Sunday, December 18, 2011

2011 December: Philippines: Bohol: Botanika Tarsier

Destination: Tarsier Botanika (Philippe Tarsier Recreation Inc.)
Location: Km.16 Hoyohoy Tawala, Panglao, Bohol
Website: www.philtarsier.com

From Alona, we took a tricycle (150php) for a 15 minute ride going to Tarsier Botanika.

The entrance fee for non-Boholanos is 500php, then it is 300php for the locals. We got a discount for my mother since she was born in Bohol. The fee includes a 2 hour guided tour over the featured sites of their 7 hectare farmland.

First attraction is the line of flowers, orchids and bonsai collection.












Next, the animal area - they have monkeys, a lot of species of birds and some reptiles. They also have a horse training area, but the rider should provide himself full gear before they can rent a horse.


I like their small reclining Buddha surrounded by a small pond, water lily and hyacinth – feels like I’m in Bali or Thailand.



Their Grotto is so unique for me, it is made of shells.



They also have conservatory with paintings, plants and café in one.



Another thing I’m proud of this place is the very well maintained art gallery – that is divided to Asian, European and Modern or Futuristic themes.



They are still constructing the ocean view restaurant upon this writing. But food at that their small cafe is very delicious - we ordered spaghetti bolognese and margarita pizza.



The reception room also offers products that are locally made with export quality.



There is no other way out, and we already requested our tricycle driver to pick-up us to go back at Alona Beach.