when you're done with bohol (or you should probably be in Bohol or back to where you came from)and you still have time, there's a place in southern leyte not so frequented by tourists where you can catch a glimpse of some whale sharks, dive spots, and the usual island hopping with white sands of course. it's just a few hours ferry across from Bohol to Bato then a bus or a van from there to Sogod Southern Leyte and start from there.
After that, an island hopping and snorkling at the Quatro Islas will be a nice way to go from there.
If you love forests, lakes and waterfalls do ask the locals where to visit these places.
Here is a lists of some the spots you might want to have a look in this part of the Visayas in the Philippines.
Since you start from Bohol Southern Leyte will be the next closest place to go.
Things to do/see in SOGOD Southern Leyte:
Swimming with Whale Sharks/diving snorkling/nature tripping/Springs/Bungee jumping on Agas-agas Bridge/rapelling/etc.
get a glimpse of where the first Catholic Mass was held in the Philippines LIMASAWA.
After that, next on the itinerary is Hilongos where you can have a bit of wreck diving.
Then up to Hindang or Inopacan for some island hopping and snorkling on the Quatro Islas. You might even also get a glimpse of whale sharks in that area. They usually frequent the coastal towns of Sogod up to Albuera, Leyte.
Next stop is Ormoc City the cleanest and greenest of all cities in the country.
See the wonderful scenery while on the road towards this 1st class City. The usual rice paddies, cliffs, mountains, the never ending shoreline,the always smiling locals along with those supersonic buses or motorcycles. Be sure to carry a 6pack of ice cold San Miguel or perhaps Red Horse since it will be a 4 to 6 hours travel depending on your driver. (a 120km/hr is considered normal in a two way lane road so brace urself. No seatbelts allowed in this trip so a helmet is quite handy during land travels :P)
When in Ormoc City, see the city lights for a change of scenery, try the local cuisine and definitely try BALUT i dare you!!! IF you like to eat what your money is worth try FOODSTREET cheap and fresh from the frigde JK.
So on to the next point of yor travel, is the still unmeasured depth of LAKE DANAO in the mountains, get on a boat and dare yourself to jump in the middle of the lake thinking about the legendary GIANT EEL!! hehehe (which i think is just a myth) then shower yourself with natures' spring water in a waterfall nearby or a dip in the hot springs. While at it see if you can spot a Tarsier or a wild boar lurking around the vicinity.
One last stop before you go back to civilization, try the sweetest pineapple in the world has to offer or visit the plantation(although there isnt much to see except for well pineapples!) and the local cassava cakes.
If you fancy a ride on a "Calesa" while waiting for your ride back to Cebu or Manila wherever you want to go next go to the city park and ready a 5peso. Yeah! 5 pesos only for a quick ride around the park where would you find a cheap ride like that anywhere in the Philippines??
These are just some of the things you can do or see in this part of the Philippines and there are many more!
Daily flights from Ormoc to Manila VV
Daily flights form Tacloban to Manila
Daily ferries from Ormoc to Cebu and VV
Daily Fastcrafts from Ormoc To Cebu and VV
Daily ferries from Bohol to Bato S.Leyte. VV.
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