QUINALE BEACH, BOHOL: IMPORTANT TRAVEL TIPS

Bohol has many beautiful bone-white sand beaches; one of them is Quinale Beach in Anda. It is slowly gaining popularity but still not as famous as Alona and Dumaluan. Its distance from Tagbilaran has allowed it to keep some of its idyllic charm. This public beach is the ideal tropical destination, because of its swaying coconut trees, powdery shores, laid back atmosphere, and cool turquoise waters.

How to Get There

Nearest Airport: Tagbilaran Airport (Bohol)

By Air
  1. The fastest and easiest way to get to Bohol is by plane; there are regular flights from Manila to Bohol (Tagbilaran) operated by Cebu Pacific, AirAsia, and Philippine Airlines. Wait for promo fares to get the cheapest possible tickets for the dates you want.
  2. Once in Tagbilaran, ride a tricycle and tell the driver to go to Dao Terminal.
  3. From the terminal board a van or bus bound for Anda, the fare costs P120 or P100 respectively.

 
Alternatively, you can book flight tickets to Cebu and travel by ferry to Bohol since the two provinces are near each other. The fare per way depends on the class of the seat and the shipping line; Ocean Jet’s fare is around P800 to P1000 while Super Cat’s cheapest ticket, the tourist class, is around P450 per way. There is a terminal fee of P25 and P20, if you depart from Cebu and Tagbilaran respectively.

By Sea
  1. WG&A Super Ferry and Sulpicio Lines offer Manila to Bohol (and vice versa) route several times a week. WG&A sea fare ranges from P2000 to P8000 while Sulpicio Lines fare ranges from P1800 to P3500. Check the ferry schedules of your preferred company. Travel duration is around 30 hours.
  2. Once in Tagbilaran, ride a tricycle and tell the driver to go to Dao Terminal.
  3. From the terminal board a van or bus bound for Anda, the fare costs P120 or P100 respectively.

 
Note that public transportation in Bohol can be unreliable as there are no definite schedules, especially for inter-town transfers via bus and jeepneys. It’s recommended to charter a private vehicle or join a group tour to maximize your time.

 


Entrance Fee and Other Charges

  • Entrance Fee: As of writing, free entrance.
  • Camping Fee: As of writing, free of charge; bring your own tent. Observe proper garbage disposal.
  • Cottage Rental Fee: As of writing, free of charge. You may rent tables (P75) and chairs (P5, 2 chairs).
  • Transportation Rental Rates: P300/day (motorbike rental, excluding gasoline); P2500 (private car with driver); P3000 (van with driver)

Don’t Miss

  • Quinale Beach doesn’t have the hustle and bustle of Alona; this is one of the reasons it makes it a good addition to your Bohol itinerary. The fine powdery white sand fits perfectly between your toes and the cool enticing waters will douse the mid-morning and afternoon heat.
  • Swim and wade in the waters to your heart’s content or simply laze on the beach to get a tan or read your favorite book.
  • The shore is big enough for activities like volleyball and Frisbee.

Don’t Forget

  • Bring enough cash with you as you might not have another opportunity to do so. Bring small bills and coins as the primary mode of transportation around Anda is either a motorbike taxi (habal-habal) or a tricycle.
  • Bring food and drinks on the beach if you plan to have a picnic; however, leave no trace behind. The beach has its bar too, Quinale Beach Bar, offering snacks and drinks.
  • The bar also offers free use of the shower, changing rooms, and toilets. Near the Quinale Beach Bar is Anda’s tourist center.
  • Pack a power bank or extra batteries with you to keep gadgets charged.

If You Have More Time and Budget

  • After enjoying and relaxing on Quinale Beach, visit the other attractions and activities around Anda including the Cabagnow Cave Pool (one of many), Casica and Can-Umantad Falls, snorkeling at a marine sanctuary, or scuba diving.

Where to Stay

There’s a decent number of resorts lining Quinale, especially the western side of the beach, but if you are planning to visit places in Bohol other than Anda, here are some of the recommended resorts/accommodations according to Agoda users (as of September 2017).

Photo was provided by the resort via Agoda.

For more options, search here: Bohol Hotels


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