It’s no wonder that the Philippines is one of the notable gems in Southeast Asia. With more than 7,100 islands, we guarantee that you will get a jaw-dropping experience anywhere you go. Are you planning a trip to the Philippines anytime soon? Explore the various attractions in Bohol loved by the locals and tourists alike.
The beautiful island of Bohol is small but has a lot to offer. It is one of the best destinations in the Philippines that deserves worldwide recognition. Bohol is the home of the iconic Chocolate Hills and sanctuary of the world’s smallest primate – tarsiers.
Here are the top 8 things to do in Bohol:
1. Visit the Chocolate Hills
First on the to-do list is a visit to Bohol’s claim to fame, Chocolate Hills. Witness a seemingly endless view of more than 1,000 cone-shaped hills that changes its color to chocolatey brown during the dry season as the grass withers. The hills are spread out on a 50 square kilometer land and vary in size. It was declared as the country’s third National Geological Monument and considered by many as an eighth Wonder of the World. Appreciate the post-card perfect view on its observation deck or by riding a zipline. You will have to climb about 214 steps up from the driveway to the top of the main observation deck, but we assure you that the view is worth the long and hard trudge.
2. Lounge at the Beaches of Panglao Island
Apart from the Chocolate Hills, Bohol is also known for its pristine beaches and diving sites. If you love the sun, sea, and sand, this place is perfect for you as it has the majority of top hotels and resorts in Bohol.
You will find Alona Beach, which has the most luxurious hotels, restaurants, and bars on this island. It is known for its long stretch of white sands and clear waters. The beach also offers water activities like parasailing, banana boat, and fly fish. There’s also Dumaluan Beach, which is the alternative for people who want uncrowded places and stunning sunsets. More so, Bagobo Beach that is notable for its white sand with towering coconut trees. It is also an excellent spot for snorkeling and swimming.
3. Cruise along the Loboc River
One of Bohol’s most beautiful natural charms is the Loboc River. The scenic river cruises allow tourists to venture deep into the countryside and see how people live in the inner town. Experience the famous Loboc River Activity, where travelers board a floating restaurant. The voyage will drift along the 1.5-kilometer-long river while you feast on the Filipino lunch buffet. Guests onboard will also be serenaded by a local band until you reach the end of the river at Busay Falls. Here, you will be watching a remarkable cultural show of song and dance.
4. Meet Bohol’s Mascot, the Tarsier
Like Chocolate Hills, Bohol is famous for the tarsiers. These tiny, large-eyed primates are no bigger than a child’s fist as they grow at most to just 15 centimeters long. Get up close and personal to the world’s smallest primate at the Tarsier Conservation Area in Loboc or Tarsier Sanctuary at Corella. When visiting the tarsiers, remember that they are nocturnal. Make sure to keep the noise down because they are sensitive to sounds. It is also a no-no to touch them and take flash photography as it stresses them out.
5. Plunge Into Bohol’s Waterfalls
There are several beautiful waterfalls where you can relax and take a dip in Bohol. Catch sight of these falls by joining the Bohol Waterfalls Escapade. Twin Falls is the most popular of them all because it offers scenic views, sparkling clean falls, and clear turquoise waters. Camugao Falls, on the other hand, is one of the most recommended because of its amphitheater-like cascading of waters.
7. Wander at the Town of Anda
Located on the eastern coast of Bohol, Anda has become a fast emerging tourist spot in Bohol. Anda Beach is one of the attractions because it features a 1.5 kilometer stretch of white sand. Other natural wonders found here are Cabagnow Cave Pool and Combento Cave pool, where you can swim into its crystal clear, deep blue waters.
8. Feast at the Bohol Bee Farm
With all the explorations in Bohol, you are sure to get hungry. The Bohol Bee Farm is a well-known private resort because of its delicious organic food served at the restaurant. It is on a cliff where the relaxing sea view welcomes guests as you dine alfresco. Don’t forget to visit the Buzzz Ice Cream outside the restaurant since it offers unique flavors such as malunggay, tomato, spicy ginger, and coconut, and all served on a cone made in cassava.
9. Face your Fears at Bohol’s Adventure Parks
If you want some thrills when you travel to Bohol, then explore the various parks where you can try the adrenaline-pumping activities like ziplining, treetop challenges, bungee jumping, rappelling, climbing, and many more. Some of the parks you can visit are Danao Adventure Park, Chocolate Hills Adventure Park, and Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park.
There is so much to do and see in Bohol. Plan your journey with these top things and find tours that are perfect for your getaway needs.
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