25 February 2011


Summer in the Philippine Islands

Summer in the Philippine Islands is the longest season of the year. As a tropical country in the southeast Asia, you'll be expecting a lot of sunshine, warm fresh air along the shoreline, beautiful powder white sandy beaches. and the 7,107 majestic islands to explore.

Let me promote Philippine Tourism to my expat, balikbayan and of course OFW readers and followers. According to the Department of Tourism, "wag maging dayuhan sa sariling Bayan!".

In this article let me feature the enchanting Bohol island as a favorite destination to many tourists next to Boracay.

Bohol Island is located in Central Visayas, about 70 kilometers southeast of Mactan Island. Lying southeast across the Cebu Strait (referred to by some as the Bohol Strait) and southwest from Leyte Island.

Bohol is also located north of Mindanao with Bohol Sea between them. It is about 700 kilometers south of Manila and about 70 kilometers southeast of Mactan Island. With a land area of 4,117.26 km² or 1,608 sq. miles and a coastline 390 km long.

 Bohol is also the tenth largest island of the Philippines. There are 1,113 barangays and 75 islands and islets. The largest island is Panglao.
Getting there:

If you're from abroad, you can take Manila and Cebu as your point of destination Manila to Tagbilaran (capital of Bohol) which takes about 1hr and 15 minutes flight.

If you've come via Cebu it takes about 25 minutes flight and half an hour by fast craft to Tagbilaran.

Cebu Pacific, Zest Air and Air Philippines offer great deals if you book your ticket in advance.    

The best way to visit Bohol is by travel packages. It’s a wise choice for a budget conscious traveler. Travel Agencies offer options that suits vacationer either luxury or economy arrangement. Places to visit were scheduled and a tour guide will keep you informed bits of Bohol history.

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Pictures posted in this article courtesy of 

Ms. Romela Sarmiento
ALEM Travel Services
8-B Verbena St. NAIA Avenue, Pasay City
Tel. No. +632 501 1061 
Mobile No. +63 918 945 6764

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