ANDA BOHOL TRAVEL GUIDE (Itinerary + Budget)

Itching for Instagram-worthy cave pools, powdery white sand lapped by cerulean water? Pack your swimwear and delve into Anda Bohol! Sitting blissfully on the eastern side of the island, Anda has some of the best beaches in Bohol. Momentarily forget the bustling city life, rather travel to Anda to explore and relax, to adapt to the slow rhythm of life here, and to learn and enjoy the subtle pleasures such as the changing colors of the clouds and the sea.

It’s about 3 hours away from Tagbilaran and Panglao and though Anda, Bohol is overshadowed by this 2 municipalities, it sure deserves your attention as it exudes with dramatic coastline blissfully devoid of luxury trappings. You may be tempted to just relax on the beach, but take advantage of Anda’s intense natural beauty and unravel the beehive of adventures here. Here’s quick Anda travel guide with sample itinerary amd budget to help you plan your trip.

ANDA Travel Guide (Itinerary + Budget)

HOW TO GET TO ANDA BOHOL

 
ANDA BOHOL

Option 1: MANILA TO ANDA, BOHOL

RESERVE TAGBILARAN AIRPORT TRANSFER HERE

STEP 1:  Fly from Manila to Tagbilaran, Bohol.

STEP 2:  Once you exit Tagbilaran Airport, just hail a tricycle to take you to Dao Bus Terminal.

STEP 3:Take a bus or van en route to Anda, Bohol.  Transit time is about 2.5 to 3 hours.  Bus fare is roughly PHP 100/USD 2 (EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8) and van fare is about PHP 120/USD 2.35 (EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 10).

STEP 4:  Alight at Brgy. Poblacion in Anda, Bohol. If you want to go to Cabagnow Cave Pool, Talisay Beach and other attractions in Anda, you can hire a tricycle or habal-habal.

*We used a private car when we visited so I’m not sure about the tricycle rates.  But you can also hire a car in Tagbilaran or Panglao for about PHP 2,500, inquire at the information desk at Tagbilaran Airport.

STEP 5: If you are headed to Cabagnow Cave Pool, make sure you text or call Kuya Charlie at mobile # 0912 – 414 5098.  He’s the care taker of Cabagnow Pool in Anda, Bohol.

STEP 6:  There’s an entrance fee of PHP 50 /USD 1 (EURO 0.83/SGD 1.33/MYR 4.10) per person at Cabagnow Cave Pool. Meanwhile, other tourist attractions in Anda, Bohol like Quinale Beach and Talisay Beach are FREE.

 

ANDA BOHOL

 

Option 2: CEBU CITY TO ANDA, BOHOL (BY FERRY/FASTCRAFT)

 

RESERVE CEBU-BOHOL FERRY TICKETS HERE

RESERVE TAGBILARAN SEAPORT TRANSFER HERE

 

STEP 1: Ride a fast craft/ferry to Tagbilaran, Bohol at Pier 1 in Cebu City. You can check out the
Cebu-Bohol ferry Schedule here Ferry fare for tourist class/open air is around PHP 800/USD 16 (EURO 13/SGD 21/MYR 66), while Business Class fare is PHP 1,000/USD 20 (EURO 17/SGD 27/MYR 82).

STEP 2:  At Tagbilaran Port, charter a tricycle to take you to Dao Terminal.

STEP 3: Catch a bus (PHP 100/USD 2 /EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8) or van PHP 120/USD 2.35 (EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 10) to Anda, Bohol. Transit time is approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.

STEP 4:  Once you reach Brgy. Poblacion in Anda, you can charter a tricycle or habal-habal to take you to Quinale Beach, Talisay Beach or Cabagnow Cave Pool.  If you are headed to Cabagnow Cave Pool, Talisay Beach and other Anda tourist spots, you can hire a tricycle or habal-habal.

STEP 5:  Text the care taker of Cabagnow Pool – Kuya Charlie at mobile # 0912 – 414 5098. I encourage tipping kuya Charlie as he will assist you while you are inside the cave pool.

