Day 1 of our stay in Bohol was spent in basking in the beach of Dumaluan beach resort, where we stayed. That’s one of the good points of staying in a beach front resort – you can just relax in the beach with the white sand and peculiarly shallow water. It was just a relaxing day. A preparation for tomorrow’s Bohol tour which was jampacked.
We were picked up at the resort by Kuya Johnny’s son, JC, at 8am. Here’s our itinerary:
Too bad the weather was not cooperating when we went to the Chocolate Hills. It was drizzling too hard and it was foggy. We climbed 200 plus steps to reach the spot where the Chocolate Hills are best viewed but since it was foggy and rainy, here’s what we saw:
Entrance Fee : Php50/person
This is along the road thus no entrance fee. You just get to take pictures of these tall mahogany trees that were planted by locals.
Tarsier Conservation Area
You get to see tarsiers in designated areas during your short tour here.
Entrance Fee: Php60/person
You may opt to cross the hanging bridge just for “adventure’s” sake. It’s entertaining but there’s a fee of Php10/person I think.
Loboc River Cruising
Just around lunch time, we hurried off to Loboc since the ferry where we were reserved was about to leave and was waiting for us. We got good seats courtesy of Kuya Johnny’s son. He has a contact there. We took the buffet lunch and we were satisfied. The food was good enough to fill our tummies and the view was relaxing. There was also a band playing some songs the entire trip. We had a stop in one of the floating areas and were serenaded and entertained by locals who were singing and dancing. The tour was around an hour – just enough to eat and enjoy the serene surroundings.
Buffet Fee: Php450/person
This is where you would see “Prony”, the biggest and longest python in captivity. We were really scared and hesitant to take a picture with him but I thought, we’re already here anyway. We had to go inside the cage with him to take a picture. ~_~
Entrance Fee: Php10/person
Printed Picture with Prony: Php200
I’ve really wanted to go inside caves but there are caves which requires a lot of walking or wall/rock climbing. Good thing, Hinagdanan Cave is not one of those. I was kind of excited to see this one. And, indeed, it was one of the highlights of our trip. Although the cave isn’t really that big, you will be amazed by what you’ll see inside and with your guide as well. They know how to set your camera so that you’ll be able to take good pictures inside the cave. Actually, the guides will do the picture taking for you. All yiu have to do is pose. ^_^
Entrance Fee: Php25/person
*Guide fee/tip is up to you.
Bohol Bee Farm
We didn’t exactly go to the Bee Farm where there were bees but the store itself where they sell their products from the farm. This is also the Bohol Bee Farm Resort. Kuya JC was very kind to get us a discount coupon for the stuff that we will buy there. I think our total bill for all the food items was around Php3000 or more – good thing there was a discount though not that big, but still. ^_^ Of course we also had to taste their organic ice cream with flavors malunggay, tomato, and mango. Hmmm….personally, not something to rave about but is okay to try.
No Entrance Fee. Ice cream is at Php80. You can have 2 flavors in 1 order.
After Bohol Bee Farm, we went back to Dumaluan Resort and spent the rest of the day swimming – both on the beach and in the swimming pool. After dinner, we had to rest early since we’ll be waking up early the following day for our Dolphin Watching and Island Hopping.
Other Bohol Posts:
Day 1: Arrival; Stayed at Dumaluan2 Beach Resort
Day 3: Dolphin Watching and Island Hopping
Day 4: Back to Manila