Travel Guide: Loboc

Categories Travel Guide, Visayas

Loboc, a municipality in the province of Bohol, 24 kilometers from the capital Tagbilaran City is among the popular tourist destinations in the province. This town is famous for its floating restaurants that traverse through the Loboc River all the way to the Busay Falls. Tourists also get a chance to cross a traditional hanging bridge made of bamboo and interact with the tarsiers which are among the world’s smallest primates, a nocturnal animal with large eyes and in the brink of extinction as listed among the endangered species in the planet.


Being an old Spanish town, it is a site of an old historic St. Peters Church, a museum and a bell tower. the church was built in 1602 by the Jesuits. While in here, you will also notice a partly completed bridge, which is a monumental engineering blunder of the 1980’s because it would require the old church to be destroyed if completed.

Loboc, a rising tourist spot of Bohol is also home to the world famous Loboc Children’s Choir who won numerous local and international awards, including the Grand Prize in the “2003 Europe and its Songs 6th International Folksong Choir Festival” held in Barcelona, Spain.

How to Get There:

By Air

Loboc, Bohol can be reached by plane via Tagbilaran City, Bohol. Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Zest Air have flights to Tagbilaran from Manila. From Tagbilaran, ride a jeepney, mini-bus or a habal-habal to Loboc or Carmen, a 40-minute ride for less than P30.00 (~$0.60). Cebu is also a near jump off point to Tagbilaran. If you are coming from Cebu, you can take a 25-minute flight, a one and a half hour speedboat trip or a 4-hour regular ferry ride to Tagbilaran City.

By Land/Sea

(Though Lakwatsero havenโ€™t try these means of transportation yet, one can possibly reach Tagbilaran ferry rides. These alternatives are relatively cheaper than air travel though quite strenuous.)

For the schedule and fare you may visit the links above of the individual company or refer to this collective information from the official site of Tagbilaran City.

Where to Stay

Nuts Huts right in the bank of Loboc River offers a very relaxing environment. Room rates are for as low asย  P450 for standard rooms and P600 for VIP rooms. Dorm rooms are available from P250 to P350. However, most tourists stay in the nearby Tagbilaran City and Panglao Island and just do a daytour of Loboc. For the list of resorts, hotels, lodging houses, inns and pension houses in Tagbilaran and Panglao Island please click here.


  • Visit the old St. Peter’s Church, museum and bell tower of Loboc
  • Dine in the floating restaurants of Loboc River (P250.00 per person)
  • See the small Busay Falls at the end of the river
  • Pose for a photo in the traditional hanging bridge
  • See the unfinished bridge near the church
  • Hear the Loboc Children’s Choir during a mass at St. Peter’s Church
  • See the tarsiers, one of the the world’s smallest primate
  • Go to the nearby Chocolate Hills, Hinagdanan Cave, man made forest and Blood Compact Shrine
  • Visit other old churches in Baclayon and other towns of Bohol
  • Swim in the white sand beaches of Panglao Island
  • Dive and snorkel in the nearby diving sites of Anda, Pamilacan, Cabilao, Panglao and Balicasag
  • Whale and Dolphin watching in Pamilacan Island

Lakwatsero Experience

Lakwatsero has been to Loboc and other parts of Bohol in 2004. Watch out for the narrative, itinerary and photos of his travel in Bohol.



11 thoughts on “Travel Guide: Loboc

  1. Hi,

    We’ll be staying in Panglao for vacation. Can anybody here give us directions on how to get to Loboc river via public transportation?

    1. From Panglao, ride a jeep going to Tagbilaran, take a trike to Island City Mall and transfer to a jeepney bound for Loboc. Get off at Loboc Church, the river with the floating restaurants is just a stone throw away from there.

  2. good day! i was just wondering if anyone can provide me the contact # of Internet Circle, the one located along the road where the jump off point for Loboc river cruise is located.

    and if i ride a bus from tabilaran(port) to loboc river cruise, how much exactly is the fare? and w/c is cheaper – bus or tricycle? (from tagbi to loboc & vice versa).

  3. hello we are going to arrived in tagbilaran on april 10, 2010 at 2pm so we are planning to go directly to loboc river to have our lunch there.Im just wondering if you could still have the lunch buffet around 3pm? or is there specific time for the buffet to be available?

          1. The hanging bridge in Barangay Tigbao is under the Municipality of Loboc, it is a few kilometers from the River Cruise station. You may drop by here before your river cruise.

  4. Hello, Gud day to you! I just want to ask you if you can give me any info on How to get to Tagbilaran from Coron Palawan. Your Help nd info will be highly appreciated … Thanks in advance nd more power to ur site!

    The most convenient and cost effective way to go to Tagbilaran from Coron is to go to Manila (via plane/boat) and then from Manila to Bohol (via plane/boat/bus).

  5. Hi! I went there during the Christmas break! At last nakapunta na ring bohol! ๐Ÿ™‚ It was great tarsiers are really really small! Use the econo-light ng PAL, at least it gets you there but its really sucky that there’s absolutely nothing for you not even water.

    Wow! Ganda sa bohol no? Anyway, as for PAL Econolight, you can ask for water. Water is available for Econolight Pax upon request.

  6. hi angel, loboc night cruise (opened in July 2008) is more wonderful compared to lunch cruise. the bridge is now gaily decorated with night lights, now useful as some kind of promenade…

    Thanks Ate Clau, kagagaling mo nga pala dun, that is a good news. At least they are reinventing the place. I should plan my return here, syempre with diving in Panglao/Balicasag. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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