Adventure in Bohol – Island Tour in Panglao
It was my vacation in the Philippines during the summer of 2012, and we decided to do the island tour since we haven’t done this before. After we had our breakfast, we headed to start the trip. First stop, Blood Compact Shrine, this site serves as a memorial ground to the historic sign of friendship between the Spaniards and the Filipinos.
Blood Compact Shrine
From the blood compact shrine, we headed to the Baclayon Church, one of the oldest Catholic church in the Philippines. This was first open to the public in the year 1727 and up to now. When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol in 2013, the church building sustained major damage.
After roaming around at the old church we were ready for lunch. Our tour guide suggested eating at the floating restaurant at the Loboc river lunch buffet. The food was very good and plenty of seafood. We were cruising the river while eating our lunch and entertained with some live music on board. We recommend do plenty of research before deciding which boat you will be going to pick, some people were not so happy about their experience. It just happened that we knew some local and they already know which one to pick. So far, the whole family enjoyed the food and the ride.
The Floating Restaurant at Loboc River
Tarsier Conservation Area vs. Tarsier Sanctuary
We choose Tarsier Conservation Area since we are already at the Loboc area. If you are going to eat lunch at the floating restaurant in Loboc. Tarsier Conservation Area is not far from there, vs. going to Tarsier Sanctuary, it will be in another town.
Tarsier is the smallest monkeys in the world, and it can be found only in Bohol. These monkeys are so little with big eyes. Thier eyes are so sensitive to the light, even the flash of the camera can do harm to them. We were warned to turn off the flash of the camera as it might cause blindness to them.
TRAVEL TIPS; If you plan to do a tour make sure you wear a comfortable clothing, it is humid and hot but sometimes it can be rainy and the road might be slippery. Also, bring your own bottled water just to make sure that you won’t be drinking unsafe water.