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Tagbilaran - Capital of Bohol

A January 2005 trip to Bohol by HiramAbif

The One Blood Statue in Bool Photo, Bohol, Philippines More Photos
Quote: Tagbilaran is the capital of Bohol and can be used as a base for certain excursions to explore the interior of the island. It has some very good restaurants, reasonable accommodations, and VERY hectic traffic. It offers a genuine flavour of the provincial Pilipino capital

Tagbilaran - Capital of Bohol

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Overview

The One Blood Statue in Bool Photo, Bohol, Philippines
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From Tagbilaran, it is only a short bus or taxi drive to Panglao, the small island located southwest to Bohol and a major diving destination. Tagbilaran has some good accommodation spots and some excellent restaurants Excursions to the Chocolate Hills (one of the major sightseeing sites of the Philippines) can easily be organised, as can those to the Tarzier visitor center, the Lobok River, and other highlights of Bohol. Only 5km east of Tagbilaran is the small fishing village of Bool, where there is a statue depicting the 1565 treaty of cessation of hostilities between local chieftain Raja Sikatuna and Migel Lopez de Legazpi. This is celebrated every year with the SANDUGUAN festiv...Read More

Villa Alzhun

Hotel

Villa Alzhun Photo, Bohol, Philippines
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Villa Alzhun has the great advantage to be on the outskirts of Tagbilaran, which means that you escape the cacophony of sounds and noise that will torture you in Tagbilaran. Most rooms come with quite good view (see photo) facing the Bohol Sea and Panglao Island.

Prices (around 15€ per double room per night) are reasonable, and the hotel has a spacious restaurant and bar. We have not tried the restaurant, but the breakfast was reasonable and the bar facilities okay. Laundry facilities do exist in the hotel, too.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 12, 2005

Villa Alzhun
162 V.P. Inting St.
Bohol, Philippines
+63 (38) 411-3893

JJ Mandarin Royal

Restaurant

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The cuisine is a mixture of Pilipino and Chinese. They have good-size portions at reasonable prices. Seafood is what most people order, but what impressed us was a local dish of pork leg meat, which was absolutely delicious and was voted by all four members of our party as the best pork dish in the Philippines. Regrettably, I forget the full name of the dish, but part of the name has the word Lechon in it (I understand that Lechon means piglet or something similar).

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 12, 2005

JJ Mandarin Royal
Off Calares
Bohol, Philippines