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Anda Bohol Travel Guide: Where to stay, things to do and more

Everything You Need to Know About Anda, Bohol

Anda Bohol Travel Guide

The Ultimate Anda Bohol Travel Guide 

Get ready for your next tropical getaway in Anda, Bohol. Read this travel guide on how to successfully book your trip and the protocols needed before making that dream vacation happen.

Anda Bohol Travel Guide
Anda Bohol Travel Guide

Before you get too excited about purchasing that plane ticket, read this Anda Bohol Travel guide to get started, and let us tell you why this particular place in Bohol is a must-see.

The beauty that is Anda

We might be too familiar with famous beach destinations such as Boracay, Palawan, and Siargao. However, this exciting adventure we’ll share today is one of the most underrated places in Bohol.

Located at the eastern tip part of Bohol, you can now unravel Anda’s beauty starting December 15th, as Bohol re-opens to leisure visitors. It is 100 kilometers from Tagbilaran City and was once covered with thick mangroves and hardwood trees. Now, it’s known for its centuries-old churches, mangrove forest, grandeur view of the beach, powdery sand, falls, and majestic caves. It’s even famous for trekkers.

The name “Anda,” according to its official website, is derived from the word “ANDAR” (to walk), visayanized as naga-andar, meaning “walking” or towards prosperity. Another version is derived from the name of a Spanish Governor-General, Simon de Anda, who had a great influence during the Spanish era.

How to get to Anda, Bohol

  • From the capital Tagbilaran, take a tricycle to bring you to Dao Terminal
  • From Dao Terminal, take a bus bound for Anda, Bohol. There are also vans available. Travel time is approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.
  • Upon arriving in the town proper, you can hire a Habal-habal or a tricycle to bring you to your booked hotel or resort.

Getting Around and Where To Stay

Since we are just starting to adapt to the new normal, the province requires visitors to book hotels, transportation,  and tours with DOT-accredited tourism establishments for safe travels during the trip.

Activities:

Discover Lamanoc Island and join the mystic tour.

It’s called a mystic tour because the locals say the island has been a sacred place for healers called “baylan,” or shamans who interact with the spirits and deities.

Elevated Bamboo Pathway to Lamanoc Boat dock station
Elevated Bamboo Pathway to Lamanoc Boat dock station
Hematite paintings in Lamanoc Island
Hematite paintings in Lamanoc Island
Lamanoc Island Tour
Lamanoc Island Tour

You will be walking through a bamboo dock going to the docking station, and from there, you can hike from different caves, accompanied by eerie stories about witches and the early shamans.

One of the most exciting highlights of this tour is the burial cave, where you can see real skeletal remains.

Stroll at Quinale Beach and other beaches.

Dubbed the best beach in Bohol by some, Quinale Beach is a stunning three-kilometer-long fine white sand beach that gives you pristine waters perfect for a quick dip or if you’re just in search of downtime.

Depending on your accredited travel agency, there are also other beaches you can check out, including Bitoon White Beach, Talisay Beach, and Arthoghin Beach.

Deep dive at Chameleon.

For beginners, you may try exploring Chameleon and see the rich marine diversity in Anda. Get ready to be wowed by its stunning coral landscape and, if lucky enough, spot some sea animals such as turtles, barracuda, and sharks.

Visit some cave pools. For adventure seekers, try to visit the famous cave pools in Anda.

Cabagnow Cave Pool by lin Judy via Flickr CC
Cabagnow Cave Pool by lin Judy via Flickr CC

It’s amazing how it’s accessible to the public, and there are many picturesque views. Famous caves include the Combento Cave Pool, Cabagnow Cave Pool, and the Kalingoon Cave.

Dine at the Loboc Floating Restaurant.

Loboc Floating Restaurant
Loboc Floating Restaurant

if you are looking for a unique place to eat lunch, have a relaxing meal at the famous Loboc Floating Restaurant and be one with nature. While onboard on a Banca, you’ll be serenaded with rondalla music while traversing the river while having a sumptuous meal.

The Banca can accommodate up to 50 people but might be lessened in number now to avoid crowding the space.

Where to stay

Casa Amihan

Casa Amihan Bohol
Casa Amihan Bohol

Click here for rates and availability via Agoda.

Check for updated rates and discounts via Booking.com

Location: Sitio Lourdes, Barangay Virgen, Bohol

 This resort houses Mediterranean-inspired cottages just a few steps away from the beach. They boast elegantly finished rooms with WiFi, complete room amenities from coffee and tea-making facilities, and a bathroom with a shower and a dryer.

Magic Oceans Dive Resort

Magic Oceans Dive Resort Bohol
Magic Oceans Dive Resort Bohol

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Check for updated rates and discounts via Booking.com

Location: Barangay Candabong, Bohol

Experience a memorable getaway when you book in the 4-star beach resort in Anda. You can see many positive reviews on booking.com when searching for this resort. They have air-conditioned rooms and a restaurant that offers continental breakfast. See their COVID-19 measures here.

Amun Ini

Amun Ini Resort in Anda
Amun Ini Resort in Anda

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Location: Bas Daku Cbong Anda, Bohol

Fronting the pristine Bohol Sea lies Amun Ini, housing spacious air-conditioned rooms, and an en suite bathroom comes with shower facilities. Previous visitors can’t help but admire the resort’s infinity pool and the private white-sand beach cove – perfect for that much-needed me-time. They also take pride in their spa and restaurant offering dishes made use of locally grown ingredients.

Parklane Bohol Resort and Spa

Parklane Bohol Resort and Spa
Parklane Bohol Resort and Spa

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Location: Sitio Banilad, Barangay Candabong, Bohol, 6311 Anda

Another top-notch place to stay when in Anda is Parklane Bohol Resort and Spa, known for its rustic accommodation with a private terrace, complete amenities, coffee/tea making facilities, and an en suite bathroom with a shower and free. They also have an on-site restaurant that serves both local and international cuisine.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of Outoftownblog.com. He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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