Balicasag Island Marine Fish Sanctuary is an almost circular island with a typical Maldives character. Crystal clear waters and a snow white beach surround the island. Balicasag has a diameter of about 600 Meters and lies about 20 minutes by boat from Alona Beach. Just like in the Maldives, the island has only one bungalow resort with about 20 simple bungalows in native style. You can walk around ...
the island in about 30 to 40 Minutes. Beside the resort, there are about 100 indigenous families living on the island.
Balicasag is especially popular for divers. Dive boats from Alona Beach come here every day for one or two dives to enjoy the breathtaking wall dives around Balicasag Island. The reef is about 50 Meters from the beach and falls straight down to about 50 Meters. There are a few caves and caverns under water and a huge forest of black corals.
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Day trip to the amazing Balicasag island in the Philippines, near Bohol island. We took a boat from Alona beach. Snorkeling in Balicasag is an amazing experience.
Unlike our ancestors who viewed the world as a god that needs to be respected, the humans of today are a haughty bunch. The advancement of technology, preservation of status quo, our so-called sophistication, and contemporary lifestyle have made us arrogant, as if we are the alpha species of this planet. The gloated decision makers of Earth's fate. Those arrogant humans include us.
But as Sheila and I traveled all over the Philippines, our perspective on ourselves as dwellers in this world drastically changed. Each lofty mountain, each vibrant reef, each rushing river, or each culture-rich ...
A tricycle took us to Larena where we caught the 1 pm Ocean jet fast ferry to Tagbilaran, Bohol. There we were met with the usual bunch of various vehicles wanting to drive us somewhere. We ended up sharing a van with another couple as the tricycle / bus combination sounded too complicated.
The Lost Horizon Annex is not on the beach but only a 5 minute walk and the room was really nice, complete with a REAL shower and a mini fridge. YAY, cold drinking water! Alona Beach is much more built up and hawkers were everywhere. We listened to all their spiels and tried to figure out what to do whil ...
Summer is around the corner! Is there a better way to enjoy the season than frolicking in a beautiful beach? Yes, and it is called island hopping—a must-do activity during these sunny months. You won't just visit beaches but also secret lagoons, coves, inlets, marine sanctuaries, and more! We gathered 25 of our best island hopping sojourns, and we highly encourage you to visit these paradises.
For our foreign readers who don't know what this adventure is, island hopping refers to a recreational activity of cruising from one island to another. It traces its activity back to World War 2 whe ...
In case you missed the Part 1, here's the link Cebu-Bohol Part I
So after exploring the beauty of Cebu let's head to another breath-taking destination, Bohol, Philippines.
Next Stop: PANGLAO, BOHOL
How to get there from Cebu City: From Cebu City, take a cab going to Cebu Pier (you should know which terminal you will be departing to Bohol) Prior to that, buy a RoRo Ship ticket going to Bohol from Cebu. You can get them at 2GO Supercat or Oceanjet, they have booths in the Pier so you can get a ticket on the same day or they have offices in Manila so you can get them in advance. The tick ...
I've been in the Philippines for almost 14 years now and started frequently travelling since last year. Bohol has always been on my go-to list and even thought of taking the ferry there last year from Cebu. Due to financial restrictions, my friends and I couldn't make it.
Luckily enough I was able to find a cheap~ish ticket to Bohol last December (I'll post the budget somewhere in this post so keep reading!) and I'm all for cheap as plane tickets! It wasn't until last month did I actually start planning the trip, I usually book our hotels or bed & breakfast a few weeks to a month in advance ...