Flights to Tagbilaran, Bohol from Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Korea

Although my husband and I are now based in Mindanao, we regularly go home to Bohol.

On my side of the family, our ancestral house is right there in Tagbilaran. Aside from my brothers and their families living in the City, my relatives from both my father’s and mother’s side are based in Bohol, mostly living in Tagbilaran, Valencia and Balilihan. My husband, on the other hand, also has relatives there from both his father’s and mother’s side. In fact, while I was growing up in Tagbilaran, my husband was growing up in Dimiao. But we only met each other in Mindanao, in Butuan City when we were both working already.

Our usual option in traveling to Bohol is flying to Cebu and then taking a fast craft to Tagbilaran. We have also tried sailing by boat from Nasipit to Jagna and then traveling by private car or bus to our house in Tagbilaran or to my husband’s place in Dimiao. It is good news for us then when there are more options to travel to Bohol 🙂

Bohol is known worldwide for its beautiful beaches, bountiful seas.

Beginning this year, flights have been made available from Cebu to Tagbilaran. I must say, however, that back in the 1980’s, there were flights on the same route but ultimately stopped as I think the preference then was really just to travel by boat. And even if it meant traveling by slow boat for 4 hours as the fast craft was not yet available then (they were introduced in the 1990’s). Aside from taking the slow boat back then as a kid, I remember taking a flight with my mother to Cebu from Tagbilaran. When I studied and worked in Cebu, aside from taking the slow boat, I eventually enjoyed taking the fast craft when it was introduced to Tagbilaran and Cebu waters.

Here are the available flights as of today, October 2017, Cebu-Tagbilaran flights  are via Air Juan Aviation and Philippine Airlines PAL):

Air Juan Aviation 2022
Departure: 8:30 am
Arrival: 8:50 am
Daily flights

Air Juan Aviation 2026
Departure: 11:50 am
Arrival: 12:10 pm
Tuesdays and Fridays only

Air Juan Aviation 2028
Departure: 3:40 pm
Arrival: 4:00 pm
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Philippine Airlines 2873
Departure: 3:30 pm
Arrival: 4:00 am
Daily flights

Return flights Tagbilaran-Cebu:

Air Juan Aviation 2023
Departure: 9:10 am
Arrival: 9:30 am
Daily flights

Air Juan Aviation 2029
Departure: 4:20 pm
Arrival: 4:40 pm
Daily Flights

Philippine Airlines 2874
Departure: 6:55 am
Arrival: 7:20 am
Daily flights

While there are regular boat schedules from Cagayan de Oro to Tagbilaran and back, there are now also flights from CDO (CGY) to Tagbilaran, via Cebu Pacific:

Cebgo (Cebu Pacific) 6784
Departure: 12:55 pm
Arrival: 1:50 pm
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Return flights Tagbilaran to Cagayan de Oro:

Cebgo 6785
Departure: 2:10 pm
Arrival: 3:05 pm
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Map of Bohol with Tagbilaran highlighted
Photo credit: Mike Gonzalez – Wikipedia

And the latest addition of flights to Tagbilaran are flights from Davao City to Tagbilaran City via PAL set to begin November 1, 2017. Once the exact flight times are available, they will be added here.

I must also include here that there are now flights from Tagbilaran to Seoul (Incheon), Korea via PAL:  

PAL Express 2482
Departure: 5:05 pm
Arrival: 11:00 pm
Daily flights

Return flights Seoul (Incheon) to Tagbilaran:

PAL Express 2483
Departure: 2:45 am
Arrival: 6:15 am
Daily flights

You can book find more details and book your flights through the airline websites:

Air Juan Aviation:
Cebu Pacific:

Have an enjoyable and safe travel!

Packing Efficiently for Your Next Trip

Where are you heading next for your coming trip? With travelling, of course, comes the time of packing before you step out of your home. And I believe that the more efficient we pack, the smoother our travel is 🙂  It also means just bringing the right amount of clothes and actually finding what you need for your trip right there in your luggage instead of being left at home 🙂

As you pack, it might be a good idea to think of these packing tips featured in the infographic below. Check it out and yes, safe travels to you!

