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The Dagook Adventure Tour Experience Park or D.A.T.E. Park as locals often call is in Catigbian, Bohol.  It is situated in Poblacion Weste and Rizal in Catigbian- a municipality in the interior of Bohol Island.  35 kilometers Northeast of Tagbilaran City.

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A 3-hectare natural forest reserve that conserves the swift-running Sampilangon River and lies towards the marvelous cascades of Dagook Falls.  I had the chance to visit the place unfortunately wasn’t able to experience the activities there.  It was a very quick stop so I just took advantage of taking pictures.  The park is owned by the local government unit of Catigbian so I believe they have a very minimal entrance fee or at least none.  The activities were also affordable and if I remember it right, I believe they offer a package of Php700 inclusive of guides, use of equipment, park amenities (50% discount for students, senior citizens and Catigbian locals) for a trail course where you can enjoy most of the activities.

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The activities in DATE Park are with intent ready to test your courage and endurance but less extreme than E.A.T. Danao Park.  So if you’re not yet ready for intense ones, this is perfect for less daring adventure-seekers and for family bonding.

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The park opens from 8am until 5pm.  Visitors are briefed first and armed with safety harness, slider roller, headgear and outsized hooks at the main center. Activities include Canopy Walk, Monkey Bridge, Mountain Slides and Trails.

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 Canopy Walk

60-meter canopy walk suspended in 20 meters of 7 high-tension steel cables in about 60 feet above the ground deep.

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 Monkey Bridge

45-meter bridge hanging through 4 cables, one of which the harness will be fastened, walk along in 90-120 feet above the ground deep.  You will be wearing a double harness here attached to a safety cable.

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Mountain Slide

2000-meter zipline negotiates through Sampilangon River and Dagook Falls. This will take you back near the area where you started the activities. So before you do the monkey bridge, be ready for a 25-second slide!

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 Trekking

500-meter ascending trail to get to Dagook Falls.

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Medicinal plants are abundantly found in the area and are labeled with local names and what they’re used for.  Amusingly, monkeys are everywhere which made me so anxious.  They’re creepy.  But the guide said they’re harmless.  Still, I’m reluctant because they love to tease you if they see you scared.

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How to get to Catigbian DATE Park:

From Tagbilaran city, travel by bus bound for Danao or Sagbaan via Cortes Town at Dao Terminal. Ask the driver to drop you at First Consolidated Bank near the Barangay road leading to DATE Park. Across the street are motorcycles (habal-habal) that can take you to DATE Park.  If you’re in a group, getting a van is more convenient.

JMJ Transport is offers a car/van rental service going to this DATE Park.

Available vehicles such as: Toyota Hi Ace Commuter  ( Van) ,Toyota  Vios  (car ), Hyundai Accent (car)

Contact numbers. Mobile numbers 09173043818, 09183348481, Pldt.landline: 03841125271

Or you may visit their website: www.jmj-transport.com.

Address: Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines

Source: DATE Park Facebook fanpage

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Everyone loves fiestas!

Fiestas happen all year round in Bohol but mostly during the month of May. Tagbilaran City’s fiesta is held on May 1st.  It is at that time that Boholanos from different places, even where they have already settled, within the Philippines or abroad, come home to celebrate the fiesta in their town.  They often bring pasalubong for family & loved ones and so reunions take place.  TBTK or Tigum Bol-anon Tbuok Kalibutan which means “Boholanos get together from all around the World” is an event held each year as Boholanos get together and catch up.

Boholanos are so warm that everyone is invited during this celebration.  Before we open our house for guests, my family is used to hear the pontifical mass (mass for the fiesta).  I remember, the priest in my place say Misa una before lamesa which means “Mass first before the table”.  It’s a local funny quote, actually (because it rhymes in our local dialect).

In Bohol, every town celebrates their fiesta in honor of the patron saint.  Boholanos love fiestas as we love welcoming and treating our guests.  So we always come home during this event and decorate the entire town with banderitas, parade on floats, organize pageants, concerts & different activities, and prepare food like lechon & tuba for bisperas (day before the fiesta) and fiesta itself.   No fiesta is complete without having a roasted pig– often raised by most throughout the year to be slaughtered and served for the fiesta.

