Cebu & Bohol : A week break from work

Hello everyone! It’s been sooo long since the last time I traveled so I went all out on this one. I was also with my friends which made the experience extra fun. Even though we couldn’t do island hopping which was a part of our itinerary on both Cebu and Bohol because of the bad weather, we still made a lot of memories that we can keep for life! So today I’m going to share with you our itinerary and I hope this can help you plan your future trip.

Travel Dates : October 17-23, 2017
We didn’t choose the best dates to explore because it’s usually rainy or we were inconvenienced because of a typhoon.

Day 1
We took MNL-CEB flight with Cebu Pacific at 11:25AM and arrived in Cebu at around 1pm. We went to Rico’s Lechon for lunch and went grocery shopping. At around 3pm we were already on our way to Moalboal which took us about 4 hrs. If you’re traveling as a group, it’s very convenient and comfortable to hire a van if you are willing to pay more. We got ours for 3000php one way (split to 8pax) which is twice the price of the bus fare. By 8pm, we were already checked in at Pescadores Seaview Suites. They had a Barkada Room which was ideal for us because it’s exactly for 8pax, not to mention it’s affordable price of only 8925php for 3 nights. TIP: You get a discount for direct booking by sending them a message thru their facebook page(https://www.facebook.com/pescadorescebu/)

Day 2
It was a perfect day for an adventure! Six of us went for Kawasan Falls Canyoneering and it was one of the best experience of my life. We booked our tour with MCM Badian Canyoneering  (thru Pescadores) for 1500php each inclusive of transportation, a full meal, entrace fees and bamboo rafting. I have to say that we were all so impressed by the home-cooked meal they served us after a very tiring adventure at Kawasan.

Day 3
Alas! The typhoon came. We couldn’t go island hopping. But it doesn’t mean that we can’t have fun! We took advantage of the entertainment facilities they have available at Pescadores like their pool table, arcade game and foosball. We also took this chance to have lunch at Lantaw Restaurant. They have Asian, European and American food on their menu to choose from. After our delicious lunch, we spent the rest of our day at the pool taking in the view of the sea, taking many pictures  and goofing around.

Day 4
It was still a very windy day but there wasn’t a lot of rain. We headed back to Cebu City to buy some pasalubong and to take the ferry to Tagbilaran. Because of the rough seas, Ocean Jet cancelled all their trips and we ended up getting a ticket for a bigger but slower ship like Lite Ferry. The sea was indeed rough and it took us 5 hours to get to Tagbilaran. It was already evening when we got to check in at Lost Horizon Annex(19656php for 3 nights/2rooms). It was a bit expensive but we had a lot of space in the room, 1 king size, 1 queen size and 1 bunk bed, the bathrooms were big, good ventilation and terrace perfect for your friends who smoke.  Later that night after dropping off our bags, we went to have dinner at Farmville.

Day 5
We scheduled a countryside tour with Bohol Treats Travel and Tour. They don’t have an available tour guide but we decided to just get their van for a total package of 2500php for 8pax/8hours inclusive of the driver and gasoline. We were able to go to Blood Compact Shrine(free) and Baclayon Church(entrance to museum is 50php) but couldn’t proceed any further due to the heavy rain. It was sad that we had to reschedule and adjust our itinerary again but since it’s impossible to go island hopping everything worked out just fine. So we went back to our accommodation and spent our time at Alona Beach, had ice cream at The Buzzz Cafe, swimming at the pool and dinner at the Jasz Bar.

Day 6
We were blessed with a sunny day and was able to continue with the countryside tour. We went to Chocolate Hills (entrance 50php but will be 100php by 2018), Habitat Butterflies Conservation Center (30php entrance fee), Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary (entrance fee 60php), Man-made forest (free, just be careful of the cars while taking pictures), Loboc River Cruise (entrance and buffet for 550php), Bohol Bee Farm (free – you can shop for pasalubong here) and Appronia Souvenir Shop.

Day 7
Sadly, all things come to an end. And unfortunately, our story that should have ended in Bohol was extended back to Manila. On the evening of Day 6, one of us already started to show signs of food poisoning until 5 of us fell ill with LBM and vomiting. We couldn’t say for sure which food it was but the last food we had was the buffet at Loboc River Cruise. So please be careful with what you consume on any trip that you go to. This didn’t ruin things for us though. It was part of the adventure.
I hope you like my blog and thanks for reading! Til next time!
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