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Bohol Travel Guide: Things to do in Bohol

Less than an hour's plane ride from the Philippine capital of Manila is the beautiful island province of Bohol. It is considered as one of the most visited province and top tourist destinations in the Philippines. It boasts to have breathtaking sights, white sand beaches, world-class resorts, diverse marine life and other man-made and natural wonders. You can find many places and do many things in Bohol. Here's a list of some of Bohol's tourist spots, attractions and things to do and experience in Bohol that will also serve as your travel guide in exploring Bohol.


1. Visit the Blood Compact Shrine in Tagbilaran City

This is the site where the Blood Compact happened between Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legaspi. This act symbolized peace and friendship which took place on March 16, 1565.

2. River Cruise at Loboc River

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery that surrounds the clean flowing Loboc river. You could have your lunch here at the floating restaurants where one can relish lush greens all around that are captivating against a perfectly blue sky. It adds tranquility to the ride and also not to forget the great music by the singers from the band aboard the floating restaurant.

3. Visit Baclayon Church

Considered as one of the oldest Catholic stone church buildings in the Philippines, it is dedicated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

4. Take a closer look at the Chocolate Hills in Carmen

Who would miss out going to the world's famous landmark of Bohol? Formed centuries ago by tidal movements, the hills are considered as a National Geologic Movement. During summers, the dome-shaped hills covered with grass dries up and turns brown, which makes the area into seemingly endless rows of chocolate kisses.

5. Cross the Hanging Bridge in Tigbao

It is made of steel cables and bamboo flooring. When you walk through the bridge it is pretty shaky and swings a lot, but it's a lot of fun! On the other side, you'll find some souvenir shops and the "buko king" of Bohol.

6. Explore the Man-made Forest in Bilar

It is a stretch of two-kilometer, densely planted area of Mahogany trees. When you're there, you'll feel like you are entering a different world - it's refreshing and you can feel the fresh air around you. According to our guide, the mahogany trees found in the area were planted by the students of Holy Name University several years ago.

7. Meet and greet the Bohol Tarsier

Another popular icon of Bohol is the tarsier. The Philippine Tarsier, known locally as Mamag is one of the smallest primates in the world and is considered to be the mammal with the biggest eyes. Please take note that you are not allowed to touch them and you should turn off your camera's flash when you take pictures of these lovely tarsiers.

8. Beach Bumming in Alona Beach, Panglao Island

Located in the southwest portion of Panglao island, it boasts of more than a kilometer of glittering white sand beach. As one of the most popular beaches in Bohol, different resorts lined up its shoreline.

9. Experience Extreme Adventure at Danao Adventure Park

Located 2 hours away from Tagbilaran City, the town of Danao offers one of the newest attractions in Bohol - The Danao Adventure Park. It offer adventure seekers with a wide range of activities that will surely test your limits. Some of the adventurous activities that can be done here include: sky ride, the plunge, river trekking, river tubing, river kayaking, wall climbing and spelunking, to name a few.

10. Buy some Souvenirs

Never leave Bohol without buying some souvenirs. Bring home some peanut kisses, handicrafts and other local delicacies found in Bohol.

I hope this Bohol Travel Guide helps! Indeed, there are just so many things that you can do and enjoy in Bohol that will surely make your trip memorable. Go pack your bag and experience beautiful Bohol!

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  1. di mo pinuntahan ung virgin island ung may sand bars..

  2. di ka nagpunta sa virgin island ung may sandbars..

  3. Hello, we're planning to go there next year maybe around July. But my concern is my hubby is a handicap and he uses a wheelchair. Are all of the places a handicapped friendly? And where did you stay and how about the transportation? Thank you, Winnie Fish

  4. I love Bohol. The floating restaurant is awesome. Island Hopping, snorkeling, helmet diving, banana boating are so great. I will surely come back in this paradise.


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