10 Places to Visit in Bohol, Philippines

HOW TO GET THERE

  • Via plane from Manila to Tagbiliran City (install the app of Cebu Pacific, Air Asia, Philippine Airline to check the flight schedule)
  • From  Tagbiliran City you can rent a van or a taxi to visit the tourist attractions in the province of Bohol. 
  • Another option is to get a tour package offered by tour agents or hotels in Tagbiliran City or in the island of Panglao. 

Klook.com

CHOCOLATE HILLS

Location: Carmen, Bohol

Photo by wikipedia.org

ABOUT THE PLACE

The Chocolate Hills  is located in  Carmen Bohol. There are at least 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres (20 sq mi).They are covered in green  grass that turns brown (like chocolate) during the dry season and that’s the reason why it was called “Chocolate Hills”

The Chocolate Hills is the main tourist attraction of Bohol. It symbolizes the abundance of natural attractions in the province. Chocolate hills have been declared the country’s third National Geological Monument.


Entrance Fee: PhP50 per person

THINGS TO DO 

  • Chocolate Hills Main View Point– A staircase of a few hundred steps leads to the top to have a wider view of the amazing hills. Don’t forget to bring drinking water.
  • Chocolate Hills Adventure such as zipline, three top challenge, visit to the butterfly garden, chicken and fish feeding, mountain/horse back riding and a lot more. For more information check https://www.chocolatehillsadventurepark.com/attractions.php

BILAR (MAHOGANY) MAN-MADE FOREST

Location: Bilar Bohol

Photo via www.bohol-philippines.com

ABOUT THE PLACE

The Bilar Bohol Forestis a man-made mahogany located in the border of Loboc and Bilar towns. It  stands out because of the uniformity in height of the big trees, the spread of its branches, thickness and design of leaves. But before getting there, one passes the famous Baclayon church (the oldest church of Bohol), the Loboc church (the 2nd oldest church), the Loboc river, and then the man-made rainforest. One cannot help but be amazed with such greatness. 

THINGS TO DO

  • Take a selfie/group picture in the middle of the road ( but make sure no vehicles passing through)
  • Take a hike to enjoy the fresh air and the natural sounds of  birds and trees.
  • Mountain Biking

Related Posts

https://www.bohol-philippines.com/mahogany-man-made-forest.htmlhttp://www.phtourguide.com/bohol-man-made-forest/

PHILIPPINE TARSIER CONVERSATORY

Location: Tarsier Sanctuary Road, Corella Bohol

Photo by Nick Kulyakhtin on Unsplash

ABOUT THE PLACE

The Tarsier Sanctuary is a large forest dedicated to the protection of tarsiers, an endangered species and small nocturnal primates with big, round eyes that feed primarily on insects. They usually cling to low branches or the trunks of slim trees. 

The sanctuary is officially run by the Philippine Tarsier Foundation, an organization devoted to making sure that the dwindling and delicate population survives and thrives. They also has  a souvenir shop where tourists can buy t-shirts, key chains, and hats to promote the protection and preservation of the tarsiers. 
Entrance Fee : PhP60

THINGS TO DO

  • Stroll around, take picture but make sure you have turn off your camera flash and not to touch the tarsier.
  • Buy souvenirs at the souvenir which is in the main gate.

Related Posts:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/philippine-tarsier-sanctuary

LOBOC RIVER

Location: Carmen, Bohol

Photo via tripadvisor.com

ABOUT THE PLACE

The Loboc river is one of the tourist destinations of Bohol. A river  that passes through the town center of the Municipality of Loboc.  Cruising the river features a scenic trip upriver to Busay falls,[or to various points in the river where visitors can enjoy buffets, cultural presentations performed by the Bohol Children’s Choir, firefly watching, and even paddleboard yoga. The Loboc River cruise usually runs for an hour or so back and forth.

Fee : 450 including buffet lunch

THINGS TO DO

  • Buffet Lunch while cruising the Loboc River
  • Cultural Presentation by the Bohol Children’s Choir 

BOHOL BEE FARM

Located: Dao Panglao, Bohol

Photo via Bohol Bee Farm FB Page

ABOUT THE PLACE

Bohol Bee Farm is a privately owned resort and hotel owned by Vicky Wallace. The place is best known for their restaurant and organic farm. The owner and chef Vicky Wallace prepares delicious meals from organically-grown vegetables to her specially-brewed coffee.

