Intro to Bohol

Travel Philippines

Oct 09, 2020

Beautiful beaches, marvelous marine life, and the delightful Chocolate Hills make Bohol the perfect island destination for travelers that want the best of both worlds--adventure and relaxation. Swim with sea turtles, choose from over 70 islands and islets, feast on the freshest seafood, and soak up the sun in one of the must-visit destinations of the Philippines!


With its lush forests and pristine seas, Bohol is widely known as one of the best ecotourism destinations in the world. If you want to surround yourself with the beauty of nature, Bohol has many offerings to choose from.

Meet a Tarsier

Bohol is home to one of the country’s most recognizable animals--the Philippine tarsier. With its huge eyes and small body, it’s a sight you don’t want to miss! Find them clinging onto tree branches in the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary located in Corella.

Climb a Chocolate Hill

Over a thousand Chocolate Hills dot central Bohol, named after the brown, earthy color that the hills have during the dry season. Two of them, one in Carmen and one in Sagbayan, have been turned into viewing decks where you can get a great view of their thousands of siblings.

Cruise through Loboc River

Enjoy a leisurely cruise through Loboc River and treat yourself to a natural and cultural experience. Throughout your cruise you’ll find the historic Loboc Church, the pure Loboc Spring, and the towering Busay Falls. You’ll even enjoy a hearty lunch while you’re entertained by signing and dancing Bohol locals!

Explore Balicasag Island

For those who want to get in the water rather than cruise through it, Balicasag Island is the place for you. Its marine sanctuary is home to hundreds of sea creatures to make your snorkeling and diving experience more colorful. Balicasag is also only one of several islands in the Panglao municipality, which offers many other diving spots, beaches, and historical sites.


A trip isn’t complete without food, and thankfully Bohol has loads to choose from. Whether you’re craving for fresh seafood or tasty desserts, Bohol has restaurants both within the city and near the beaches to make each meal unforgettable

Seafood Cravings

Satisfy your seafood cravings with a wide selection of restaurants around Bohol. Whether you're craving fish covered in gata (coconut milk) or grilled prawns and shellfish, you’ll never run out of options to have an authentic Boholano seafood meal.

Sip a Sicuate

Bohol’s chocolate offerings aren’t limited to its hills. Whether it’s sweetening your breakfast or complementing your merienda, a cup of sicuate, a hot chocolate drink made from cacao beans grown in the province, is sure to complete your Boholano meal. Grab a cup while you enjoy Bohol’s cool breeze!

Lunch on the River

Make sure you reserve one of your lunches for the Loboc River Cruise -- you won’t have many chances to eat on a floating restaurant! Dine in a local-themed buffet while being surrounded by Loboc River’s natural beauty.

Strolling through Alona

Alona Beach offers a relaxing breeze, smooth sand, and a strip of restaurants, accommodations, and stores to plan and enjoy your Bohol trip. Whether it’s soaking in some sun with a fresh mango shake in hand or booking your Bohol dive adventure, you’ll find it along the relaxing stretch of Alona Beach!


Bohol’s natural beauty extends to its accommodations, with many of its hotels and resorts located right beside its beautiful beaches. Make your trip memorable by finding the perfect resort for you!

Beach Holiday

Panglao is a haven for beach lovers, and what better way to complete your beach holiday than a stay in a fancy beach resort? Luxury resorts across Alona Beach offer relaxing sceneries, stunning views, and high-end amenities to put an elegant spin on your Bohol vacation.

Budget Resorts

The dozens of beach resorts around Panglao cater to every kind of traveler, whether they’re looking for luxurious offerings or more budget-friendly options. Whichever one you choose, Bohol’s beaches will only be a few steps away.

Specialty Establishments

Make your stay as memorable as possible by booking a night in one of Bohol’s many specialty resorts and establishments. From resorts integrated within organic farm communities to accommodations nestled between forests and rivers, you won’t run out of options!

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