“Splendor Underwater and Over Hills “

    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. Another gem of the Visayas, Bohol's historical significance extends way back to the blood compact between Boholano Chieftain Sikatuna and the Spanish conquistador, Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, in 1565. A tropical haven of natural beauty, the coastline of the province is skimmed by gentle coves and white sand beaches. You can find some of the country's great dive sights here. Balicasag in Bohol is one of the very best and most popular dives in the Visayas. A black coral forest is among its main attractions but virtually anywhere you drop in is sure to be rewarding. Another major attraction, Cabilao is renowned for the hammerhead sharks that shoal around the clear waters. Large pelagics are very common here, and if you are really lucky, you can find yourself swimming with a passing school of dolphins.


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GETTING THERE
By Sea: From Manila, the shipping line 2Go arranges once-a-week voyages to Bohol's Tagbilaran City. Scheduled voyages depart from the Eva Macapagal Super Terminal at Pier 15, Manila South Harbor. The voyage takes about 28 hours to complete. Passengers disembark from Tagbilaran City Wharf, within Bohol's capital city.

By Air: Tagbilaran Airport (IATA: TAG) serves both domestic and international flights into the island of Bohol. The airport is located in the island's capital near the western coast. Reaching Panglao from the airport takes less than 30 minutes' travel by car.


GETTING AROUND
Getting around Bohol can be quite tricky, but as long as you remember a few bits of information you can move around easily and safely. The major mode of transport in Tagbilaran City and other places in Bohol is the tricycle, a small cab powered by a motorcycle that can accommodate up to 3 passengers. side from tricycles, there are also jeepneys and multicabs plying their routes within the city and outside. Jeepneys are colorful jeeps with two long benches opposite each other.

 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN
  • Cebuano
  • Boholano
  • Tagalog
  • English

 

MUST SEES!

  • Baclayon Church
  • Chocolate Hills
  • Blood Compact Site
  • Panglao Island
  • Bilar-Man Made Forest
LET’S GO TRY
  • Peanut Kisses
  • Kalamay
  • Brua

 

LET'S GO EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE

  • Have a day trip to Chocolate Hills
  • Explore the Tarsier sanctuary to observe this cute and tiny primates
  • Island hopping to discover some of the finest beach of the Phillipines like the Virgin Island.
  • Enjoy a good massage and spa 
  • Enjoy a Snorkelling day tour to some of the best spots around the archipelago.

HISTORICAL SITES TO VISIT IN BOHOL

BACLAYON CHURCH- It's one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. It is also one of the most well preserved Jesus-built churces in the region.

LOBOC CHURCH- The second oldest church in Bohol, this is located near Loboc River. Inside the church a collection of remarkable native paintings can be seen throughout its ceiling.

BLOOD COMPACT COMMEMORATIVE SHRINE- This marks the historical event when Datu Sikaturna, a native chieftain, forged a blood compact with Don Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, representing the King of Spain. This was considered as the first "Treaty of Friendship" between Europe and Asia.

NATURAL WONDERS TO VISIT IN BOHOL

CHOCOLATE HILLS- The most famous tourist attraction of Bohol boasts 1,268 cone-shaped hills. The hills are spread over an area of 50 square kilometers and vary in size from 30 meters to 120 meters in height. These are two areas to visit to get a good look at the hills. These are at the Chicolate Hills Complex in Carmen town, and at the Sagbayan Peak.

BOHOL TARSIER- The Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius Syrichta) is one of the smallest promates in the world. Most active at night, their diet consist of insects. The animal is no longer than a grown man's hand.

ABTAN RIVER- This river flows through a dense nipa forest before amptying into Maribojoc taking you around the river.

PANGLAO ISLAND- One of the famous tourist spots of Bohol which boasts od pristine beaches and white powdery sand. Many full-service beach and dive resorts are located there.

ECO-TOUR DESTINATION

BOHOL BEE FARM (PANGLAO) - The farm is more than just a resort with local food and beverages. It is an organic farm that serves as a center for livelihood and sustainable development.

DANAO ADVENTURE PARK (DANAO) - Offers the adventurous traveler eco-thrills such as: zip-lining, canyon swings and cable car rides. The park features scenic views of the Wahig River, lush greenery and mountains.

 

LET'S GO TO FESTIVALS & EVENTS

  • Sandugo Festival (held every Month of July-Bohol’s annual commemoration of the Blood Compact between Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. )
  • Sinu-og Estokada Festival (held every 29th of September- portrays the victory of the Christian militia over the marauding pirates and likewise depicts the celestial conflict of good and evil. 
  • Katigbawan Festival (held evry June 15 - 17-a festival of culture and tradition conceived by the town leadership as tool for promotions in tourism, ecology, agriculture, folk beliefs and natural environment.)

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

  • Bohol was first settled by Australoid people, like the rest of the Philippines. They still inhabit the island today and are known as the Eskaya tribe, their population also was absorbed into the Austronesian or Malayo-Polynesian peoples who later settled the islands and form the majority of the population.
  • The Chocolate Hills, numerous mounds of limestone formations, is the most popular attraction. The formations can be seen by land (climbing the highest point) or by air with ultralight airplane tours

 

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to travel to Bohol is from December until April but ever after this, it's still nice since the beaches are not so full and the prices for hotels come down a little.


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