When you think Bohol you imagine the famous and iconic geographical formation of Chocolate Hills. But did you know that the province of Bohol has so much to offer aside from this?
Bohol is an island province located in the Central Visayas region. It is considered as the 10th largest island in the Philippines. The fastest and easiest way to get to this incredible destination is via plane. If you’re coming from Luzon or Mindanao, you can search for domestic flights as flights going to Bohol-Panglao International Airport are available, daily. You can also take a 2-hour ferry ride from Cebu or a 5-hour ferry ride if you’re coming from Butuan City.
If you love to explore eco-destinations or discover thrilling adventures, Bohol is perfect for you. To help you on your itinerary, we’ve hand-picked these attractions you should not miss out on when you travel to the land of the Tarsiers.
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Jumpstart your countryside tour by visiting the La Purisima Concepcion de la Virgen Maria Parish Church commonly known as Baclayon Church. Declared as a national treasure by the National Museum of the Philippine, this historical church is considered to be one of the oldest churches in the Philippines that was built way back in the Spanish colonization.
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After visiting the Ruins of Baclayon church, head to the Philippine Tarsier Conservation area and get a glimpse of the world’s second-smallest primate. It is the perfect place for you to observe the tarsiers in their natural habitat. Not far from this area, is the Loboc River, where one can get on board a floating restaurant and enjoy a lovely cruise along the river while indulging in a mouth-watering Filipino lunch buffet.
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Another fun activity you should not miss doing is to swim at the underground lake of Hinagdanan Cave in Dauis, Bohol. This is one of the most exciting places where you can explore a rare environment of limestone rocks dripping from the ceiling of the cave.
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Finally, you can end your trip to Alona Beach in Panglao where you can enjoy a long walk on the beach while watching a magical sunset.
Whether you are traveling solo or backpacking with friends, you should not miss the chance to explore Bohol.