5 Things to Do in Bohol

Have a great time in Bohol by partaking in these fun activities!

By Mathew S. Chan
January 29, 2015

Bohol continues to be one of the biggest tourist destinations in the Philippines with tourism rates steadily going up. The island of Bohol is the 10th largest island in the Philippines, and it is surrounded by 72 other smaller islands, making it a prime spot for exploring. If you have never been to Bohol, here are 5 things you can do while you are there.

1. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Chocolate Hills.

Revered by many as one of the world’s natural wonders, the Chocolate Hills in Bohol is by far the most famous attraction of the region. It is said that there are over 1,200 hills scattered throughout the towns of Carmen, Batuan, and Sagbayan in Bohol, all covered in green grass. The best time to view them is during the dry season when the grass turns brown, allowing you to view the Chocolate Hills in all its awe-striking glory.

2. See a Tarsier.

Bohol is also known to be the habitat of the Philippine Tarsier, one of the smallest primates in the world, which is sometimes no larger than a human male’s hand. They are adorable creatures usually active at night that thrive on insects. They are heavily protected as they are endangered. You can head to the Tarsier Conservation Area and Philippine Tarsier Recreation Inc. to have a look at these wonderful creatures.

3. Stay at the Bohol Bee Farm.
If you are looking for accommodations in Bohol, consider staying at Bohol Bee Farm. Not only do they offer affordable and comfortable accommodations; they also provide an educational tour about bees, which allows you to interact with some of the insects. You should also have a taste of their Malunggay Ice Cream, which is said to be a must-try.

4. Go on a river adventure in Loboc.
Most tourists flock to Loboc for the famous Loboc River Cruise and Floating Restaurant, which allows guests to cruise along the beautiful Loboc River and its surroundings while feasting on local delicacies. The tour ends at Busay Falls. Another new attraction in Loboc is the Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park, which offers zip lines and cable cars for thrill and adventure seekers.

5. Go on a religious and cultural field trip.
The Philippines is rich with relics and monuments dating back to the Spanish period. Churches and shrines are abundant especially in the provinces—including Bohol. If you happen to be a fan of churches and other religious sites, Bohol has quite a few. Check out Cathedral of San Jose, Maribojoc Church, Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum, St Peter's Church, and St. Michael Archangel Church.

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