The best thing about traveling in the Philippines is you never run out of things to do and places to discover.
I’ve been to Bohol so many times, and I’ve been lucky to have stayed at wonderful places like Eskaya, Henann, Bluewater, Beach Club, etc, (there’s a hotel for every budget and for every traveler but I have stayed more times in Bluewater), and I’ve done all the tours, from island hopping to countryside to churches.
But this Bohol trip is so magical. Because you can prepare all you want, but only nature gives you a good trip: You cannot pay for good weather, flawless transactions, safety, and stumbling upon hidden places like this, which took us 3 hours to get to from Panglao.
Plus, although we’ve done dolphin watching many times, this time around, hundreds of dolphins surrounded us and gave us a good show. And we swam with sea turtles off Balicasag, traveled to Anda, the “Boracay of Bohol,” and ate at a floating restaurant in a small town, where we were served native chicken.
It’s also my first time to swim in a waterfall. As in right under the gushing waterfalls of Can-Umantad, in Candijay.
Ibang level. Nakakaloka. Checked off bucket list. Entrance fee is only P20, and there are still so very few people (even locals) here.
PS: Boholanos are such gentle and nice people. Someday I’ll buy a nice beachside house here. (Bohol has everything: great beaches, culture, food, and the best of nature.)
Come to Bohol, everyone!
I love you so much, Philippines. You still surprise me in so many ways.