Tourist Rest Area opens in Bohol

CEBU CITY – Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco on Wednesday, Dec. 7, led the groundbreaking of the Tourist Rest Area in Dauis town, Bohol.

TOURISM Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco and officials of Bohol province lead the groundbreaking of the Tourist Rest Area in Dauis town, Bohol. (Photo via Calvin D. Cordova)

Garcia said the facility highlights the provision of clean restrooms for tourists visiting the province.

“The provision of decent and clean restrooms had been one of the long-belated concerns of local and foreign tourists traveling the country,” Frasco said.

The groundbreaking was also attended by Bohol Gov. Aris Aumentado, Vice Gov. Victor Balite, Bohol Reps. Edgar Chatto and Vanessa Aumentado, Dauis Mayor Roman Bullen, and Vice Mayor Miriam Sumaylo.

This was the sixth Tourist Rest Area that the DOT has launched since October this year.

The groundbreaking was followed by the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment of the Tourist Rest Area with TIEZA Assistant Chief Operating Officer Gregory Oller.

Garcia said Tourist Rest Area facilities will have at least a 300-square meter zone. Each facility will have Pasalubong (souvenir) Centers to promote local products and native artifacts.

Frasco said Bohol is “close to my heart” and promised to support the tourism programs of Gov. Aumentado.

She visited the Alona Beach on Panglao after the event in Dauis.

Bohol is one of the top tourist destinations in Central Visayas owing to its white sand beaches, the Chocolate Hills, and the tarsiers.