Province of Bohol Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by machomikemd
  • Things to Do
    by machomikemd
  • Things to Do
    by machomikemd

Province of Bohol Things to Do

  • Chocolate Hills

    Bohol Things to Do

    There is one stop over during the Loboc cruise - a place full of kids in ati-atihan costumes! Make sure you bring some cash as you have to give some donations if you want to take picture with the kids :) Here are photos of me!

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  • Tarsier Sanctuary

    Bohol Things to Do

    Tarsiers are cute and just a size of your fist but they are stressed out when you visit them. Come to think of it, they are nocturnal and when some tourist go and visit them in the sanctuary, they'll keep waking up because of the noises. Poor tarsiers.

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  • Loboc River Cruise

    Bohol Things to Do

    The food is not really great. I only ate it because I was really hungry. Well if food isn't great, the view is. Mangroves and clear waters are what you gonna see. By the end of the cruise, you will go to this place where children are in ati-atihan costume. Take pictures and give them some money in return. You also get to be entertained with a...

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  • Hinagdanan Cave

    Bohol Things to Do

    I went here using my rubbershoes…and it has a slippery sole………it is risky because the flooring of the cave is very slippery so what I did is that I wore off my shoes..... What is good here is than there are tourist guide...who will explain and even teach tou to adjust your camera.... In my case they arrange my camera and the tourguide even took my...

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  • Man Made Forest

    Bohol Things to Do

    Before I though that the man made forest is just like man-made falls, caves and animals in the concrete place , its just when I was there and our tourguide Kuya Sou announced that we were already in the Man made forest....and i was very wrong. It is actually huge number of Mahogany trees planted some thirty to forty years ago before it became like...

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  • Dolphin Watching

    Bohol Things to Do

    The tours you join for the dolphin watching starts very early in the morning, sometimes as early as five o'clock, so that you can see a lot of them during their feeding time. If the weather is good enough and not so many waves, you can see many dolphins playing, jumping, spinning, and swimming next to and under your boat. It was really...

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  • Baclayon Church

    Bohol Things to Do

    Bohol has a number of very old churches, dating back to the early years of the Spanish colonization of the island. U can reach Baclayon Church, which is about 15 mins ride away from Tagbilaran City, by bus or jeepney ... Also several tricycles r waiting in front of the Shopping Mall in Tagbilaran City, sothat u can bargain and ask to take u to the...

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  • Hanging Bridge

    Bohol Things to Do

    It is made of bamboo that hangs across the Loboc River which is about 20 m long. Nothing fancy to see but the walk especially when it rains then it sways is real fun and very exciting. You can hear girls screaming trying to cross the bridge. If you are adventurous try this one. You can cross the bridge in 15 minutes if you are in a hurry. There is...

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  • Snorkeling

    Bohol Things to Do

    As you are in Bohol, does not matter you stay at Alone Beach area or Panglao Beach or wherever, there are many tours and guides which you can join in for this amazing adventure ... The boat stops and your guide warns you to wear on your life jacket, omg, how is it possible to dive and snorkel as the life-vest tries to keep you on the water, lol...

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  • Floating Restaurant

    Bohol Things to Do

    So we end up doing the floating restaurant cruise on the Loboc River. The cost was P300 and included the trip and meal. The food was very good and I had a really wonderful experience. Along the way you will stop to watch some locals do some native singing and dancing. It was very entertaining. At the dock where you pick the restaurant you want...

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  • Mag-aso Falls

    Bohol Things to Do

    The Mag-Aso Falls are at walking distance from Antequera, and are fine destination after a visit to the handicrafts market on Sunday morning. On the market square, a large sign directs you to the right road, which you follow until you find a bit dilipated ticket stall, where you will have to pay two pesos, and can enter the concrete stairs down to...

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  • Panglao Beach

    Bohol Things to Do

    "Panglao" has a long and perfect beach, there is a flood tide every day, as you can walk on the large beach and walk into the sea area and just after several hours, those areas are filled with sea water again as nature .... Sandy beach, no stones or so, easy to make a long walk, easy to swim ... Many options for water sports, boat rides, island...

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  • Blood Compact Monument

    Bohol Things to Do

    "Bohol Blood Compact Site" is located in Barangay Bool, Tagbilaran City, Bohol. This particular site was made in honor of a very important event in the Philippine history done between Miguel Lopez de Legazpi of Spain and Rajah Sikatuna of Bohol. The Bohol Blood Compact sculpture was made by the National Artist, Napoleon Abueva, a Boholano...

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  • Alona Beach

    Bohol Things to Do

    I had fond memories of Alona in 2009, when I went there, so we decided to return for Xmas 2010. In that one year, the small segment of the beach that wasn't developed got paved over with something. Also, the qualty of Alona deteoriated to the point that I decided to never go back. Alona looked more like a pier than a beach. There were boats every...

