Love Cruising at Loboc River
Through the years, thousands of tourists gather in Loboc River, Bohol, to experience one of the well-known floating restaurants. How could they say that this is the most beautiful spot in Bohol?
Historical significance – The River plays a significant role in the history of Loboc before the Spaniards established the town in 1602. The early inhabitants made their homes along the river. It was in early 1980s that the idea to promote the Loboc River as a tourist destination started.
Reasons to Love Loboc River!
1. A cruise along the river starts either from the Loay Bridge or at the Poblacion of Loboc. The Loay Bridge is 20 kilometers from Tagbilaran City while the Poblacion is about 25 kilometers away. Small motorized bancas can be chartered for a minimal fee. For those who want to eat while cruising, floating restaurants are available, offering Filipino cuisine buffet and local delicacies.
2. With the tourism fever, the floating restaurants were envisioned providing tourists with a first-class dining experience aboard floating restaurants. The floating vessels are made up of a covered platform on top of two large outrigger boats which are joined together. The boats can accommodate up to 50 people.
How to Get There
Bohol is located in the Central Philippines, and can be conveniently reached by air or boat. From Manila, just take a flight to Tagbilaran, which takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. It is also possible to take a boat to Bohol, but will take 25 hours, and is only advisable if you have plenty of time at hand and enjoy a trip on sea, or have to travel on a rock-bottom budget or with a lot of luggage. Currently, there are numerous daily flights from Manila to Tagbilaran.
Many buses, jeepneys, and multicabs ply the interior route to and from Tagbilaran City. It is a lot cheaper if you avail of this local transport. However, vans and taxis are also available but usually charges 50% more if traveling outside Tagbilaran City. It is not hard to locate the Municipality of Loboc because it lies along the riverbanks. The old and massive stone church of Loboc is your landmark. The church is right beside the road, and at the opposite side of the road, you will