Everything you need to know before coming to Bohol Island
Prologue: Many of the divers who come to spend a few days with us have told us the difficulty to find information about Bohol Island.We want to help round out your trip, so I made this guide with knowledge of living in Bohol Island, giving you the most relevant information.I hope it’s entertaining and solve all your doubts before and during your trip to Bohol island. If you need more information, send me an utulizando the contact form message.Iñigo Lacunza
Before you go
• Passport and visa
• Temperature and rainfall • Time difference
• Drinking Water
• Opening hours
• Ground transportation
• Tips and bargaining
• Methods of payment
• When to go
How to get
• By plane
• By boat
Arriving • Discover Bohol Island
• What to see in Bohol IslandBefore you go:Passports and Visas:
You will need a valid, unexpired passport to enter the Philippines.
No digital passport is required.
No visa is required if the stay will be less than 30 days.
The Embassy of Spain in the Philippines are in Manila but immigration offices on the main islands.
In Bohol Island the immigration office is located in Tagbilaran and visas can be performed in less than an hour.Temperature and rainfall
The average temperature in Bohol Island is 30 degrees during the day and 24 degrees at night, changing slightly in winter to 28 degrees and 22 degrees respectively.
The dry season runs from January to June and July to December moist.
Rainfall in wet season usually daily with an average of half an hour of rain. After the sun comes out again.
The months of July and August may receive the “Habagat” is a wind coming from the north and occasionally brings rain. It usually occurs about 4 times a year and lasts for 3 days. In the months of September to November can register typhoons. A typhoon and a hurricane is the same. Change name if it is in America or Asia.The area of the Visayas and Bohol Island in particular is at the center of the Philippine archipelago, is a very sheltered and least hit by typhoons area.When a typhoon occurs, its duration is 3 hours at full virulence and according to their closeness can be seen more or less the wind speed.
The time difference with Europe maindland Philippines is 6 hours 7 hours in summer and in winter.
Philippines, Bohol Island and the rest are located in GMT +8. No change of summer / winter time.
The water network in Bohol Island is not potable, you have to buy water to drink. It is easy to find anywhere.
The emergency number is 117 in Bohol Island.
More information here: http://www.bohol.gov.ph/tarsier/about.html
The island of Panglao and Bohol Island have electricity 24 hours a day. On other islands hours of electricity can diminish considerably.
In Bohol Island talk visaya as in all Visayas islands also speak Tagalog and English is the national language as the language you learn in school.
Some of the words visaya are part of the heritage of the conquest of the Philippines by the Spaniards. Numbers, days, months, kitchenware, masonry and more words are pronounced as in Spanish.
In general shops in the Philippines are open 7 days a week. The malls usually do from 9! Am to 8 pm.
• Tricicles: Are motorcycles with sidecar bodywork.
• Jeepney: Son municipal buses for the people, you come between neighborhoods.
• Taxi: It does not require much explanation, but it is advisable to look at the start of the race that the meter is properly marked, especially outside the airport in Manila.
• Van: Taxi Vans type.
• Bus: Buses liner for long distances.
Tips and bargaining
The Philippines is well seen tipping in restaurants is not mandatory but if you want a recommended amount is around 10% of the invoice amount.
Haggling can be performed in the Philippines, especially in street vending, transportation and hotel booking in low level.
Bohol Island is a safe island, no cases of armed robbery are recorded.
In all shopping malls and many other places you can find an armed guard at the door.
There is a tourist police to ensure the safety of the area.
Philippines is the country that sends SMS worldwide. Filipinos live attached to the mobile phone. Find a payphone is very complicated.The phone SIM cards are sold in countless establishments, the most famous companies Smart and Globe in that order. Buy one, cheap and useful.You can recharge in the same place where you buy the card balance for poderte communicate. Nothing Whatsapp, here takes the SMS lifetime.It is very common for restaurants and bars have free wifi for customers. There are many cafes scattered around Bohol Island, their hourly rate between 20 and 50 pesos.Internet speed is slow sometimes Bohol Island. Patience my friend!
The food is cheap in Bohol Island, you can eat in a Carenderia (typical Filipino restaurant where the food you choose tienenen their pots) from 80 pesos up in restaurants with good menu and good service for 500/600 pesos.