List of Fiestas in Bohol
January 16 Cortes Santo Niño
January 16 Pres. Garcia Holy Child
January 16 Valencia Sr. Santo Niño
January 17 Carmen Saint Anthony de Abbot
January 29 Ubay Holy Child
Last Saturday of January Getafe Holy Infant
February 11 Dagohoy Our Lady of Lourdes
February 11 K of C – Tagbilaran City Our Lady of Lourdes
April 5 Bool – Tagbilaran City Saint Vincent Ferrer
April 27 Corella Nuestra Señora del Villar
May 1 Tagbilaran City Saint Joseph the Worker
May 3 Dao – Tagbilaran City Santa Cruz
May 4 Alburquerque Santa Monica
May 4 Mabini Santa Monica
May 4 Sagbayan San Agustin
May 8 San Miguel Saint Michael
May 10 Calape Saint Vincent Ferrer
May 15 Bilar Saint Isidore the Farmer
May 15 Trinidad Saint Isidore
May 15 Tubigon San Isidro Labrador
May 15 San Isidro Saint Isidore
May 19 Candijay Saint Joseph
May 29 Talibon Blessed Trinity
June 13 Sikatuna Saint Anthony de Padua
June 24 Garcia Hernandez Saint John the Baptist
June 29 Loboc Saint Peter the Apostle
June 30 Inabangga Saint Paul
July 16 Balilihan Virgin of Carmel
July 16 Taloto – Tagbilaran City Immaculate Heart of Mary
July 25 Batuan Saint James
July 26 Alicia Saint Joachim
August 15 Dauis Our Lady of Assumption
August 16 Tip-tip – Tagbilaran City San Roque
August 22 Taloto – Tagbilaran City Immaculate Heart of Mary
August 28 Sagbayan San Agustin
August 28 Panglao San Agustin
First Saturday of September Guindulman Our Lady of Consolation
First Saturday of September Lindaville – Tagbilaran City Birhen sa Barangay
September 8 Loon Our Lady of Light
September 10 Dimiao Saint Nicolas de Tolentino
September 29 Clarin Saint Michael
September 29 Jagna Saint Michael
October 7 Buenavista Santo Rosario
October 7 Lila Holy Rosary
October 11 Pilar Virgen del Pilar
October 16 Cogon – Tagbilaran City Birhen sa Barangay
Last Saturday of October Antequera Virgin of the Most Holy Rosary
November 24 Maribojoc Saint Vincent
December 8 Baclayon Immaculate Conception
December 8 Catigbi-an Immaculate Conception
December 8 Duero Immaculate Conception
December 8 Sierra Bullones Immaculate Conception
December 12 Sevilla Virgen of Guadalupe
December 12 Booy – Tagbilaran City Virgen of Guadalupe
December 30 Danao Holy Family
Movable Anda Holy Infant
Movable Bien Unido Holy Child
Movable Loay Santisima Trinidad

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Bohol Countryside tour

car rental   2000 pesos
van rental  2500 pesos

E.A.T Danao Adventour Tour 

car rental   3000 pesos
van rental  3500 pesos

Panglao Island Tour

car rental   1500  pesos
van rental  2000 pesos

Panglao Island Hopping Tour

boat rental 1-4 pax     1900pesos
boat rental 5-10 pax  2100 pesos

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Bohol is one the tourist spots every tripper should not miss.  This small island is fortunate to have Mother Nature’s jewel that one can explore in a day tour.  JMJ Transport Service will take you to these places and discover Bohol that you’ll surely gonna remember forever.

Oldest Church in the Philippines– Baclayon Church, Baclayon

Hinagdanan Cave, Dauis

Butterfly Dome, Sagbayan

Chocolate Hills, Carmen

Solomon’s Board Walk, Cortes

Blood Compact Site, Tagbilaran City

White sand beaches, Panglao

 Bohol Tarsier, Corella and Loboc

Sumampong’s Horseback riding, Loboc

Hanging Bridge, Sevilla

Mag-aso Falls, Antequera

Floating Restaurant, Loboc

Sagbayan Peak, Sagbayan

Manmade Forest, Bilar

Largest and longest python, Alburquerque

Eco Adventure Park, Danao

Tour Rates:

(in Philipine peso)

Chocolate Hills Countryside Tour 
– Car 2,000
– Van 2,500

Sagbayan Peak Countryside Tour
– Car 2,500
– Van 3,000

Panglao Island Tour 
– Car 1,500
– Van 2,000

Airport-Pier Transfer To/From Panglao
– Car 600
– Van 700

Panglao Tour with Maribojoc Watch Tower and Mag-aso Falls
– Car 2,500
– Van 3,000

E.A.T. Danao Adventure Tour
– Car 3,000
– Van 3,500

City Tour 
– Car 1,500
– Van 2,000

*Mag-aso Falls is not included in the Chocolate Hills Countryside Tour

*Choco Countryside Tour includes most of the tourist destination but not Sagbayan Peak

*Sagbayan Peak Countryside Tour includes the Choco Countryside Tour

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Bohol is the 10th largest island in the Philippines.  It is six times bigger than Singapore.  Bohol is oval in shape like the “ubing kinampay” or purple yam.  Geographically located in the central part of the Visayas between Cebu to the northwest and Leyte to the northeast.  One can get to Bohol by air from Manila (capital of the Philippines) and by sea from Cebu.

