
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OceanJet has daily trips to Bohol from Cebu, Dumaguete, and Siquijor. Trans-Asia Shipping Lines, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, and Lite Ferries have weekly trips to Bohol from Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao. Super Shuttle Ferry also has daily trips from Camiguin to Bohol.
From Cebu by Ferry
If you’ll be coming from Cebu, the fastest way to reach Bohol is via fast craft. You will reach Tagbilaran Port after two hours. OceanJet has several trips from Bohol to Cebu every day.
You can also take the slow ferry to get to Tagbilaran. Lite Ferries have daily trips to Tagbilaran. While a slow ferry is cheaper than a fast craft, it will take you four hours to reach Bohol.
There are five major passenger ports in Cebu; Pier 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Take note that OceanJet and Lite Ferries operate at Pier 1. You can purchase your tickets at the ferry terminal, but it is more advisable to buy them in advance.
If you're coming from Dumaguete City , you can travel to Bohol by fast ferry. The trip to Bohol from Dumaguete will only take two hours. There are limited options when you're going to Bohol from Dumaguete.
OceanJet has two visits to Tagbilaran every day. If you're traveling during peak season, be sure to book your tickets in advance, as they usually sell out quickly.
From Siquijor by Ferry
If you're in Siquijor, you can travel to Bohol by fast ferry. The trip will only take approximately one hour and a half. Similar to Dumaguete, you'll have limited options when traveling from Siquijor to Bohol.
OceanJet has one fast ferry trip from Larena, Siquijor to Tagbilaran, Bohol every day. If you're going to Bohol during peak season, be sure to book your tickets in advance, as they usually sell out quickly.
From Camiguin by Ferry
If you’re in Camiguin , you can travel to Bohol via the Roll On, Roll Off (RoRo) vessel. A RoRo is a vessel commonly used to transport wheeled vehicles such as buses across the sea to various island provinces in the Philippines.
Super Shuttle only offers one daily RoRo trip from Balbagon Pier in Mambajao, Camiguin to Jagna Pier in Bohol. The trip will take approximately four hours. Jagna is at two hours away from Tagbilaran City, and one hour and a half from Panglao Island.
From Davao via Cagayan de Oro or Butuan by Ferry
No ferries are plying from Davao to Bohol. However, you can head to Nasipit Port in Butuan or to Cagayan de Oro Port where you can take a ferry to Bohol. The trip from Butuan to Bohol can take five to seven hours, depending on the shipping line. While the journey from Cagayan to Bohol takes five hours.’
Lite Ferry offers two trips from Cagayan de Oro to Jagna every day. Trans-Asia Shipping Lines has three trips to Jagna every week. On the other hand, Cokaliong Shipping Lines only has one trip to Jagna every week.
Lite Ferry offers four trips from Nasipit to Jagna every week. The trip typically takes 7 hours. On the other hand, Cokaliong Shipping Lines has one trip from Nasipit to Jagna every week. The journey takes 5 hours.
Take note that the drive from Davao City to Nasipit is six hours, whereas the drive from Davao to Cagayan de Oro is five hours. These routes are a long way to get to Bohol. You can always fly directly from Davao to Bohol. But if you fancy a road trip through Mindanao, then this route can be quite an experience.
Take note that once you arrive at the Bohol-Panglao International Airport, taxis will be your only transportation option. Jeepneys and tricycles are not allowed in the airport complex. So unless you have pre-arranged transportation to fetch you and take you to your accommodations, you’ll have to take a taxi.
However, if you’re coming to Bohol by sea, you’re in luck. You can find plenty of tricycles and some taxis around the Tagbilaran Port. Tricycles can bring you to most locations within Tagbilaran City and neighboring towns.
You will need to hop on a jeepney, a bus, a van for hire (popularly called V-Hire), or motorbikes for hire (known as habal-habal) to get to distant towns.
Another essential thing first-time travelers to Bohol need to know are the main transportation terminals around the island. Take note of these areas where you can board the transportation options when getting around Bohol.
City Square Mall
If you're traveling within Tagbilaran or to nearby towns, head to the City Square Mall. It is where you will find public transport for short distances destinations such as Lila, Baclayon, Cortes, Corella, and Loboc. If you’re heading to the historic Baclayon Church or Loboc River, you can catch a ride at City Square Mall in Tagbilaran City.
Island City Mall- Dao Integrated Bus and Jeepney Terminal
Most public transportation departs from Dao Integrated Bus and Jeepney Terminal, which is located near the Island City Mall in Tagbilaran City. It is where you'll find buses bound for towns such as Anda, Jagna, Ubay, Carmen, and Danao, among others. You can also find jeepneys or multicabs that go to Panglao Island here.
If you traveled to Bohol by ferry and don't want to spend a lot on a taxi to your hotel in Panglao, you can catch a tricycle to Island City Mall. You can buy supplies at the mall and hop on a jeepney to Panglao at the nearby terminal. This way you can cut your taxi costs.
If you’re planning to explore the beautiful beaches of Anda or check out the iconic Chocolate Hills in Carmen, you can also catch a bus at the Integrated Bus Terminal. You can also find a bus here to take you to Danao, where the Danao Adventure Park is.
Depending on where you're staying and your budget for commuting, it's essential to take note of the following types of transportation for a more convenient getaway.
Van or Car Rental
If you prefer to get around Bohol in a private vehicle, you can rent a car in Bohol. There are several car and van rental companies in Bohol. You can hire a private car or van with a driver for your trip.
It is more convenient, especially when you're traveling with a group and doing countryside tours of Bohol . There are also car rentals in Bohol that allow you to drive the vehicle yourself.
If your destination is outside of Tagbilaran City, you will have to get on a bus at the Tagbilaran Bus Terminal near Island City Mall. On the other hand, if you’re coming from outside Tagbilaran City, take note that buses do not pass through the city center. They will only take you as far as the Integrated Jeep and Bus Terminal. From there, you can take a tricycle or jeepney to your destination.
Buses can take you to towns such as Anda, Jagna, Ubay, Carmen, Danao, and Panglao island. Unlike jeepneys, buses have conductors whom you will be giving your fare to. Tell the conductor your destination when you hand in your payment.
Several small independent bus companies are servicing Bohol. Buses traveling to significant towns follow regular schedules, whereas buses going to smaller towns only have a few trips per day.
