The Beautiful province of Bohol is famous because of “Chocolate Hills” which remind us of the hills that we usually draw during our childhood.
Most of the people won’t believe whenever we say that this marvel is not man made artifact and can be compared to the pyramids of egypt.
The hills are covered with grass, which, at the end of the dry season turns chocolate brown and derive it’s name as “Chocolate Hills”.
The Philippines most famous animal aside from the Philippine Carabao is the worlds smallest monkey the “Philippine Tarsier” The Philippine tarsier is extremely shy and nervous; despite its cuddly looks and proportions, it does not like to be touched, Those taken in captivity seldom survive or reach full maturity.
camera with flash is prohibited when visiting them is their area because they cannot take the light coming in the flash of the camera that might cause them to die in shock.
When coming to bohol and availing countryside tour you will experience dining in a big floating restaurant which local called “Loboc River Cruise” it’s cruising the river while enjoying your lunch filipino buffet style and you will be serenade by loboc river cruise choir and viewing the majestic panorama of nipa palm plantation along the banks of the river. Somtimes, wild ducks can be seen feeding and swimming on the river.
If Coming to Bohol don’t forget to to visit Danao Adventure Park and experience the “Plunge” is a canyon swing adventure attraction mounted over a 200 meter high and 300 meter wide gorge. A person would have to do a 45 meter free falls before being launched on a pendulum swing measuring to a hundred meter diameter. Aside from the plundge you can enjoy other attractions in the park: Ziplet, Sky Ride, Suislide, River Trekking, River Tubing, River Kayaking, Wall Climbing, Village Tour, Wall Climbing, Organic Farm Visitation, Camping, Cliff Rappeling, Root Climbing and Caving.
Foreign tourist loves dolphin and whale watching in pamilacan and balicasag island. Pamilacan Island is a coral island and fossilised seashells can be seen on the island’s rocky hill.
Balicasag Island has been developed into a resort. This “Special Interest Resort” has been operational since October 1989 they promote underwater sports and protects a marine life showcasing a model for marine environmental conservation, ecological preservation and tourism.
Panglao Island is one of the main tourist destinations on the philippines because of it’s clear water and white sand beach.
Alona Beach is a gorgeous one and a half kilometer breadth of tropical paradise. It is Bohol’s top beach destination for its white sand beach, blue waters and world class diving. Many of Bohol’s restaurants and activities are centered on Alona Beach.
How to get to Bohol? There’s only one (1) airport in Bohol which is “Tagbilaran Airport” and from cebu you can ride a ferry from Cebu Seaport going to Tagbilaran Seaport that’s why most of the tourist from cebu or bohol can enjoy two province during their stay.
If you’re going to visit bohol don’t forget to buy your souvenir or “pasalubongs” like peanut kisses and Calamay inside the coconut shell It is a concoction of glutinous rice, sugar, coconut milk and some peanuts.
Panglao Island in Bohol was featured in the March 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the “Best Secret Beaches on Earth”.
Bohol Quick Facts
- home of “world’s smallest monkey” species (the tarsier)
- oval shaped island, surrounded by 72 islets
- located about 600 km south of Manila
- Bohol’s climate is generally dry
- most rainfall is between the months of June and October
Let ETA Travel and Tours plan your Bohol vacation! Here are some of the things to do, sights to see, and places to stay in Bohol:
Things to do
- Loboc river cruise
- Firefly watching
- Alona beach
- Sipatan Hanging Bridge trek
- Fresh caught sea food
Sights to see
- Chocolate Hills
- Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
- Mahogany Forest
- Hinagdanan Cave
- Loboc Floating Restaurant
Places to stay
- Flushing Meadows Resort and Playground
- Amorita Resort
- Metro Center Hotel
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