Bohol is the 10th largest island province in the Philippines. Aside from quality handicrafts and tasty native delicacies the island is famous for its amazing tourist attractions and white sand beaches.
You’ll never run out of things to do in this part of the globe.
Nature lovers will have an up-close experience with the different fauna that populates the scenic mountains of the island. Beach enthusiasts will have their hands full with activities like fishing, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or just bumming. Satisfy your palate with delectable fresh catch from the sea.
A day’s trip is not enough to enjoy the wonders of Bohol we suggest a stay of 4 days and 3 nights.
Places to go
Your head will spin with so many places to visit and things to do. To give you a head start, we prepared a list of spots to visit to make the most of your vacation.
The area comprises 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills wrapped with green grass that changes to brown during summer.
Travel back in time with a visit to one of the oldest stone church in the Philippines. Besides the church is a museum with noteworthy artifacts from the 16th century.
Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
It is a reservation devoted to the safety of the Tarsier, small nocturnal primates. These creatures are sensitive and get easily stressed. Visitors should keep noise to a minimum, only take pictures never touch the animals.
Loboc River Cruise
A visit to Bohol is incomplete without a Loboc river cruise. Enjoy the beautiful scenery along with tasty local cuisine and live entertainment. Some organizers will take you to local tribes to immerse in native culture.
You might see tourists paddle boarding along the way this is their way of having a fun experience.
Bohol Habitat Conservation Center
Relish the beauty of an open garden teeming with over 160 species of butterflies flying free. A reserve area will allow you to mingle with these beautiful creatures.
Location: Border of Loboc and Bilar
A man-made forest stretching 2 kilometers teeming with mahogany trees that have the same height. The protruding roots and the design of leaves make for a great selfie.
Danao Adventure Park
Your adrenaline will rush with the exciting activities in store like the plunge, sky ride, rappelling, root climbing, and kayaking.
The tallest waterfall in Bohol standing 60 feet high. Enjoy activities like swimming, trekking, and a back massage with the heavy water as the masseur.
Visit other striking beaches by walking in Panglao Island. Or take your adventure into exploring incredible caves and admiring lush vegetation.
- Alona beach. The premier beach in Panglao Island it has many eating places and hotels.
- Bagobo Beach. Explore an underwater fantasyland with rich marine life made more stunning with coral formations serving as a backdrop.
- Dumaluan Beach. A long stretch of coastline with fine white sand maintaining its natural beauty with limited human intervention.
Traveling to Bohol and Getting Around
You can reach Bohol from Manila by plane via several airlines like Air Asia, Cebu Pacific, and Philippine Airlines. A roundtrip ticket starts at PHP 4,081 air travel takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Public transportation is available but unreliable with many stops. The best way to see the wonders of Bohol is by chartering include other tourists to share the expenses.
- Rent a motorbike starting at PHP 700 explore the island at your own pace and schedule.
- A van will cost PHP 3,000 good for 10 people save money by sharing with other tourists.
- The countryside tour can be done by hiring a tricycle the fee starts at PHP 800 depending on the location.
- See the beautiful islands by chartering a boat the rate starts at PHP 450. Get up close with marine life, watch dolphins and whales glide on the water, enjoy walking on the powdery white sand.
The Best Time to go to Bohol
Like most provinces in the Philippines, Bohol has a tropical climate which makes visiting enjoyable any time of the year except for the rainfall.
Rainy months are from June to December. Expect heavy downpours between August and October avoid a visit during these months.
The best time to go to Bohol is from January to June, vegetation is lush, green, and fresh. The temperature peaks at 32°C between April and June fields will be brown including the Chocolate Hills.
Your adventurous spirit will find fun things to do in this beautiful province of Bohol.