Baclayon Bed and Breakfast Inn
If you’re a traveler with the South on your mind, most of the time you have Cebu or Bacolod or Tacloban in your mind. It’s only of late that people started looking at Bohol and it’s not just because of the chocolate hills.
The most interesting of places are actually those that are quite off the (beaten) tourist path. Baclayon , Bohol proved to be one of those good discoveries while on a seemingly tourist area.
Lodging has to be the first in all travel itineraries and Baclayon Bed and Breakfast was just perfect. The quaint little inn is situated in a nondescript place, quietly tucked away within an inner street – perfect for those who hate the sound of cars and other motorized machines outside their bedroom window. The inn has six rooms in total – making for a peaceful and relaxing yet very intimate environment. There are family rooms with two beds (One queen and a single) and double occupancy rooms. Each room has a balcony with a very nice view of the nearby beach.
The inn has a common dining area and a very “angled” pool that the guests can use anytime. If you’re not into pool dipping and sunbathing, you can just stay in the common area and enjoy their free wifi. (Although, seriously, you’re in another place vacationing, I hardly think that surfing the internet is a worthwhile thing to do.)
Breakfast comes with the accommodation and they can even plan trips for you during your stay – just be specific with what you want to see and do. I suggest you steer clear of the usual tourist activities (like the tarsier sightings, chocolate hills, etc) and just go see the Balicasag Marine sanctuary. Another suggestion would be the “Adrenaline” tripping. I’m not going to say much about that and just let you find out for yourself.
Take a walk round back and you’ll discover a quiet secluded tide beach. The mangroves growing there prevent the tide from coming in, making it a perfect wading ground for kids. The small tide pools reveal starfishes and other sea creatures caught in the low tide. Fishes play freely and if you’re up for it; you can bring small pieces of bread with you so you can feed them.
For lunch, you can ask the staff to go to the market and get fresh seafood for them to cook in any which way you want, for a minimal extra fee of course. Nothing beats eating fresh seafood with your hands. Call me uncivilized if you want but there’s something very primal and invigorating about eating with your hands.
The staff is friendly and accommodating and the ambiance is intimate and relaxed. Personally, I’d rather be here than in any high priced hotel.
Baclayon Bed and Breakfast Inn is located in Guwanon, baclayon, Bohol. For booking and other inquiries, call (038)416-0273/ (038)540-9442/ 09173251211. Email them at [email protected] or visit their website at www.baclayonbedbreakfast.com