Friday, February 15, 2013

10 Things To Do In Bohol

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Whether you come for a weekend getaway or a long vacation, Bohol has a lot of opportunities for you to spend your time. To help you make the most of this province in the Philippines, I have gathered together the 10 most fun and interesting things to do in Bohol. For detailed itinerary and expenses, you may click Bohol Itinerary and Expenses.

1. Visit the Sagbayan Peak 


Located in the town of Sagbayan, the Sagbayan Peak is a mountain resort and a recreation center that offers a 360-degree view of the famous chocolate hills. It also houses a butterfly dome and a tarsier conservation center which guest can have a close encounter with the tarsiers. (Read: Cheap Places to Stay in Bohol)

2. Take a closer look at the Chocolate Hills


The Chocolate hills is a prime destination in the Philippines. It is the most famous and the signature tourist attraction in the province of Bohol. You'll be amazed the moment you see those hills. 

3. Know what it feels like to be in a man-made forest
The Bohol man-made forest is a two-kilometer stretch of forest densely planted with Mahogany trees which located in the town of Bilar. Feel the cool temperature inside the forest especially during summer.

4. Explore Panglao Island


Panglao Island has a lot to offer - snorkeling, diving, trekking or just simply beach bumming. The most famous and developed beach in Panglao is the Alona Beach. Resorts are lined up in this area and there are a number of establishments offering diving lessons and a lot more.

5. Lunch or Dinner Cruise at Loboc River


The Loboc River Cruise is one of the many popular attractions in Bohol. A typical tour usually starts with a buffet lunch or dinner in a floating restaurant and is followed by an hour of cruise along the Loboc River. Sometime during the cruise, it will stop at a station where locals perform a cultural show for the guests to enjoy.

6. Learn about the Tarsiers at the Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella


The Tarsier sanctuary serves as a protected habitat for the Philippine tarsier. This one of the few  places in the Philippines where you can have a close encounter with the tarsier and at the same time learn something about this cute little creatures.

7. Church Hopping


Bohol is home to a number of old churches, some dating back to the early years of Spanish colonization of the island province. Some of the famous churches are the Church of Our Lady of Light in Loon, Dauis Church, Loboc Church and the Baclayon Church.

8. Have a Glimpse of the Blood Compact Site

The Bohol Blood compact site was made to honor one of the most important event in the Philippine history - the first treaty of friendship between the Spaniards and the Filipinos performed by the Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and the chieftain of Bohol Datu Sikatuna. It is located in the Barangay of Bool in Tagbilaran City. 

9. Experience Extreme Adventure at Danao Adventure Park

If you are looking for extreme adventures in Bohol then the Danao Adventure Park is the perfect place for you. Their most daring activity is the Bungee Swing Plunge.

10. Eat at Hearty Grill Restaurant


Hearty grill is a small restaurant (more of a carinderia style) serving roasted and grilled chicken (breast, legs, intestines, liver, etc). It offers the best barbecue in town.

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.
  1. Be Grand Resort Bohol
  2. Moon Fools Hostel
  3. Bohol Casa Nino Beach Resort
  4. Alona KatChaJo Inn
  5. Isis Bungalows
  6. Bohol Bee Farm Hotel
  7. Paragayo Resort
Recommended hotels to stay in Tagbilaran. Please click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.
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