With all the air fare and hotel discounts available online, it’s unthinkable to be one of the few who haven’t been to the beautiful province of Bohol. If you’re one of those people who are just about to take a maiden trip, try to stay as long as you can because Bohol is filled with amazing places that are totally worth the time and money you’ll spend. Before getting on that plane, do your homework first and arrange your itinerary in such a way that you can accommodate these awesome activities during your stay.
- Go Sky Biking at Chocolate Hills Adventure Park
Visiting the Chocolate Hills is a given in a Bohol vacation, but riding a bike on a zip line suspended 150 feet in the air? It’s not for everyone, but you should definitely try it. First of all, it’s totally safe; state-of-the-art equipment is used for the zip line and the people who manage it are very adept at ensuring the safety of those who are brave enough to try it. Getting a majestic 360-view of the Chocolate Hills is definitely worth traversing 1,800 feet up in the air with the wind blowing against your face. If this is not enough to quell your adrenaline trip, the park has other exciting activities that will test your mind and body. Visit their website to check out other adventures that they offer.
2. Bask in the serene environment of Mag-Aso Falls
If you would rather stay away from hordes of tourists and spend some alone time hearing the soothing sounds of cascading water, then head to Mag-Aso Falls. This place is not usually included in most of the tour packages offered online because it’s a little out of the way from the Panglao-Loboc-Chocolate Hills route. Consider it a blessing, because you can get this secluded haven all to yourself (or share it with other loner travelers, who will only be glad to stay out of your way). Before you get to the turquoise waters, you have to go down 197 steps that lead to the base of the falls. Dipping your tired legs in the cool and clear waters while you meditate is more than enough compensation for the effort.
To get to Mag-Aso Falls from Tagbilaran, take the jeep or bus for a 30-minute ride to the small town of Antequera. From the bus terminal, you can ride one of those motorcycle taxis or habal-habal that can take you straight to the falls.
3. Work on your golden tan at Alona Beach
Of course, no trip to Bohol is complete without hanging out at the beach. Alona Beach is just like the more-famous Boracay when it comes to magnificent sunsets and powdery white sand, but the resemblance ends there. Alona Beach has none of the boisterous night life that Boracay is known for. This is the perfect place for getting an invigorating massage or chilling with an ice cold bottle of brew while listening to the sound of the waves.
4. Get your fill of organic fare at Bohol Bee Farm
Forget about the usual junk and fast food that you eat in the city and treat your stomach and taste buds to organic food. Bohol Bee Farm serves only the freshest and healthiest meals, courtesy of their organic farm produce.
We highly recommend their garden salad, a visual and gustatory treat that looks like a delightful bouquet on a plate (complete with edible flowers) and honey mustard dressing. Their bestselling main courses have servings big enough for two. Make sure to order their seafood lasagna, honey glazed chicken, grilled blue marlin, and spare ribs.
If you have room for more, try their pumpkin bread, which is also a favorite among customers. But no matter how full you are, you MUST try the farm’s Malunggay Ice Cream. This homemade desert has gotten raves from visitors, with its malunggay bits that give the ice cream a subtle flavor that blends well with the taste of all-natural honey, which they use as sweetener (no commercial sugar, of course).
If you want to partake of all this organic goodness as often as you like during your vacation, why not stay at one of Bohol Bee Farm’s charming and spacious rooms?
Visit their website and check the Reservation button for bookings and inquiries.