San Miguel Beer (Founded in Manila in 1890) is 50 pesos on average in the bars, alcohol has many taxes so that alcoholic beverages are not expensive. The same goes for the snuff. In Bohol Island you can find accommodation from 500 pesos to what you want to spend you. A decent room comes to cost 2,000 pesos or you can stay with us much cheaper in a new, clean resort;-)
The maximum amount without declaring that can bring Philippines cash is $ 9,000.
Payment in the Philippines is almost always done in cash, if a credit card is used it is normal that you make a surcharge of 5% of the purchase. There are many places where you can choose your currency, charging approximately 2-3% in the interbank transaction.
Find ATMs in the city of Tagbilaran and Alona Beach, Panglao.
When to go
ANY TIME OF YEAR IS GOOD TO VISIT BOHOL ISLAND!
The temperature does not vary and precipitation are no longer in the rainy season, if it rains stop for a drink and when you finish already finished raining in most cases.
Despite how to sell on the news typhoons, the reality is that in the worst case and if you touch one nearby, waiting in the hotel 3 or 4 hours, happened. Keep in mind that Christmas and Chinese New Year make it difficult to get hotel rooms.
How to get
By boat: 2Go and OceanJet have ferry connecting Bohol with different islands.
Ocenajet trip from Cebu City to Tagbilaran is approximately 2 hours and costs 500 pesos and 800 pesos if you buy a return ticket.
By plane: Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific and Zest Air has daily flights to Tagbilaran airport.
Manila to Tagbilaran time is approximately one hour.
Discover Bohol Island
White sand beaches where reigns the coconut, amazing mountain formations in the form of rounded hills, hidden waterfalls of fresh water, accessible caves take a dip, forests do not see the sun, a navigable river flowing, unique fauna and flora the world.
Welcome to Bohol Island!
Bohol Island is the tenth largest island of the Philippines, is located in the center of the Philippine archipelago, in the area called Central Visayas. Bohol’s surface is 3,300 square kilometers and has thirty smaller islands, the most popular of all is the island of Panglao.Bohol has a coastline of over 250 kilometers and is framed within the Coral Triangle, the area with more variety of coral life on the planet.The capital is Tagbilaran Bohol, has an estimated population of about 100,000 and it is reached by ferry from its seaport with links to other islands or plane to its airport from Manila. In Tagbilaran main island businesses are concentrated.
What to see in Bohol Island: If there is a claim of Bohol Island, is his diving Panglao, Balicasag, Pamilacan and Cabilao Anda.We dive daily in the islands of Panglao, Balicasag, Pamilacan and Cabilao.You have all the information on all dive sites Bohol on our websiteOut of the water there are many activities and excursions to do, these are the most important: Baclayon:
Price: 450php. If you feel like playing sports, on its banks is a company that rents paddle surf. http://www.suptoursphilippines.com/You also have the opportunity to meet the Loboc Eco Adventure park and exciting zip line over the Loboc river. tirolina http://lobocboholtourism.com/rj/ Price: 350phpSevilla:
In this city you will find a bamboo bridge that crosses the Loboc river.
Man Made Forest: A forest mahogany 2 kilometers running along the road to Carmen.
The temperature drops on the route about 5 degrees because the shade and moisture.
http://www.thepoortraveler.net/2011/01/bilar-man-made-forest-bohol-getaway-day-1/#Simply Butterfly Conservation Center: A butterfly garden where you will see the different stages of gestation of over 200 different types of butterflies.
http://boholconservation.com/simplybutterflies/ Price: 20php
Prony the Python: The Prony python was the largest python in captivity in the world, died in 2013 and now have another good size, Prony 2.
Chocolate Hills: A mountain training as you have never seen before. There are hundreds of hills shaped chocolates and attraction No.1 Bohol Island. Price: 50php
Mag-Aso Fall: A waterfall coming down to a lake where you can take a dip Native produce market every Sunday morning.
The Tarsier Sanctuary: The smallest monkey in the world can visit here www.tarsierfoundation.org/news/the-tarsier-sanctuary Price: 60php Danao:
Extreme Adventure Tour (EAT): A fleet of eco-adventure similar to Loboc
http://bohollifetours.com/eat-danao-total-eco- adventure-tour.htmlFor more information you can contact us through our contact form or social networks:https://www.facebook.com/patanegradivers
https://twitter.com/PataNegraDiversPS: Remember to leave the Philippines there is a fee at the airport for 750 pesos.