Jeepneys routes in Bohol are not numbered. Instead, their signages will indicate specific points and roads within Tagbilaran City. Provincial jeepneys, on the other hand, will indicate the town name. Most routes converge at Island City Mall and Integrated Bus, as well as Jeepney Terminal. Some routes are also covered at the Tagbilaran City Square Mall.
You can hail a jeepney from any major road. However, jeepneys do not have a fixed schedule, and waiting for a jeepney may take up to 30 minutes. Additionally, jeepneys frequently stop to drop off or pick up passengers, which can extend your travel time.
When riding a jeepney, take note that payments are handed to the driver during the ride. If you’re seated at the far end of the jeepney, politely ask other passengers to pass it to the driver for you.
Be sure to say “Palihug” (Please) as you hand them your fare. Likewise, if you happen to be the one sitting close to the driver, offer the same courtesy to passengers at the far end by passing along their fare to the driver.
When you're about 5 to 10 meters away from your stop, say, "Para po!" (Please stop), to notify the driver to slow down and stop at the nearest unloading station.
Motorized tricycles, or simply tricycles, are the local form of the auto-rickshaw similar to Thailand’s tuk-tuk. These public utility vehicles ply a set route in inner roads. Built-in a variety of styles that differ from city to city, these are usually made locally by building a sidecar affixed to a motorcycle. These can accommodate 2 to 4 passengers only.
You can hail a tricycle from any part of the city. But you can also find tricycles lined up in front of Island City Mall. You can hire a tricycle like a taxi or charter it for day tours around Bohol. This type of arrangement is tagged as a "special trip," and so will cost you considerably more.
V-Hire is short for "van for hire." V-Hires are air-conditioned mini-vans that can carry 12-15 people to routes across the major towns in Bohol. They are a more comfortable and faster option than buses. They also typically cost twice the price of a bus ticket.
V-Hires have designated stops, where they can drop off or pick up passengers. V-Hires have terminals in Carmen, Tubigon, Guindulman, Ubay, Talibon, and Trinidad. In Tagbilaran City, you can find V-Hires at the Integrated Jeep and Bus Terminal.
If you're a solo backpacker or in a hurry, you can hire local motorcycle drivers to give you a lift. These motorcycles for hire are locally known as habal-habal. It is often the only way to reach interior towns if you have missed the bus.
Habal-Habal is also a good option if you don't want to spend too much on a taxi or you don't want to wait for a jeepney. Fair warning, habal-habal drivers tend to drive fast over rough roads. If the speed of the driver is starting to alarm you, politely ask the driver to slow down a little.
Only a few taxi companies operate in Bohol. You can usually find taxis outside the seaport and near malls. Taxi drivers will generally turn on the meter when traveling within Tagbilaran City. However, if you’re going outside the city limit, the driver may ask for more since he will have to drive back to the city to pick up his next passenger.
Where to Stay in Bohol
Accommodations in Bohol range from 5-star resorts (some of which offer Philippine luxury vacation packages ), glamping resorts , mid-range, and budget-friendly hotels. Some of the best beach resorts in the Philippines can be found in Bohol. Depending on your preference, here are some of the best accommodations for all budget types.
Depending on your budget and preference, it's essential to research Bohol hotels and other types of accommodations before your visit. Here are some of the usual accommodations in Bohol. Be sure to check if this accommodates the number of people you are traveling with. If you're looking for cheap hotels in Bohol, vacation rentals, Philippines honeymoon resorts , or luxury accommodations, you won’t be disappointed.
Beach Resorts and Hotels
Whether you're staying for work or leisure, there are various hotels and resorts in Bohol , ranging from budget to luxury. Luxury accommodations in Bohol offer amenities such as a swimming pool and a spa, making them ideal for a honeymoon in the Philippines .
The best resorts in Bohol are usually found on the beachfront of Panglao Island or Anda.
Budget Hotels and Inns
If you prefer to allocate more of your budget to exploring Bohol’s tourist attractions, then book a budget hotel. You can find a handful of budget accommodations in Bohol that offer dorm-type rooms and private rooms with basic amenities.
When deciding on which budget accommodation, assess if it is located near the attractions on your Bohol itinerary to avoid overspending on transportation.
If you're looking for privacy, renting a private house in Bohol will work best. There are several vacation rentals throughout Panglao Island, Tagbilaran City, and Anda. It's better if you're in a group so you can share the expenses.
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Location is a significant factor when booking your hotel in Bohol. Bohol has a range of accommodations catering to different types of travelers. There are luxury resorts as well as budget accommodations concentrated mostly in Panglao Island, Anda, and the capital Tagbilaran City.
Panglao Island is the top beach destination in Bohol. It is located southwest of mainland Bohol and east and south of Cebu. Panglao Island is connected to Bohol's main island by the Suarez Bridge and Gov. Borja Bridge.
The Bohol-Panglao Airport is on Panglao Island, so staying at hotels in Panglao would be very convenient. There are several attractions on Panglao Island itself.
Panglao has a land area of 91.12 square kilometers (35.18 sq mi). It comprises two municipalities: Dauis and Panglao. The famous Alona Beach and Dumaluan Beach are located in the municipality of Panglao.
Another fascinating attraction on the island is the Hinagdanan Cave in Dauis. Additionally, Balicasag Island and Pamalican, both popular destinations to try island hopping in the Philippines and explore Bohol diving spots , are close to Panglao Island.
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Aside from swimming, there are lots of water activities you can do at Alona Beach. You can go snorkeling, scuba-diving, island-hopping, dolphin-watching, and kitesurfing.
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The Alona House Reef is a popular diving site thanks to the variety of colorful sea creatures, including lionfish, clownfish, and frogfish, that call it home.
Balicasag and Virgin Island are also near Alona Beach. You can go on a Balicasag island tour to get a chance to see sea turtles. Virgin Island is an unspoiled sandbar that’s perfect for Instagram-worthy photos.
You can also catch a glimpse of dolphins when island-hopping from Alona Beach.
Dumaluan Beach is an excellent alternative to Alona Beach. It has the same powdery white sand and crystal clear water but has fewer visitors. The sunset in Dumaluan is stunning as well.
Dumaluan also has its fair share of beach resorts and hotels. The best part is the accommodations in Dumaluan cost less than those in Alona Beach.