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  • Loboc Church

    Bohol Things to Do

    The Church of San Pedro in Loboc is the second oldest church in Bohol. It was originally built in 1602, but soon reduced to ashes. In 1638, a stronger one was build. Located near the river, it has survived a number of floods. Inside the church, you can admire some remarkable naive paintings on the ceiling. A Spanish coat of arms can be found in the...

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  • Balicasag Island

    Bohol Things to Do

    Balicasag Island is one of the famous dive spots in the Philippines. Only 45 minutes away by boat from Panglao, the visibility is incredible, the coral cover is excellent and fish are abundant. Large fish found here include barracuda, jacks, parrot fish and garoupa. We went snorkling (since we don't know how to dive.. LOL).. The boat guide...

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  • Albuquerque Church

    Bohol Things to Do

    Do not miss out visiting old churches like the one I had in the photo. Locals call it Albur Church. The facade really looks old which makes this church famous. Must see indeed! This is located along the highway so this is very accessible. In fact, if you are on your way to Loboc River, Zip line and cable car, Giant Snake and Chocolate Hills, you...

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  • Simply Butterflies Exhibit

    Simply Butterflies Conservation Center is situated in Bilar, Bohol, Philippines. Bilar is an interior town located 41 kilometers from Tagbilaran City, the lone city of Bohol. The Center is 1 kilometer from the Bilar market and 5 minutes away from the Mahogany Man-Made Forest. The best information on butterflies can be obtained here through a very...

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  • Iconic Chocolate Hills, Green and brown...

    The Chocolate Hills are the most popular tourist attraction in Bohol. They look like green and brown kisses as they form a rolling terrain of haycock hills – mounds of a generally conical and almost symmetrical shape. Seeing them with my very eyes was a culmination of longtime dream and I found myself almost teary eyed when I first caught A glimpse...

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  • Cruising Loboc River

    One of the must-do when you go to Bohol is to cruise the Loboc River. An improvised banka (motorized boat) with table and seats makes you feel like you are in an open room while enjoying the scenery and the tranquility of the river.The cruise takes approximately 30-45 minutes to and fro and it's such an experience to ponder on the beauty of nature...

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  • Man-made Forest

    On the way to the Chocolate Hills, the Man-made Forest is located on both roadsides. It is fascinating to know that natives of the place decades ago planted those mahogany trees on the side of the road, a few kilometers stretch, with the thought of preserving the environment.The place makes us realize of how important trees are. The location makes...

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  • Chocolate Hills

    The pride of Bohol.The chocolate hills are unusual geological formation composed of 1248 mounds believed to be made from limestones. The hills turn brown during the dry season which is why they are called Chocolate Hills. They are the major tourist attraction in Bohol and one of the most fascinating wonders of nature to see.

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  • Blood Compact Site

    It is the monument that commemorates the pact of friendship between the Philippines and Spain. It has more significance with history and a good place to reflect that what was written on textbooks did actually occur. ;)Plenty of tourists visit the site since it is the first stop of the Countryside Tour arranged by the locals. If u plan to drop by...

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  • Butterfly Garden

    It is a place where tourists can see different species of the butterfly. They breed the butterflies here and a tour guide explains very well about their cycle and everything about them. What makes it interesting is that you'll get to see butterflies you haven't seen before and appreciate how beautiful butterflies are. ;)

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  • Island Hopping - Part 1

    PUNTOD ISLAND Also known as Virgin Island. One of the islands that may be visited from Panglao Island. Travel time by pumpboat is about 1 hour. This island is crescent-shaped sandbar, no facilities here. But when the tide is low, it's nice to just walk on the sandbar, enjoy the view. Shore is generally mossy and maybe the area is not good for...

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  • visita iglesia

    there are many old but beautiful churches in bohol dating back to 16th- 17th century... im a traveler who loves nostalgia.. if you like antiques and arts well i think you should visit bohol churches... i personally recommend the beautiful church of loboc...its definitely one of my favorite... lovely- that's how i describe it- maybe because of its...

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  • country-side tour at its best

    * Hinagdanan cave – with entrance fee of php15, no guides needed but locals will assist you there for some pictorials. Also, souvenir shirts are sold here at a very cheaper price.* Bee-farm – free entrance, try to taste their breads made of organic substance * Blood-compact shrine – free entrance, near tagbilaran shore, just as a historical site*...

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  • Chocolate Hills....light or dark?

    It is hard to believe that these magnificent and uniform looking hills are made of marine limestones. And even harder to believe that they are not man-made considering the uniformity in shape.They turn brown during summer and green during the rainy months. It is best to photograph early in the day or late in the afternoon when the sun is about to...

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  • Romantic beachfront dinner....a must

    We requested that dinner be served on the beach ledge and presto! Wish granted.We took pictures of the setting sun then dinner was served. Can never have enough of these romantic dinners. :)Cost: less than PHP1000 (U$1=PHP46).Ask your resort to set up your dinner table on the beach and am pretty sure they will comply.

