Here are the places you should visit in Bohol!
Bohol is one of the Philippines' most popular and tourist-friendly locations. Because of its magnificent and unique features, including the Chocolate Hills, this island province in the Central Visayas area attracts people from all over the world.
The province has a long and illustrious history, with churches going back to the time of Spanish colonialism. It has a variety of adrenaline-pumping activities for adventurers. But it is Panglao Island's beautiful beaches, world-class dive spots, and generally laid-back provincial culture that give Bohol its distinct appeal.
Here are some things you might consider bringing with you for your day tour / adventure:
- Stylish face mask
- Water container/tumbler to rehydrate
- Sunscreen for skin protection
- Goggles for swimming or snorkeling
- Stylish Swimsuit
- Travel backpack / luggage
- Reusable vacuum storage packs
- Selfie stick
- Waterproof phone case
- Acion cam
- Camping tent
- WiFi kit
- Power bank
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Bohol Tourist Spots
In this guide, I list 15+ tourist spots to not miss when you are in Bohol.
This little town east of Tagbilaran City is home to quiet fishing villages, a laid-back resort community, and the dreamiest beach in Bohol.
Groomed as one of the promising tourism destinations in Bohol province, Anda is a historic community that is beaming with rustic personality, scenic parks, and economic opportunities for its residents.
Location: Anda, Bohol
Things to do: beach tour, swimming
Balicasag Island is one of the top diving spots in the Philippines for scuba diving tours for certified divers because of its sea turtles and shouldn't be missed when planning your diving tours in the country.
Go snorkeling and marvel at giant clams, sea turtles, colorful schools of fish and beautiful coral reefs.
Location: Balicasag Island, Bohol
Things to do: snorkeling, island hopping
Blood Compact Shrine
This shrine commemorates the peace treaty between the chieftain of Bohol, Datu Sikatuna, and Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi in 1565. The Blood Compact Monument is an artwork that was made to honor the first international treaty between the Philippines and Spain.
|Blood Compact Shrine|
The life-sized monument was created by National Artist Napoleon Abueva, a native Boholano as well. The memorial stands in an area along the side of what is now known as Tagbilaran East Road in the Bool District.
Location: J.P, EK Inting St, Tagbilaran City, 6300 Bohol
Things to do: day tour, picture taking
Bohol Bee Farm
Learn more about honey production and watch locals weave handicrafts at this farm. Then, round off your visit with a scoop of delicious malunggay ice cream.
Aside from its bees, Bohol Bee Farm has a hotel accommodation and a restaurant where you can eat farm-to-table dishes they made. See more restaurants in Bohol.
Location: Purok 1, Brgy Dao, Dauis, Bohol
Things to do: Learn about bees and honey, eat their farm-to-table products
Marvel at the sight of more than 1,200 conical, symmetrical haycock hills, each standing at a height between 30m and 50m. At the end of the dry season, these grassy hills turn from vibrant green to chocolate brown — hence their name.
Location: Loay Interior Rd, Carmen, Bohol
Things to do: sightseeing, picture-taking
Chocolate Hills Adventure Park
This eco-adventure park offers all sorts of thrilling activities, such as the Bike Zip, which involves cycling on a tightrope (while strapped to state-of-the-art safety equipment, of course!).
|Chocolate Hills Adventure Park|
Push yourself to the limit with their "The Rush Bike Zip". Pedal your way as you view the famous Chocolate Hills. Challenge yourself with their tree top rope courses. Surf your way to Hawaii, as you try Asia's first "Wave Runner Surf Zipline".
Location: Camanayon, Brgy Buenos Aires, Carmen, Bohol
Things to do: go for outdoor activities
Danao Adventure Park
Adrenaline junkies will love the activities at this park – for instance, you can take The Plunge, a canyon swing that sends you on a 45m free fall. Then there’s also the Suislide, a 500m-long zipline suspended between two mountains.
Location: Jetafe Rd, Danao, Panglao Island
Things to do: themepark activities, zipline
Habitat Bohol Wildlife Adventure
This butterfly sanctuary offers guided tours through the open butterfly garden and netted butterfly enclosure.
