The best way to get a real feel for a small town like Talibon, a four-hour-bus-trip from Tagbilaran City (P125 for aircon bus while P100 for non-aircon), its past and the local people is walking by foot especially when almost everything is just within a short stroll. The streets themselves hold a thousand delights with the chemistry of the ages mixed in with the needs of today.
First stop is Talibon Municipal Hall that offers a free public WIFI within the area, strong enough to reach the residential areas. To be one of the small towns and cities ahead of the WIFI curve is just one of many reasons why it’s named as a first income class municipality in the province of Bohol.
In front is the Blessed Trinity Cathedral and is also the seat of the Bishop of Talibon. Its construction started in 1852 and completed in 1899.
Its most notable feature is the life-size Holy Trinity image found at the center of the altar. The ceiling is heavily decorated with paintings of heavenly beings.
From the cathedral, Talibon Mega market and numerous shops line the busy streets at the left side.
A few steps away is Chel-Anne’s Restaurant which may noticeably look like an ordinary place from afar but wait till you get to enter inside. It is a totally unique venue offering a wonderful dining experience with a difference, a custom-built floating restaurant/cafe. It’s located near the sea side particularly the Talibon port.
At the far end is where Alturas Mall can be found. It’s located at the 2nd Floor of the Talibon Mega Market and is the first major supermarket in the northern part of Bohol conveniently serving the needs of the local consumerswithout the need go outside the province for their purchases.
Nearby is Talibon’s V-hire Terminal that charges P130 fee back to Tagbilaran.