Virgin Island, also called Pontod Island, is one of the several islands included in Bohol Government's jurisdiction. It is located 15-20 minutes away from Panglao Island in the Philippines. This is known to local as the Virgin Island because nobody lives here and the place is not always visited by tourists even though it's opened to the public a long time ago. Virgin Island is one of the many isla ...
nds in the Philippines where a big area of the beach sink during high tide and only the palm trees in the middle of the island are visible.
Known to many locals as the "hidden oasis", Virgin Island is clearly an attraction due to its long stretch of white sand beach during low tide which spans around 1 hectare. The problem during shallow waters is that some motorized outrigger boats can't dock in the island because a lot of sea plants surrounding the area near the docking station will stick to the propeller causing it to malfunction. There's no other docking station except for this single area of the island because most of the parts have very shallow water even during high tide which can cause the outrigger boats to get caught on the underwater rocks or sands.
Virgin Island or Pontod Island Bohol News
On Oct. 15, 2013, the earth trembled for 33 seconds in Bohol, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that devastated the island and reduced structures both old and new into piles of rubble. Despite the odds, this melancholic Central Visayas paradise has proven to be as resilient as the centuries-old bricks that make up the churches of its heritage district. Now Bohol, which has always been known for its unique chocolate hills, is showing that they are more than these inedible little mountains. For anyone looking for a place where culture meets nature, this is exactly where they should be.
Heritage Dist ...
Isola Di Francesco located Pontod Island, Panglao, Bohol. They also known as Virgin Island. The management of the island said the Francescan friars turned out bought this island , it was renamed Isola di Francesco. The Isola di Francesco a perfect place of meditation and reflection.
Aside from the beautiful geological formation, old churches and river cruise, Bohol is also famous for its white-sand beaches. Alona Beach in Panglao Island is one of the famous places in Bohol especially for those who are looking for a sun and sea combo. White sand beaches, crystal clear water and party-all-night life are just some of the fun and lovely things that Alona has to offer. I would say that it's very much like Boracay but I find Alona's white sand much finer than Boracay's and the crowd isn't as much as Boracay. Though both islands are uniquely beautiful on their own ways and I lov ...
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 ...
Itching for a new adventure these days? But still don't know where to go? Don't worry cause I'll be showing you one of Philippines pride and gem of the south, Bohol.
Bohol is famous for chocolate hills, but there are other places to explore in this province.It is located in Central Visayas region. It is one of the popular tourist attraction because of its beaches, diving locations and resorts.
How to get there?
To get here, you need to take a flight from Manila going to Bohol in any local airlines. Be it Cebu Pacific, Air Asia or Philippine Airlines. Just watch out for their promos/se ...
Watch out for the 2nd installment of my Bohol trip.
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