Anda, Bohol: The Spooky Mystical Tour of Lamanoc Island

Posted on June 26, 2015

Recognized as a “cradle of civilization” in the province, the uninhabited island of Lamanoc (sometimes spelled Lamanok) in Anda, Bohol – a two-hour drive from Tagbilaran City – consists of limestone outcrops with fascinating cultural and archaeological sites. Evoking an eerie atmosphere, the mystical island is cloaked in tangled foliage and obscured by thick mangroves that stretch back to the mainland. For an island its size, Lamanoc Island surprisingly brims with so much history and folklore. Archaeological artifacts discovered here revealRead More

Panglao, Bohol: Fall in Love with Amorita Resort at Alona Beach

Posted on June 25, 2015

Taking its name from the Spanish for “little darling”, there’s definitely much to love about Amorita Resort, a boutique beach resort ideally perched on a limestone cliff overlooking popular Alona Beach in Panglao, Bohol. Amorita belongs to the One-Of Collection of boutique resorts together with Momo Beach House in Panglao, Santa Monica Beach Club in Dumaguete and Funny Lion Inn in Coron.  Our group stayed at the newer Phase 2 of the resort, where our spacious and stylish rooms whereRead More

Carmen, Bohol: Bike Zipline at Chocolate Hills Adventure Park (CHAP)

Posted on February 13, 2015

Over 430 steps led me and my Malaysian friends to a viewpoint overlooking the famed limestone formations of Carmen, Bohol at the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park (CHAP). From here, we could see the tower that served as a launch pad for a one-of-a-kind zipline. As we climbed the steel tower, anxiety began to take hold of us as the afternoon drizzle died down but the cool wind picked up. I’ve been on several ziplines before, but we were particularly excited aboutRead More

Panglao Island, Bohol: South Palms Resort Panglao – the Way a Bohol Beach Holiday Should Be! [SP]

Posted on December 27, 2013

South Palms Resort – where elegant accommodation, nature’s beauty and delectable cuisine meet. With the longest white sand beach on Panglao Island, classy garden rooms and beach villas, and incredible farm-fresh cuisine, South Palms Resort Panglao, a new beach resort in Bohol, Philippines, beckons luxury travelers to experience “the way a Bohol beach holiday should be.” South Palms Resort Panglao occupies the site of what was once the larger half of Bohol Beach Club, which still exists as a separateRead More

Carmen, Bohol: Still a Pretty View at Chocolate Hills Adventure Park (CHAP) [SP]

Posted on December 25, 2013

View of the Chocolate Hills from Chocolate Hills Adventure Park (CHAP) in Carmen, Bohol. The 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol and the central Visayas region only damaged a few of the 1,776 Chocolate Hills – the unique geological wonder that has put Bohol on the tourist map. While the Chocolate Hills Viewing Deck has been destroyed, the new viewing deck at Chocolate Hills Adventure Park (CHAP) provides an alternative vantage point of the endless verdant hills of limestone whileRead More

Bohol Tourism: Bullish After the Earthquake and Super Typhoon [SP]

Posted on December 24, 2013

Folk singers color the Loboc River Cruise – one of the premier attractions of earthquake-hit Bohol. A deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake, followed by a 20-day power blackout caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) only three weeks after, drastically affected the tourism industry of Bohol, one of the premier tourist destinations in the Philippines. The island province is best known for the Chocolate Hills, white sand beaches of Panglao Island, and endemic Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta).However, despite the recent “double whammy”Read More

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Welcome to my website! I’m travel writer, photographer and online influencer Edgar Alan Zeta-Yap from the Philippines. Join me as I hike, dive, fly, eat and do pretty much anything in between across 7,641 islands and beyond. Need to reach me? Please write me an email.