How to get from Camiguin to Bohol
Bohol is a beautiful combination of lush jungles and turquoise waters. It is most iconic for its Chocolate Hills, but you also shouldn’t miss a river cruise through Loboc River. For water activities, head to the white-sand beaches of Panglao, where all island-hopping and diving adventures begin.
Other must-tries include zip-lining, trekking through Bohol’s many waterfalls and caves, and snorkelling. Make sure to catch a glimpse of the Philippine tarsier, one of the world’s smallest primates, which is indigenous to the island.
The best time to visit Bohol depends on which activities you’re interested in, but November to April are generally the cool and dry months.
Ferry from Camiguin to Bohol
|Ferry + Bus||6 hours||790 PHP ($14.00)||Read article for more info|
Travelling the 130 km distance from Camiguin to Bohol is pretty straightforward. Your only choice is to take a 6-hour ferry and bus for a combined fare of 790 PHP ($14.00) per person.
You’ll first need to take a 4-hour ferry to Jagna, and then take a 2-hour bus from there to the capital city of Tagbilaran. Ferries are only available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, so schedule your trip accordingly.
Camiguin to Bohol by Ferry
When making the 6-hour journey from Camiguin to Bohol, your best option is to take a combined ferry and bus.
Step 1: Balbagon Port to Jagna Port by Ferry
Super Shuttle Ferry operates trips from Camiguin to Bohol every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Ferries depart at 08:00 and arrive at 12:00. Travel time is about 4 hours.
A one-way economy seat costs 640 PHP ($11.00). Tickets are only available at the port, so we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to departure time to secure a seat.
Check Ferry Tickets with BookAway
The last time we checked (June 2022), ferries from Camiguin to Bohol are unavailable for online booking. Tickets can only be bought at the port, but feel free to check the BookAway link above to see if online booking has resumed.
All ferries depart from Balbagon Ferry Terminal and dock at Jagna Port.
Step 2: Jagna Port to Tagbilaran by Bus
Jagna is located 65 km east of Bohol’s capital, Tagbilaran City. The cheapest option to complete this leg of the journey is to travel by bus. It’s worth noting that buses can be a bit slow as they make a lot of stops, but they’re also easily accessible and available all day long.
From Jagna Port, walk to the main highway then head to the market located just beside the port. Here, you’ll find the buses and shared minivans bound for Tagbilaran. The trip takes about 2 hours and costs 150 PHP ($2.60). You are to get off at Dao Bus Terminal in Tagbilaran city centre.
Tagbilaran to Panglao by Bus or Jeep
Are you headed to Panglao Island? Located 18 km southwest of the capital, you can easily get there via a 30-minute bus or jeepney from Tagbilaran City. A seat costs around 50 PHP ($0.80).
If you have money to spend though, you can also take a taxi directly from Jagna Port to Tagbilaran City or Panglao for 2 PHP ($44.50) to 3 PHP ($53.00). You can also ask your hotel beforehand to arrange a pick-up for you. The taxi journey takes about 1.5 hours.
Our favourite places to stay in Bohol
Bohol offers a great standard of accommodation no matter your budget. Even if you’re a budget traveller, you can still snag yourself a place with a pool. And for those able to splash the cash a little bit more, prepare to be wowed by the secluded beachfront stays available in Bohol.
Panglao Island is the main place to stay in Bohol. This is where you’ll find a lively town, beautiful beaches and world-class diving and snorkelling sites. Most of our favourite stays are in Panglao, but some of them are in more remote locations ideal for a relaxing retreat.
Three Little Birds Resort - Treat Yourself
Area: Near Anda White beach, approx. 10-min drive from Anda town
Three Little Birds Resort oozes tropical vibes, with its bamboo cottages and lush vegetation thriving everywhere. In the middle of the resort is your own watering hole in the form of a refreshing swimming pool.
To make things even more idyllic, you’ll be staying right by the beach. It’s a hard choice between splashing around in the pool or relaxing on the beach.
