Booze in Bohol

  • 2
Booze

Booze in Bohol

If you’re not careful, drinking (booze, not water ūüôā ) can account for a large share of your holiday budget. This is especially so if you happen to be a wine drinker. A bottle of red or white white purchased at a bar or resort will cost 500 to 600 pesos (‚ā¨10-12).

On the other hand, a stonking great 1-litre bottle of San Miguel beer will cost around 80-100 pesos (‚ā¨1.60 to ‚ā¨2).¬†For some reason, its difficult to get a really cold beer, and you often end up with somethink just slightly chilled that quickly becomes lukewarm.

In a large supermarket, you can get a decent bottle of red or white – usually Australian or Chilian – for 200 pesos (‚ā¨4), or a 3 litre box for 650 pesos (‚ā¨13). We found the 3-litre box to be the best solution: It fits in your rucksak, keeps good for several days in its airtight bag, and you’re not obliged the “finish the bottle” each time you want a drink.

Unlike some other places in S. E. Asia, in the Philippines we were able to purchase alcoholic drinks almost everywhere. However, if you just want a decent glass of wine at a reasonable price, better to purchase it in one of their super (and huge) shopping malls, and then bring it with you.

Tagbilaran Mall

Tagbilaran Mall – I could just live there

Regarding the shopping malls and mega-supermarkets in the Philippines, I can’t praise them highly enough. All entrances and exits are manned by immaculately-uniformed armed¬†security guards: Both male and female. They check all bags on entrance, but do so in a very professional and courteous manner.

The malls themselves are impeccably clean, and are open usually from 8am until around 10pm or later.

If you are carrying something bulky (like a rucksack) when you enter, don’t worry. There is usually a free luggage-check service close to the main door, leaving you free to shop unimpeded to your heart’s content.

The staff in the plethora of shops and eateries are equally attentive, helpful, friendly and polite: A far cry from our experiences back home in Europe.

The highlights of the shopping malls for us were the supermarkets. If I lived in the Philippines, I would be spending a lot of time in these places. Fabulous selections of fresh tropical fruit – we bought as much as we were able to carry.

Supermarket Booze

But to return to the main subject of this article Рbooze. Spirits are really inexpensive in the supermarkets, and home-brewed spirits even cheaper.

We had to avoid the spirits, however, and not just because of the extra weight: Our schedule¬†didn’t allow us¬†the time to waste nursing a hangover!

cocktails on Alona beach

Booze in Bohol – Shaken… but not stirred

This doesn’t mean we avoided spirits altogether, mind. You can’t go to Alona beach and not enjoy a cocktail while feeling the sand between your toes. Cocktails on Alona beach cost around 260 pesos for two, with generous measures of alcohol.

That’s around (‚ā¨2.50) per cocktail.





If you enjoyed Booze in Bohol, you may also like:


2 Comments

Martina

September 11, 2015at 10:30 am

I was very happy to uncover this website. I wanted to thank you for ones time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely savored every part of it and I have you bookmarked to look at new information in your web site.

    SandSpice

    September 11, 2015at 12:15 pm

    Thanks Martina,
    It’s still early days for our website, and I have a large backlog of articles, reviews, photos and maps yet to be published. We’re also researching our next trip to Asia, and will share this information from the very early planning stages.

