The Anda Town Fiesta in Bohol

Anda Town Fiesta Bohol Thanksgiving Celebration Schedule Calendar Date Theme Events Meaning Location March Foundation Life History Fiesta Origins Pageant Lineup Parade Costumes Props Miss Photos The Anda Town Fiesta is celebrated annually in Anda in Bohol Province. The Anda Town Fiesta is a thanksgiving for the bounties of land and sea fervid affirmations of faith celebration of life and the life force, or quite simply, making merry. Culture, heritage and a wealth of folkloric tradition showcased in colorful moving pageantry and spectacular production numbers. Anda’s two biggest events are Dujanon festival which was indeed very successful and hopefully be an annual event in ANDA which truly captured in rhythms, spectacular and rustic costumes and dance the vibrant spirit of fun-loving people and the town’s Foundation day which is celebrated every 12th day of March will highlight 4-day musical nightly shows from different school institutions and exciting pinoy games on the BIG Event… Continue reading

The Hematite Hand Prints in Lamanok

Red Hematite Rock Hand Prints Lamanok Point Badiang Anda Bohol Petrographs History Description Stone Color Shape Size Tour Guide Age Paleolithic Stone Age Petroglyth Abstract Blood Island Discovery Lamanok Cave in Anda, Bohol is home to the petrographs discovered on its walls. The Red Hematite Rock Hand Prints are located at Lamanok Point, Badiang in Anda, Bohol Province. The rock painting is located in an isolated place and inaccessible except by boat or on foot. The rock hand prints is an evidence of civilization during the Paleolithic or Stone Age era.  The rock painting of Anda is different from the petrographs found in other countries because there were no images of bison, horses and cattle. The “art” found is abstract in nature and made with such such detail and subtle shading that they seem to confer a kind of power and dignity giving a pictorial narration by the ancient Boholanos. Continue reading

The Lamanok Cave in Bohol

Lamanok Cave Anda Bohol Location Shaman Faith Healers Holy Week Tour Guide Enchanted Human Corposes Skeleton Cavern Entrance Red Hematite Rock Prints Hiking Trail Depth History History Discovery Info Lamanok Cave is located in the northern part of Anda, in Bohol Province. This cave is a preferred destination for shaman or faith healers especially during Holy week. This place is believed to be enchanted because of human corpses were found in the various caves on the island. Red Hematite rock prints were also discovered in the Lamanok Caves. Lamanok is 30 minutes away from the center of Anda. Lamanok Point is accessible only by boat or on foot and situated in Barangay Badiang. It is believed to be the abode of the stone-aged. A tour of Lamanok Cave costs P300, which includes the short hike and scenic views of the mangrove and snorkeling near the island to see the giant clams. Continue reading

Lamanoc Island in Bohol

Lamanoc Island Anda Bohol Cradle Civilization Shaman Cave Manok Location Size Beach History Distance Boat Rental Tour Guide Fishing Badiang Resort Swimming Mythology Haunted Description Entrance Lamanoc Island is located in Anda, Bohol Province. Lamanoc Island is touted as the Cradle of Anda’s Civilization, displaying the beauty of unspoilt nature and rustic history and culture of early Andahanons. According to the folklore, the name Lamanoc was derived from the practice of shamans in preparing for their rituals in Lamanoc Cave. They usually bring native chicken (manok) as the main offering to their gods. This practice still lives on until now. Though shrouded in mystery and myths the beauty of Lamanok Cove doesn’t irk tourists who keep visiting the place. Whatever the myths, the place remains an idyllic location for sandy beaches and crystal clear sea and diving haven. Continue reading