- Beautiful swimming pool
- Unique bamboo cottages
- Stunning rooms
- Close to the beach
Double rooms start from $50 per night
Fox & The Firefly Cottages - Mid Range
Area: Approx. 5-minute drive from Loboc town centre
You’ve probably never stayed anywhere quite like here. The unique cottages make you feel like you’re staying in a luxury treehouse surrounded by nothing but nature. And unbelievably, things get better. The private balconies offer views of the nearby rice paddies.
If this isn’t relaxing enough for you, you can head down to their deck that overlooks Loboc River. For the unforgettable experience you get here, you’d expect to pay a lot more. This place is great value for money.
- Unique and beautiful cottages
- Incredible views
- River deck
- Onsite restaurant
Double rooms cost $30-$50 per night
Tamarind - Mid Range
Area: Approx. 10-minute drive from Panglao Town and Bohol-Panglao International Airport
Tamarind is fantastic. The rooms offer way more space than you need. They’re modern, clean and all of them come with a private balcony overlooking the pool. Oh yeah, there’s a large pool that is surrounded by comfortable sun loungers and palm trees.
Tamarind’s location is also hard to beat. It’s only a 10-minute walk to the beach. Perfect for burning off all the food you’ve been eating as there are so many great restaurants nearby.
- Private balcony
- Swimming pool
- Nice garden area
- Great location
Double rooms cost $30-$50 per night
Nautilus Hostel & Hammocks - Budget Friendly
Area: Approx. 5-minute drive from Bohol-Panglao International Airport
This hostel has a very cool and unique vibe that brings together comfort and nature. With plants and bamboo everywhere, the hotel’s design creates a peaceful ambience. Throw in plenty of hammocks and hanging seats, and it’s idyllic.
The complimentary breakfast brings everyone together in the morning and makes it super easy to meet other travellers here.
- Cool design
- Beautiful gardens
- Sociable vibe
- Delicious breakfast included
Double rooms cost $15-$30 per night
Siman Panglao - Budget Friendly
Area: Approx. 5-minute drive to Panglao town and 10-minute drive from Bohol-Panglao International Airport
This place does not feel like a budget option, so if it’s available, make sure to snap it up as quickly as you can. The rooms are spacious and overlook the large pool that sits at the centre of the hotel.
The staff do everything to accommodate your needs and make sure that you feel at home.
- Large swimming pool
- Spacious and modern rooms
- Helpful staff
- Private terrace
Double rooms cost $15-$30 per night
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Ela is a storyteller, content producer, solo traveller and a mermaid-in-training. When she’s not in front of her laptop, you will find her barefoot and living her best tan on some island in the Philippines… Or exploring the depths of its seas as a budding freediver. An island girl at heart, she’ll be happy anywhere there is sea, sand, sun and coffee.
Abby is a writer who finds joy in mountains, beaches, and road trips. She considers her solo backpacking trip to the rice terraces of Bontoc one of the most fulfilling moments in her life. She’s loyal to the islands of her home country, the Philippines, but Thailand’s beaches also have a special place in her heart.
I was looking for places to go after our Camiguin trip on May when I came across your blog. Your travel tip is so on point! Bohol sounds like a really good idea. I’m curious if you know any hotels with good locations in Bohol?
Hi Goldie! It really depends on your budget and which location you plan to stay. Most travellers pick Panglao Island and Alona Beach so they wake up to the waves and still be near enough to the island’s other attractions like Chocolate Hills. D’ Backpackers’ Barn offers good value for money. They have clean and comfy rooms and offer basic but good breakfast. Positano is also a good choice and it offers more amenities. These are just what comes to mind for me, but there are a lot of good choices near Alona Beach!
How much is the Fare for vehicle from camiguin to bohol
Hi Melchora! Apologies for the delayed reply, I also had to reach out to Super Shuttle Roro for their rates. Depending on the type of vehicle, fares range between 3,025 PHP to 4,400 PHP. Hope this still helps! Have a safe trip!