What To See On Bohol Island
The Philippines are a travellers dream destination with its white sand beaches, palm trees and plenty of things to explore. Bohol is the tenth largest island and a great place to spend at least a few days. The best way to get around is by self driving with a rental motorbike. If you don’t feel like driving yourself there are plenty of buses and taxis to choose from.
Here are the top places you shouldn’t miss on your next trip to Bohol.
Tarsier Sanctuary & Tarsier Conservation Area
Steven Spielberg got inspired by those little primates for his movie E.T. So make sure to visit one or both of the parks. You will have a guide to get around as it’s very important not to disturb or touch the Tarsiers. Once you are there and look these tiny animals in the huge eyes you will fall in love immediately!
Loboc River Cruise
Loboc is one of the little villages where travellers like to stay. It’s a great spot to explore the island from. And it’s also famous because you are right next to the Loboc River. It is lovely to see with palm trees on both side of the water. You should join a cruise along the Loboc River with one of the swimming restaurants. Once you get on the boat you can eat as much as you can from the buffet and sit down to watch the scenery around you while eating.
This beach in the south of Bohol is very popular with tourists and locals alike. It’s up to you to stay in one of the hotels there or just visit the beach for a day. If you want to get out of the sun you will have restaurants and bars right there at the beach. Make sure to stay for sunset as it’s super beautiful.
Probably THE place to visit on the island as it really looks like from another planet. The more than 1200 hills just show up in this one place and nobody really knows how they emerged. But what we know for sure is that it is different from other attractions and that is also why it is popular and worth a visit. And by the way, they are called Chocolate Hills because in dry season the grass turns to chocolate brown.
Man Made Forest
If you drive to the Chocolate Hills in Carmen (or you come from there) you will pass the Man Made Forest in the border of Loboc and Bilar Towns. The dense forest stretches for 2km and when you enter it you will feel the lower temperature around you. Many tourists stop on the road to take pictures so watch out for them!