This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Loboc. To help you make friends with Loboc before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Loboc is one of the towns on the island of Bohol, located in the central region of the Visayas group of islands. During the infancy of Bohol Island's tourism industry, Loboc was one of the first to be developed. Back then, Bohol was only known for two things -- Chocolate Hills and tarsiers, the smallest primate in the world. Loboc is visited due to its close proximity to the natural habitat of the tarsiers and it is only twenty minutes away from the capital city of Tagbilaran.
Loboc is a success story in Philippine tourism. With its famous Loboc River, attractions and activities accompany this natural gem to boost local tourism as well as the livelihood of the locals. Now, Loboc is the flagship for Bohol's ecotourism as well as an alternative for those who don't want to stay in posh resorts in Panglao. Simply said, this is the perfect place for those who want to treat themselves with the calmness and simple pleasures drawn from Mother Nature.
Loboc's famous old church was greatly ruined by an earthquake that his the island of Bohol recently. The good news is, Loboc is moving on from the disaster. Tourists are coming back, enjoying what Loboc is known for -- cruising along its river, enjoying sumptuous meals onboard "floating" restaurants, or watching cute tarsiers.
True to Loboc's nature as an ecotourism destination, hostels in Loboc are located along the river. There are also affordable accommodations that feature the indigenous house of the Philippines -- the bahay kubo. Guests of these Loboc hostels will enjoy basic yet essential amenities like clean linens, sturdy beds, cool rooms, and friendly hosts. These hostels in Loboc are also great for meeting fellow travelers. Most Loboc hostels have shared living rooms and kitchen facilities where you can cook your meals. Of course, you can have your meals prepared for a small price. There are restaurants in Loboc, which are close to these hostels as well. As Loboc hostels have few rooms, it is highly advisable to call and reserve before visiting.
Written by local enthusiast for Loboc hostelsvcaulin