Bohol and Panglao Information
to get there
Information how to get to Bohol and how to get around you find here.
At the immigration all tourists get a 21-day visa. The days of
arrival and departure count as one day. E.g. you arrive on tuesday,
your visa will be good until tuesday three weeks later. Visa extensions
may be done at the immigration as long as the tourist-visa is
The climate is tropical. Air teperature is around 30 degrees celsius
during daytime and around 20 degrees celsius during nighttime.
Rainy season is during autumn.
The Philippine currency is the Philippine Peso (PHP). You are
well advised to bring cash money which may be changed at numerous
money changers, who offer almost always better rates than the
banks. Mayor credit cards are good to pay in shops, but in some
cases there will be an aditional fee of 5-7 % for creditcard use.
Traveller cheques are not adviseable. There are only a few banks
that cash them, but this takes quite a lot of time, the fees are
very high and rates bad.
Take every chance to change 500 and 1000 Peso notes into smaller
ones (100 and smaller). Often people have not enough change.
you find a memorizer for the exchange rates to print out for your
wallet. (Service of Oanda)
About your health and a trip into tropical climate, please ask
your doctor or pharmacist. Good for your health are:
•A light sun hat (may be bought on Bohol)
•Sun lotion with high SPF (better bring from your country)
•Mosquito repellant (available on Bohol, mosquitos are only
active during sunrise and sunset hours, especially in lower areas.
•The abstain of drinking tap water
•The abstain of foods of doubtful origin
•The way of slow motion of the locals, who are already adjusted
to the climate.
The Philippines are all in all a safe country, as long as travellers
follow the rules which are valid here as in other countries, too:
• Jewellery and expensive watches leave at home or in a
banksafe. You are already rich for locals, because you can afford
the flight to the Philippines, even you were a backpacker.
• Don´t go on photosafari during the night on empty
• Just carry a small amount of money in your wallet. Put
larger amounts of money and creditcards in a safety pocket under
your cloths. -Pickpockets are all around the world at crowded
Like this, you may discover Bohol, the Philippines and the friendly
people without stress.
Official languages are Tagalog and English. Beside these two languages
there are many more languages spoken. The advandage is: Most of
the people understand and speak English, which makes it easy to
communicate with them.
The electricity is 220 V and 60 Hz. The outlets often are US standard,
but in the Bohol Vantage Resort there are outlets installed, which
fit to US and european plugs.
gives many information about country and history.
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