Dagook Adventure & Tour Experience

DATE Park CatigbianDagook Adventure & Tour Experience, also known as DATE Park, is owned and managed by the Local Government Unit of Catigbian located in barangay Poblacion Weste, Poblacion and Rizal nestled in a 20 has. lot which is classified as eco-tourism zone. It offers wholesome adventure activities like canopy walk, monkey bridge, mountain slide and trekking since its first operation on June 17, 2011 until it was badly damaged by the October 15, 2013 earthquake. The park opens at 8:00 in the morning and closes at 6:00 in the afternoon. A minimum of two hours is needed to gain a satisfying experience and canteen is available daily but meals should be booked a day or two prior to the visit. The park is accessible to any type of vehicles. By private car or tourist transport, Continue reading

Momo Beach House in Bohol

Momo Beach House Hotel BoholMomo Beach House is an eco-chic boutique resort set on the shores of Panglao Island, Bohol. Situated 20 kilometers northeast of famous Alona Beach, and only a 45-minute drive from Bohol’s Tagbilaran Airport, Momo Beach House offers stunning seaside and sunset views, nature-inspired architecture, delicious al fresco dining at homestyle-inspired Beach Tree Café, and vibrant pastel rooms with eco-friendly amenities. The 15-room property, which is managed by boutique hotel group One-Of Collection, also includes the Beach House pool, the child-friendly Beach Hut, and equipment for water sports and activities. Continue reading

Amarela Resort in Bohol

Amarela Resort BoholPerched on a gentle slope offering a sweeping vista of the Bohol sea and neighboring islands, Amarela is 25-room resort inspired by Bohol‘s local culture and natural beauty. Nestled atop a gentle slope offering breathtaking views of the Bohol sea and neighboring islands, Amarela is a haven of calm inspired by the rich local culture and natural beauty. Vibrant Mediterranean colors highlight Filipino and Boholano design accents, antiques and art. With direct access to the beach and close proximity to the island’s tourist attractions, Amarela is a great way to experience Bohol at its finest. Located at Barangay Libaong in Panglao Island of Bohol, a premier tourist destination in Philippines, this resort is accessible to other tourist attractions including Continue reading

Pamilacan Island in Bohol

Pamilacan Island BoholAccessible by a one-hour pumpboat ride from the mainland in Baclayon, Pamilacan Island and its
surrounding waters are popular for its rich marine ecosystem. Its underwater terrain features a coral garden which is home to Spanish mackerel, queen triggerfish, moray eels and manta rays. Pamilacan seas boast of several species of dolphins and whales. Dolphin contact is almost certain, while whale sighting is equally high. The Pamilacan Marine Life tour, a community-based ecotourism enterprise, allows one to enjoy the island’s beautiful sandy white beaches, a 200-year old Spanish fort, the warmth and hospitality of the island’s inhabitants and its rich marine life.

Katigbawan Festival in Catigbian

Katigbawan Festival BoholKatigbawan Festival is a celebration of human satisfaction from the Visayan word “katagbawan”. Katigbawan is a combination of the visayan words “katigbi”, “tigbaw” and ‘kabawan”. This festival takes place every 3rd week of June of each year in celebration of the foundation day of Catigbian, Bohol every June 17. From the word Katigbi, Tigbaw and Kabawan thus the Katigbawan Festival was coined. Katigbi refers to a grass native to the town where the name Catigbian was derived; Tigbaw in Visayan speaks of caves which the town is replete of; Kabawan in Boholano refers to a place where carabaos are bred and sold. The Katigbawan Festival portrays the deep cultural and traditional heritage of the people of Catigbian; their beliefs and practices. Continue reading

Camugao Falls in Balilihan, Bohol

Camugao Falls San Isidro Balilihan The Camugao Falls are located in Balilihan, Bohol Province. These waterfalls in barangay San Isidro command a beautiful view of the cascading waters. The cascading falls, accented by its adjacent lush forestall vegetation, is a come on for bathers as it drops into a pool. This could be a potential source of water supply for drinking and irrigation in Antequera town and even Tagbilaran. The estimated output is about 8,000 gallons per minute all drained to the Abatan River. It is located about a kilometer away from the poblacion of this town. The falls are located about 22 kilometers away from Tagbilaran City.