About Bohol

Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. It is the tenth largest island of the Philippines and is surrounded by the rich waters of the Bohol Sea. The residents of Bohol, the Boholano, are a proud race and refer to their island homeland as the “Republic of Bohol”.

On the south of Bohol lies Panglao Island, dotted with white sandy beaches and fringed with coral reefs. The famous Alona Beach is located on Panglao, and is the main hub of diving and resort activity. 30-minutes from Panglao lies Balicasag Island, one of the top ten dive sites in the Philippines.

The Chocolate Hills, numerous mounds of limestone formations, were formed of coral limestone when Bohol was submerged in the Ice Age. Another attraction is the rare and endangered Philippine Tarsier, the second-smallest primate in the world, endemic to the island. We recommend you only visit the Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella, as other tarsier-holding facilities in Bohol do not necessarily operate with the protection of the tarsier in mind.

Getting here

The most convenient way of getting to Bohol is to fly via Manila on Cebu Pacific, Zest Air (Air Asia Philippines) or Philippine Airlines to Tagbilaran airport. You can also take a ferry to Tagbilaran pier from Cebu for about Php500 a ticket one-way.

From Tagbilaran city you can take a tricycle to Alona Beach for Php250-300, or hire a car for about Php500. If you need assistance with transfers, you can contact us to organise them for you.

Cebu – Tagbilaran Tagbilaran – Cebu
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Ocean Jet 06:00 AM 07:40 AM 07:05 AM 08:30 AM
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18:35 PM 20:15 PM 18:30 PM 20:10 PM
Weesam Express 09:00 AM 10:40 AM 07:00 AM 08:40 AM
18:30 PM 20:00 PM 16:30 PM 18:20 PM

Accommodation

Most of the accommodation listed below can be booked on Agoda.com or Booking.com for the best possible rates! However, we are more than happy to help you arrange reservations if required.

Budget

  • Alona Grove Tourist Inn (On the beach) The cheapest you are going to get this close to the beach. Rooms are made of native nipa and very basic. Fan from Php700.
  • Citadel Alona (10 minutes walk from the beach) Clean and comfortable basic rooms in a concrete building. Shared bathroom, kitchen and outdoor areas. Fan from Php700, Aircon from Php880.

Mid-range

  • Alona Swiss Resort / Ashina-ya Resort / Alona Hidden Dream (5 minutes walk from the beach). Aircon from Php2,000+
  • Hayahay Resort (On the beach) Right next to Sierra Madre Divers. Aircon from Php3.000+

Luxury

  • Henann Resort (On the beach) The newest and biggest hotel in the area. Not much character but three swimming pools! Aircon from Php5,800.
  • Amorita Resort (On the beach) One of the more luxurious hotels with the best view of Alona from its cliff-top restaurant. Aircon from Php6,800.
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