Consisting of one main island Bohol itself and 75 smaller peripheral islands the province of Bohol offers a huge variety of options for explorers to seek out. With its wonderful mix of verdant jungleadventure sports glorious white beaches and rice terraces Bohol is a tiny microcosm of Asian landscapes. And with a fiercely proud local population protecting the province’s heritage there is also a wealth of historical interest to be discovered too.
Areas & Neighborhoods in Bohol
Panglao — A great destination for families Panglao is renowned for world-class diving sites and phenomenal beaches. A trip to the glorious Alona Beach affords the opportunity to take a trip to idyllic islands such as Pamilacan and Balicasag. And with restaurants and stores on the beachfront it’s simply a delightful place to hang out.
Anda — This uncomplicated seaside town likes to keep it low-key and friendly and is where you’ll find one of the prettiest beaches in Bohol. The population of Bohol is known for being particularly warm and welcoming making it a perfect place to step back from the hustle and bustle of life.
Tubigon — Tubigon is an intriguing little port town where you will discover a selection of interesting architectural sights including Tubigon church as well as a scattering of traditional houses that will give you a real sense of the area’s history. You can also try your hand at a bit of haggling at the local market. Tubigon is also well connected to Cebu and a great place from which to explore other parts of the province.
Baclayon — This small port is the perfect place to stop by if you want to spend some time taking a stroll around some well-preserved colonial streets. Originally founded by Spanish Jesuits the town is still clearly influenced by its European heritage and with a traditional church building overlooking a pretty pier it really is like something from a bygone era.
Things to See in Bohol
Ranging across a staggering 9000 hectares of native molave forest and grasslands the Rajah Sikatuna National Park is home to tarsiers flying lemurs civet cats monitor lizards and monkeys and so a veritable treasure trove for nature lovers. The Tarsier Research and Development Center meanwhile can be found near the village of Sikatuna and here you can marvel at these characterful and attractive little primates - another must for nature buffs.
Things to Do in Bohol
Beyond the almost limitless options for trekking swimming and exploring in Bohol you could also pay a visit to the Danasan Eco Adventure Park where you’ll get the blood pumping as you rappel over waterfalls and hurtle across 50 foot gorges on a zip wire. Alternatively the Loboc Eco Adventure Park boasts a 500 metre zip wire that plunges you over the falls of the Visayas’ oldest hydroelectric plant.