The Cebu-Tubigon route is the “road less traveled” for most tourists. This is the most convenient way to travel when you are bringing your own vehicle especially with the operations of FastCat Ferry. The good thing with having your own car is you can stop at whatever fancies you along the countryside like eating grilled ‘saba’ bananas, buying plants and exploring locally-made products.
Sagbayan Peak, which is about 30 minutes drive from Tubigon Port, is a mountain resort with various facilities to enjoy. Below is the main entrance going up with a P50 fee per person.
Halfway through, a dinosaur figure welcomes guests leading to the children’s playground.
Tubigon Loomweavers Multi-Purpose Cooperative offers products made of raffia, abaca, and other indigenous materials. This is where you can get your colorful placemats, table runners, eco-bags, purses, and other handmade items.
Resort Hopping in Panglao Island
Panglao Island (a smaller island than Bohol proper) is around 30 minutes drive away from Tagbilaran City connected by bridges. There are many resorts to choose from and a big directional sign leads you to the place you want to go.
Be Grand Resort
Be Grand Resort is a mini-Shangri-La in the island. The hotel was designed by Paulo Alcazaren, a famous architect, and creative designer. The lobby boasts of artistic furniture collection from internationally-known artists such as Kenneth Cobonpue.
Hennann Resort is the biggest resort in Panglao Island with around 400++ rooms and a convention center. Situated along the highway of Panglao Island Circumferential Road, it is very accessible. The resort lobby and coffee shop opens up to the pool area.
The buffet at Seabreeze Cafe is a treat, with a variety of delicious international and local food.
South Palms Resort
South Palms Resort (formerly the other half of Bohol Beach Club) is situated along the 2.4 km. white sand beachfront. The welcoming entryway leads one to the restaurant serving authentic Filipino dishes.
Linaw Beach Resort is in an inner location facing the sea. Be on the lookout for the sign so you wouldn’t miss it. The rooms are big and the plant hedges lead to a well-decorated function room. They serve healthy breakfast—muesli with yogurt, fresh fruits, bread basket with assorted jam and butter.
There are still more places to explore in Bohol and this trip gave us an opportunity relax and smell the sea breeze.