Anda is two hours away from Tagbilaran City and Panglao Island. This town is an excellent option if you want to go off the beaten path. There are several budget accommodations here. Although it is a bit farther from the city center, you may want to check in at a hotel here instead.
Anda is blessed with beautiful beaches, cerulean waters, diving spots, and cave pools. Anda's Quinale Beach boasts coconut-fringed shores with hardly any travelers.
Anda is also an excellent jump-off point for diving. Anda has pristine reefs, caves, caverns, and coral gardens that are teeming with vibrant marine life.
Tagbilaran City is the capital of Bohol Province. If you’re traveling to Bohol via ferry, you will arrive at the Tagbilaran City Seaport. There is no shortage of hotels in Tagbilaran. Booking your accommodation in Tagbilaran is a good option if you plan to dedicate more time exploring the inland Bohol tourist spots.
Tagbilaran is the jump-off point to Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, the Philippine Tarsier Conservation Area, and the historical and heritage sites in Bohol. Tagbilaran is also not that far from Panglao Island if you want to go swimming or island-hopping.
Depending on your budget and preference, it's essential to take note of the following: location, price, and service. While it's okay to stay in a cheaper place, one should consider the number of people that will be staying.
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If you're in a group, it might be better to rent a private house or stay at hotels in Bohol that offer family rooms. Here are some of the popular accommodations in Bohol:
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Bohol is home to several 4-star and 5-star beach resorts and hotels that offer world-class facilities and services. The majority of these are located near Alona Beach. Here are some top-rated Bohol resorts and hotels :
Henann Resort Alona Beach, Bohol
Henann Resort Alona Beach is Bohol’s premier beachfront accommodation. The resort occupies 7 hectares of tropical grounds along Alona Beach. Henann offers rooms equipped with free WiFi, flatscreen TVs, and mini fridges.
Henann Suites include Nespresso machines, and separate living room and dining rooms. Some suites even have sea views.
The resort offers free breakfast for its guests. They also have a fine-dining restaurant and several bars by the pools. Other amenities include a private beach area, a gym, and a spa.
The Bellevue Resort
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The Bellevue Resort is a five-star resort in Bohol. It is also an ASEAN Green Hotel awardee. Bellevue Hotel is located on Doljo Beach, overlooking the Cebu Strait. They offer elegant private rooms with WiFi and flatscreen TVs, iPod docks, and minibars.
You can go for an upgraded room if you want a balcony and a beach view. The Bellevue hotel also has suites with an outdoor whirlpool tub.
The resort has an international restaurant that offers open-air dining, as well as a seafood restaurant with beach views. Other amenities include a bar, an infinity pool, a spa, a gym, water sports facilities, a game room, and a playroom.
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Amorita Resort is a secluded luxury resort located on a limestone cliff on the southern edge of Bohol’s Panglao Island. This tranquil seaside retreat combines world-class service with signature Filipino hospitality and is a favorite of those who want quiet luxury.
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Not willing to splurge for high-end amenities but still want a comfortable hotel to stay in Bohol? You can find several accommodations that offer excellent service and facilities without burning a hole in your wallet.
Dumaluan Beach Resort
Dumaluan Beach Resort is a three-star hotel on Panglao Island. This resort offers excellent value for money. If you want to get accommodations by the beachfront, Dumaluan Beach Resort is a great option.
Dumuluan beach is just as scenic as Alona Beach, but the accommodations in Dumaluan Beach Resort costs way less than Alona's Henann Resort.
Dumaluan Beach Resort offers suites, private rooms, and family rooms with air-conditioning and cable TV. Their private bathrooms also have a hot and cold shower.
The best features of the Dumaluan Resort are its private beach, outdoor pool, restaurant, and coffee shop. Their restaurant serves sumptuous international and Filipino cuisine.
Bohol South Beach Hotel
Bohol South Beach Hotel is an excellent choice if you’re looking for mid-range accommodations. This hotel is also conveniently located near Alona Beach and the Philippine Tarsier Foundation.
Bohol South Beach Hotel offers private rooms with WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a mini-fridge, and a coffee maker. You get a sitting room, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a beautiful beach view if you upgrade your room. You can opt for room service, or go to their restaurant, which has direct beach access.
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This 3.5-star hotel boasts a roof-top bar and an infinity pool. They also have other recreational facilities such as a private beach, and a spa. You also have the option of express check-in and checkout.
If you’re backpacking or traveling on a tight budget, then budget-friendly accommodations are perfect for you. You can find top-rated low-cost accommodations in Bohol that have all the basic amenities.
TR3ATS Guest House
TR3ATS Guest House is a great budget accommodation in Bohol. It is in Tagbilaran City, only 2 km away from the Tagbilaran Seaport, and a 10-minute walk to the National Museum of Tagbilaran.
This white low-rise guesthouse offers rooms with basic accommodations and free WiFi. Their private rooms have bathrooms and flat-screen TVs.
They also offer mixed and female-only dorms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms that can accommodate up to 6 people. Other amenities include a cafe and a garden with a lagoon-style pool.
Panglao Island Inn
Panglao Island Inn is within walking distance from the famous Alona Beach. This homey inn is another excellent budget-friendly option considering its proximity to the beach and other Panglao tourist spots like the Hinagdanan Cave.
Panglao Island Inn is a great choice, especially if you’re traveling with your family or your group of friends, since they offer dorm-type rooms and family rooms. Their rooms are air-conditioned, and they also have free WiFi in their communal areas.
Panglao Island Inn’s other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, free parking, a garden area, and a smoking area.
Bohol offers various fascinating attractions and experiences. You can see most of the main landmarks and tourist spots by availing of packaged Bohol countryside tours , usually inclusive of transportation costs and entrance fees.
The countryside tours usually include visits to historical sites and churches such as the Compact Blood Site and the Baclayon Church. This Bohol itinerary also usually includes stops at the Tarsier Sanctuary, Loboc River, The Bilar Man-made Forest, the Hanging Bridge, the Chocolate Hills, and the Butterfly Garden.
Bohol is mainly associated with the Chocolate Hills , a unique geological formation of grass-covered hills that turn brown during the dry season. It is one of the country's most iconic landmarks and is featured in local currency.
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Two hills have been developed into resorts with viewing decks for tourism. The Chocolate Hills Complex, located in Carmen, is roughly 55 kilometers from Tagbilaran.
