Bohol is one of the most famous tourist destinations because of “Chocolate Hills.” But did you know that this province in the Central Visayas region has a lot more to offer? To give you an overview, this place has different spots suited for families, friends and even couples. Some of these landmarks are offered and organized by different tour operators in the Philippines.
Last October 2013, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake has strucked Bohol which left huge amount of damages to the island’s centuries-old churches and buildings. Fast forward today, the province is well on its way to recovery. Along with the calamity that they’ve faced, the Boholanos resiliency are very evident as they proudly show locals and even foreign tourists its diverse world-famous tourist attractions.
The upcoming holidays are the best time to visit Bohol. Check out the best places that you can think of to enjoy its God-given beauty. Thus, we have compiled some of its important landmarks to make the most out of your tour.
Tarsier Observation in Corella
Tarsiers are nocturnal mammals that are usually comparable with the size of a human fist. These gentle animals are found at the Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella, Bohol. This well-known sanctuary surely promotes the preservation and observation of the Philippine tarsier or scientifically called as: Tarsius Syrichta in their natural habitat.
Boholanos ensure that Tarsiers are well taken care of since the creatures are endangered species. These sensitive animals can be disturbed easily. So, if you want to take a picture of them, it is best to turn off the flash of your camera.
This island found in the southern part of Bohol is best known to have the best white sand beaches. Aside from these prestigious islands, Panglao’s many resorts also offer whale watching with spinner dolphins seen after sunrise. Thus, island hopping is one of the best activity it offers.
Aside from the alluring beaches of Panglao, it also showcases other famous attractions such as the Bohol Bee Farm. Other includes a separate old resort and restaurant which serves yummy, organic healthy food as well as other Boholano delicacies. They also sell souvenirs for their local and foreign tourists.
Baclayon Church in Bohol
One of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines, this religious place traces its relics back to the early 16th century. At the municipality of Baclayon, Bohol, you may also found the La Purisima Concepcion de la Virgen Maria Parish Church.
Firefly Cruise in Loay River
These illuminating and twinkling light insects can be found in Loay River at night. This is a perfect place for tourists who are looking for a new itinerary. In this activity, you will ride a slow moving unlit barge that will take you to the wider part of the river. Meanwhile, what fills the river are the moving mangroves giving it an eerie or romantic vibe depending on your mood.
You don’t have to spend too much money to enjoy these famous landmark in Bohol. Traveling that fits your budget without compromising the opportunity of seeing a world-class tourist destination that you and your travel buddies are enough to be proud of.