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  • Sip a cocktail on the beachfront

    You'll find dozens of beachfront properties lined with hammocks and lounge chairs. Sip a cocktail and take advantage of "happy hour" while listening to the sound of the surf.

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  • Get a massage...swedish, shiatsu...no...

    After hours of walking during our tours, it was a welcome relief to lie on the "hilot" beds and surrender to the kneadings of your masseuse. Bohol Bee Farm offers PHP500 (U$1=PHP46) for an hour of bliss.Couple this with a cup of warm tea after the massage done in the cliff side hut....simply relaxing.

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  • Buy bread before island hopping

    I learned from our Boracay trip and thats why this time I bought loads of day old bread from the local bakery. Tucked them inside ZIPLOC bags and off we go to Pamilican island. They sold it for PHP1 each. :)I figured that PHP40 should give the kids tons of fish feeding time.

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  • Mango Butter that melts in your mouth

    Do not leave Panglao Island without sampling the Mango Butter, Honey Butter and Pesto Butter offered at Bohol Bee Farm. The warm sweet potato bread is perfect as a pair.

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  • Delicious grilled squid with organic...

    Sampled this and I find myself ordering it 2x in 3 days. The grilled squid was so fresh and soft. paired with organic rice and their fabulous salad that included fresh flowers with honey mustard dressing. Yum!

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  • Sample Fresh Fruit Halo-halo

    Eversince I sampled this concoction, I cant get enough of it. I would order it served in a huge plastic glass while touring the resort, while reading magazines in the reception area, served in a huge bowl after meals, etc. I guess by now you've already figured how much calories I ate because of this guilty pleasure.Imagine diced fresh fruits like...

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  • The Church in Baclayon

    Full name of the church is The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and it's one of the oldest in Philippines and also one of the best preserved in region. It is large and heavy building with rather moody and controlled atmosphere, built of coral stone which was taken from sea and cut in blocks. The constuction was done with force labor...

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  • Clarin Ancestral House, Loay

    I was glad not to miss the old house in Loay. It was built in 1840 for Clarins who were influental and important family. Don Ancieto Velez Clarin was appointed governor of Bohol in 1902, two of his sons became senators laters. The house had played host to high ranking visitors during their visit to Bohol and while you're walking between its silent...

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  • Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) in Sanctuary

    I don't know what is your attitude towards famous little primate (not monkey, btw) tarsier but if you want them good you'll select places where there's safe environment for them (or is trying to be). This can be Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella. It has habitat that is similar to its own and tarsier feels better within its environs than in those...

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  • Bohol Countryside Tour

    It was my first trip to Bohol and I had it arranged by a friend who runs a travel and tours agency. We arrived in Tagbilaran after a 1hr and 10-minute flight from Manila. A car (arranged by my friend) picked us up at the airport to transport us to our resort in Panglao Island, which is 20 minutes away. If you don't have a round trip transfer (from...

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  • explore the shores

    Bohol has diverse coastline: somewhere sand, gravel, large rocks, coral, steep, somewhere easy accesible, muddy or built up - it depends where you are. I found many those shoreline places untouched and maybe one day they will build it up too and I loved seeing it before they do. Number of new resorts is nevertheless growing.I don't know if somebody...

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  • Loboc river

    This is very interesting and very nice river in Bohol and not surprisingly one of the most popular things to do is to take river cruise - where you eat lunch on the boat, watch the river and trees and then see local people singing and dancing every time as the boat comes to the end of the ride by the falls. Although I didn't take any organized...

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  • Holy Trinity Church in Loay

    This church was completed in 1822 near mouth of Loboc river on elevated plateau upon Loay town. It's hidden behind the trees and didn't seemed to be on the major tourist path as it felt very quiet in its grounds - exept for group of local kids who were playing there. Its facade is two part: the older is made of stone and contains low relief; the...

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  • Our Lady of Light Church in Loon

    Loon is famous for its large church called Our Lady of Light - which was built in 1850'ies by Augstinian Recollectors (actually - by big deal of forced labor according to history records). Its style is Ionic and Corinthian; has two octagonal bell towers and it is fully symmertic, made of white stone. The church is the biggest in Bohol and was...

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  • Visita Iglesia in Bohol

    Visit Baclayon Church (1596), Loboc Church (1602), Dauis Church (1620), and Tagbilaran Cathedral. There are also museums in these churches. Baclayon church is the second oldest stone church in the philippines.Loboc Church is the home of the Loboc Children's choir. Mass schedule is 6:30am and 8:30 am sundays. The choir will sing on the 8:30...

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  • Renting motorbikes!

    Yes, go with renting a bike providing its not raining. My wife and I along with Her mother and father spent 12 days in Bohol last spring.We rented motor bikes on 4 seperate times. If your staying in a tourist area you should have no problems renting bikes just ask a local hanging around the front of your bungalows. they most likely have a friend or...

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