Location: Bilar, Bohol
Things to do: learn about butterflies, day tour
Take a refreshing dip in this cave, which contains a deep lagoon and striking limestone formations. Hinagdanan Cave, which also means “Laddered” in Cebuano, is a naturally lighted cavern with a deep lagoon and many large stalactites and stalagmites. The cave is one of the many wondrous caves in the island province of Bohol.
Location: Bingag, Dauis, Panglao Island
Things to do: explore the cave
Loboc River Cruise
Enjoy a relaxing river cruise that includes a sumptuous buffet lunch and an entertaining cultural performance. Loboc River Cruise comes inclusive of a generous buffet lunch, or dinner served right on the raft.
|Loboc River Cruise|
This floating restaurant also has singers and musicians onboard to serenade guests while they enjoy popular Filipino dishes. The river cruise starts from Loay Bridge near the Church of San Pedro. Midway through the 1-hour cruise, the raft stops in front of a large hut for a short performance by more singers and dancers dressed in traditional baro't saya.
Location: Loboc, Bohol
Things to do: enjoy the cruise, food
This 2-kilometer stretch of mahogany trees on the border of the towns of Loboc and Bilar is the result of a reforestation project.
Location: Loay Interior Rd
Things to do: picture taking
National Museum Bohol
The local branch of the National Museum is a must-visit for those arriving on a flight to Bohol. It houses artefacts from excavated sites in the Anda Peninsula, which in turn offer insights into the history and geology of Bohol.
|National Museum Bohol|
Location: Old Capitol Complex, Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, corner J.S. Torralba St, Poblacion, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Things to do: tour inside the museum
This island offers impressive diving spots and superb beaches. Panglao Island is located in the north Bohol Sea in the Central Visayas region of the Visayas island group, in the south-central Philippines.
Location: Panglao Island
Things to do: explore the island, enjoy the beach, go for diving
Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
The Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary is an eco-tourism destination located in Corella, Bohol. It is where you can see and visit the smallest primates that are mostly found in Southeast Asia — tarsiers. The Philippine Tarsier Foundation established the tarsier sanctuary to protect these endangered species while also promoting eco-friendly tourism.
This tourist attraction also has a visitor’s complex with an exhibition area, cafeteria, audiovisual room, research center full of tarsier-related information, library, conference rooms, and more that you can check to learn more about these small creatures.
Location: Corella, Bohol
Things to do: learn about Philippine Tarsier and encounter with them
Saint Joseph the Worker Cathedral
St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral Parish also known as "Tagbilaran Cathedral" of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tagbiliran was established on 1767. The cathedral is the largest church in Tagbilaran City. See mass schedule here.
|Saint Joseph the Worker Cathedral|
Saint Joseph the Worker Cathedral is the seat of the Diocese of Tagbilaran which comprises Bohol's western half. The cathedral is located in Tagbilaran poblacion and was installed with a historical marker by the NHCP in 1953.
Location: Bohol Circumferential Rd, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Things to do: visit the cathedral - shrine
Take a day trip to this uninhabited island, where you can go snorkeling. Do note that the majority of the island is usually submerged during high tide.
Location: Panglao Island
Things to do: swimming, beach tour
ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN BOHOL
How to get to Bohol
There are many ways to travel to Tagbilaran, Bohol from any points in the Philippines (major cities like Manila, Cebu and Davao).
Read my complete transportation guide for Bohol.
Best Time to Visit Bohol
The best season is from March to June.
Bohol celebrates several festivals every year. The best reasons to jump on a flight to Bohol (Tagbilaran) are for the Ubi Festival (January), Sandugo Festival (July), and the Saulog Festival (May). See all festivals celebrated in Bohol.
ACTIVITIES AND TOURS IN MANILA
Bohol Hotels & Accommodation
Here are top-rated resort accommodation near Tagbilaran, Bohol:
|The Bellevue Resort|
- The Bellevue Resort
Location: Brgy Doljo, Panglao Island
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- Amorita Resort
Location: 1 Ester A Lim Dr, Brgy Tawala, Panglao Island
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- Bohol Bee Farm Resort and Restaurant
Location: Dao, Dauis, Panglao Island
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- Henann Resort
Location: Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao Island
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See more accommodation in Bohol.
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