Where to Buy Pasalubong in Bohol

October 6, 2010

Where to Buy Pasalubong and Souvenirs in Bohol

For my non-Filipino readers, pasalubong means gifts you bring home to relatives and friends after a trip. In the Philippines, these token gifts are almost always expected. I did not anymore translate the term into English because I can't think of a single word that will accurately describe this practice. The pasalubong can also be souvenirs for all of us.

When you see blog posts or ask relatives and friends who visited Bohol, they would say that the cheapest place to buy pasalubong is the grocery. But sometimes, it's not convenient to pass by a grocery while on tour so I'll mention where you can buy gifts/pasalubong/souvenirs along the way. Most of those who go to Bohol for the first time, do the countryside tour. So if you are doing the countryside tour, here is a list of places where you can buy these things:

Peanut kisses
  • the cheapest will be at where you see the Largest Python in captivity.
  • you can also find it at the Hanging Bridge and Hinagdanan Cave
  • if you're staying in Alona Beach, there's also at Rona's grocery,  and of course, the most expensive will be at the stores along Alona Beach

Souvenir bracelets and key chains with or without the Tarsier motif
  • at the Hanging Bridge
  •  it's expensive to buy Tarsier themed product at the Tarsier sanctuary

Souvenir T-shirts
  • best place to buy is at the Hinagdanan Cave. There are so many t-shirt stores near the entrance of the Hinagdanan cave so there are plenty of choices.
  • you can also find T-shirts at the souvenir shop at the Hanging Bridge

Bohol Bee Farm products
  • such as pesto spread, chocolate spread, chocolate tablets with honey
  • you can buy these products at the Bohol Bee farm
  • see more products at Bohol Bee farm website