My friends and I arrived in Bohol around 8-ish in the morning. We took a boat from Cebu that is bound for Tubigon, Bohol. Boats bound for Tubigon are cheaper compared to Tagbilaran’s fast crafts. But frankly, the price difference is not that great so I suggest you just take a boat straight to Tagbilaran if you have money to spare. You’ll save more time that way.
We first had a quick breakfast at a certain fast food restaurant in Tubigon. Ok, it’s at McDonald’s. There is only one fast food restaurant there any way (lol). There was nothing special while we were having our breakfast. Or so we thought. One of my friends happens to be easy on the eyes and so a few high school students wanted to take a picture with him. That got us laughing and couldn’t stop teasing him about it.
We then took a bus bound for Tagbilaran City and a jeepney after that bound for Loay which happens to be my home to leave some of our things before going to Anda.
Initially, we had presumed that we would start our trip to Anda before lunch. We were in a slow-paced because of things that were out of our control that we ended leaving my house at around 2:30-ish. We used our family’s multi-cab instead of taking the bus to Anda.
Anda is 2 hours away. We made a few stop overs along the way just to make sure we have everything for the trip, food included. We arrived around 5 in Anda and we were just in time to ready our campsite before it gets dark. Normally you’d be asked for an environmental fee of Php 10.00 each, but I think the guard hasn’t seen us because we were camping at the far end of the beach. We were however asked to pay Php 20.00 for the parking fee the following day before we left the beach.
We had a few drinks, played a few games most of the night. We only stopped when it was starting to rain. We were fine but our leftovers from our dinner weren’t. Which means we don’t have anything to eat the next morning. Good thing the public market is closed by. We can have our breakfast there before we head up to the cave pools.
The following morning, we pack up our things. But before anything was packed, I had a mini photo sesh with my tent and a lazy chair that my friend brought for the trip (haha). We had our breakfast near the public market. They have a whole meal for less than Php 100.00.
We then headed to Cabagnow Cave pool since it’s the closest cave pool if you’re coming from the Quinale beach. We had spent the longest time here since most of us (yes, di ako nag iisa) were scared of jumping off the mouth of the cave. One of my friends even took a VERRRRY long time before he was convinced to jump. We paid Php 50.00 each to use the ladder and rented two floaters for Php 10.00 each.
We then headed to Combento Cave pool which is conveniently one barangay away from Cabagnow cave pool. The cold water made us stay longer than expected. Most pf my friends were taking underwater photos since the water in Combento is much clearer than Cabagnow’s. We also paid Php 50.00 (by group) for the environmental fee and another Php 10.00 each for the entrance fee for the cave pool.
Conclusion & side notes:
1. Start your travel early to reach your destination before lunch.
2. You can commute going to Anda but I prefer going there in the comfort of a private vehicle. Trust me, it’s easier especially if you’re bringing a lot of things for camping.
3. It is best to bring your own food. But if you’re not planning to bring any, there are a lot of options for you to buy near the public market.
4. There is a curfew set around 10 PM. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be asked to evacuate the beach. It just means that you should, as much as possible, be quiet and tone down the music.
5. Please pick up after yourselves. Bring trash bags for your trash (duh.)
In a nut shell:
2:30 – start of the trip
2:30 – 5:00 – trip from Loay to Anda (we made a few stops for food, mostly in Jagna)
5:15 – started preparing the campsite at Quinale White Beach
6:30 – dinner & started drinking and playing around
11:30 – lights out (not referring to the movie. Lol)
7:00 – wake up time
7:30 – 8:00 – packing up our campsite
8:00 – 8:30 – breakfast at the public market
8:30 – 8:45 – trip from the market to Cabagnow
8:45 – 11:00 – swimming at Cabagnow Cave pool
11:00 – 11:15 – trip to Combento cave pool
11:15 – 12:30 – swimming at Combento Cave pool
12:30 – 2:30 – Trip back home
Food (and other) inclusions:
- Soft drinks
- Hard drinks
- Juice (for the chaser)
- Milo (for the chaser)
- Condensed milk (still for our chaser)
- Viand (lechon manok)
- Playing cards
Budget for breakfast: less than Php 100.00 each
Things we brought for Camping:
- mat (Banig)
- collapsible chairs
- washable plastic wares (plates & cups)
- Spoon, Fork & Knife
- Trash bags
- Mini speakers
- Lazy Chair
Note: Drinking water and rice weren’t included in our budget because we already brought some from home. We also bought some leftovers from home too.
Shout out to my Barkada, check their Instagram accounts.
From the Left:
- Mark Ed (guy in white)
- Roylin (guy in yellow)
- Jala (guy in black at the back)
- Icee (girl next to Jala)
- Arian (guy in black in front)
- Clark (guy with red sleeves)
- Gyb (girl in black)
- My mom (girl in yellow)
- Mc (guy in stripes)
- Ed (guy in green)
Hope this post is helpful to your next trip to Anda.