Everything You Need to Know If You're Traveling to Bohol
From what you need to bring to where you can stay.
(SPOT.ph) Anyone who went through primary school in the Philippines knows a thing or two about Bohol’s Chocolate Hills. We were taught by our Sibika teachers that these grassy mounds turn brown during the dry season, thus the name. But Bohol in Central Visayas is more than that! The island paradise in Central Luzon also boasts a number of white-sand beaches, the very unique tarsier, the most beautiful coral reefs, and more.
If you're looking to visit Bohol Island soon, there are a few health protocols and travel requirements that you need.
Here's an updated list of Bohol travel requirements:
How to Register
- Visit Bohol Tourism's website.
- Select the municipality where you're staying: Panglao, Dauis, and Anda.
- Fill out the Google Form.
- Upload your confirmed hotel booking, itinerary, and roundtrip airline ticket.
- Take an RT-PCR (swab or saliva) test within 72 hours before travel and upload your results on the website.
What to Expect
- Bohol started accepting tourists for leisure travel on December 15, 2020. Age limit has been lifted.
- Only pre-booked tours via Department of Tourism-accredited transport and tour provider are allowed.
- Bring your personal QR code with you at all times. This will be scanned whenever entering establishments and tourist sites.
- Comply with health and safety protocols, such as wearing of face masks and face shields, frequent handwashing or sanitizing, and practicing social distancing.
How to Get There
Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia have resumed direct flight operations from Metro Manila to Bohol.
What to Do
- Abatan River Tour
- Panglao Tour
- Uban Stock Farm
- Danao Adventure Park
- Loboc River Cruise
- Chocolate Hills
- Bilar Man-Made Forest
- Alicia Panoramic Park
- Bohol Island Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark
- Bohol Adventure Trails for mountain biking, trekking, and running
- Bohol Diving
Where to Stay
Book only at accommodation establishments with Certificate of Authority to Operate during community quarantine.
The Bellevue Resort
Barangay Doljo, Panglao, Bohol
Rates start at P4,500
The luxury resort was reissued a Department of Tourism certification to reopen as early as May and serve as a a quarantine facility for Overseas Filipino Workers. They have since followed stringent measures to ensure a safe environment for guests and employees, including physical distancing protocols, QR codes for health declaration forms, hourly disinfection of high-touch surfaces, and rigourous cleaning using ultraviolet light santitation devices. The Bellevue Resort is known for its 250-meter wide beachfront with bright blue umbrellas and comfortable beach chairs and an infinity pool that's perfect for an afternoon swim with a view.
Bluewater Panglao Beach
Barangay Danao, Panglao, Bohol
Rates start at P3,100
Bluewater Panglao Beach is a one-stop adventure destination that offers an obstacle course, island boat tours, a firefly tour along Abatan River, and even mango-picking when they’re in season. Their BlueCARES campaign makes sure that guests and staff are safe during the "new normal" through cleaning protocols and health measures. They offer a Work + Study + Play package, which provides adjusted check-in and check-out times so that digital workers and online learners can still go out on vacation even on weekdays.
Henann Resort at Alona Beach
Barangay Tawala, Panglao, Bohol
Rates start at 9,900
Panglao Island's biggest beach resort features up to 400 rooms and cottages, three swimming pools, and a 120-meter strip of white-sand beach. They offer special rates for a week-long or month-long stay in case you want to escape the city for a while.
Barangay Tawala, Panglao, Bohol
Promo rates start at P5,500
Amorita Resort offers private villas with your very own plunge pool and a garden area. They're implementing a four-paint C.A.R.E. program to adapt to the "new normal" of tourism amid the pandemic.