Tell us what you think

__________________________________________

Philippines

Philippines Travel Plan - Central Visayas
Philippines Travel Plan - Central Visayas
The inspiration for our Philippines travel plan came from our discovery of very reasonably priced fl[...]
Transit between Manila Airport Terminals 2 & 3
Transit between Manila Airport Terminals 2 & 3
In order to keep our city-stays to a minimum, we had decided to skip Manila completely on our way in[...]
Cebu City Guesthouse: New Era Pension Inn
Cebu City Guesthouse: New Era Pension Inn
Our first real experiences of the Philippines would be our Cebu city guesthouse, since we had decide[...]
Cebu City to Moalboal by Bus
Cebu City to Moalboal by Bus
Cebu City is quite a congested, noxious conglomerate. Transport from place to place moves at a snail[...]
Mangoes in Moalboal, Cebu
Mangoes in Moalboal, Cebu
This is why we came to the Philippines: To relax in an off-track, secluded location with an open bat[...]
Snorkeling in Moalboal Cebu
Snorkeling in Moalboal Cebu
Snorkeling in Moalboal Cebu was one of the highlights of our visit to the Philippines. Moalboal is l[...]
Bohol Ferry From Cebu
Bohol Ferry From Cebu
After 3 nights in Moalboal, we were heading back to Cebu City. We would take the Bohol ferry from Ce[...]
Pangangan Island, Bohol
Pangangan Island, Bohol
Not quite an island: Pangangan is connected to the mainland by a 4km mangrove-bordered causeway. [...]
Booze in Bohol
Booze in Bohol
If you're not careful, drinking (booze, not water :-) ) can account for a large share of your holida[...]
Ashiyana Resort, Alona Beach
Ashiyana Resort, Alona Beach
To get to Alona beach, we needed to arrange transport from Pangangan in central Bohol. We left our g[...]
Snorkeling at Alona Beach
Snorkeling at Alona Beach
Alona beach in Panglao, Bohol, is best known for its white sand and weekend animations, but the loca[...]
What to See and Do in Loboc Bohol
What to See and Do in Loboc Bohol
Famous for its lunch cruises along the scenic and winding river, Loboc Bohol is also one of the few [...]
Fox & Firefly Resort Loboc
Fox & Firefly Resort Loboc
Don't expect anything fancy at the Fox & Firefly resort Loboc. This is a pure backpackers place,[...]
2013 Loboc Earthquake Damage, Philippines
2013 Loboc Earthquake Damage, Philippines
Before leaving Loboc, we stopped to take a closer look at the damage caused by the 2013 Loboc earthq[...]
Seaside Boutique, Panglao in the Philippines
Seaside Boutique, Panglao in the Philippines
We chose the Seaside Boutique for our second stay in Panglao, and we're very happy we did (‚ā¨27 per n[...]
Habal-Habal - Filipino Motorcycle Taxis
Habal-Habal - Filipino Motorcycle Taxis
Habal-Habal (motorcycle taxi rides) provide an alternative form of public transport available throug[...]
Panglao Island Nature Resort
Panglao Island Nature Resort
The Panglao Island Nature Resort is a classy 5-star resort located far from the hustle and bustle of[...]
The White Sands of Dumaluan Beach, Philippines
The White Sands of Dumaluan Beach, Philippines
Dumaluan beach is a narrow, white sand beach stretching for around 500 meters on the south coast of [...]
Oasis Hotel Manila
Oasis Hotel Manila
Our trip back to Manila started in Panglao. We had booked the small Oasis Hotel Manila in north-cent[...]
Griller in Manila Shabu Shabu self-service
Griller in Manila Shabu Shabu self-service
Although we didn't have much time to spare in the city, we managed to visit the older Intramuros are[...]
In the Philippines Karaoke is King
In the Philippines Karaoke is King
In the Philippines Karaoke is treated almost as a national sport - and taken very seriously indeed. [...]
Philippines Beach Destinations: 50 Shades of Pink
Philippines Beach Destinations: 50 Shades of Pink
If getting a suntan is high on the priority list, then unless you want to stay pink you need to choo[...]
Philippines Trikes Taxis & other Transport Options
Philippines Trikes Taxis & other Transport Options
Before coming to the Philippines, we read a lot of articles about people being ripped off by trikes [...]
Colorful Filipino Currency
Colorful Filipino Currency
Check out the colorful Filipino currency. This new currency is brightly colored like Euros (thoug[...]
Best Western Hotel Riviera Fiumicino
Best Western Hotel Riviera Fiumicino
Our trip to the Philippines was planned with a return flight to Fiumicino, near Rome. The flights ba[...]
Our Philippines Impressions? It's not what we expected
Our Philippines Impressions? It's not what we expected
Our Philippines impressions were formed gradually over the 3 weeks we spent there. We arrived in the[...]
Philippines Tokay Gecko - The "Little Britain" Lizard
Philippines Tokay Gecko - The "Little Britain" Lizard
Wherever we travelled throughout the rural areas of the Philippines, we were entertained most evenin[...]

__________________________________________

Get free updates by email

Don't miss any of our Philippines updates, including hotel and restaurant costs and recommendations...