Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Tour of Lamanoc Island in Bohol

Aside from enjoying all that our resort had to offer, we were itching to go out and explore more of Bohol. Two years ago, we took a day trip around the island to the usual tourist destinations: the Chocolate Hills, the tarsiers, the churches, a river cruise, and even a butterfly farm. This time around, we wanted something new and different.

That left us with a tour of Lamanoc Island. An hour's drive further eastward, a short walk down stone steps and along a bamboo bridge, and a brief boat ride to the island.

Lamanoc Island is full of history (with the native inhabitants and early Spanish explorers) and mysticism (with stories of ghosts and witches). The island itself is full of limestone formations rich with the island’s history and colorful past. The guide is an elderly man who shares many mystical tales with fact and with humor.

If you’ve experienced the usual postcard activities of Bohol, a trip out to Lamanoc Island is definitely worth the trip, especially if you stop by and take a break at the Beach Bar after your tour.

If you can't see the slide show here, check out my Flickr album: Bohol Day Trip

1 comment:

mike said...

We had fun in Lamanoc Island as well. Sharing our own experiences too... :)