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: http://www.airjuan.com/
Cebu Pacific: https://www.cebupacificair.com/
PAL: https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/ph/home

Have an enjoyable and safe travel!

What’s for Breakfast?

Bo’s Coffee opened its Butuan City branch last December 2012. The hubby and I, however, only got the chance to enjoy their breakfast meals just recently. And I must warn you their servings are big (well, at least for Asians, I think). It can be good for 2 persons already. The food was good on the taste buds, as well as filling for the tummy.

Bo’s Coffee first opened in Cebu City in 1996. I remember the excitement of all my coffee-loving friends then; I was still Cebu-based that time. Bo’s now has 60 branches in the Philippines.

Half-way through our breakfast already :)
This shot was taken half-way through our breakfast 🙂

Lovin’ Lunch

That’s right. My hubby and I were loving lunch when we had it at Rosario’s just recently. This restaurant is one of my favorites in Butuan City. Their dishes simply suit my choosy taste buds 🙂

It wasn’t a planned lunch date with the hubby actually but since we had to do some bank transactions nearby, we decided to have lunch there. And besides, we already know that their food is great based from our previous experiences there. One of my favorites is their beef with mushroom in oyster sauce.

Should you happen to wander in this part of the country, of the world, you can check out this place for a great lunch or dinner. Who knows we may even bump into each other there 🙂

rosarios

One Lovely Dinner

And that doesn’t mean the last.

Just last week, the hubby and I checked out O’Henry’s restaurant in Butuan City, just a few steps from Gaisano Mall Butuan.

We love the ambiance of the place. And the food we ordered which came with unlimited rice, was simply delicious. My order was pork adobo. We were just a bit sad that our order for vegetable chopsuey came a bit late. But the staff”s superb service made up for this. We find their rates reasonable, not too expensive for the kind of food they serve and the ambiance they offer.

I wouldn’t mind recommending O’Henry’s to anyone whether from the city of Butuan or to any tourist coming in to the city. And this I did. A few days later after that dinner with the hubby, I recommended the place for dinner to my friend from Cebu 🙂

Yummy pork adobo with unlimited rice
Yummy pork adobo with unlimited rice

 

Inside O'Henry's
Inside O’Henry’s