There’s also a viewing deck located at Sagbayan Peak, about 18 kilometers away from Carmen. Both tourist spots in Bohol offer stunning views of the surrounding hills.
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Panglao Island, located southwest of the main island of Bohol, contains most of the high-end resorts and excellent restaurants. The most famous spot here is Alona Beach, notable for its white sand and clear water.
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This island is connected by bridges to the rest of Bohol and includes several other smaller islands, including Gak-ang, Pontod, and Balicasag, which are famous for island-hopping tours.
Another exciting geological feature on Panglao Island is Hinagdanan Cave, a naturally lit cavern with a deep lagoon and an underground water source.
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See Tarsiers Up Close
For first-timers in Bohol, one of the main attractions worth seeing are the Philippine tarsiers, cute animals with big, round eyes that feed primarily on insects. Tarsiers are nocturnal, so during the day, they’re mostly hiding or sleeping.
- Join tours to the Tarsier Sanctuaries
The Philippine tarsier is a species of tarsier endemic to the Philippines. It is found in the southeastern part of the Philippines, particularly on the islands of Bohol, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao.
You can see tarsiers up close at the Tarsier Sanctuary, situated in a forest in Corella. Note that tarsiers are very sensitive to loud noises and lights, so travelers should not use flash when taking photos. Visitors are not allowed to touch the animals.
See our popular Tarsier Conservation Tours
Bohol countryside private day tour with atv ride, shared river cruise lunch & transfers.
Loboc River is another major tourist attraction in Bohol. Located in the town of Carmen, the river takes a westerly course for a distance of about 1.5 km, then flows due south into the Mindanao or the Bohol Sea.
The Loboc River Cruise is a must-try when you’re in Bohol. It involves an hour-long cruise on floating huts with buffet meals and entertainment from local folk singers. The clean and green river flanked by coconut trees provides a very scenic and peaceful backdrop for river cruises.
If you want to explore the Loboc River differently, stand-up paddleboarding or SUP is a different attraction being offered in the area.
The Bilar Man-Made Forest, stretching in a two-kilometer stretch of densely planted Mahogany trees located on the border of Loboc and Bilar towns, is another popular spot.
It is often a side trip for travelers going to the Chocolate Hills from Loboc. The forest creates a scenic tunnel of trees bordering the road, which makes it a good spot for photos.
The town of Anda boasts several beautiful white beaches and other natural attractions. Located on the far eastern side of the province of Bohol, about 100 kilometers from the capital along the coast, Anda offers a more tranquil and isolated getaway with fewer commercial accommodations.
You can expect the same beautiful white sand beaches. The main beach area is about 1.5 km long, but there are other beaches along the coast.
Go Island-Hopping on Pamilacan Island and Balicasag Island
Pamilacan Island is a small island that has become a favorite among divers and snorkelers. It’s a great place to go snorkeling, dolphin-watching , and whale-watching. Balicasag Island, on the other hand, is where travelers head to watch sea turtles. Balicasag is also known for its underwater attractions, which you can see for yourself when you book Bohol diving packages .
See our popular Balicasag Island Tours
Bohol island hopping private tour to balicasag & virgin islands with dolphin watching & transfers, bohol balicasag & virgin islands dolphin watching & snorkeling with transfers + optional upgrades.
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Bohol pamilacan island snorkeling, dolphin & turtle watching private tour with lunch & transfers.
For adventurous travelers, the Danao Adventure Park offers extreme activities, including caving, ziplining, rappelling, kayaking, root climbing, and bungee swinging.
For those who prefer to explore land-based attractions on their own, motorcycle rentals are available in Bohol. For avid cyclists, you can opt to explore the Bohol countryside by bicycle.
Some shops offer mountain bike rentals so you can explore on your own. Other tour operators offer guided mountain bike tours with prices that vary depending on the length of the tour.
What to Eat and Drink in Bohol
Bohol is a great place for foodies to discover tasty, homegrown dishes. If you’re craving seafood, you won’t be disappointed!
Being an island, you can expect the freshest seafood in Bohol, which you can try when you book an oyster and seafood buffet tour .
Bohol Cuisine is similar to that of Cebu and other neighboring Visayan provinces. However, Bohol is famous for its local delicacies such as Peanut Kisses and Kalamay.
Peanut Kisses is a peanut delicacy inspired by Hershey's Kisses. This sweet and crunchy snack is made of high-quality peanuts and egg white. Peanut Kisses are also shaped like Bohol’s Chocolate Hills. This treat is a must-try if you’re in Bohol. It is also an excellent snack to take home.
On the other hand, Kalamay is a sticky sweet delicacy made of coconut milk, brown sugar, and glutinous rice. Kalamay is exceptionally sticky and runny when it is warm. It is typically packaged inside an empty polished coconut shell. It works great as a filling for bread, although it is also excellent on its own.
There are a lot of restaurants in Bohol that serve distinctly Visayan cuisine. Aside from sweet delicacies, Bohol is home to restaurants that serve not only great food but also a great experience.
Bohol Bee Farm
One of the best places to try is the Bohol Bee Farm, an organic farm that offers a great spot for healthy lunches and light meals in a rustic setting. Be sure to try their farm-fresh salads and soups, stir-fried organic veggies, or seafood.
If you’re looking for a vegetarian restaurant in Panglao, head to Shaka Bohol. This eatery is a vegetarian paradise. They serve delectable and filling vegan burgers, fries, pancakes, tacos, and many more. They are also famous for their selection of smoothie bowls that are made from fresh fruits.
Shaka also serves cocktails and craft beer from Cebruery, a Visayan brewery famous for its artisanal ales and lagers. If you’re a craft beer enthusiast, you might want to try their Chocolate Hills Porter!
For those who want a fine-dining experience with a view, Tarsier Paprika at Donatela Resort and Sanctuary (one of the Bali-inspired resorts in the Philippines ) in Panglao is the right choice. The resto-bar sits on top of a cliff and blends international flavors with fresh local ingredients and garden herbs.
Gerarda’s Family Restaurant
Are you craving authentic home-cooked Filipino cuisine? Gerarda’s in Bohol is sure to satisfy your craving. This well-loved family-owned restaurant in Tagbilaran City is a converted ancestral house that boasts antiques and elegant classic Filipino furnishings.
