I’d rather find a good deal in Bohol, than to book online because it is cheaper.
My friend and I talked about the locations that we’ll go to a few days before flying to Bohol. We found some travel agencies online where we can book tour packages, but we thought it’s pricey. So, we ended up searching for and joining two group tours during our vacation and the decision was worth the money and efforts.
During our first day in Panglao, we’ve visited at least 3/4 of its public and private beaches including Hinagdanan Cave from 1pm up to 5pm.
After lunchtime that day, we decided to find a tricycle driver who will tour us around Panglao, but we ended up riding on a habal-habal because of the price difference of around 300 pesos. We paid 200 pesos (~$4.00) each for our hop-on hop-off tour.
We spent our second day on a city tour.
We signed up for a group tour in Bohol the night before the tour through a local we met in Alona Beach. We only paid half of the total fee and the remainder has been paid during meetup on the following day.
We paid 300 pesos (~$6.00) each from the original offer of 400 pesos.
Lastly, on our third day in Panglao, we joined another group tour for dolphin watching and island hopping.
We signed up for the tour the night before as well through another local from the same travel agency who arranged our city tour.
We paid 350 pesos (~$7.00) each.
In total, we spent 800 pesos ($16.00) each excluding the entrance fees we paid separately on different locations we’d visited.
To save money, be diligent in finding a good deal in Bohol or Panglao through the locals or travel agencies. Take time! To join a group tour is a great way to save more and make friends.