Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Bohol is famous for its many tourist spots. The Chocolate Hills, the beach resorts of Panglao Island and Anda, the centuries old churches like the one in the town of Baclayon, and Loboc River are just a few of the many interesting places to go. It is also the home of the tarsiers.
There's a lot you can do here: island hopping, whale and dolphin watching, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking or if you want, have a boat ride just using a paddle on a bigiw - a slender native boat. Or you stay in one of our mountain resorts, many of which have swimming pools watered by mountain springs. There are also shopping malls, movie houses, cafes, restaurants. In fact, I think Bohol has everything that tourists might want to experience. It's interesting to note that not so long ago, many people didn't know where Bohol is...even Filipinos. I remember watching TV, waiting for the weather updates. Bohol was not mentioned. But now, this island has become a hideaway for the Filipino celebrities. Many would come incognito - although rest assured, Boholanos stay cool even if they sit shoulder to shoulder with Cesar Montano or Martin Nievera who recently had a 3 hour concert in Panglao Island Resort who commented that he doesn't need a bodyguard in Bohol. "Or", he said (jokingly), " they just don't like me." I don't know about that...but he had to sing three more songs..the audience didnt leave... and what an encore.