[Photos] Beautiful Island of Bohol – Philippines

Believe it or not.. despite this being the largest gallery here (so far), it is only a small portion of what Bohol has to offer.  I went along as a travel-companion with Delia for something of a whirlwind short tour since she was actually there for some business.  I forgot to take my camera to Alona beach, which I plan to return to and do a photo shoot there since it is just SO incredibly beautiful there, day and night.

We visited part of the island of Panglao, and even then only a few locations since a storm was making it’s way in.  I was so impressed with the natural beauty of Bohol that within four hours I was completely convinced I HAD to move there.  I didn’t have plans of moving when I got on the boat that morning.. but hopefully by March of 2013 I’ll be relocated to Bohol so I can spend more time exploring this beautiful place.  For now, enjoy the photos I did get during our brief visit.  Be sure to hit the F11 Key on your keyboard so you can enjoy the pictures in full view.  Enjoy!..

— Henry V.
(p.s.  Press the F11 Key on your keyboard to view Photos in Full Screen Mode) 

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Author: Reekay V.

Since 2012 I’ve been traveling through various islands of the Philippines as a full-time Expat and spent 1999 living in Vietnam.

Share with me my ongoing adventures of life in the Philippines. Hopefully you find my observations helpful in your own adventures.
— Reekay


  1. Bohol is so intoxicating! Mine was also a whirl-wind day tour to this fairy-tale place. And I’m completely convinced that it was one of the best days of my life. You’re so enviably fortunate to have chosen it as your next residence. Maybe I’ll meet you there someday. 🙂

    1. By the time I am settled in Bohol and you are back here we can do a more relaxed visit to your favorite location with your family. 🙂

  2. Wonderful photos.
    I was in Bohol July (2013) and I’m looking at the same exact photos that I took! Have you been to the Bohol Bee Farm? They have some great food there! How about the Tarzier Botanical Garden near Alona Beach? Beautiful grounds there with sculptures (It’s very zen!).

    1. I went to just about all the tourist places, except for the bee farm. But, it gives me a good excuse for another trip there. 🙂

  3. Hello sir,
    Awesome content, very informative. I’m planning a stay in Dumaguete in July, flying into Cebu.
    Any recommendations for transportation from Cebu to Dumaguete?
    Would appreciate any information. Thanks!

    1. Getting to Duma from Cebu, there are 3 options..

      Fly – from Cebu/Mactan airport to Duma. About $35 via Cebu Pacific, takes about 45 minutes air-time. Lands in Duma, about ten minutes from downtown. Can take a tricylce (no taxis in Duma) or van from airport to downtown where all the hotels are. Most are near the park.

      Ferry – from Pier 1 at Cebu pier. About $15 via Oceanjet ferry. Get your ticket at least 2 hours prior to departure at any travel agency in the mall. If you get your ticket 24 hours prior, you get a discount. (usually) Takes about 6 hours. Stops at Bohol and then arrives at Dumaguete boardwalk/pier. Can get either cabin inside with a movie or outdoor seating on the deck. (covered w/shade)

      Bus – from Cebu Ceres Bus Terminal (3 blocks from Elizabeth Mall) via Ceres bus. About $7, no advance ticket needed, just get on the bus and they collect payment while en route. Takes about 5 hours. No bathroom on bus but they stop midway for 10 minutes at a place that has a bathroom. Bus will go aboard a ferry (70 pesos) which gets you to the next island. You continue on the same bus to Dumaguete. Arrive either very early in the morning to ensure getting a seat or at least an hour before departure and expect it to be crowded.

      1. Wow! Didn’t even consider flying from Cebu. Thanks! Looks that that would be a great option for me.

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