Only one of over 7,100 islands in the Philippine archipelago, Bohol boasts of a rich cultural heritage and popular natural attractions. The island is well-loved for its idyllic pace and charming locals.
The Peacock Garden is located in the town of Baclayon, 5 minutes away from historic Baclayon Church. The hotel is a 15-minute car ride from Tagbilaran City, the capital of Bohol.
Continent: Asia > Country: The Philippines > Island: Bohol > Town: Baclayon
Manila is the capital city of the Philippines, and serves as the major gateway for international flights. From Manila, you will travel onwards to Tagbilaran, Bohol (Airport Code: TAG) via a 1 hour 15 minute plane ride offered by the following carriers: Philippine Airlines, Airphil Express, Cebu Pacific, and Zest Air.
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA / Airport Code: MNL) has 3 terminals:
- NAIA Terminal 1 serves all foreign carriers
- NAIA Centennial Terminal 2 serves all Philippine Airlines and some Airphil Express flights
- NAIA Terminal 3 serves both international and domestic flights of Cebu Pacific, and some Airphil Express flights
The Cebu-Mactan International Airport (Airport Code: CEB) serves direct international flights from Incheon, Busan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Narita, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Port Moresby. From Cebu, you will travel onwards to Tagbilaran, Bohol via a 1 hour 45 minute ferry ride offered by the following carriers: 2Go Travel, Weesam Express, and OceanJet.
Upon Arriving in Tagbilaran City, Bohol (TAG):
Hotel staff will meet you at the exit immediately following the luggage claim area, and escort you to the designated vehicle for your complimentary transfer to The Peacock Garden.
Bohol has mostly sunny, fair weather as it is surrounded by other islands. Consequently, it experiences less typhoons and heavy rains throughout the year.
November to February is the mildest time of the year and temperatures are relatively cooler. The Summer season from March to June is hotter and more humid than usual. July to October has weeks of calm weather alternating with rainy days; heavy showers are more likely from November to January.
The local language is Boholano, a variant of Cebuano. English, standard Cebuano, and Tagalog are widely spoken as well.
For more information on the island of Bohol, you may wish to visit http://www.bohol.ph.
Explore Bohol and visit the island’s most popular attractions in a day-long tour. Visit the famous Chocolate Hills, a thousand grassy formations that turn chocolate brown in the summer. Enjoy a local lunch on a floating restaurant as it cruises along the Loboc River. See the Philippine Tarsier, the world’s smallest primate. Marvel at the Bilar Man-made Mahogany Forest, explore the quaint Butterfly Farm, appreciate history at the Clarin Ancestral House, make a stop at historic Baclayon Church & Museum and the Blood Compact site, and finally take home some trinkets from Aproniana Gift Shop, which offers a wide selection of souvenirs and delicacies.
Pamilacan Island and Dolphin Watching
Watch daylight unfold at the Baclayon Baluarte and take an early morning ride aboard a native outrigger boat in the direction of Pamilacan Island. Boatmen are trained to spot and follow dolphins, whale sharks (butanding) and manta rays that frequent these waters. Dock at Pamilacan and spend a few hours on a quiet beach or dive and snorkel around the area before heading back by lunch or early afternoon.
Baclayon Buggy Adventure Trail
Experience local life and scenery in this guided adventure-as-education activity. Drive by lakes, caves, springs and sinkholes on the Baclayon Adventure Trail. This tour covers almost the entire municipality and passes through forests, cliffsides, and dirt roads. Choose to drive the vehicle or sit in the passenger seat and take in the scenery, escorted by your guide for the day and a safety mechanic. Stop along several points through the trail to take in panoramic views and learn facts about the native flora and fauna.
An Afternoon in Tagbilaran
Take an afternoon trip downtown for a taste of the provincial city life. Learn about the City of Tagbilaran through stops at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, the town plaza, the Governor’s Mansion, and the Bohol Museum. Or choose to spend your hours at local shopping centers: Bohol Quality, Plaza Marcela or Island City Mall.
Take a 25-minute car ride to nearby Panglao Island, an area popular with tourists for its white sand beaches and dive spots. Visit Hinagdanan Cave and the Nova Sea Shell Museum before heading for a stroll at Bohol Bee Farm, famous for its organic food, and the newly opened Botanical Gardens. Appreciate the architecture and the “miracle” well at Dauis Church. You may stop at one of the beaches for a quick dip or leisurely stroll in the sand, and possibly stay until evening for a dinner at one of Panglao’s tourist establishments.
Balicasag Island Hopping
Board an outrigger board en route to Balicasag Island, known for its dive and snorkel sites. Swim in the clear waters, or lounge by the beach before enjoying fresh steamed or grilled seafood for lunch. Then, stop over at Virgin Island for more sun and sand before returning back to the mainland.
We offer assistance in organizing dives for first timers and professionals alike. Popular dive sites are located in Panglao (Alona Beach Sanctuary, Kalipayan, Doljo Beach), Balicasag (Black Forest, Marine Sanctuary, Divers Heaven), Pamilacan (Snake Island / Cervera Shoal) and Cabilao for night dives (Lighthouse, Cambaquiz Point, South Point).
Loay or Abatan River Firefly Cruise
An enchanting hour-long cruise along the Loay or Abatan River in a local banca as hundreds of tiny fireflies illuminate the riverbanks.
In search of an adrenaline rush? Head into the center of the island where the Extreme, Educational, and Ecological Park offers such activities as the “Suislide” Zip Line; “The Plunge” Canyon Swing; cable car rides; river trekking, tubing, and kayaking; wall and root climbing; rappeling and caving. For less adventurous pursuits, an Organic Farm Visit and Village Tour are also available.
Modify a Bohol Tour or create a tour focused entirely on church visits. Reminiscent of Spanish influence and a combination of architectural styles, these buildings offer a glimpse into Bohol’s cultural heritage and history.