Bohol is valued to be a tropical, eco-tourism paradise - a must-see destination in Central Philippines, with the ancient limestone formations of the Chocolate Hills, the Tarsier Sanctuary, unparalleled underwater marine life, 16th century churches, and delicious native delicacies, being some of the reasons why people go to Bohol.
It was my first time in Bohol, and admittedly, I was thrilled and eager to see the tarsiers and the chocolate hills, two tourism-icons of Bohol, which I have known since I was a kid. So with the Department of Tourism “Your Guide To Bohol Philippines” guidebook as the only information I have, I have put my faith and fate to Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 7 Director Rowena Montecillo, who graciously arranged an itinerary tour for me, to see what Bohol has to offer to weekend travelers, like myself.
Upon arrival at the Tagbilaran Airport, I was fetched and shuttled to my resort at Panglao Island, some 30-40 minutes drive from Tagbilaran City. I didn’t have anything planned on my arrival, so I explored the stretch of Alona beach, one and a half kilometer of white sand, where my resort is located, dined by the shore, swam and snorkeled.
One cannot help but notice that there are a lot Europeans on the stretch of Alona Beach at 12 noon, having their tans and being sun-kissed (or burned by the heat of the sun). Although that kind of fun may not be for me, I had a perfect beach-bumming day, just sitting under the shade of the trees and relaxing, to cap off my first day in Panglao Island, Bohol.
Next post is about Amorita Resort in Panglao Island, Bohol! :) Woot, woot!