More than its elegant interior and homey ambiance, Gerarda’s prides itself on its sumptuous Filipino meals in generous servings and reasonable prices.
Their best-selling dishes include dinakdakan, beef kare-kare, and crispy tadyang (ribs). Aside from Filipino food, they also have vegetarian and vegan options.
Buzz Cafe is a popular Alona Beach restaurant. It is managed by the Bohol Bee farm and conveniently located along Alona Beach. This beachfront establishment serves the same fare as the Bohol Bee Farm, but with a different view.
Be sure to try Buzz Cafe’s famous homemade ice cream served in cassava cones. They usually come in unique flavors like malunggay, honey, spicy ginger, pandan, and dragon fruit.
Before you start planning your Bohol trip, take note of these essential practical travel and safety tips for a hassle-free and convenient trip to this beautiful island province. These tips are especially useful if it's your first time in Bohol.
Major establishments in Bohol accept credit cards. There are also ATMs and money changers in the city center of Tagbilaran City. You will find the best rates at the money changers in Island City Mall, and on the street between Rose Pharmacy and the Jollibee Restaurant.
However, it is still better to bring enough Philippine Peso (PHP) with you, and smaller bills in 20, 50, and 100 denominations for faster transactions.
Additionally, always carry loose change and bills in small denominations. They will come in handy when you ride public transportation, or when you have to buy food and small items from vendors.
The majority of Bohol locals can speak Cebuano and Tagalog. Most locals also understand English well, so don't be afraid to ask questions or directions. Say "Hello," first when approaching them to establish a friendly tone.
Sample Itineraries in Bo hol
Day 1: Arrival + Countryside Tour
08:00 am - Arrival at Tagbilaran Airport
08:30 am - Check-in at the hotel
09:00 am - Countryside Tour : Tagbilaran, Baclayon, Albur
11:30 am - Loboc River Cruise with lunch
01:30 pm - Try fun activities at Chocolate Hills Adventure Park
06:00 pm - Dinner at Tarsier Paprika
05:30 am - Depart for the islands
06:00 am - Island-hopping: Virgin Island and Balicasag Island
04:00 pm - Back at the resort or lounge by Alona Beach
05:30 pm - Abatan River firefly watching tour or Loay firefly watching tour
08:30 pm - Dinner and drinks at Shaka Bohol
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06:00 am - Inland tour of Panglao Island
10:00 am - Early lunch at Bohol Bee Farm
11:00 am - Explore Anda Beach
06 : 00 pm - Back at the resort
08:00 pm - Dinner at Alona Beach
Day 4: Danao Adventure Park
05:00 am - Early breakfast
06:00 am - Danao Adventure Park tour
04:00 pm - Back to the hotel
06:00 pm - Dinner at Gerarda’s in Tagbilaran
07:00 am - Breakfast at Buzz Cafe
09:00 am - Try water activities at Alona Beach: parasailing , banana boat , fly fish , UFO
12:00 pm - Check out of the hotel
02:00 pm - Flight
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Bohol tourism: How is traveling now with the easing of health protocols?
For those who are planning to travel again around the Philippines, worry no more because some of the tedious requirements and strict protocols are no longer required!
Here’s what I experienced during my Bohol adventure.
Some airlines will no longer require an antigen or a negative RT-PCR test, at least for domestic travel. In Bohol, just prepare your COVID-19 vaccination card or certificate, one valid ID, and plane tickets and you’re good to go. No need for confirmed hotel booking and travel itinerary.
Do-it-yourself (DIY) travel is also allowed now in the province.
Compared to my experience going to Davao during the height of the pandemic in November 2021, traveling is definitely easier now. But this also means you have to prepare for some indications of normalcy.
When we arrived at NAIA Terminal 2, the scene was almost like from more than two years ago, when COVID-19 was unknown—except for the mandatory wearing of masks and people who sprayed on alcohol after touching surfaces.
Pro-tip, process your tickets online to avoid lining up at the airport to check in manually, and be early if you have baggage to drop off.
For those who had been traveling during the implementation of strict health protocols, you might be surprised as most cabin crew had stopped wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) except for face masks.
Inside the plane, however, safety measures are still in place, such as the discharging of disinfectant mist.
Arriving at Bohol-Panglao International Airport is a breeze because the additional checking of documents, such as QR codes and negative COVID-19 tests, has been eliminated.
After a good 10 minutes, I’m already outside the arrival area waiting for the staff of the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region VII for our familiarization tour.
For those who haven’t booked transportation in advance, no worries because there are many vehicles for hire outside the arrival area.
During our trip to the hotel, it was refreshing to see a lot of open establishments with many tourists visiting and dining in. Aside from the blow-by-blow arrival of tourists, the locals’ busy faces ready to serve and welcome are the most notable.
Upon arrival at the hotel, we were served some refreshing welcome drinks. In less than five minutes, we were done checking in.
Our hotel opted to operate al-fresco dining with buffet services. Still, wearing of masks is required while getting food.
If you’re planning to book your first travel since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easier and more comfortable to do it now without the anxiety of catching the disease. Aside from the protection from the vaccine, travel operators are more prepared now to handle tourists.
See you in Bohol, Kapuso! – RC, GMA News
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Bohol drops COVID-19 vax card as entry requirement
Tourists flock to Bohol’s white sand beaches such as this one in Panglao Island, and other top eco-tourism destinations found in the island province. CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa
CEBU CITY, Philippines – Bohol, one of the prime tourist destinations in the country, has further relaxed its entry protocols.
The Provincial Government of Bohol announced on Thursday, September 22, 2022, that it has dropped COVID-19 vaccination card as an arrival requirement.
Governor Aris Aumentado issued Executive Order (EO) No. 32 titled “ Lifting the Requirement to Present COVID-19 Vaccination Card or Certification for Asymptomatic Travelers to Bohol.”
The EO was signed on Wednesday, September 21, the provincial government said in a statement .
Bohol’s latest move is part of their efforts to spur more economic activities.
“With the ongoing mass vaccination program of the national government and local government units (LGUs), it has been observed that the number of COVID-19 cases is no longer as high as it was at the start of the pandemic and certain provinces no longer require the presentation of vaccination cards or certificate of vaccination for inbound travelers,” Aumentado said in his EO.
