Bohol

God’s Little Paradise

Get up close and personal with some of the Philippines’ nature wonders in this charming island province. Other than the popular Chocolate Hills, cute tarsiers, and Panglao Island’s white sand beaches, there are still many things to discover in Bohol!

The town of Bilar’s “Man-Made” Mahogany forest is a sight to behold with tall and lush trees peppered along the road. Meanwhile, Loboc offers a combination of chill and thrilling activities for everyone. How about a nice and hearty meal along the Loboc river where you’ll also be serenaded or try stand up paddleboarding? You can also visit nearby Baclayon and San Pedro churches.

Ready to hit the beach? The beaches of Dumaluan, Anda, and White Beach are great alternatives to more touristy Alona Beach. Go island hopping and visit the islands of Balicasag and Virgin Island. Indeed, each moment spent in Bohol makes a fun and memorable trip.

FAST FACTS


  • Public Transportation

    Tricycles
    Jeepneys
    Buses
    V-hire (van for hire)

  • Languages/Dialect

    Boholano
    Cebuano
    Tagalog
    English

  • Payment Options

    Cash

  • Known For

    Chocolate Hills
    Tarsier
    Panglao Island
    Loboc river

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING


  • Sandugo Festival is celebrated for the entire month of July, expect influx of visitors.
  • The Tarsier Research and Development Center in Corella is the only official tarsier sanctuary in Bohol. It is run by the Philippine Tarsier Foundation.
  • Tarsiers are sensitive creatures. Don’t use flash when taking their photos, don’t try to touch them or wake them up when they are sleeping, and do keep the noise down when going around the area.

BEST TIME TO VISIT BOHOL

If you’re planning to see the “chocolate” color of the Chocolate Hills, it’s best to visit Bohol during summer, which is from March to May as with other parts in the country. The cooler climate typically occurs from November to February. But there’s higher chances for a wet season from November to January.

  • Sandugo Festival is celebrated for the entire month of July, expect influx of visitors.
  • The Tarsier Research and Development Center in Corella is the only official tarsier sanctuary in Bohol. It is run by the Philippine Tarsier Foundation.
  • Tarsiers are sensitive creatures. Don’t use flash when taking their photos, don’t try to touch them or wake them up when they are sleeping, and do keep the noise down when going around the area.

If you’re planning to see the “chocolate” color of the Chocolate Hills, it’s best to visit Bohol during summer, which is from March to May as with other parts in the country. The cooler climate typically occurs from November to February. But there’s higher chances for a wet season from November to January.

HOW TO GO TO BOHOL


  • By Air

    An hour and a half or less by air, visiting Bohol is more convenient when you ride a plane. Book a flight going to Tagbilaran City. It is where the main airport of Bohol is found. From Tagbilaran Airport, the city center is less than 10 minutes away by car.

  • By Land

    Ride a bus going to Bohol if you’re open to spending two days on the road. It will include a ro-ro ride. Silver Star bus company offers round trip transportation for those who want to travel by land.

  • By Sea

    There are no available ferry from Manila. But if you’re coming from Cebu, there are fast ferries that will take you to Tagbilaran. They offer daily trips and travel time may take about two hours from Pier 4 or Pier 1.

BOHOL AT A GLIMPSE


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