Balilihan Community Stay

Set in a rural community near the town of Balilihan this community hall homestay really shows the highlights of Philippines rural living. You will spend time with not just one family but a whole community of young and old. This homestay is only available for groups of 8 or more, on SATURDAYS, so gather a crew and get set to join the festivities. After being welcomed to the village you will challenge the locals to a basketball match and most likely be beaten by young boys half your height. Dinner will follow, dancing and merriment. See the evening through with a few glasses of local coconut wine.


Homestay Description

Set in between rice paddies, banana and corn plantations this peaceful village is an amazing spot to spend a night. Far away from the tourist happenings in Alona beach you will see how small communities in the Philippines live simply yet still enjoy their lives. The locals in this village really know how to have a laugh and this will be a very entertaining evening. It is an amazing natural setting. You will have breakfast up a hill next to the barangay (community) hall and then visit the nearby Kawasan falls - stunning! Please note that this homestay has a charge of 1000P/person to cover the banquet feast, live band, entertainment and trip to Kawasan falls. It is an overnight experience which allows you to see Philippines village life in Bohol and is the perfect addition to your tour around the chocolate hills. If your group would like pick up from Alona then this can be arranged at an additional cost of 200P/person. Proceeds from this homestay go towards getting a water supply to houses in the village. Note this homestay will not be confirmed until we have a minimum of 8 people. We will get in touch with you when you book to let you know how many others are currently booked on the same date as you. We will not accept any money until the homestay is confirmed.

Homestay Features


You will sleep in the village barangay hall which is a meeting point for the whole community. It is a very cosy room and you will sleep like a log.


There is a bucket shower and toilet off the barangay hall which is quite simple. You can also take a shower outside where the community also takes their showers and does their washing. There is no running water to the houses.

Living Area



Basketball match against locals, live band from a local community, Filipino style feast, trip to the stunning Kawasan falls, dancing with locals - you won't be bored in this community homestay!


Remote yet authentic. A friendly area set in amazing surroundings. Lush.

Comfort Level

This is a simple homestay where you will sleep on mattresses, but the barangay hall is clean and there is a fan to cool you down.


There are certain members of the community who speak a lot of English and others who don't at all. Try talking to as many people as you can while you are there and enjoy meeting people from a completely different background.


Masarap! (Delicious). This is a feast of foods, all amazing Filipino dishes.

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Balilihan Community Stay

From: ₱600.00



Close to – Kawasan falls, Balilihan, Chocolate Hills. How to get there – A van will pick you up from Alona for a cost of 200P. If you decide to find your own way to the community you will receive the name of the Barangay where you are staying over email once the booking is confirmed. If going by public transport you can get a jeep to Balilihan and then habal habal to the community. Or if going by private van you can get the driver to go to Balilihan and then ask for directions to the community. More details will come in the email once you have made the booking.

Note: We do not provide the exact address of the homestay owner. We will give you further directions after your booking is made. You will also receive the cellphone number of the homestay owner and you will use this to communicate your arrival time to them and/or arrange pick up.

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