I am very much happy to spend my first ever out of Cebu travel at Bohol last April 28, 2018. I was with my sister and our relatives. It was completely not on my summer bucket list since all I did later after my graduation was binge scrolling Mynimo’s job selections.
Me and my sister woke up early around 3 am to get ready and go straight ahead to the terminal where we will be getting aboard with my relatives.
We arrived around 5:15, just right early before the fastcraft will take off at 5:45.
It was honestly my first time to ride any sea transportation vehicles and it was exciting slash getting me nervous at the same time. The fast craft took off exactly 5:45 and since it travels fast along the ocean, we arrived at the port around 6:30 in the morning.
Our service van was already waiting for us so without further ado we hopped in and proceeded to our first destination.
We arrived at Sagbayan Peak and since we haven’t had our breakfast, we managed to eat first since my Aunt brought us food to eat. After filling up our tummies, we then headed inside the Sagbayan Peak.
The place was literally full of visitors and it’s amusingly wide.
We lately decided to go downstairs where the Butterfly Dome is located. We only paid an amount of P10.oo to witness the hidden gem.
The moment you step inside, butterflies are happily welcoming you to their territory. They kept on sticking on my legs and arms so I gotta deal with them and hang-out.
I finally got overjoyed with these tiny cute butterflies and forgot about the time that we were set to visit more places so we gotta get back to the van to keep going to our next destination, the ever famous Chocolate Hills.
The heat is trying to keep us away with our fun time but it doesn’t beat us from climbing the stairs to reach the peak where you can fully witness the magnificent view of the Chocolate Hills. Though it was undeniably crowded and it’s very hard to take a photo without photobombers on your back, we fortunately managed to capture Chocolate Hills’ beauty… and my beauty as well. Kidding aside.
We didn’t take much time up the hill since the sun is shining bright and hot and we decided to eat first before proceeding to our next stop. Our driver was referring us to this Japanese restaurant that serves delicious and “value for money” food and without any thoughts, we headed there.
Since we already stuffed ourselves with the delicious Japanese cuisine, we were told that the Tarsier Sanctuary was just a few steps away from the restaurant we dined in so we decided to just walk through for our next destination, the Tarsier Sanctuary.
The entrance costs P60/head for adults and discounted prices for senior citizens and children below 5 years old.
I was completely amazed how tiny these creatures are! I have no idea they were these tiny as rats but they were adorable as they were!
They looked sleepy and shy when we were all checking them out so we didn’t get the chance to see their wide eyes popping.
We went out the sanctuary and decided to window shop some cute souvenirs but uh-uh, very pricey.
We only then decided to proceed again with the next stop but fortunately we found these souvenir shops outside the sanctuary nearby the street and they were selling cheap ones so we got ourselves some souvenirs and some packs of “Kalamay” or a sticky sweet delicacy made of brown sugar, glutinous rice flour, and coconut milk.
Just a few kilometers ahead from the Tarsier Sanctuary is our next spot, the Man-made Forest.
This forest has really massive and tall bunch of trees all over the place. You could take a risky photo in the middle of the street but be always alert of the coming and go vehicles passing by.
After that close-to-nature adventure, uhm should I say just a picture-perfect purpose scenery, we headed to this Twin Hanging Bridges. **P35/head entrance.
This surely triggers my anxiety and fear on heights but Jesus takes the wheel with this adventure today. My sister and my relative kept pushing me to conquer my fear and so here I go!
For those who are really having thoughts of falling down the bridge, there are guides taking care of y’all plus they take photos of you by group and when you reached the end of the bridge, you are given the choice to bring home a hard copy of your pictures for I guess P120 each, depends on the size.
That was a nerve-wracking scene!
And so our last encounter today ends at the Hinagdanan Cave. **entrance – P50/head
We went downstairs where the cave is located. It was unbelievably wide down there and there was a spring as well where tourists were having a dip.
We were done with all the roundtrips and tourist destinations and we were already out of energy so we finally decided to head to the resort where we are going to stay for a night which is fortunately just located near the beach, the Panglao Grande Resort. We occupied two spacious rooms just right to occupy the ten of us comfortably.
My relatives went night swimming but I hesitate since I am already bit tired and sleepy so I just stayed in the room and watched television.
THE MORNING AFTER
I didn’t come with my relatives last night for a night dipping at the beach but this morning I finally did. I courageously wore my piece of bikini top and a high waist boho shorts (for the first time) to keep it a little bit lowkey.
After getting sunkissed and all, we headed back to our rooms to take a shower and pack our things. Half past 10 in the morning, our service van arrived and dropped us at Tagbilaran to let us have our lunch first since we will be taking the Ferry and it will surely take us around 4-5 hours before reaching Cebu.
It was such a memorable and adventurous trip to Bohol. Cheers to more travels!