STEP 6:  Pay the PHP 50 /USD 1 (EURO 0.83/SGD 1.33/MYR 4.10) per head entrance fee at Cabagnow Cave Pool. Other tourist attractions in Anda, Bohol like Quinale Beach and Talisay Beach are FREE.

 

Option 3: ARGAO, SOUTH CEBU TO BOHOL (BY FERRY/FASTCRAFT)

 

We took this route since we were coming from Carcar, South Cebu.  We took a large ferry that can carry car or vehicles.

STEP 1: If you are coming from South Cebu like Oslob, Moalboal, Osmena Peak, etc., you can ride a ferry at Argao Port to Tagbilaran, Bohol.  Fare is around PHP 200/USD 4(EURO 3.31/SGD 5.31/MYR 16.40) for adults, PHP 143/USD 3(EURO 2.37/SGD 4/MYR 12) for seniors and PHP 100/USD 2 /EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8) for kids.

 

*Be careful with your stuff, I lost my wallet at Argao Port (I don’t how it happened).

STEP 2:  At Tagbilaran Port, hire a tricycle to Dao Bus Terminal.

STEP 3: Ride a van PHP 120/USD 2.35 (EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 10) or bus (PHP 100/USD 2 /EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8) to Anda, Bohol. Transit time is roughly 2.5 to 3 hours.

STEP 4: At Anda town center, you can charter a tricycle or habal-habal to take you to Cabagnow Cave Pool.

STEP 5: Call or text the care taker of Cabagnow Pool – Kuya Charlie at mobile # 0912 – 414 5098.

*Tipping kuya Charlie is highly encouraged as he will assist you while you are inside the cave pool.

 

ANDA BOHOL BUS SCHEDULE (TAGBILARAN TO ANDA)

Transit time: 3 hours

ROUTEDEPARTURE
Tagbilaran to Anda05:00 AM
Tagbilaran to Anda12:30 PM
Tagbilaran to Anda02:30 PM
Tagbilaran to Anda05:30 PM
Anda to Tagbilaran06:00 AM
Anda to Tagbilaran08:00 AM
Anda to Tagbilaran10:30 AM
Anda to Tagbilaran11:00 AM

 

ANDA BOHOL VAN SCHEDULE (TAGBILARAN TO ANDA)

Transit time: 2 hours

ROUTEDEPARTURE
Tagbilaran to AndaNo fixed schedule
Anda to Tagbilaran04:00 AM
Anda to Tagbilaran05:30 AM
Anda to Tagbilaran06:00 AM
Anda to Tagbilaran07:00 AM
Anda to Tagbilaran07:30 AM

 

WHERE TO STAY IN ANDA BOHOL

BUDGET HOTELS AND RESORTS IN ANDA, BOHOL

There’s no shortage of hotel or resorts in Anda, Bohol, they are sprinkled everywhere. Here are some of the budget accommodations you can find in Anda.

 

Old Castle Bed&Breakfast

ANDA BOHOL BUDGET HOTELS

 

Quinale Beach, Poblacion, Anda, Anda, Bohol

CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

 

R & S Seaside Unit Accommodation Bar & Restaurant

ANDA BOHOL BUDGET HOTELS

Visaya Street, Poblacion, Anda, Bohol

CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

 

1 Peace Guesthouse

agoda 1peace

Purok 1, Barangay Virgen, Anda, Bohol, Anda

CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

 

Zenith Inn & Resto Bar

ANDA BOHOL ITINERARY

Poblacion, Anda, Bohol

CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

 

 Anda Cove Beach Retreat

ANDA BOHOL ITINERARY

Sitio Banilad, Barangay Candabong, Anda, Bohol, Anda, Bohol

CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

 

Blue Star Dive Resort

ANDA BOHOL TRAVEL BLOG

Ipo Candabong, Anda, Anda, Bohol

CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

 

Bohol Lahoy Dive Resort

ANDA BOHOL ITINERARY

National Highway,Cabantian, Guindulman Bay/Anda, Anda, Bohol

CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

 

ANDA BOHOL TOURIST SPOTS

QUINALE BEACH

Address: Brgy. Poblacion, Anda, Bohol

Entrance Fee: FREE

ANDA BOHOL itinerary

A top tourist attraction in Anda is Quinale Beach, dubbed as one of the best beaches in Bohol.  And during our visit, although the weather did not cooperate, it still exudes with beauty. What sets it apart from other beaches in the Philippines is its white sand, it’s so fine that it feels like you are stepping on a powdered milk.  Plus, Quinale Beach has a sprawling palm-fringed sand offering tourists a lot of space for playing volleyball and frisbee. It’s also a good spot for picnic because its shore is dotted with charming open huts, an Instagram-worthy spot!  Alternatively, you can set up tables (rental is PHP 75) and chairs (PHP 5 for 2 chairs) and lounge by the beach. The seafront is also cleaned and groomed every morning, and a life guard is assigned here to ensure the safety of the tourists.   There are also free facilities in Quinale Beach like open showers, changing room and toilet.  And although its more laidback compared to the beaches in Panglao, you can still find bars and restaurants within walking distance..

 

 

TALISAY BEACH

ANDA BOHOL itinerary

Entrance Fee: FREE

At first sight, you might find Talisay Beach unclean.  But if you take a closer look, the dirt are just seagrasses and leaves of trees and coconuts bordering its shore. This public beach is where local fishermen park their boats.  So you can see a lot of them hanging out by the beach.  I suggest visiting early in the morning so you can witness the fishermen unload their fresh catch from the boat. There’s no entrance fee in Talisay Beach in Anda, Bohol, but the locals here have set up a donation box.  Also, if you touch and take a closer look at the sand, it’s finer than the sand in Quinale Beach.  Talisay Beach just needs some grooming and cleaning, and it sure will attract more tourists.  Just let the fishermen hang out there, as it’s part of the charm of Talisay Beach, and it’s what sets it apart from other beaches of Bohol that are already spoiled by commercialism.  Personally, I like Talisay Beach to stay this way – rugged and utterly escapist beach.

 

 

CABAGNOW CAVE POOL

Entrance Fee: PHP 50

Contact person: Kuya Charlie 0912 414 5098

ANDA BOHOL travel guide

If you are visiting Talisay Beach, it’s pretty close to Cabagnow Cave Pool, so make time for this enchanted place. Anda Bohol is reportedly made up mostly of limestones, so over the years, due to geological activities, coupled with heavy rains and harsh weather, cave pools like Cabagnow were formed.  This was the highlight of our trip to Anda.  We really enjoyed swimming in its not-so-shallow, beguiling dark blue water.  The water is about 12 feet, I can even see the sandy bottom.  If you can’t swim, make sure you rent a ring buoy.  The caretaker is also very accommodating and friendly, he will assist you in going down the cave pool through a metal ladder.

 

 

ALSO READ: HOW TO GET TO CABAGNOW CAVE POOL

 

OTHER TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN ANDA BOHOL

CATERES CAVE

Cateres Cave Pool is within the area of Cabagnow Cave Pool in Anda, Bohol.  But it is smaller and shallower.  But you can still take a quick dip here.

COMBENTO CAVE POOL

Another popular cave pool in Anda, Bohol is Combento Cave Pool with 2 cave pools.  Entrance fee is PHP 20.

 

ANDA BOHOL SIDE TRIPS

PANGLAO + TAGBILARAN

 

RESERVE PANGLAO ISLAND TOUR HERE

Swim in Hinagdanan Cave, visit Dauis Church, the Shell Museum, Bohol Bee Farm and stroll across Alona Beach or Bolod.

RESERVE BOHOL COUNTRY SIDE TOUR

Visit the the world-famous Chocolate Hills, Bilar Manmade Forest, the Baclayon Church,the historical Blood Compact Shrine, meet tarsiers and enjoy a delicious local buffet lunch on a floating restaurant that cruises through the Loboc River.

