I Traveled to Bohol

Miravilla Resort, Bohol

Miravilla Resort, Bohol

Looking to have a fun last night in Bohol? Not spending the night in Dumaluan Beach or drinking in Alona Beach? Looking for a place to party in Bohol may be hard as there is probably – well – none, after all there are no party casinos or even dance clubs around the area. There are, however, a few places to drink and enjoy. While I thought I’d be spending the night listening to the strong sounds of the waves at Coralandia Resort and Restaurant, because I didn’t know at places to go to at night in Bohol, my cousin, Kuya Jec, decided to take us drinking. Miravilla Resort in Bohol is a recreational resort restaurant and bar, also along the beach of Tagbilaran with an overlooking view of the Tagbilaran wharf. There are no lights over the balcony so at night, the view of the wharf and the sea isn’t really possible. Nights have a lower tide than day time at the wharf so there wasn’t any raging waves to be heard. The water rushing in plays nice music to the ears. The resort has a restaurant that specializes in seafood. Like the restaurants in Dampa, they also have a visible aquarium where you can pick out the food you want to eat and they’ll have it cooked for

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Coralandia Resort and Restaurant, Bohol

Coralandia Resort and Restaurant, Bohol

After a bad start of the day on the beach and breakfast at Trudis Place, we ended up taking the bus back to Tagbilaran. Apparently, all the buses in Panglao go in a round route and end up back in Tagbilaran one way or another. From the market where the bus route begins, we took a tricycle to the resort I had booked for the night. Coralandia Resort and Restaurant in Bohol is a spacious beachside resort, only a short ride away from the Tagbilaran wharf.   By spacious, I mean spacious. The resort is made up of cottages spread out vastly in the lack of green pastures in the resort. The room we were given, a family room, was on the second floor of a two-floor establishment built right on the beach, giving us a wicked view of the wharf and the aquamarine blue waters of Bohol. From the wide parking lot, the resort’s space stretches out onto the other side, where their restaurant is located. The restaurant, just like the whole resort itself is also spacious, with a stage and a karaoke set in front and a debut-like set-up tables and chairs. At the back of the restaurant, the inviting bar was set up alongside a refrigerator for ice cream. Outside the main restaurants, tables and chairs were

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Breakfast by the Beach at Trudis Place

Breakfast by the Beach at Trudis Place

I love having breakfast by the beach, don’t you? Seriously. The first time I ever really had that experience was in February 18, 2010 in El Nido when we woke up at the sounds of soft, serene waves coming into the shore and the slightly warming rays of sunlight against the cool morning breeze. It was such a heavenly experience that I always thought the perfect morning for me would be the same – serene sounds of the waves, a beautiful beachfront, cool breeze in the morning and a heavy morning meal. I pictured this illusion of mine before we went to Bohol, however, because of certain circumstances and situations, it didn’t really happen the way I’d pictured it. I wanted to spend a good morning at the beach with my family. Unfortunately, the only person I had breakfast with that morning was my sister. After a failed attempt at the island hopping tour I was so dying to go on, my sister and I walked along Alona Beach. She took pictures, felt the sand in her toes and admired the view while I took pictures of the accommodations that were built side by side along the beach and of course the view and morning breeze as well. Deciding to get something to eat, my sister and I stopped by

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Where to Stay in Alona Beach, Bohol

Where to Stay in Alona Beach, Bohol

Knowing where to stay in Bohol is part of the challenge when you’re traveling. Finding good resorts in Bohol can be quite challenging especially with all of the choices available. However, because Bohol has been separated into two beaches, the number of choices can be trimmed down.   If you’re looking for places to stay in Alona Beach, here are a few accommodations in Bohol which you can consider.   Bohol Diver’s Resort   One of the most popular resorts in Alona Beach is the Bohol Diver’s Resort. Offers diving lessons, has space for functions and has a wicked Hawaiian show.   Bohol Sea Breeze Cottages Cheap accommodation in Bohol, best for budget travelers with aircon and goodfor big families. Has great Wi-Fi.   Check above link for review and contacts.   Trudis Place   One of the resorts in Bohol where we had our breakfast and has good food, nothing extraordinary, satisfying for a good day. Best place for breakfast by the beach type of experiences. Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao (038) 502-9136     (038) 502-9470 09283463780 09082537721 info@trudis-place.com www.trudis-place.com   Alona Divers   One of the largest diving and snorkeling shops in Bohol, Alona Divers offers more than just lessons and tips. (38)502-9043 alonadivers@hotmail.com www.alona-divers.com   Lost Horizon   One of the high end resorts in Alona Beach,

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Bohol Sea Breeze Cottages, Alona Beach

Bohol Sea Breeze Cottages, Alona Beach

I already had doubts about the accommodation in Panglao that I had chosen, so I asked Kuya Jun if he knew another place to stay. Lucky for us, Kuya Jun had an accommodation in mind.   Bohol Sea Breeze Cottages is located at the farther end of Alona Beach, about 5 minute walk from the beachfront, and situated behind Bohol Diver’s Resort, Villa Almedilla and Tierra Azul. The extensive resort is composed of numerous cottages, almost looking like a small village with the cottages scattered in different places and an expanded green backyard with grass and coconut trees that didn’t look as safe to walk in especially when it’s raining. The resort was located at the back of other resorts so to get to the beach, you’ll have to enter their gates (which say a little something about their security) just to get to the beach. This was one of the major setbacks when it comes to choosing an accommodation in Bohol. It’s either you’re willing to pay a big amount and be at one of the beachfront resorts in Bohol or a smaller amount and walk farther back into the streets. Since the resorts and accommodations in Bohol are a little strict with the number of people staying in a room (payment for extra pax is always required), having

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What NOT to Miss in the Bohol Countryside Tour Part 2

What NOT to Miss in the Bohol Countryside Tour Part 2

The second part of our Bohol tour continued even though some dark skies were forming somewhere above us. I wasn’t sure if it was going to rain, really or it was just teasing me. Unfortunately, for this part of the tour, I was already learning some morals of planning for families. Our day tour in the beautiful countryside of Bohol isn’t over just yet. In fact, we were still about the see the one of the best places in Bohol. And I was about the experience something new and something I never thought would do in my life.   The Python Sanctuary Ah. Imagine my hesitation to visit this place. I love nature. I do, and I am totally against animal cruelty, but there was nothing I feared more than I fear snakes. Seriously. I have the hugest fear on snakes that I can’t stand to see one even in magazines or books. Do you know the wooden snake that you can buy in many souvenir stores (like in Picnic Grove, Tagaytay)? I hate that. Every time my brother throws one on me, I freak like crazy. How much more was I to freak when I’m seeing one in reality? In fact, I just researched the python online and upon seeing pictures, I am already feeling tingly and itchy and

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