However, EO No. 32 still requires inbound travelers to show their vaccination card if they exhibit any symptoms of the infection.
“Inbound travelers exhibiting symptoms who could not present a vaccination card shall be advised to seek medical intervention and required to disclose his/her personal details and point of destination for possible contact-tracing,” the EO added.
In the meantime, Aumentado encouraged local government units in his province to intensify their respective COVID-19 vaccination drives.
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2022 BOHOL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
by thepinay solobackpacker | Jan 7, 2022 | Bohol , Philippines , TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS | 0 comments
Bohol has been slowly accepting tourists recently. Traveling to Bohol is easier compared to other tourist destinations in the Philippines because Bohol Tourism processes requirements promptly and they do respond to queries. Also, Bohol no longer requires RT-PCR Test for fully-vaccinated tourists and individuals (APOR, Locally Stranded Individuals/LSI, Returning Overseas Filipinos/ROF,etc).
If you plan to travel to Bohol soon, here are the updated Bohol travel requirements effective. I also listed the travel requirements for Bohol for returning APOR, Locally Stranded Individuals/LSI, Returning Overseas Filipinos/ROF below this blog. Please scroll down.
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FULLY VACCINATED TOURISTS TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR BOHOL
1.VACCINATION CARD or CERTIFICATE. Fully vaccinated tourists or individuals entering Bohol must present a Vaccination Card issued by any LGU, DOH-accredited medical institution private company, and foreign country or any State/Province thereof authenticated by DOH_BOQ. Alternatively, tourists can also present a Vaccination Certificate generated upon visiting the DOH website: vaxcert.doh,gov.ph The vaccination certificate must be duly authenticated and validated by the Bureau of the DOH-Quarantine and must be incorporated with the S-Pass.
*Children 4 years old and below can travel to Bohol without taking the RT-PCR Test.
2. Valid Government-Issued ID. Visitors must present a valid government issued ID, such as driver’s license, passport, SSS ID, Senior Citizen ID, etc. Make sure it’s not yet expired.
3, Approved or Pending S-PASS QR CODE (Travel Coordination Permit). Register at s-pass.ph . For monitoring and contact tracing purpose, all travelers are still required to apply for S-Pass Travel Pass. So, whether you’re S-Pass is approved or pending, you are still allowed to purchase airline or ferry tickets and travel to Bohol upon presenting a copy or your pending/approved S-Pass, along with your valid government-issued ID and vaccination card/vaccination certificate. See instruction below on how to get the Bohol Travel Coordination Permit.
You are considered fully vaccinated if:
- If it’s been 2 weeks or more after you’ve received the 2 nd dose in a 2-dose series vaccine (e.g.Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinovac/Coronavac, Sinopharm)
- It it’s been 2 weeks or more since you’ve received a single-dose vaccine. (e.g. Janssen, Sputnik V Light)
- The vaccines administered on you must be included in the following:
- Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) List or Compassionate Special Permit (CSP) issued by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration; or
- Emergency Use listing if the World Health Organization.
Here are the vaccines authorized by the FDA in the Philippines: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Sinovac Coronovac, Covaxin, Moderna, and Sinopharm.
PARTIALLY VACCINATED OR NON-VACCINATED TOURISTS BOHOL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
If you are not yet vaccinated or you only partially vaccinated, meaning, you have only received the first dose of a 2-dose vaccine, this list of Bohol travel requirements is for you:
1.Negative RT-PCR Test from accredited DOH Lab or saliva test result from Red Cross . Taken not more than 72 hours from departure. Children 4 years old and below are exempted from the testing requirement.
IMPORTANT: If the PCR Test result has lapsed the 72-hour validity, you need to attach a negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result taken within 24 hours before the time of departure, as an added requirement to the negative PCR Test result.
You can book your RT-PCR Test HERE .
2. Valid Government-Issued ID. All visitors must present a valid government issued ID, like passport, SSS ID, Driver’s License, Senior Citizen ID, etc. Make sure it’s not yet expired.
3. Approved or Pending S-Pass Travel Coordination Permit (TCP). Register s-pass.ph .
IMPORTANT: This requirement is very important as the receiving LGU/municipality will confirm the S-Pass then endorse it to the Bohol Interagency Task Force (BIATF).
The following aren’t listed as requirements, however, respective LGU may request for it when you fill out and submit the S-Pass.
- Confirmed hotel booking (DOT accredited hotel). BOOK HERE
- Roundtrip Airline ticket. SEARCH FLIGHT HERE
- Itinerary . (See sample Bohol Itinerary below)
How to get the S-Pass Travel Coordination Permit for Bohol
As of writing, when you search Bohol on S-Pass website, Bohol will show as RESTRICTED , meaning, a Travel Coordination Permit (TCP) is REQUIRED . Then, if you click the word BOHOL, all the municipality will show up, click View Details to check the requirements for each municipality. Typically, the negative RT-PCR Test taken not more than 72 hours before departure is required.
Before you can get the Bohol Travel Coordination Permit (TCP), first, you must register on S-Pass :
- Go to s-pass.ph . On your internet browser, type and go to s-pass.ph.
- Create an account at s-pass.ph . To register, scroll down and click on “Create an Account”.
- Register using your mobile number. Type your mobile number and click NEXT.
- Create your password and fill out the form. Fill in your personal details and click SUBMIT.
- Review your information. Double check your information before completing the captcha and clicking CONFIRM.
Now, here’s how to get the Bohol Travel Coordination Permit (TCP):
- After successfully creating an account at S-Pass website, search for Bohol, and check your LGU requirements and contact details (e.g. Panglao, Tagbilaran, etc) . Click “View Details” :
- Click on the pop-up message “Are You Traveling?”
- Choose if you’re an APOR, returning resident, or if you’re coming from an ECQ/MECQ area, which is your current location. At this point you should see if you will be required to apply for a Travel Coordination Pass (TCP)
- Click “Apply for Travel Coordination Permit (TCP)”
- Fill out the TCP form. After completing the form, answer the Captcha and click PROCEED.
- Upload the required documents such as the Negative RT-PCR Test taken within 72 hours before departure.
*Please secure a photocopy/scanned copy of the requirements before applying for the Travel Coordination Permit on S-Pass.
*You need to submit your Travel Coordination Permit at least 2 days before your departure.