Bol-anons speak Visayan dialect locally called Binul-anon but sometimes called Cebuano (because of its similarity).  English and Filipino are widely understood and spoken but as a local, we are more inclined to English language than Filipino.

Bohol is rich in natural resources.  Blessed with nature’s bounty.  The pristine powdery white sand beach is one of Mother Earth’s gifts that Bol-anons are proud of.  Bohol is the only island in the Philippines where everyone is so-called a “hero”.  We (of course myself included, lol) come from the lineage of Dagohoy (who led the longest revolt).  Two significant revolts that occured in Bohol were recorded during the Spanish regime: the Tamblot Uprising in 1621 led by a Babaylan (native priest), and the Dagohoy Rebellion from 1744 to 1829 led by Francisco Dagohoy, which is considered as the longest revolt recorded in Philippine history.   Boholanos are said to be valiant in character at the same time self-reliant and deeply religious.  Every town has at least one church.  You will notice that all tricycles have printed biblical quotes at the back of their units because the city has an Ordinance requiring all operators to do so.

The name Bohol is thought to come from the name of the barrio of Bo-ol, a barangay found in Tagbilaran City, which was among the first places toured by the Magellan expedition. History has it that one of the Spanish ships of Magellan (the Concepcion) was burned in this province after Magellan was killed by Lapu-Lapu.  Miguel Lopez de Legazpi anchored in one of the municipalities of Bohol. He made a blood compact with the local chieftain signifying that they were blood brothers.  This is the first international treaty made and is commemorated every year during the month July known as Sandugo.

The people of Bohol are said to be the descendants of the last group of inhabitants who settled in the Philippines, called Pintados (the tattooed ones). Before the Spaniards came in 1521, Boholanos already had a culture of their own, as evidenced by the artifacts dug at Mansasa, Tagbilaran, and in Dauis and Panglao, using designs associated with the Ming Dynasty (960-1279).

Rich in natural finds.  Tarsiers, waterfalls, beaches, dive spots, marine life, corals, caves, forests, wildlife, historic landmarks, rivers, rice, paddies, Chocolate hills are some of the few that I will talk about in future blogs.  Bohol also produces delectable delicacies that I will surely share in the coming days.

Bohol is the home province of the fourth President of the Republic of the Philippines, Carlos Polistico Garcia who was born in Talibon, Bohol.  During his presidency, the Philippine currency is equal to the US currency which I can say is never a corrupt during his sovereignty.

Since 1945, Bohol remained a peaceful island with inhabitants used to independent living and equality between each other.  Even when the Spaniards left the Philippines, people who acquired possessions on lands never took power over low-class farmers.  Having equal relationship among each other kept the island of Bohol one of the safest places in the Philippines.

Related blogs: Summer in Bohol and Bohol tourists destination

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Cebu-Tagbilaran

Tagbilaran-Cebu

6.00 am

7.05 am

9.30 am

9.30 am

1.50 pm

11.35 am

3.35 pm

4.10 pm

6.00 pm

5.30 pm

Schedule may change without prior notice.

Cebu-Tagbilaran & vice versa- P800 one-way regular fare

Libre-balik promo of P800 is still available, subject to change without prior notice. (for Cebu and Tagbilaran routes only)

Cebu-Tagbilaran & vice versa- P500 one-way promo fare
Cebu-Tagbilaran & vice versa- P800 roundtrip 
promo fare

Advanced purchased promo fare rates:

  • 1 day before departure date P400 one-way or roundtrip promo fare (open air accommodation only)
  • 2 days before departure date P500 one-way or roundtrip promo fare
  • week before departure date P400 one-way or roundtrip promo fare
  • weeks before departure date P300 one-way or roundtrip promo fare

*terminal fee not yet included

Ocean Fast Ferries, Inc.
Pier 1, Cebu Pier Area Cebu City, Cebu Philippines
Contact 
OceanJet at +63 (32) 255-7560 or e-mail at info@oceanjet.net

(via Tagbilaran)

Cebu-Dumaguete

Dumaguete-Cebu

6.00 am

7.30 am

3.35 pm

2.20 pm

Schedule may change without prior notice.

Cebu-Dumaguete & vice versa- P900 one-way regular fare

(via Tagbilaran &Dumaguete)

Cebu-Dapitan

Dapitan-Cebu

6.00 am

12.20 pm

Schedule may change without prior notice.

Cebu-Dapitan & vice versa- P1250 one-way regular fare

(via Tagbilaran &Dumaguete)

Cebu-Siquijor

Siquijor-Cebu

3.35 pm

6.00 am

Schedule may change without prior notice.

