The province of Bohol may not be as metropolitan and modern as other major Philippine cities such as Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao, but its traditional charm has mesmerized both local and foreign tourists. Its laid back ambiance allows visitors to slow down, commune with nature, and have an entirely different travel experience.
If you haven’t been to Bohol yet but would want to see what it has to offer, here are some must-visit places you shouldn’t miss:
Even if you have been to Bohol numerous times, you’ll probably never get tired of checking out the iconic Chocolate HIlls, the natural wonder in the town of Carmen that put the province on the tourist map. Marvel at this seemingly infinite, almost uniform group of dome-shaped mounds, from view deck. You will need to take a couple of hundred steps to get to the top, but it will all be worth it once you see the breathtaking view.
Another must-visit stop that should not be missed is the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary. If you have always wanted a close encounter with the world’s smallest primate in its natural habitat, then head to this conservation area in Corella town. Expect these little ones to be asleep if you are visiting during the daytime as they are nocturnal animals.
A trip to Bohol is never complete without dropping by the famous Loboc River and cruising down its waters. Considered one of the cleanest rivers in the country, Loboc River made a name for itself thanks to its floating restaurants that serve customers with Filipino dishes. The cruise usually lasts an hour and ends with dance and song numbers performed by young performers.
After a tiring day of visiting the Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Sanctuary, and Loboc River, it’s time to hit the beach. Bohol’s Panglao Island is where you’ll find yourself if you’re keen on getting some sea, sand, and sun. It also serves as a jumpoff point for island hopping tours to nearby islands and diving spots.
You can book your island hopping tour with KKday to Balicasag Island, Isola de Francesco, and Virgin Island here.
Danao Adventure Park
Adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers, Bohol has something for you!
If you think that all the province has to offer are mellow activities such as city tours and beach trips, then you are wrong. Danao Adventure Park, or Eco Adventure Tour (EAT) Danao is the place to be for all kinds of adrenaline-pumping activities. From trekking to kayaking, cable car to zipline, and the death-defying ‘The Plunge’ ride, these will surely show any visitor Bohol’s wild side.
Bilar Man-made Forest
Located along the border of the towns of Loboc and Bilar, this man-made forest will give anything similar a run for its money. Mahogany trees make up this forest, which is two kilometers long. Long before Instagram, this has been a favorite spot for photo ops because of its simplicity and formation.
Bohol Bee Farm
Don’t be intimidated by Bohol Bee Farm’s name. Sure, it is home to bees, but it is also the go-to place for delicious organic food in the province. Even with the buzzing of the bees, the area has remained to be a top choice for peace and relaxation while enjoying good food. It is the perfect end to a memorable trip to Bohol.
Make sure to include these places on your list when visiting Bohol!