Bohol Tourist Destinations
- Island Hopping
- Scuba Diving
Sightseeing at the Chocolate Hills
A Bohol tour is not complete without having a trip to witness the mysterious 1,000 cone-shaped hills — Chocolate Hills. Why mysterious? It can actually change its color from brown to green depending on the season. Spend time basking through this magnificent scenery and have your best IG-worthy pictures.
Lounge at the milky stretch of Panglao island
Panglao Island is the Boracay island of Bohol. Get stunned with its white-sand beach and magnificent diving spots. Tons of luxury hotels and restaurants are scattered around this island. You can enjoy most of your stay here by having a relaxing massage, snorkeling in the rich marine life, sunbathing under the mesmerizing sun, and having a blast in the shoreline parties.
Visit the Phils Tarsier's Sanctuary
Tarsiers are known to be the smallest primates in the Philippines. These big-eyed monkey looking animals can play with you inside this sanctuary located at Canapnapan, Corella. Don’t miss the chance to stare and observe their beautiful wide eyes. But please remember, they don’t like the flash of your cameras!
Experience extreme activities at Danao Adventure Park
Looking for something to spice up your day? Then go straight to Danao Adventure Park. Different heart-pounding activities await you there! It features different thrilling activities like ziplines, rappelling, root climbing, kayaking, bungee jumping, and more! Don't worry about getting hungry, it has restaurants available throughout the area.
Cruise along the Loboc River
Never miss the chance to experience one of the most popular destinations in Bohol, the Loboc River. This place offers a combination of buffet and cruise. You can savor the sumptuous seafood meals while you are crossing the long and clear waters of this river. The guest onboard can also enjoy listening to the serenade of local bands and watching spectacular cultural shows and dances. A surely all in one experience indeed!
Walk along the Enchanted Man-Made Forest
This Billar man-made forest is perfect for slow walks and IG-worthy pictures. It is part of the reforestation project that started in 1947. This breathtaking view is located between the towns of Billar and Loboc. You can enjoy this place by simply renting a scooter or just walk through the lines of overgrown trees.
Fly with the Butterflies in their sanctuary
Be sure to drop by at the butterfly sanctuary in Bilar, just some minutes away from the ever known Man-made Forest. Discover things about their lifestyle, habitat, and more. What’s the most interesting part? You will actually learn directly from the experts — the butterflies themselves! For over 300 butterfly species that this sanctuary houses, it is indeed a haven for butterfly lovers and garden enthusiasts.
Have your meals at Bohol Bee Farm
Exploring the whole island of Bohol is really a tiring activity. Who won’t get hungry after a long trek and travel to and from the different destinations? But don’t worry, Bohol Bee Farm offers sumptuous meals that will surely fill you up and help you get going again. Well, just don’t get confused with its name. This isn’t a bee farm, the main attraction here is the variety of cuisines that this resort offers. Never miss their flower appetizers! Yes, you can actually eat them!
Plunge in the cold waters of Camugao Falls
Other than the pristine sea and magnificent land sceneries that Bohol has, it also promises some waterfall adventures for the tourists. Camugao falls is located at Balilihan Bohol and one of the highly recommended falls in the area. It has an impressive amphitheater and thick forest where you need to trek for approximately 10-15 minutes.
Take a dip at Alona Beach
Alona beach is one of the famous tourist attractions in Bohol. If you ever think of spending your time under the sizzling hot sun while plunging yourself in the deep emerald waters, then Alona got it all for you! Other than swimming and sunbathing, this place is ideal for snorkeling, diving, and different underwater adventures. And the best part of Alona beach? The wide variety of restaurants that offer not only Filipino dishes but also international cuisines.
Drench in the peaceful waters of Dumaluan Beach
Within the long stretch of Panglao Island, Dumaluan Beach lies side by side with Alona Beach. So if you are looking for a less crowded place and still want to enjoy the white powdery sand of Panglao Island then go straight at Dumaluan Beach. The activities here are the same as Alona Beach, the only difference is that you will more likely to see locals in this place. Dumaluan Beach is less exploited and has much natural appearance than the other beaches.
