Philippines Central Visayas – Cebu & Bohol

Philippines Central Visayas - Cebu & Bohol

The biggest problem planning a trip around the Philippines is the amount of choice available. There are so many islands and potential routes that it can become quite overwhelming. There are also limitations regarding transit options between the destinations you do want to visit. You have to be extremely selective in order to put together a practical, enjoyable plan. We finally decided on the Philippines Central Visayas – Cebu & Bohol: A good combination of beaches, jungle and local culture. Be sure to first check out our Plan, Maps and Budget for a 20-day round trip.

 

Philippines Travel Plan – Central Visayas

The initial inspiration for our Philippines Travel Plan came from the discovery of very reasonably priced flights with , running from ...
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Manila Airport – Terminals 2 & 3

Transit between Manila Airport Terminals 2 & 3

Following an overnight stay in Rome, the first stop on our 20-day trip to the Philippines was Manila. However, in ...
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Cebu City Guesthouse

Cebu City Guesthouse: New Era Pension Inn

Our first real experiences of the Philippines was our Cebu city guesthouse, since we had decided to skip Manila completely on ...
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Cebu to Moalboal

Cebu City to Moalboal by Bus

Cebu City is quite a congested, noxious conglomerate. Transport from place to place moves at a snails pace. It would ...
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Mangoes in Moalboal, Cebu

This is why we came to the Philippines: To relax in an off-track, secluded location with an open bath-water temperature ...
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Bohol Ferry From Cebu

Bohol Ferry From Cebu

After spending 3 nights in the small T-Breeze Beach coastal resort near Moalboal, we were heading back to Cebu City ...
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Pangangan

Pangangan Island, Bohol

After spending 3 nights in the small T-Breeze Beach coastal resort near Moalboal, we headed back to Cebu City, and onward via ...
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Booze in Bohol

Booze in Bohol – Philippines

After spending 3 days in Pangangan we headed down south by bus to Panglao, and the celebrated Alona Beach. Along the way, ...
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Alona Beach

Ashiyana Resort, Alona Beach

To get to Alona beach, we needed to arrange transport from Pangangan in central Bohol. We left our guesthouse at Isla Hayahay, ...
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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 located on the northern ...
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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 locations where ...
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Colorful Filipino Currency

Colorful Filipino Currency

Check out the colorful Filipino currency. These notes are brightly colored like Euros (though the equivalent amount goes a lot further) ...
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Bland Filipino Food

Bland Filipino Food

Before we started this trip, from our research we gathered that there was no distinctive Filipino cuisine. From our actual ...
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Fox & Firefly Cottages Loboc

Our 3-week trip through the Philippines included a short break at a small guesthouse resort in Loboc in the province ...
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Loboc Church - Armageddon

2013 Loboc Earthquake Damage, Philippines

Before leaving Loboc, we stopped to take a closer look at the damage caused by the 2013 Loboc earthquake. The 2013 ...
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Philippines Best Beach Destinations? - Fifty Shades of Pink

Philippines Best 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 ...
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Seaside Boutique

Seaside Boutique, Panglao in the Philippines

We chose the Seaside Boutique for our second stay in Panglao, and we're very happy we did (€27 per night ...
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In the Philippines Karaoke is King & the King of Karaoke is Sinatra

In the Philippines Karaoke is King

In the Philippines Karaoke is treated almost as a national sport - and taken very seriously indeed. Everywhere you go you'll hear ...
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Panglao Island Nature Resort

Panglao Island Nature Resort

The Panglao Island Nature Resort  (recently renamed as the Mithi Resort & Spa) is a classy 5-star resort located far ...
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Buses & Jeepneys in the Philippines

Philippines Buses & Jeepneys

During our trip through the Philippines, we had the opportunity of trying out a myriad of transport options. In addition ...
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Fiumcino

Best Western Hotel Riviera Fiumicino

Our trip to the Philippines was planned with a return flight to Fiumicino, near Rome. The flights back to Italy from the ...
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snorkeling at alona beach

Snorkeling at Alona Beach

After spending 3 days in Pangangan (Bohol) we traveled down to Panglao to try out the beaches there. Alona in ...
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Trikes & Taxis

Philippines Trikes Taxis & other Transport Options

Before coming to the Philippines, we read a lot of articles about people being ripped off by trikes and taxi drivers ...
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Dumaluan Beach, Philippines

The White Sands of Dumaluan Beach, Philippines

Our trip around the Philippines Central Visayas was concentrated primarily on Cebu and Bohol. Panglao island is located within the ...
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Tokay Gecko

Philippines Tokay Gecko – The “Little Britain” Lizard

Wherever we travelled throughout the rural areas of the Philippines, we were entertained most evenings and nights by the strange and intermittent Philippines ...
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Habal-Habal

Habal-Habal – Filipino Motorcycle Taxis

Habal-Habal (motorcycle taxi rides) provide an alternative form of public transport, and is available throughout the Philippines. We first became aware ...
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Oasis Hotel Manila

Oasis Hotel Manila

Our trip back to Manila followed a 3-night stay in Panglao. For the capital city, we booked the small Oasis Hotel ...
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