Rediscovering Bohol

Last March 5, 2012, I was supposed to be exploring one of my dream destinations, the southernmost province of Tawi-Tawi, coupled with a sidetrip to Zamboanga City and Basilan. It was unfortunate though that a kidnapping incident happened a few weeks before my scheduled trip which prompted my parents to disallow me from pushing through with my trip. SIGH.

But God is so good. While I had to postpone the fulfillment of a long-time dream, another blessing came to the rescue. Just before the month of February ended, I received an invitation to experience Amorita Resort in Panglao, Bohol and their unique Bohol tours from March 6-8. I did not think twice, I immediately replied YES to the invitation!

Bohol is such an underrated destination. While it is one of the country’s more popular destinations, Bohol’s tourism marketing isn’t really as aggressive as the other destinations. But that doesn’t make the province any less. I first stepped on the humble province on May 2009 and was impressed at how established the tourism map was. Without elaborating further, I will just quote the great Susan Calo-Medina (who is one of the inspirations for this blog). When asked what place in the country she will recommend to local and foreign tourists, she answered BOHOL because, “nasa Bohol na ang lahat”.

And despite the fact that I’ve been to the province only once, I wholeheartedly agree with her. Based on my first visit, I discovered that Bohol has something for every type of traveler. That’s why I was very excited to have been given the opportunity to rediscover Bohol, with blogger friends and journalists. Join me as I experience another dimension of the next big thing in Philippine tourism.

Amorita Resort Bohol
Amorita Resort Bohol

(…to be continued)


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