*The applications are processed on WEEKDAYS only from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
*Documents processed beyond office hours (8:00 AM -5:00 PM weekdays) will be processed the next day.
*Bohol’s province wide curfew hours is 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM.
*Please follow safety protocols, wear your face mask, and face shield, and don’t forget to practice social distancing.
BOHOL TOURISM CONTACT NUMBERS:
If you need updates or follow up the QR code or LGU acceptance letter, you may contact:
- Panglao Tourism – 0906 254 0979/ 0995 889 7440 / 0946 609 6090/
- Loboc Tourism – 0948 104 3423
- Dauis Tourism – 0927 478 4876
Other Panglao, Bohol Contact Numbers:
- Returning Residents (Panglao): 0915 493 7028/0948 192 9872
- APOR (Panglao) – 0965 648 7849/ 0909 454 0902
- Non-Apor (Panglao) – 0917 775 5157
RETURNING RESIDENTS BOHOL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
- Negative RT-PCR Test result (DOH-accredited laboratory) or Saliva PCR test (Red Cross). Must be taken not more than 72 hours from departure.
- Proof of Residency. Valid ID with address in Panglao or certificate of residency from your barangay.
- Approved S-Pass Travel Coordination Permit (TCP). Sign up and register at S-Pass.ph website. All requirements must be uploaded on S-Pass, which will generate an S-Pass QR Code once approved. Download or print the QR Code and show it upon entry to Bohol.
OPEN BOHOL TOURIST SPOTS
PANGLAO TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
If you want a private tour of Bohol, you can actually charter a car or van and be driven around Bohol for 4 or 8 hours. You can book through the link below.
BOHOL PRIVATE TOUR: RESERVE HERE
- Hinagdanan Cave
- Panglao Church and Watch Tower
- Bohol Bee Farm
- Dauis Church
- Shell Museum
- Virgin Island (Panglao Island Hopping)
- Dolphin Watching (Panglao Island Hopping)
- Balicasag Island (Panglao Island Hopping)
- Alona Beach
- Bohol Scuba Diving: BOOK HERE
The Bohol countryside tour is the usual tour package availed by first-time tourists in the province. It’s a cheap tour, typically shared, that takes visitors to the top tourist spots in Bohol, which typically includes attractions listed below. If you want to book a Bohol Countryside Tour, click the link below to reserve a spot.
BOHOL COUNTRYSIDE TOUR: RESERVE HERE
- Chocolate Hills Adventure Park: RESERVE HERE
- Loboc River Cruise. Open Hours: Every Saturday only. Departures at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM
- Loboc River Stand Up Paddle Adventure: BOOK HERE
- Bilar Man-Made Forest
- Baclayon Church
- Hanging Bridge
- Butterfly Sanctuary
- Sandugo Site
If you’re an avid biker or you want to explore Bohol with a little adventure, try the Bohol Bike Tour.
BOHOL BIKE TOUR: RESERVE HERE
Anda, bohol tourist spots.
- Quinale Beach (Anda White Beach)
- Talisay Beach
- Cabagnow Cave Pool
- Cateres Cave
- Combento Cave Pool
RELATED POST : ANDA BOHOL ITINERARY + TRAVEL GUIDE
Candijay, bohol tourist spots.
- Cadapdapan Rice Terraces
- Can-umantad Falls
- Candijay Mangrove Forest
- Canawa Cold Spring
ALSO READ: CANDIJAY BOHOL TRAVEL ITINERARY
Bohol side trip .
If you have the luxury of time, you can take a side trip to Cebu from Bohol. You can do it DIY Style, or avail of a Cebu tour package.
CEBU DAY TRIP FROM BOHOL: RESERVE HERE
Related travel blog: cebu travel guide + budget itinerary.
SAMPLE BOHOL ITINERARY
For first time tourists in the province, here’s a sample 4 day Bohol itinerary. You can submit it as part of the Bohol travel requirements. But if you need a more detailed Bohol itinerary, read my Bohol travel blog (clickable link listed below and above).
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HOW TO GET TO BOHOL
There’s no direct flight yet from outside the Philippines to Bohol, so your best bet is to fly to either Manila or Cebu then go to Bohol. If you’re coming from Manila, you can fly directly to Bohol. Meanwhile, from Cebu, Bohol is just a short fast craft away.
MANILA TO BOHOL
From Panglao International Airport, you have the following options to get to your hotel: private airport transfer by car, shared van, or public bus . If you opt to take the minivan, you can also be transferred to your hotel in Alona Beach,
PANGLAO AIRPORT TRANSFER (PRIVATE): RESERVE HERE
If you go by private airport transfer, you will be transferred directly to your hotel from the airport. This option is good if your hotel is in other parts of Panglao. Or if your hotel is in Alona Beach or other parts of Panglao, but you wanted privacy and safety.
PANGLAO AIRPORT TO ALONA BEACH (ANY HOTEL) (SHARED): RESERVE HERE
This is a great option of you are staying in Alona Beach area and you wanted to save. The shared van will transfer you from Panglao Airport to your hotel in Alona Beach. But remember this is a shared van, so please wear your mask and face shield.
PANGLAO AIPORT TO ALONA BEACH (POLICE STATION IN ALONA) BUS: RESERVE HERE
Cebu to bohol by ferry boat/fast craft.
If you’re coming from Cebu, you can take a fast craft from Cebu City to Bohol. There are 2 fast craft routes:
Best to book your ticket in advance to secure a seat and avoid hassle in lining up just to buy a ticket. You can check the boat schedule and book in advance through the link below. You can book up to 7 days or less in advance.
CEBU TO BOHOL FERRY/FAST CRAFT: BOOK HERE
bohol to cebu ferry/fast craft: book here.
But since you will arrive in Tagbilaran or Tubigon, you still have to travel for about 1 hour to get to Panglao.
TAGBILARAN TO PANGLAO TRANSFER: RESERVE HERE
Where to stay in bohol.
PANGLAO RESORTS AND HOTELS
For most of the year, Bohol hotels and resorts are priced accordingly. If you’re wondering where to stay in Bohol during your trip, Panglao is an ideal base due to its proximity to Panglao International Airport and many top tourist attractions in Bohol. If you decide to stay in Panglao, I have 3 recommendations, find accommodations within or near: Alona Beach, Dumaluan Beach, and Panglao Center.
