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Friday, May 25, 2012

Exploring Chocolate Hills and Sagbayan Peak in Bohol


Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region, consisting of Bohol Island and 75 minor surrounding islands. Its capital is Tagbilaran City.

The island offers a wide range of attractions from natural fine white sand beaches, great diving sites, scenic natural sights, old houses, ancient churches, historical sites and wonderful ecotourism highlights.

The Chocolate Hills, numerous mounds of limestone formation, is the most popular attraction. Chocolate Hills Complex" located in Carmen, Bohol, about 55 kilometres (34 mi) from Tagbilaran City and about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the town proper of Carmen, Bohol.

Sagbayan Peak is about 1 1/2 drive from Tagbilaran City and about 45-60 minutes drive from Tubigon proper. Sagbayan Peak is a mountain resort and recreation center.

How to get there

Fast Ferries
From Cebu City pier, fast ferries are available with 10 trips daily. Cruising time from Cebu to Tagbilaran is approximately 1 hour and 30 mins. The following fast ferry companies are: Supercat, Oceanjet and Weesam Express.

Boat
Tagbilaran is Bohol's main port - other ports include Tubigon, Jagna, Ubay, Talibon and Jeta Fe.

Air
There are several daily flights from both Manila and Cebu to Tagbilaran airport and back again.

My Expenses

Fare (Fast Craft one-way Cebu-Tubigon Bohol at Pier 1)                 Php 170.00
Fare (By Ship-Tagbilaran City-Cebu City)                                       Php 290.00
Tricycle (Pakyaw from Tubigon-Sagbayan Peak-Chocolate Hills      Php 400.00
Habal-Habal (Back and Forth to Chocolate Hills Proper)                 Php 80.00
Entrance Fee (Sagbayan Peak)                                                        Php 10.00
Entrance Fee (Chocolate Hills)                                                        Php 50.00
Food and Drinks                                                                             Php 400.00
Total Expenses---------------------------------------------------Php 1,400.00

Tourist Assistance Center in Tubigon Bohol

Sagbayan Peak

Chocolate Hills
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