Bohol is one of the most popular travel destinations in the Philippines. Here you will find Hills that looks like perfect mounds of chocolate, white beaches and amazing dive sites.
Hills that looks like perfect mounds of chocolate. Primates so small, they fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. Restaurants that float gently down a river. Welcome to Bohol!
Bohol is a province found in the Central Visayas region in the Philippines which is composed of the Bohol island and more than 70 smaller surrounding islands.
The Chocolate Hills are a unique geological formation . There are more than thousand hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres (20 sq mi).
They take this original name from the grass that turns brown (like chocolate) during the dry months in summer.
The Chocolate Hills are the most popular landmark in Bohol and a must-go place for selfie-seekers.
The protected forest in the interior of Bohol Island is home to the Tarsier Sanctuary. Here visitor can see the endemic tarsier of Bohol in its natural habitat.
The adorable Tarsier are nocturnal mammals particularly inactive during the day. The guide will bring you right to them via a short jungle trail.
Loboc is beautiful river with stunning green surroundings that snakes through Bohol Island.
If the cruise on board the floating restaurant is too tourists for you, then you can opt to cruise through Loboc River on an exciting stand up paddle tour.
After the cruise, you can enjoy a sumptuous Filipino lunch on a open-air restaurant.
The manmade Forest is a 2-kilometer stretch of mahogany trees located on the border of Loboc and Bilar town. Vehicles going to Chocolate Hills in Carmen regularly pass along this route making it a popular stop for tourists.
The Panglao island hopping tour is one of the most popular activities in Bohol. You will visit Virgin island and Balicasag Island.
These tropical islands surrounded by crystal blue water and immaculate white beaches are great for snorkeling and relaxing.
Pamilacan Island with its white sand beaches and rich biodiversity is part of the Bohol Marine Triangle. This marine sanctuary is home to more than 11 species of dolphins and whales and you get to witness first-hand the majesty of Bryde whales, sperm whales, pilot whales and even blue whales.
The best season goes from March until June, but resident dolphins and small whales can be found all year round
If you’re planning on going scuba diving for your next vacation, Alona Beach is the place where you should go in Panglao Island.
Some or the best dive sites are around Alona Beach, Pamilacan Island and Balicasag Marine Sanctuary
Many dive centers are located alone Alona Beach.
Unlike the noisy Alona Beach, Dumaluan Beach consists of patches of fine white sand and beautiful blue water for swimming – it’s an idyllic tropical setting, perfect if you’re looking for a relaxing atmosphere.
Shoals of hammerhead sharks in congregate Cabilao Island between December and June. The small island situated off the northwest corner of Bohol is also great for wall diving and offer great opportunities to spot many pelagic such as Barracudas, Jacks, Mackerel, Groupers and Tuna.