THINGS TO DO

  • Stay overnight at their house type room
  • Eat at their restaurant ( all food they served are fresh from their farm)
  • A must try The Buzz ice cream (made from vegetable such as malunggay, ginger or fruits like avocado, mango)
  • Take a tour at the farm 
  • Buy their products such as roasted coffee, jams and souvenirs at the The Buzz Shop

BAMBOO HANGING BRIDGE

Location: Loboc Bohol

Photo by Rachid Selitine on Flickr

ABOUT THE PLACE

The Bamboo Hanging Bridge is  crossing the Sipatan River in the Municipality of Sevilla, Bohol.  The Hanging Bridge is a foot bridge composed of bamboos and hardened steels and it hangs about 25 meters above the river. Originally constructed using just bamboo and rope, today the rope has made way to steel cables, giving added safety and stability. The Hanging Bridge is a fun experience  and worthy may to experience crossing it. 
On the other side of the bridge, you will find some small shops, selling souvenirs, cold drinks and snacks, And you will meet the one they called “The Buko King” The man who can strips a coconut (buko) in about 10 seconds by using his teeth.

THINGS TO DO

  • Very nice place for taking pictures
  • Fun for the short experience
  • Quick and Interesting
  • A little bit scary but interesting experience
  • One hanging bridge to reckon with

Related Posts:

http://www.markmaranga.com/

BLOOD COMPACT MONUMENT

Location: Tagbiliran, Bohol

Photo by Yvette on Flickr

ABOUT THE PLACE

Bohol Blood Compact Siteis located in Barangay Bool, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines. The sculpture was made by Napoleon Abueva a Boholano National Artist. This site was established in the honor of  Sikatuna-Legaspi blood compact. It is is considered as the First Treaty of Friendship between two different races, religions, cultures and civilizations. It was a treaty of friendship based on respect and equality. This event is commonly known as “Sandugo”

THINGS TO DO

  • Very nice place for taking pictures
  • Buy souvenirs

BACLAYON CHURCH

Location: Baclayon, Bohol

Photo via inquirer.net

ABOUT THE PLACE

La Purisima Concepcion de la Virgen Maria Parish Church(also The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary Parish Church), commonly known as Baclayon Church, is  the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the municipality of Baclayon, Bohol.  The church was declared a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum and a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas in 2013, the church building sustained major damage. Reconstruction by the National Museum of the Philippines began  in 2013, and was finished in 2017

THINGS TO DO

  • Take a picture 
  • If you are a Catholic, offer a prayer or attend the mass (Sunday Masses are held at Baclayon Church at 5:30 a.m., 8 a.m. and 5 p.m, while Masses on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday are held at 6 a.m. Masses on Wednesday and Friday are scheduled at 5 p.m. )

HINAGDANAN CAVE

Location: Dauis, Bohol

Photo by Dan on Flickr

ABOUT THE PLACE

Hinagdanan Cave is a cave is in the municipality of Dauis In Panglao Island. The cave is about 100 metres long of beautiful rock formations.It is a naturally lighted cavern with a deep lagoon and many large stalacties and stalagmites.The underground lake is a popular swimming spot, however, it has been advised to not go dip because of the karst pollutants present in the water.
Entrance fee is Php 50 for adults, children are free admission; if you want to swim, there is an additional Php 75

THINGS TO DO

  • Take a picture in the entrance and inside the cave as souvenir ( bring water)
  • Swim at the underground lake (bring extra clothes)

ALONA BEACH

Location: Panglao, Bohol

Photo by chelo on Flickr

ABOUT THE PLACE

The Alona Beachis one of the most famous destination in Bohol because of its white sand and the rocky cliffs. The beach is popular scuba-diving and snorkeling spot. It is situated less than two miles from the new  Bohol-Panglao International airport.

Alona Beach is a must-visit while you are in the Philippines because of refined white sands and it’s accessibility to the famous sites in Bohol such as the  Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Conservatory and Loboc River.
Famous beach resorts along Alona Beach

  • Hennan Resort Alona Beach
  • Oasis Resort
  • Alona Kew White Beach Resort
  • Alona Tropical Beach Resort
  • Bohol Divers Resort

THINGS TO DO

  • Diving and Snorkeling
  • Relaxing
  • Food and Nightlife

About the author

Comments

  1. I find it very interesting how much Filipinos have embraced Korean culture, especially our music and fashion. I always enjoy watching YouTube videos of Pinoy dancers doing their cover of KPop groups

  2. I have to admit that when I first came to the Philippines, I did not really like Pinoy food. 5 years later, I am not addicted to adobo, kare-kare and sinigang! Haha

  3. As a Korean living in the Philippines, I have grown to love this country and consider it my second home. I love the warmth not just of the weather but of the people as well.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *