Bohol on a Budget: 3 Days for P8,000 – All In!

The Philippines has thousands of postcard-perfect tropical islands, but none compares to the gem that is Bohol. It’s white-sand beaches and miles of coconut-tree fringed coastlines attract thousands of sun seekers from all over the globe.

From unreal landscapes to wildlife and beaches, Bohol has it all. Here’s what you need to know about traveling to Bohol with just a PhP 8,000 budget: 

1. Airfare: The fastest and most convenient way to get to Bohol is by booking a flight. Budget airlines such as Cebu Pacific, Air Asia, and Philippine Airlines all have flights from Manila to Tagbilaran City, which is the capital of Bohol. Booking your trip a few months ahead can save you as much as PhP 4,000 in airfare fees.

Travel Bohol on a Budget

Travel Bohol on a Budget

2. Hotels: There are many areas to stay throughout Bohol, but the best bet for budget travelers is to book a hotel along Alona beach, near the main road. This area is where most hostels and reasonably-priced accommodations are located, and they’re just a few steps away to the beautiful Alona beach. Avoid booking at Panglao beach as this is where the dive shops and high-end resorts are located.

Travel Bohol on a Budget: Hostel Recommendations

Lennon’s Place Backpacker Hostel, Alona

PhP 450 per night, Total cost: PhP 1,350

Roberto’s Resort, Tawala

PhP 378 per night, Total cost: PhP 1,134

Bohemian Hostel, Tawala

PhP 450 per night, Total cost: PhP 1,350, Alona

PhP 472.50, Total cost: PhP 1,417.50

On Dive Love and Peace Resort, Tawala

PhP 824.89 per night, Total cost: PhP 2,474.67

Travel Bohol on a Budget

Travel Bohol on a Budget

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Travel Bohol on a Budget

Travel Bohol on a Budget

4. Food and Drink: Dining out at touristy areas in Bohol can burn a hole in your pocket if you aren’t careful. It takes a little effort to find good budget eats, but it isn’t impossible!

There are several small eateries along Alona road where you can enjoy home-cooked Filipino food for PhP 60 a meal, with a heaping portion of hot rice. There are also other restaurants you can eat at for PhP 200 or less a meal. Here are some recommendations:

  • Nikita’s Coffee Shop and Cafe
  • Sunset Grill Authentic Mexican Food
  • Andrea’s Mango Resto Hauz
  • Gavroche
  • La Familia Restaurant

Estimated food costs for 4 days: PhP 2,500

5. Transportation: Getting around by motorbike, locally known as the habal-habal, is the most efficient way of getting around in Bohol. One-way rides with a motorbike costs around PhP30-50 per way, depending on the distance. There’s also the option of renting your own scooter or motorbike, which costs around PhP 300-500 per day.

Estimated transportation costs for 4 days: PhP 1,000

Travel Bohol on a Budget

5. Places to Visit: It’s always lovely to relax at Alona beach and do nothing else, aside from reading a book under the shade of a coconut tree. But Bohol has so much more to offer; there are dozens of sights and activities you can enjoy during your trip.

These are some attractions around Bohol that you shouldn’t miss:

  • Chocolate Hills: A surreal landscape covering 20 square miles of 1,268 karst hills that turn brown in the summer, the Chocolate Hills is the number 1 attraction in Bohol and shouldn’t be missed. Bilar-Loboc Man Made Forest: The forest is 2 kilometers long of majestic mahogany trees whose branches form a jaw-dropping natural canopy overhead.
  • Philippine Tarsier Foundation: A brand-new conservation facility has just been developed to take better care of these endangered animals. The Philippine Tarsier Foundation is 6 hectares large and houses 113 tarsiers for tourists to visit in the enclosed sanctuary.
  • Loboc River Cruise: A relaxing cruise will take you through the length of the beautiful emerald-green Loboc river. Most tour packages already include a sumptuous lunch while on the boat. Loboc is closer to the airport, so this activity is best done before or after Alona beach.

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