One of the promising tourist destinations in the Philippines is Bohol. The province offers delicious cuisine, beautiful views, and friendly people. Aside from the popular Chocolate Hills, you will also enjoy other entertaining activities here. So, make sure to include this interesting destination in your next trip. (Read: Bohol Itinerary & Expenses)
Here are the top 10 things you can do while in Bohol:
Tarsiers. One of the best highlights when visiting Bohol are the cute-looking tarsiers. These creatures with big round eyes are the reason why Bohol is one of the unique places to visit in the Philippines. You won’t see tarsiers in other parts of the country except here.
Chocolate Hills. Another landmark of Bohol, the world-famous Chocolate Hills is a remarkable scene to behold. The rolling hills can change its color from green to brown during hot season – that’s why it’s called chocolate hills. (Read: Cheap Places to Stay in Bohol)
Stand-up paddle boarding. If you will visit Loboc River, stand-up paddle boarding is the best activity to try. Also, you may experience the lunch cruise offered in the beautiful turquoise colored river. The buffet offers best Filipino dishes and cold drinks to refresh you during your day tour.
Ruined church of Loboc. After enjoying your paddle boarding activity, don’t forget to check out the 17th-century old limestone cathedral in Loboc town. During Yolanda typhoon, the bell tower was destroyed and now it’s one of the most beautiful ruined churches in the Philippines.
Underground Lake. Another amazing scene is the Hinagdanan Cave. This spectacular underground lake is really a memorable sight in Bohol. You can jump and swim in the lake while enjoying the rich flora and fauna surrounding it.
Scuba diving. If you’re up for some extreme water adventures, diving is a great idea. You can do it in Balicasag Island, Apo Island, Moalboal, Malapascua, and of course Panglao in Bohol. Tourists enjoy the rich marine life as they explore coral reefs and fishes.
Sunset in Panglao Beach. Travelling couples should never miss the romantic sunset view in Panglao Beach. However, there are other interesting things to do here such as watching moray eels, anemones, and clownfish.
Snorkeling. For those who are not up for scuba diving, you can do snorkeling instead. You can encounter various beautiful fishes in the shallows along with different kinds of starfish. The reef fishes and turtles are really wonderful to watch.
Sagbayan Peak. This recreation center and mountain resort is located in Sagbayan, Tagbilaran City. The 360-degree view of Chocolate Hills and the distant turquoise-colored ocean makes the Sagbayan Peak a must-see spot in Bohol.
Food trip. And of course, you wouldn’t want to miss the local dishes offered in this lovely province. You can try cassava and banana chips, homemade pasta, and other yummy treats. The calamay (binagol) is a must-try.
Where to stay in Bohol?
Recommended hotels to stay in Panglao. Please click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.
How to Get There
Bohol is accessible both by air and sea. Several domestic airlines offer direct flights to Tagbilaran City, the capital of Bohol. You can also reach Bohol through passenger ships and ferries plying the routes between coastal cities and towns of Cebu, Dumaguete and Cagayan de Oro. (Read: Cebu to Tagbilaran Ferry Schedule and Fare)
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