RESERVE BOHOL ISLAND HOPPING HERE

Island hopping in Balicasag and Virgin Island

ANDA BOHOL ITINERARY

ANDA BOHOL ITINERARY

Here’s a sample Anda, Bohol itinerary (budget below).  You can also visit Candijay, Bohol after or before. I’ll post a separate travel guide soon.

 

SCHEDULEACTIVITIES
DAY 1 
12:30 PMETD ANDA

 

Take bus from Tagbilaran to Anda, Bohol at Dao Terminal

03:00 PMETA ANDA, BOHOL

 

Alight at Brgy. Poblacion

03:15 PMRESORT/HOTEL

 

Check-in at resort/hotel. Freshen up.

04:00 PMQUINALE BEACH

 

Walk to Quinale Beach. Swimming, beach bumming, watch sunset.

06:30 PMRESORT

Back to resort/hotel. Freshen up

07:30 PMDINNER
09:00 PMSLEEP
DAY 2 
06:00 AMBREAKFAST
07:00 AMETD CABAGNOW CAVE POOL  + TALISAY BEACH + CATERES CAVE

 

Charter a tricycle to Cabagnow Cave Pool + Talisay Beach + Cateres Cave

07:30 AMCABAGNOW CAVE POOL + TALISAY BEACH

 

ETA Cabagnow Cave Pool

Swimming

ETD Talisay Beach

ETD Cateres Cave

10:00 AMRESORT

ETD Resort

Check out

Tricycle to bus terminal

11:00 AMBUS TO TAGBILARAN

ETD to Tagbilaran

Ride bus to Tagbilaran

02:00 PMTAGBILARAN

ETA Tagbilaran

 

 

 

ANDA BOHOL TRIP BUDGET

ANDA BOHOL ITINERARY

<Here’s a sample Anada Bohol trip bduget for a 2 days 1 night stay. Feel free to tweak this depending on your schedule and budget. Anda Bohol is best done with a sidetrip to Candijay Bohol Rice terraces and waterfalls. Will post a separate Candijay Bohol travel guide soon.

 

EXPENSESACTIVITIES
PHP 1,000/USD 19/EURO 16/SGD 25/MYR 75Anda Bohol Hotel
PHP 200/USD 4(EURO 3.31/SGD 5.31/MYR 16.40)Ferry fare from Argao, Cebu to Tagbilaran, Bohol
PHP 120/USD 2.35 (EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 10)Van to Anda from Dao Terminal in Tagbilaran, Bohol
PHP 120/USD 2.35 (EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 10)Van from Anda to Tagbilaran
PHP 100/USD 2 /EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8)Tricycle from Anda town to Cabagnow Cave Pool
PHP 100/USD 2 /EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8)Tricycle from Cabagnow Cave Pool to Anda
PHP 50 /USD 1 (EURO 0.83/SGD 1.33/MYR 4.10)Entrance Fee Cabagnow Cave Pool to Anda
PHP 100/USD 2 /EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8)Tip (per person) to kuya Charlie (the care taker) per person.

We were 4 in a group and gave him PHP 500 because we were there for a few hours and he was really friendly and helpful.  He assisted us, swam with us and watched over us to make sure no one will drown. I think PHP 100 tip per person is fair enough.

PHP 300/ USD 6/EURO 5/SGD 8/MYR 23Food budget (PHP 100 per meal x 3 times)
PHP 2,090/USD 38.70/EURO 33.44/SGD 51.64/MYR 154.50TOTAL EXPENSES

 

 

 

ALSO READ:

BOHOL TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary)

CEBU CITY TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget +Itinerary)

CANDIJAY BOHOL ITINERARY

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24264_351910964162_336201504162_3580676_6142279_nAbout the Blogger : Gael is a Filipina travel blogger. Her work has appeared in local and international publications.

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Comments

  1. Hi! i just want to ask the schedule of the ferry from argao to tagbilaran? 🙂

    1. will check my notes.

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