Alona Beach is a convenient base because almost everything you need is here – restaurants, accommodations, tours, water sports, nightlife, etc. Meanwhile, Dumaluan Beach area is a quiet alternative to Alona Beach, if you want a more peaceful location, this area is not as crowded and noisy, with a pretty nice beach. However, the downside is, there’s not much dining options in Dumaluan Beach, you still have to go to Alona Beach area or Panglao center for restaurants. Panglao center near Alona Beach is also a good base, no beach but most accommodations have lower rates compared to Alona Beach. Besides, you still can access the famed beach in a short distance if you stay here.
Here’s some of the top accommodations in Panglao area according to previous guests, they’re ideal for family, couples, or group of friends. Remember to check the location before booking.
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- Hennan Beach Resort
- Location: Alona Beach
- RESERVE HERE or BOOK HERE
- Only Seed Resort
- Location: Panglao
- RESERVE HERE
- Villa Kasadya
- Location: Panglao (near Alona Beach)
- Birds of Paradise
- Location: Panglao center
- Dumaluan Beach
- Location: Damulaan Beach
- Amorita Resort
BUDGET HOTELS IN BOHOL
If you’re a solo traveler or a party of two and you’re on a budget, I’ve listed down some of the top-rated hostels, guest house and hotels in Bohol below. See location.
- Moons Fool Hostel
- RESERVE HERE
- Gaea’s Apartments
- Bohol Bohemian Hostel
- Spinning Cat Hostel
- Location: Tagbilaran
- Natural Vista
- Location: Dauis
- Villa de Gloria
By the way, if you need a reliable wi-fi during your stay in Bohol, you can rent a pocket Wi-Fi through the link below.
BOHOL POCKET WI-FI: RENT HERE
- Those who choose to travel are strongly advised to check the local government’s restrictions and health protocols regarding Covid-19 and take health conditions into consideration before traveling.
- Information provided above may change without prior notice. Please double check with the respective LGU of Bohol.
As promised, here’s the Bohol entry requirements for returning residents, APOR, LSI, and OFW/RFO.
OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS/RETURNING OVERSEAS FILIPINOS BOHOL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
- Negative RT-PCR Test result (DOH-accredited laboratory) or Saliva PCR test (Red Cross). Must be taken not more than 72 hours from departure
- Bureau of Quarantine Certificate.
- Home/Baraggay Quality Facility Certificate
- Travel Details.
APOR BOHOL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
- Valid Government ID.
- Travel Order
NON-APOR BOHOL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
- Valid ID. Government-issued ID or Company ID.
- Company Order/Letter of Intent
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Bohol drops COVID vaccination card requirement
WELCOME Travelers who arrive at the Bohol-Panglao International Airport, like these passengers on Friday, are no longer required to present their COVID-19 vaccination cards provided they do not show symptoms of the disease. —LEO UDTOHAN
TAGBILARAN CITY — As cases of COVID-19 continue to wane, the province of Bohol has decided to ease the mandatory presentation of COVID-19 vaccination cards when entering the island.
“Relaxing the entry protocol to Bohol is one way of stimulating the local economy and starting the march to economic recovery,” said Bohol Gov. Erico Aristotle Aumentado.
Under Executive Order No. 32 which he signed on Wednesday, Aumentado, however, stressed that the nonmandatory presentation of vaccine cards applies to asymptomatic individuals only.
Inbound travelers exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to present their vaccination cards before they will be allowed to enter the province, the governor’s EO said.
Those who cannot present a vaccination card will be advised to seek medical intervention and disclose their personal details and point of destination for possible contact tracing, the order added.
Bohol earlier required travelers to present vaccination cards or certificates before entering the island. Those unvaccinated travelers were required to present a negative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction swab test result taken 72 hours before departure from their point of origin.
Aumentado said it was time to slowly relax some policies, especially since many people have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
He urged those who have yet to be inoculated against the virus to get vaccinated to further bring down the cases of COVID-19.
“(The vaccination drive will be) intensified in all levels of the local government units in Bohol,” the governor said.
Bohol, which has a population of 1.3 million based on the 2020 census, is home to the famed Chocolate Hills and numerous beach resorts, which are the prime drawers for leisure travelers entering the island.
As of September 21, Bohol recorded a total of 26,170 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic struck in March 2020. Of the number, 150 were still active, based on data from the Department of Health. —LEO UDTOHAN
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CHECKLIST: All the requirements needed when traveling to Bohol
Avail the subsidized rt-pcr test for as low as p750.
A few days from now, we are about to mark the first anniversary of nationwide lockdown imposed last March 15, 2020 to fight the spread of COVID-19.
As we slowly see the light at the end of the long, dark tunnel with the arrival of vaccines, the Inter-Agency Task Force Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has eased the requirements for domestic travel. Thus, there is a huge demand for flight seats. A lot of people, however, are wondering what the requirements are to visit the beautiful province of Bohol.
Manila Bulletin Lifestyle recently visited the said province during the Department of Tourism (DOT)’s familiarization program. We are listing here all the requirements needed to be able to visit Bohol as a tourist.
- Negative COVID-19 test result
Even though the IATF already announced that swab test is no longer necessary, the local government unit (LGU) still has the final say. In case of Bohol, Governor Arthur Yap is not waiving it.
With that, travelers must have a negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test taken 72 hours before the date of travel. The province also accepts saliva or antigen test as long as it yields a negative result.
To make this affordable for tourists coming from Metro Manila, they can apply for the subsidized RT-PCR test at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) or at the Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC) for as low as P900 and P750, respectively. To avail this 50 percent discount, visit www.tpb.gov.ph/rtpcrphtravel .
2. Pre-booked accommodations at DOT-accredited or Ultimate Bohol Experience (UBE) certified establishments
3. Travel itinerary including confirmed tour bookings through DOT-accredited tour operators (if going on tour).
4. Registration in the province of Bohol website at tourism.bohol.gov.ph for the issuance of personal QR codes. This will serve as the tourists’ electronic IDs all throughout their stay.
5. Download the Traze contract tracing app available on App store and Google Playstore . Tourists will be needing this at the airport.
On the top of this list, always practice safety health protocols such as wearing of face mask and face shield, washing hands regularly, and maintaining social distancing.
Have a fun and safe trip!