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I was asked once by a friend where in Visayas Island should I visit first if given a chance, I immediately answered:" If not Boracay, then I'd go for Panglao beach and Chocolate Hills!". Why should I not, I've only seen those places on the books and in my dreams. But not long after that, I've seen myself as one of the passengers of Cebu Pacific Airlines bound for Tagbilaran City, capital of Bohol.
Along with my five friends, we checked-in at Dumaluan Beach Resort in Panglao Island. The resort offers standard rooms, standard deluxe rooms, superior deluxe rooms, suite room and presidential suite. Each room offers air-conditioning and private toilet and bathroom and refrigerator, bath tub and cable TV for other higher accommodations. They also have a swimming pool with a jacuzzi, bar and restaurant where you can jam with the band, function hall and video KTV for those who chose this resort as reception of their memorable events/milestones in life.
A long list of water and land activities are available for guest to choose from. You can rent a boat for Island hopping, dolphin and whale watching; snorkeling; jet-ski; wake boarding; para sailing; wave runner; wind surfing; kayaks; glass bottom boat; spead boat; scuba diving and one of their land activities... horse riding. You wouldn't say the stay will bore you to death. A day wouldn't be enough to try these activities and have fun. I wouldnt mention the laze on the beach that took my breath away the first time i step my feet on the fine sand of Panglao.
The resort offered us a Bohol Tour package we cannot refused. On our second day, we leave the resort at 7Am to visit the pride of Bohol, the reason why local and international guest are kept on coming back.
- Blood Compact Site
- Baclayon Church
- Loboc River cruise
- Man-Made Forest
- Chocolate Hills
- Butterfly Sanctuary
- Loboc Zipline and Adventure Park
Other destinations we are not able to visit unfortunately are as follows: Sagbayan Peak, Balicasag and Pamilacan Dolphin watching, Barrio Tours and Mag-aso Water Falls.
We also watched movie and had dinner at Island City Mall, in Tagbilaran, we stayed at Buen Bella Pension House located at Miguel Parras Street, Tagbilaran City, Bohol. Other hotels, inns/accommodations in the city are as follows: MetroCentre Hotel,.
We roamed around the city for our guide is our friend who went to school in one of the universities in Bohol. We were guided to one of the cheapest and cozy restaurant I've visited in Tagbilaran: Express Wok in BQ Mall.