Bohol is the tenth largest island in the Philippines with a land area of 4,117.3 square kilometers and a coastline that is 261 kilometers long. Its capital is Tagbilaran City. It is only a short distance away from Cebu and takes only an hour to travel by fastcraft. Bohol has become a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches and its popular diving spots located in Panglao Island. It offers the simple charm of a rustic retreat.
Places Worth Checking Out:
1. Chocolate Hills
This is Bohol’s main attraction: Thousands of uniquely dome-shaped hills made from grass-covered limestone, scattered throughout the towns of Carmen, Sagbayan & Batuan. It was formed a long time ago by the uplift of coral deposits and the action of rain water and erosion. The domes vary in size from 98 to 160 feet. Other similar formations can be seen in the limestone regions of Slovenia, Croatia, northern Puerto Rico, Cuba and Indonesia.
Panglao beaches are comparable to the beaches in Boracay but much more quiet and sober, with less bars and restaurants although the island has several beach resorts to choose from and several diving spots. It has been said that there are more marine species in Panglao than in Japan and in the Mediterranean Sea. If you want peace and tranquility, then this is the place to go.
Bohol Beach Club
3. Loboc Floating Restaurants
Enjoy a native Filipino buffet meal while cruising down the Loboc River.
4. Bilar Man-Made Forest
A 2 kilometer stretch of rainforest of Mahogany trees located in the border of Loboc and Bilar towns. You will feel the sudden drop in the temperature once you enter the forest, being shielded by the canopy from the heat of the sun.5. Bohol Caves
Considered by many as a “cave country”, Bohol is blessed with a large number of caves, many of which are still unexplored, used a hideouts during the war. There are more or less 1,400 caves discovered throughout the island to date.
6. Philippine Tarsier
The Philippine Tarsier is one of the smallest primates in the world, measuring only about 3.35 to 6.30 inches in height. It is difficult to spot because apart from its size, it is also a shy nocturnal animal. Its favorite diet consists of live insects particularly crickets and grasshoppers but they are also known to feed on spiders, small crustaceans and lizards.
A farm that promotes healthy lifestyle, nestled in lush greens that serves up the freshest organic ingredients where you can also immerse yourself in a number of farm activities.
8. Baclayon Church
One of the oldest and best preserved churches in the Philippines that was completed in 1727
9. Eco-Adventure Tour Danao (E.A.T Danao)
Nature + Adventure = E.A.T Danao
Activities to choose from: Cave trekking, ziplining, rappelling, root climbing, river trekking, sky ride, plunge and so much more
Photo source: http://www.eatdanao.com/2009-river-kayaking.html
Sui-Slide (could mean suicidal slide hehe)
“Feels like I’m Supermaaaaaaan!!!!”
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