Travel Done Right: Tips And Tricks To Pack Efficiently #infographic

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Why You’ll Love Owning a Motor Home

Have the stresses of life started to mount on your shoulders? Are you feeling like you just can’t bear the idea of going to work one more day, or that you are going to freak out if you have to sit in traffic again? If so, then you need a vacation, and a great way to get away is in a motorhome. There is nothing better than being able to pack it up, hit the road and have an adventure whenever you want. A motorhome is a great for adding comfort to your trip, plus, it provides so many other benefits. Here’s a look at some of the top reasons why you will love owning an RV.

Reasons You’ll Love Having a Motor Home

There are so many reasons why you will love owning a motor home, and here is a look at some of the biggest benefits you will be able to appreciate when you make this purchase:

  • You can take a vacation whenever you want. You’ will be able to take a vacation whenever you want to. Whether it’s a weekend away, or a few weeks, all you have to do is pack up your stuff, get in the RV and start driving. You can end up at a pre-determined location, or you can just go where the road takes you and have a truly awesome adventure.
  • You’ll be able to travel in extreme comfort. You’ll be super comfortable when you travel in a motor home. You won’t be cramped, stuffed or feel like a sardine like you would if you were to travel in a car. A bed, comfortable seating, a kitchen and a bathroom will all be in your reach.
  • You’ll make memories that will last a lifetime. It can be difficult to find the time to spend with your loved ones. Everyone has hectic schedules and it can be tough to try coordinate. When you own a motor home, you and your family will be able to make memories that will last a lifetime. It will be far less challenging to take a vacation with your loved ones when you don’t have to worry about booking flights, reserving hotel rooms and making sure that everyone is available for the flights at the same time. Vacationing with your loved ones will be so much easier in a motor home, and you’ll make memories to last a lifetime.

Why You Should Consider an All-Inclusive Holiday

Planning to take a holiday soon in Greece, Cyprus, Egypt or Turkey?

Well, wherever that dream destination maybe,  we all know it takes some planning including in the budget department. And for some of us, travel planning especially if it means the whole family is going, can be quite stressful. Now the good news is that there is a cool way to budget beforehand your travel expenses and at the same time, lay easy on your personal stress button.

You can simply consider and go ahead for an all-inclusive holiday. And it’s as easy as finding what is covered in it and its cost by clicking to a site that lays it out all for you, just like First Choice. And you thought it’s that hard. The internet has surely made life a lot easier for us all. A plethora of choices on your next all-inclusive holiday can be accessed just by a click of that mouse or keypad and a bit of browsing.

Santorini, Greece
Santorini, Greece

Now back to that stress and budget challenge for your trip. An all-inclusive holiday will spare you from many minute details that you would need to think about for your trip. While an all-inclusive holiday package may differ from one hotel to another, it would generally include the following along with your hotel stay:

  • All meals
  • Snacks, soft drinks, tea and coffee
  • Unlimited local alcoholic drinks
  • Evening entertainment

Now how about that? All these inclusions will free you and your loved one, family or travel group from stressing out on these details on your trip. And less stress means more time to enjoy and relax which is really the goal of taking a holiday, isn’t it?  As to the budget side of things, getting an all-inclusive holiday already spells out for you the cost of your trip. You know upfront how much it is going to cost you. How many stories, after all, have we read or heard about travelers feeling ripped off or shortchanged during a trip? Instead of hearing how enjoyable their trip was, they spew out all these negative experiences about spending way too much for food and drinks and for entertainment. Vacations are meant to be spent with pleasure, spared from all these or at least having just a pinch of these for the sake of experience.

Giza pyramids, Egypt.
Giza pyramids, Egypt.

If you love stress-free travel and prefer to work around a ready budget for your trip [and actually sticking to it!] before you step out of your house door, then perhaps you should opt for an all-inclusive holiday. And let the travels begin 🙂

Photo credits: Evgeni Dinev & Arvind Balaraman/