Bohol is one of the many Islands that make up the Philippines and has a lot of exciting escapades to offer from its beaches to its amazing landscapes. The culture and its people, the activities and its historical sites are just tip of the iceberg.
The Chocolate Hills
The Chocolate Hills are probably the most famous attraction in Bohol. With over a thousand hills stretch over a 50 square kilometer area, this magnificent work of nature catches everyone’s eyes. The name ‘Chocolate Hills’ comes from the fact that the hills turn brown during the dry season despite its green grasses.
The Philippine Tarsier
Meet the smallest primate in the world only in Bohol. They are so small that they can fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. Tarsiers are nocturnal animals, which mean they are awake at night and sleeps during the day. But what makes the Tarsiers well-known was because of their big brown eyes and their head that can rotate at 180 degrees. Visiting tarsiers in the Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary in Corella, Bohol is a once in a lifetime moment so this one must be on your bucket list.
For a unique cruise experience, there’s Loboc River Cruise and Floating Restaurant in Loboc, Bohol. As you slowly drift down the Loboc River, you can enjoy a delicious Filipino buffet and a serenade from a local community that costs 450 pesos per person. This place is also popular in making Filipino movies. The best part is that the cruise offers scenic views of the forest.
Panglao Island is located southwest of Bohol and east of Cebu. This island earned its place as one of the top destinations in the Philippines for its stunning coral reefs, white sands, numerous world-class beach resort and diving spots. There are also a lot of attractions to do for tourists such as scubadiving, island hopping, dolphin watching, snorkeling, kitesurfing and fishing. The peaceful ambiance of the island makes this a perfect must-see tourist spot among Bohol’s top tourist spots.
Cap your visit with a stop at Baclayon Church in Baclayon, Bohol, which is a nice stop for people who enjoy history and architecture. Its antique decorations and religious relics, some of which are on display in the church museum, date back to the 16th century. Even its main road is also home to over 60 Spanish-Filipino ancestral homes, some of which were built as far back as 18th century.
A Place for Spelunking
Bohol derived its name from the vernacular Bisayan word “buho” which means holes, due to many caves that scattered in the province. Hinagdanan Cave in Dauis is the first to become popularly known. There is also the second longest cave in the Philippines, Carmolaon Cave. Spelunkers must explore Bohol nowadays as there are more caves waiting to experience.
In need of a new adventure or vacation but don’t know where to go? Start in Bohol. Explore the bizarre Chocolate Hills. Fall in love with the cute Tarsiers and make friends with the locals. Bohol has everything for the perfect getaway!