Nestled in the heart of the Visayas region of the Philippines, Bohol is a charming island province that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and adventure.

From the famous Chocolate Hills to the endangered tarsiers and stunning beaches, Bohol has a lot to offer travelers of all interests.

In addition to its natural wonders, Bohol also boasts a rich history and cultural heritage, with numerous landmarks and sites that tell the story of its past. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, Bohol is a travel destination that will delight and leave you with unforgettable memories.

Exploring the Sagbayan Peak

This is a man-made resort built on a mountaintop. Before reaching the peak, a visitor will have to climb several steps. However, once he or she gets to the top, the 360-degree view is so rewarding.

Take a peek at the Carmen Chocolate Hills

This is one of the most visited National Heritage Sites of the Philippines. Apart from being unique to Bohol, these hills are also breathtaking sceneries that look like hills of chocolate because of their brown colors.

Be mesmerized by the mahogany man-made forest.

This 2-kilometer man-made forest is the first and only man-made forest in the Philippines. The entire area is planted with Mahogany trees.

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Visit the tarsier sanctuary.

Tarsiers are the smallest primates worldwide, and one of the places where they thrive in is Bohol. They are known to be nocturnal animals whose maximum weight is only 150 grams. They also have tails that are about 230mm long. Furthermore, they have big brown eyes and can rotate their heads in a 180-degree direction on both sides. This is one of the must-not-forget activities in Bohol.

Stopover the exotic Albuquerque Zoo

This zoo is also another tourist destination that makes Bohol exotic. The zoo is home to the most enormous pythons in captivity that have ever been known. One of the pythons was named Prony and measured 23 feet long and 300 kilograms.

Conquer one’s fear by crossing the hanging bridge.

This bridge is made of bamboo and is located in the upper part of the Loboc River. Furthermore, this is considered one of the most dangerous hanging bridges in the world.

Relax and enjoy the cruise around the Loboc River.

This river is very famous in a few Filipino movies. Apart from its fame as a movie scene, it is also one of the top destinations in Bohol. Tourists can cruise along Loboc River while dining and listening to live music.

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Take a glimpse of the oldest church.

Baclayon Church is considered one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. Moreover, it is also among the well-maintained and preserved Jesuit churches in the region. Next to the church are a museum and a convent.

Visit the Blood Compact Shrine

This place is known in Philippine History as where the first Treaty of Friendship between Asia and Europe occurred through a blood compact between Datu Sikatuna and Miguel de Legazpi. The shrine contains two life-sized statues making a toast. Napoleon Abueva, a famous artist, sculpted the statues from Bohol.

Go for beach hopping

Bohol is home to several stunning beaches with crystal-clear waters, powdery white sand, and breathtaking views.

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  1. Alona Beach: Located on Panglao Island, Alona Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Bohol. It features a long stretch of white sand and offers a range of activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and island hopping.
  2. Dumaluan Beach: This beautiful beach is known for its fine white sand and clear blue waters. It’s a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and leisurely walking along the shore.
  3. Anda Beach: Located on the eastern coast of Bohol, Anda Beach is a secluded paradise that offers a peaceful and relaxing getaway. It features crystal-clear waters, soft white sand, and scenic rock formations.
  4. Bikini Beach: Located on the northwestern coast of Panglao Island, Bikini Beach is a quieter alternative to Alona Beach. It’s an excellent spot for snorkeling and offers beautiful sunset views.