Cebu-Siquijor & vice versa- P950 one-way regular fare

Dumaguete-Dapitan

Dapitan-Dumaguete

10.00 am

12.20 pm

Schedule may change without prior notice.

Dapitan-Dumaguete & vice versa- P650 one-way regular fare

Dumaguete-Siquijor

Siquijor-Dumaguete

7.40 pm

6.00 am

Schedule may change without prior notice.

Dumaguete-Siquijor & vice versa- P200 one-way regular fare

(via Dumaguete)

Tagbilaran-Dapitan

Dapitan-Tagbilaran

10.00 am

12.20 pm

Schedule may change without prior notice.

Dapitan-Tagbilaran & vice versa- P650 one-way regular fare

(via Dumaguete)

Siquijor-Tagbilaran

Tagbilaran-Siquijor

6.00 am

5.45 pm

Schedule may change without prior notice.

Siquijor-Tagbilaran & vice versa- P700 one-way regular fare

Dumaguete-Tagbilaran

Tagbilaran-Dumaguete

7.30 am

8.00 am

2.20 pm

5.45 pm

Schedule may change without prior notice.

Dumaguete-Tagbilaran & vice versa- P650 one-way regular fare

Bacolod-IloIlo

IloIlo-Bacolod

6.15 am

6.15 am

7.45 am

7.45 am

9.15 am

9.15 am

10.45 am

10.45 am

12.45 pm

12.45 pm

2.15 pm

2.15 pm

3.45 pm

3.45 pm

5.15 pm

5.15 pm

Schedule may change without prior notice.

Bacolod-IloIlo & vice versa- P350 round trip promo fare
*Contact ticketing office for promo availability

Camiguin – Balingoan – Camiguin

Camiguin-Balingoan & vice versa- P250 one-way promo fare
Camiguin-Balingoan & vice versa- P300 one-way regular fare

Jagna – Balingoan – Jagna

Advanced purchased promo fare rates:

  • 2 days before departure date P700 one-way promo fare
  • Same day departure date P750 one-way promo fare
  • 2 days before departure date P1100 libre balik promo fare
  • Same day departure date P1300 libre balik promo fare

(daily)

Camotes-Cebu Cebu-Camotes

6:00 am

5:30 pm

Jagna-Camiguin-Balingoan

Jagna-Camiguin

Jagna-Balingoan
9:30 am

9:30 pm

Camiguin-Balingoan Balingoan-Camiguin

12:20 pm

1:30 pm

Balingoan-Jagna

Camiguin-Jagna

1:30 am

2:20 pm

Jagna(BOHOL)-Benoni(CAMIGUIN)-Balingoan(MIS. ORIENTAL) (available soon)

Oceanjet Website

 

last updated 4 Nov 2011

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Cebu-Tagbilaran

Tagbilaran-Cebu

9.00 am

7.00 am

2.00 pm

11.20 am

6.30 pm

4.30 pm

Schedule may change without prior notice.

Cebu-Tagbilaran & vice versa- P500 one-way promo fare

Avail Roundtrip promo fare by:

  • presenting used one-way ticket and add P100 if return trip is within 3 days from the first travel date
  • presenting used one-way ticket and add P200 if return trip is within 4-7days from the first travel date
  • presenting used one-way ticket and add P300 if return trip is within 8-15days from the first travel date

Cebu Ticket Office
Pier 4 North Reclamation Area, Cebu City (Beside former Water Jet Terminal)
Tel No.: (032) 412-9562 / 231-7737
Mobile: +63-922-8660-347 / +63-917-7104-967
Email address: cebu@weesamexpress.com

Tagbilaran Ticket Office
Tagbilaran PPA Terminal
Tel. No.: 038-501-8223
Mobile: +63-917-3015-749 / +63-922-8660-336
Email address: tag@weesamexpress.com

Dumaguete-Tagbilaran

Tagbilaran-Dumaguete

2.00 pm

8.10 am

Schedule may change without prior notice.

(Temporarily cancelled)

Ormoc-Cebu

Cebu-Ormoc

8.00 am

10.45 am

1.30 pm

4.30 pm

Schedule may change without prior notice.

Ormoc City ticketing office: +63 (53) 561-0080; +63-922-8660-343; +63-917-3018-551

IloIlo-Bacolod

Bacolod-IloIlo

6.30 am

6.30 am

8.15 am

8.15 am

10.15 am

10.15 am

12.15 pm

12.15 pm

2.00 pm

2.00 pm

3.30 pm

3.30 pm

5.10 pm

5.10 pm

Schedule may change without prior notice.

P450 roundtrip promo fare  (First Class)
P370 roundtrip promo fare  (Economy)
P330 one-way fare (First Class)
P280 one-way fare (Economy)

*Contact ticketing office for promo availability

Iloilo City ticketing office: +63-922-8660-342  

Weesam website

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