Bohol

Proud of the World’s memorable landscape, a homie of endangered primate and nestle of the wondrous aquatic life

About Bohol

Bohol is tenth largest island of the Philippines
located in the Central Visayas region, consisting of
the island itself and 75 minor vicinity islands.
The climate in Bohol is not in uniformity in all areas.
Along the coast, it is very warm and dry yet towards
the inner area, it is cold and humid.
Bohol land structure is mostly of gentle rolling hills
in the eastern coast then rises to a mountainous
and plateau high in the central section where the
renowned Chocolate Hills exist.
Nowadays, it is one of the best for tourist attraction
in Visayas region because of the stunning scenic
mountain view together with the various diverse
attractions such as rare wildlife observations,
amazing river cruise and beautiful beaches.

Bohol is tenth largest island of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region, consisting of the island itself and 75 minor vicinity islands. The climate in Bohol is not in uniformity in all areas. Along the coast, it is very warm and dry yet towards the inner area, it is cold and humid. Bohol land structure is mostly of gentle rolling hills in the eastern coast then rises to a mountainous and plateau high in the central section where the renowned Chocolate Hills exist. Nowadays, it is one of the best for tourist attraction in Visayas region because of the stunning scenic
mountain view together with the various diverse attractions such as rare wildlife observations, amazing river cruise and beautiful beaches.

Experience & Fun in Bohol

Chocolate hills

Chocolate hills is the Bohol’s memorable iconic landmarks for world travelers and considered to be the most famous attraction in Bohol. Chocolate hills is the unique geographical of symmetrical conical-shaped mountains covering more than 50 square kilometers in the towns of Carmen, Sagbayan, Bilar, Sierra Bullones and Valencia. Standing on
the tourist viewing deck of chocolate hills to witness the scenery,
travelers will be stunned and endlessly appreciate this marvelous
natural wonder. Being dubbed as “the eighth wonder of the world”
is not the overstatement for the chocolate hills.

Chocolate hills is the Bohol’s memorable iconic landmarks for world travelers and considered to be the most famous attraction in Bohol. Chocolate hills is the unique geographical of symmetrical conical-shaped mountains covering more than 50 square kilometers in the towns of Carmen, Sagbayan, Bilar, Sierra Bullones and Valencia. Standing on the tourist viewing deck of chocolate hills to witness the scenery, travelers will be stunned and endlessly appreciate this marvelous natural wonder. Being dubbed as “the eighth wonder of the world” is not the overstatement for the chocolate hills.

Philippines Tarsier sanctuary

Tiny Tarsier is the smallest primates of the world, its size is comparable to human’s palm and weight only in 300 grams. Tarsier is kind of nocturnal animal, hence active at night, and insectivore, eating small insect like spiders and beetles. Though it is rarely found and regarded as endangered animals, travelers could witness and admire this tiny cute fauna at protected area in Philippines Tarsier sanctuary. It is a must-visit place for travelers who are animal lovers.

Loboc river cruise

Regarding one of the cleanest rivers in Bohol and picturesque river view, today it turns to be one of the recreational activities in Bohol that travelers lovely to join. The Loboc river cruise also offering the floating restaurant, which need to pay additional cost, with traditional Filipino buffet. During the cruise, travelers can witness the river view scenery, local people activities with their beloved river and stunning Busay falls. Travelers can prepare their extra clothes in order to swim in the unpolluted water. Some can also join the stand up paddleboarding during the cruise.

Pamilacan island

Pamilacan island, is the small island in Bohol, is renowned for the
alluring white sand beaches, magnificent dive sites and amazing
aquatic life. It is part of the Bohol marine triangle and is endowed
with bountiful and precious marine sanctuary. Dakit-Dakit, which
is small coral island, and snake island are the popular diving sites.
The remarkable experience that attracts all travelers is the dolphin
and whale watching, leading by the experienced fisherman by
the local paddle boat that will not disturb these precious marine
wonders.  It is believed that this area is home to at least thirteen
species of cetaceans in which travelers can witness.

