A village tour is usually included in an island hopping tour package. Many domestic and foreign tourist enjoy the laid-back village because they get to see how the people in the less-urbanized areas work. In the islands of Balicasag and Pamilacan, a tourist can spend an hour or two by just watching at how the people in these islands do their daily routines. Before tourism became the number one source of income in these islands, fishing and finding shells and pearls is the main livelihood of the people. They catch fishes including sharks so they can sell it in mainland Bohol or at the nearby island of Pangla, where the white-sand beaches are located. Fishes and other aquatic resources are the main food of the villagers.
Today, the people in the islands of Pamilacan and Balicasag have gradually improved their lives through tourism. They serve the guests with delicious native dishes and fruits and invite them to tour around their village to see the remains or bones of their “catch” years ago and check the daily routine of the people. Some folks sell hand-made souvenirs including necklaces, bracelets and bags.
Walking around the village is a fun way to see some of natives of Bohol. They are trying their best to improve their lives by serving the tourists well. The people in Bohol – in general – are naturally hospitable and know how to delight the guests with their excellent service at cheap rates. They money they receive from tips are better than the normal prices for their services and products.
Seeing the different tourist attractions of Bohol is easy and you do not need to spend a lot of money to avail a tour package. Wandering around Bohol is good if you stay in the island for a week but if you are only staying for 3 to 4 days, a hassle-free and compact tour package is right for you and your family.