Visit the Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park
Loboc is known for its wonderful mountainous slopes. And in Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park, you will get the chance to see these magnificent views atop! With their approximately 100 to 120 meters high zipline and cable car, you will have a great time viewing the lush green trees of the forest and their clean rivers and waterfalls. Although it is not as extreme as you think, it is still a worth trying activity.
Explore Balicasag Island
If you are thinking of taking your marine adventure to the next level, then hop into this small island off the coast of Panglao. Balicasag island is a haven for divers and snorkelers. Its bountiful marine life can be easily accessed through its shallow waters. But did you know that you can actually explore the whole island within 45 minutes? Yes, that's how small this place is. Also, don't miss the chance to meet the friendly dolphins on your way to this island.
Discover fossilized seashells in Pamilacan island
This coral island is abundant with whales, manta rays, and dolphins. It is located in the Bohol sea and approximately 23 km away from Balicasag. Pamilacan island is a paradise covered with fine white sand and blue waters. After plunging yourself in the depth of the sea, walk through the island's 200-year-old Spanish fort.
Island Hopping at Virgin Island
Island hopping in Bohol is one of the favorite activities that tourists do. And one of the islands that they tend to visit is Virgin Island. It is a perfectly C-shaped sand bar that is commonly called Pontod island by the locals. Virgin island is not ideal for budget-conscious travelers since prices here are quite expensive. But who cares about the price if you can savorly indulge yourself to this untouched white beach with crystal clear waters.
Bask in the white sand beach of Anda
Apart from the popular beaches around Panglao, there's this one beach that also holds unmitigated beauty --- the Anda Beach. For about three hours of travel from Tagbilaran and Panglao, Anda Beach is a desirable place for swimming with few people around. Ever wonder how powdery the sand in here? Well, if you grab a handful of it the wind can easily blow it up. But if you're tired of water activities, you can also venture on exploring the different caves in this place.
Spend time at the Historical Baclayon Church
The Philippines holds many old churches across the country, and one of these is the Baclayon Church in Bohol. This church is the living proof of Baclayon people's faith as it was heavily damaged during the 2013 earthquake in Bohol. After the devastating incident, it was restored and became one of the best tourist attractions in the province. Other than the historic ruins inside, you can also enjoy the boulevard of food stalls just across the church premise. A perfect place to lounge around with mouthwatering foods while enjoying the ocean view.
Trek through the cement stair to Mag-aso Falls
Going to Mag aso falls means walking through the 197 cement stairs within the dense forest of Antequera. It is known for its "Gatorade Blue" colored waters. You can enjoy drifting in the deep to shallow pool or do an epic cliff dive. Mag aso Falls is truly an IG-worthy paradise. Just always be careful with the slippery sharp rocks around!
Be mesmerized with the natural beauty of Hinagdanan Cave
Hinagdanan cave is wholly made of limestones. Traversing through this wonderful cave is easy. There are man-made cement stairs available for you to walk through, although these are a little bit slippery. Historically, this cave was used as a hide out by the locals to escape from the Japanese army. But today, Hinagdanan cave is a popular swimming spot. The underground lagoon has a natural emerald color due to the limestone underneath. There is a natural light in this cave coming from the numerous holes. So no need to worry about the dark while you plunge in the cold waters of the lagoon.
Discover the history in Sandugo Shrine
Blood Compact Shrine or Sandugo Shrine is located in Brgy. Bool, Tagbilaran City. This place is made in honor of the historic blood compact made by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Rajah Sikatuna during the first treaty of friendship between the two races. Currently, different monuments of the historic event were built around the shrine. This includes the center of the attraction the five life-sized monuments gathered around a table while doing a toast. You can also enjoy a view of the Bohol sea and the contour of the vast Bohol island.