Information About ‘Bohol Island’ in The Philippines

Danao Airstrip Bohol’s New International Airport Panglao

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
Photograph New Airstrip Danao Bohol
Image courtesy Girlie Cervantes

Bohol's new international airport in the south of the island, to replace the overloaded Tagbilaran airport, has been ruminated for almost two decades, and work has still not commenced. By contrast, just eighteen months after its conceptual design, a new airstrip will be opened for business in central Bohol in August 2011, in the municipality of Danao.

Not quite the Bohol International Airport that the politicians have wanted to replace Tagbilaran Airport but the new airstrip in Danao is an example of what can be achieved in an apolitical environment with 100% support of the local community (typical of almost everything that happens in the remote, mountainous municipality of Danao, surrounded by Bohol's famous Chocolate Hills).

Philippine Adventure Holidays – Aware Adventures

Thursday, March 11th, 2010
Philippine Adventure Holidays Adventure Vacations Aware Adventures Visayan Adventure Tour
Photo courtesy Aware Aventures

Across the Internet there are a lot of websites promoting adventure holidays / adventure vacations but there are actually very few companies focusing on Philippine adventure holidays, and even fewer that offer more than a couple of adventure sports within a given package tour, so Australian based Aware Adventures is somewhat unique and deserves a mention.

Aware Adventures offer Philippine adventure holidays, starting in the heart of the Visayas, and take adventurers from Cebu to Bohol Island to Camiguin Island to Cagayan de Oro and back to Cebu. Over a period of twelve days adventure sports included: white water rafting, ziplining, rappelling, climbing, swimming, trekking, camping, caving, abseiling, kayaking, mountain biking and snorkeling.

Philippine Kayaking Series 2009 Explore Cebu Bohol

Monday, September 21st, 2009
Philippine Kayaking Series 2009 Cebu to Bohol
Photo courtesy Martyn Willes

The Philippine Kayaking Series 2009 continues with the third leg Explore Cebu to Bohol from 27th November - 3rd December. The Cebu to Bohol leg of the kayaking series will cover approximately 125 kilometers in marathon races over four days and there will be Novice kayaking races and Kayaking Clinics at each destination along the route, so that new paddlers can be initiated in the delights of the sport of kayaking.

The from Mactan Island, Cebu, a fleet of kayaking enthusiasts will go on an island hopping exploration of the smaller and larger islands in the Cebu-Bohol group - and get to see the famous Chocolate Hills of Bohol, the home of the cutest critter on the planet - the Philippine tarsier.

Alona Beach Digital Underwater Shoot-out

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
Scuba Diving Frog Fish Bohol
Photo courtesy Prosafari Dive and Equipment Center

UPDATED 30/06/2009

Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines will host the 1st Alona Beach Digital Underwater Shoot-out, digital underwater photography scuba diving event, on 10th July 2009. The entry fee will be Php500, inclusive of the Awards Dinner.

This Digital Underwater Shoot-out is organised in collaboration with MADaboutUS, the Blue Group of Mr. Joel Uichico, and the Bohol Dive Operators, based on Alona Beach. The Digital Underwater Shoot-out is the most colourful annual scuba diving event in the Philippines.

Scuba Diving Seen as Hedge Against Recession

Thursday, December 18th, 2008
Photograph, Scuba diving, Puerto Galera

According to dive shop operators that we spoke to within the last ten days, in Puerto Galera, Mactan Island and Subic Bay, the Philippine scuba diving business is solid and shows no signs yet of suffering from the global recession.

Part of the reason for the resilience of Philippine scuba diving was put down to the fact that most international arrivals in the past month had already booked and paid for their Philippine diving vacations long before the recession took hold in the rest of the world. But along La Laguna and Sabang Beaches in particular the resilience was attributed to the “value for money” that scuba divers can find in the Philippines. Apart from the Great Barrier Reef in Australi