2020 Top Tourist Spots in Bohol [And How To Get There]
Top Tourist Spots in Bohol

This is our list of the top tourist spots in Bohol Province, one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines.

Bohol is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Philippines. The island of Bohol is in the southeast of Cebu and southwest of Leyte. Local and foreign tourists will surely appreciate the beautiful and breathtaking sites that the province has to offer. Make sure to visit these top tourist spots in Bohol and you will not be disappointed.

Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Bohol

Chocolate Hills

There are more than 1,200 cone-shaped hills that are spread out over 50 square kilometers in area. The hills’ height varies from 30 to 120 meters. To enjoy sightseeing in the hills, you can head to Carmen or Sagbayan Peak. The best time to visit the hills is during the summer when the green grasses are burned and turned to brown, giving it the name ‘Chocolate Hills’. This gorgeous attraction is probably the most popular tourist spots in Bohol.

Chocolate Hills, one of the top tourist spots in Bohol
Chocolate Hills in Bohol Philippines

Panglao Island

The white sand beaches of Panglao Island is one of the most visited tourist spots in Bohol. One of these beaches is the Alona Beach that can be found in the south of the island. The beach covers an 800-meter expanse of white sand beach. You can enjoy some food and beverages in the restaurants and bars found near the shore. There are also good snorkeling and diving sites in the area.

Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol
Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol

Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary provides protection for tarsier and other wildlife. Viewing tarsiers as you trek through the forest is one of the activities you should do when in Bohol. These animals are small, have big eyes and jump up to 16 feet to another tree. Their head can rotate to almost 180 degrees and they weigh more than 100 grams. You can visit the sanctuary located in Canapnapan, Corella, Bohol. Make sure to wear appropriate clothes and shoes for the trek.

Philippine Tarsier - one of the must-see attraction in Bohol
Philippine Tarsier

Loboc River Floating Restaurant

Eating delicious Filipino cuisine while on a cruise, and add some serenading while you are at it. This is one of the best experiences to have in Bohol. The restaurant floats along the river from Loay Bridge to an area near the Busay Falls. The river cruise is located in Poblacion Sawang of Loboc which is 21 kilometers from Tagbilaran City. Make your reservations ahead of time since queuing can take an hour.

Loboc River Floating Restaurant
Loboc River Floating Restaurant

Danao Adventure Park

There are a lot of thrilling adventures that you can try in Danao Adventure Park. They have a zip line, rappelling, kayaking, off-road buggy driving, and more. If you want to stay, they have accommodations and a restaurant in the park. The eco-park has a great view that you and your family and friends will surely revel in.

Blood Compact Monument

The monument depicts the historical event of “Sandugo” or blood compact between Datu Sikatuna and Don Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. The blood compact happened on March 16, 1565. This represents the “Treaty of Friendship” between two different nations. It is located in Barangay Bool at Tagbilaran City, the exact place where the blood compact took place.

Bohol Blood Compact Monument, one of the must-visit tourist spots in Bohol
Bohol Blood Compact Monument | Photo by: Qaalvin under CC

Sagbayan Peak

The peak provides a great view of the chocolate hills, the sea, and the island of Cebu. The place also houses a tarsier sanctuary, a butterfly dome, café, restaurant, souvenir shop, water park, and a mini theme park for kids.

Sagbayan Peak
Sagbayan Peak | Photo by Pinay06 under CC

You must not miss these top tourist spots in Bohol, there are a lot of things you can do and you will surely have fun visiting. Just remember to be mindful of the places you visit and be sure not to leave any trash behind.

19 Notable Bohol Tourist Spots

Hinagdanan Cave
Bingag, Dauis, Bohol

Anda Beach
Anda, Bohol

Balicasag Island
Off the coast of Panglao, Bohol

Pamilacan Island
Baclayon, Bohol

Virgin Island (also known as Pungtud or Pontod Island) 
Off the coast of Panglao, Bohol

Baclayon Church
Baclayon, Bohol

Dauis Church
Circulado St, Poblacion, Dauis, Bohol

Loboc Church
‎Brgy. Poblacion Ondol, ‎Loboc, Bohol

Bilar Man-made Forest
Loay Interior Road, Bilar, Bohol

Kawasan Falls
Barangay San Isidro, Trinidad, Bohol

Mag-Aso Falls
Antequera, Bohol

Dimiao Twin Falls (Pahangog Falls)
Dimiao, Bohol

Camugao Falls
Barangay San Isidro, Balilihan, Bohol

Habitat Butterflies Conservation Center
Bilar, Bohol

Abatan River
Catigbian, Antequera, Balilihan, and Maribojoc

Bohol National Museum
Old Capitol Building in Tagbilaran City, Bohol

Cadapdapan Rice Terraces
Brgy. Cadapdapan, Candijay, Bohol

Bohol Hanging Bridge
Sevilla, Bohol

Festivals in Bohol

  • Sandugo Festival in Tagbilaran City
  • Bolibong Kingking Festival in Loboc, Bohol
  • Katigbawan Festival in Catigbian, Bohol
  • Ubi Festival in Tagbilaran City
  • Pahinungod Festival in Calape, Bohol
  • Agbunan Festival in San Isidro, Bohol
  • Hudyaka sa Panglao Festival in Panglao, Bohol
  • Tanda Festival in Tubigon, Bohol
  • Pandayan Festival in Lonoy, Jagna, Bohol

Must-Try Food in Bohol

  • Chorizo de Bohol
  • Sikwate at Tablea de Maria Clara Cafe in Tagbilaran City
  • Calamay – pretty much everywhere in the island but the best variation is the one made in Jagna
  • Peanus Kisses
  • Ubi Kinampay Polvoron
  • Takla in Gata (Crayfish in Coconut Cream)

Where to Stay in Bohol

Depending on where you plan to go in Bohol, the province has many hotels and resorts to accommodate every guest. The majority of the accommodations are located in Tagbilaran City and Panglao Island. Check out these hotels and hostels in Bohol or you may also consider staying at these Airbnb units in Bohol.

How to get to Bohol

Panglao Airport is about an hour away from Manila. Multiple daily flights from Manila and Clark are available for guests flying from Luzon. There are also direct flights from Davao to Bohol for guests flying from Mindanao. For those who are already in Cebu, they can take an hour fast ferry to Tubigon or a 2-hour fast craft to Tagbilaran City.

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