Pamilacan island, is the small island in Bohol, is renowned for the alluring white sand beaches, magnificent dive sites and amazing aquatic life. It is part of the Bohol marine triangle and is endowed with bountiful and precious marine sanctuary. Dakit-Dakit, which is small coral island, and snake island are the popular diving sites. The remarkable experience that attracts all travelers is the dolphin and whale watching, leading by the experienced fisherman by the local paddle boat that will not disturb these precious marine wonders.  It is believed that this area is home to at least thirteen species of cetaceans in which travelers can witness.

Balicasag island

Balicasag Island is a perfectly rounded shape small island with amazing blue water and coral gardens for snorkeling and scuba
diving. Not only the plentiful of coral and reefs, Balicasag island
is also abundance of marine life such as mackerel, skipjack tuna
and Barracuda. The best diving spot here is the famous turtle
point where divers could witness the sea turtle in this sanctuary.

Balicasag Island is a perfectly rounded shape small island with amazing blue water and coral gardens for snorkeling and scuba diving. Not only the plentiful of coral and reefs, Balicasag island is also abundance of marine life such as mackerel, skipjack tuna and Barracuda. The best diving spot here is the famous turtle point where divers could witness the sea turtle in this sanctuary.

Peanut kisses

Bohol’s most popular delicacy, Peanut Kisses are hill-shaped cookies that promise nutty goodness in every bite. The hill-shaped is the dubbed of the Chocolate hills in Bohol. Main ingredients of the peanut kisses are peanut, sugar and white egg baked to crunchy perfection. Nowadays, it is very popular as the souvenir or gift not only in Bohol, but also other tourist destinations like Cebu.

Calamay

It is one of the must-try delicacy when you visit Bohol. Calamay is made from glutinous rice, brown sugar, and coconut milk. There is also another variation of Calamay which has peanuts as the ingredients. It is popularly served as mid-afternoon snack in Bohol. These snacks are usually stored
in coconut shells sealed with red bands.

Ube Kinampay Polvoron

Bohol is the biggest producer of ube or purple yam in Philippines and
it is considered as of Bohol’s special food crops. Bohol’s Ube Kinampay
stands out because of its unique aroma and sweet taste. Ube polvoron
is becoming Bohol delicacy wherein the Ube meat is boiled and mashed then mixed with butter, milk and sugar then pressed and cut into small circles. It is very yummy and travelers might not miss this signature delicacy.

Bohol is the biggest producer of ube or purple yam in Philippines and it is considered as of Bohol’s special food crops. Bohol’s Ube Kinampay stands out because of its unique aroma and sweet taste. Ube polvoron is becoming Bohol delicacy wherein the Ube meat is boiled and mashed then mixed with butter, milk and sugar then pressed and cut into small circles. It is very yummy and travelers might not miss this signature delicacy.

By sea

Traveling by ferry to Bohol will give you beautiful scenic view of ocean though it is slower compared to airplane. There is no ferry operating
from Manila to Bohol, so travelers need to catch ferry from Manila to
Cebu firstly and then take ferry from Cebu to Bohol. There are many Popular ferries travel from Cebu can reach Bohol within 4 hours.
Fast craft ferry will take around 2 hours to Bohol, while Oceanjet and
Lite ferries will take you approximately 4 hours.

Traveling by ferry to Bohol will give you beautiful scenic view of ocean though it is slower compared to airplane. There is no ferry operating from Manila to Bohol, so travelers need to catch ferry from Manila to Cebu firstly and then take ferry from Cebu to Bohol. There are many Popular ferries travel from Cebu can reach Bohol within 4 hours. Fast craft ferry will take around 2 hours to Bohol, while Oceanjet and Lite ferries will take you approximately 4 hours.

By air

Traveling by air is the quickest and convenient way to reach Bohol. From Manila, you can fly directly from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila to the Bohol-Panglao International Airport. There are three airlines operated daily flight for this route, namely, Philippines airline, Cebu pacific and Air Asia. And it takes only one hour and a half to Bohol. Since Bohol-Panglao International Airport operates only the domestic flight, international travelers need to fly to Manila and then connect with domestic flight to Bohol.

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