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
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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The beautiful Island of Bohol in the Philippines. First visit home in 13 long years.
Bohol's an unforgettable tourist haven. The air is fresh and clean, a contrast to the constant smog permeating Manila air. The waves in Alona Beach a soothing cacophony to lull frazzled nerves. The lush, ever-present greenery, a sight for sore eyes for people used to facing computer screens almost everyday. It's a refuge for the tired soul, a place to rest and recuperate – one I highly recommend.
My friends and I went there September 2016, alight on a plane with promotional tickets. Roundtrip airfare from Manila to Bohol typically costs Php6,000+ [via Cebu Pacific Airlines], not includin ...
"What do you love about Bohol?
As a Boholana, what are the things that you most proud of?"
Whether through Bohol pageants, conference, or even a normal conversation I frequently hear this.
And over the time, I keep hearing a penny of other people's thoughts about this which usually goes like this,
"Well, Bohol has so much to offer we have the most stunning beaches in the world, astonishing tourists spots and of course our very welcoming kind-hearted people."
Everyone praises that answer but I wonder how well do we really know about our own province, Bohol.
If you're going to ...