As I search online for good hostels in Bohol, I bumped into this rustic feel B&B nestled in lush forest mainly of coconut trees. As I read the reviews and some blogs about it, I finally decided to stay for a night in Bohol Coco Farm for my side trip in Bohol. Bohol Coco Farm is an off-beach backpacker with an in-house restaurant that serves self-grown organic foods.
Address: Purok 1, Libaong, Panglao Island, BoholFrom Tagbilaran City
Airport or Ferry Wharf/Terminal, hire your choice of transportation. You may ride in a jeepney, air-conditioned van, private cars, or tricycle to Panglao Island.
Travel time from Tagbilaran city proper is about 30-45 minutes.
Airport or Ferry Terminal pick-up may be requested in advance for an additional fee.
GROUNDS AND FACILITIES
Located with the lush greens mainly of coconut trees that’s away from the crowds of Tagbilaran City and Alona Beach. It is 120m away from the main round and 5.3 km away from Alona beach where beach and bar parties are very alive especially at night.The annex and the restaurant where reception is also located this time.Information desk is located here and it is where you can book your rooms as low as 400 pesos as well as your activities/tours, and motorbike rents. Bohol coco Farm promotes agri-tourism which is very obvious to that they make an effort to develop the place using mainly of woods and bamboos. The cottages here are surrounded by trees and I didn’t see a single plastic wrapper scattering around the place. There was a big metal basket for used plastic bottles.
It is like your having a mini trail whenever your going to your room or bathroom because of the rocky trails and cemented pathways that crisscross like a maze. You can enjoy peace and serenity sitting under the trees in one of the hammocks scattered over the place. And wifi is available in the restaurant area if you really want to connect on the internet.
ROOMS and ACCOMMODATION
Bohol Coco Farm offers different types of accommodation. The room rates starts for as low as 300 pesos per person if you’re going to book online preferably Agoda.com. There’s this standard hut fan room good for two and there’s this dormitory type where you’re going to share a room with other 8-10 backpackers by which I paid a hefty 323 pesos for 1 night stay with breakfast. It’s indeed clean and organized. The toilets and bathrooms are well maintained with soap for hand-washing, tissue papers and hot showers.
Toilets and showers are located in different locations just a walk away from the huts except for the deluxe air-conditioned rooms by which they have their own private bathrooms.
THE PALWA RESTAURANT AND THE FOOD
Breakfasts are included when you booked a room here and it’s organic. Don’t forget to try their most popular dish from their organic menu; the pasta out of coconut meat. The food here is what I really loved the most here. Most of the foods served here came fro the own garden to make sure they serve only the best and freshest organic food to their guests.
In-house attractions and activities include real-life bahay-kubo (native houses in the Philippines), vintage items on display, coco Skywalk, and the sightseeing/walk on the farm where the Palwa restaurant get its ingredients.
- ALONA BEACH- is 5.3 km away from Bohol Coco Farm and about 20 minute tricycle ride away. For me this beach is like the old mini Boracay because of the hotels, restaurants and bars that are very lively especially on weekends.
- DUMALUAN BEACH -is a 5 minute tricycle ride away. Mostly visited by locals.
- Bohol day tour- If you are looking for activities to do in Bohol they could assist you with that. They have underwater activities like diving and snorkeling. They also offer tour packages like island hopping, Bohol Country Side Tour, Firefly tour, and Whale shark watching. Just ask the receptionist on whatever queries you have regarding this tour.
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