Welcome to Baclayon


Baclayon is also a good spot to arrange trips to Pamilacan Island for whale- and dolphin-watching tours; the tourist office at the port can book boats.


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$84 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Bohol and Chocolate Hills with Loboc River Cruise

You will depart from your resort early in the morning for a day trip that will introduce you to the wonders of Bohol. First stop is the Philippine Tarsier Foundation in the town of Corella, which serves as a refuge for the smallest primate in the world, the tarsier. Observe these rare, nocturnal creatures in their natural habitat and be amazed by their agility as they move about, leaping from one tree to the other, and swivel their heads nearly 360 degrees.Then proceed to Baclayon, make a short stop at the historical Blood Compact site, where Spain’s Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna, a native chieftain, sealed their friendship with a symbolic drink. In Baclayon, visit a centuries-old stone church that houses a museum containing a collection of religious art, ecclesiastical vestments, as well as librettos of church music inscribed in Latin on animal skins. You will pass by Bilar man-made forest, a thick undergrowth of towering mahogany trees grown on the fringes of the highway leading to the Chocolate Hills, the country’s geological wonder. From a distance, these hills look like huge candy drops that change in color with the season, and are aptly named ‘chocolate’ when the hill grasses turn deep brown in summer. We will hike up to the viewpoint for a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area before moving on to Loboc River where a cruise downstream on a floating restaurant is made more enjoyable with a delectable lunch served on board. We will return to the hotel by late afternoon.

$70 Day Trips & Excursions

Pamilacan Island and Balicasag Island Day Trip from Tagbilaran City

Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel around 8am and head to jetty. Hop on the boat and depart to Pamilacan Island at 9:30am, enjoy 1 hour scenic sea view from Baclayon.The waters around the island of Pamilacan are a home to at least 11 species of dolphins and whales, including the playful Spinner Dolphins and Gigantic Sperm Whale. Explore the island on foot and experience firsthand the warmth of its residents and the beauty of this tropical paradise. Stroll along the stunning white sandy beaches, take a refreshing dip in the warm crystal clear waters. You can go snorkeling from the beach with your friends or family and lunch will be served around noon.After lunch, we will move on to Balicasag Island, crystal clear waters and snow white beach surrounded the island, it’s a great spot for snorkeling and diving. Please note there is an additional environmental cost if you wish to snorkel in this area. Explore the underwater world and see colourful and beautiful corals. This place is thriving with live, fishes in all colors and turtles. Get the opportunity to swim with the sea turtles for a wonderful experience.At 3:30pm, we will head back to the port and our driver will transfer you back to your hotel safely.