Bohol Popular tourist spots
When we think of Bohol, Chocolate Hills, Tarsier, and sparkling blue beaches comes to mind!
This is true. However, Bohol have so many more things to offer for people who wanted that much needed R&R or vacation. Bohol have places to hike for the family, a place for everyone to have fun in the sand, an opportunity to marvel the sea, swim with fishes, watch a pod of dolphins, take in the beautiful sunset in a lazy afternoon, learn about the importance of the bees in our ecosystem, dine by the river and many more!
We've gathered a few information about Bohol's known tourist attractions.
Read on below and find out a few tidbits about them!
Chocolate Hills are a group of round shaped hills located in the central part of the island of Bohol. There are approximately 1,776 hills but it is not exactly known how many are there.
Tourists can enjoy the scenic view of the hills any time of the year from the viewing deck as it is the only place tourists are allowed to trek and take in the view.
If you would like to visit Chocolate Hills, please bring your umbrella especially during rainy season and summer. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for trekking. If it is too hot, be sure to bring a water bottle with you.
Chocolate Hills is included in our Countryside Tour. Book here or check out the full itinerary of the tour here.
Loboc River is a river in Bohol, Philippines. It is one of the major tourist destinations in the province. Loboc is known for its jade green water.
Tourists can experience its beauty and splendor by going on board a river cruise whilst having a buffet. There are also various activities on the river, these include riding in a small boat, paddle boarding, firefly watching, cultural presentations, birdwatching, and a trip upriver to Busay Falls.
Blood Compact Monument Sandugo, Tagbilaran
Spanish: Pacto de sangre, Filipino: Sanduguan
Blood Compact monument is located in Barangay Bool, Tagbilaran City. This site was made to commemorate a very important part of history between Datu Sikatuna of Bohol and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi of Spain. This event is considered as the First pact of Camarederie between two races, faith and culture. According to wikipedia, "the contracting parties would cut their wrists and pour their blood into a cup filled with liquid, such as wine, and drink the mixture."
The Blood Compact sculpture was made by the Philippine National Artist and Boholano, Napoleon Abueva.
Alona Beach, Panglao
Alona beach is one of the most popular tourist spots in Bohol. Known for its white sand and rocky cliffs, the beach is located near a house reef where fishes and corals can be visibly seen without the need for diving equipments.
Alona beach is a popular snorkeling and scuba diving site. There are a number of dive shops around Alona that offers a variety of diving courses and excursions for all levels.
The beach is also near two known islands known for their marine reserves, these are Balicasag island and Pamilacan island.
Virgin Island and Isola di Francesco (Padre Pio Island)
It is located in the middle of a shallow area between Balicasag and Panglao islands. The place is popular to tourists due to its lengthy sandbar. If you look at the island on a bird's eye view, you'll see that it is shaped like a tadpole.
The island is known by tourists as Virgin Island where Isola di Francesco or Padre Pio Shrine is also located.
The place has no entrance fee and tourists are discouraged to bring any drinks or meals in the island. The large portion of the island has been converted into Padre Pio Shrine and chapel. The site also have a snack bar and souvenir shop. It is a quiet place for contemplation whilst listening to the sound of the gentle lapping of the waves.
When going to the island, please be mindful of your surroundings, be calm and serene and make sure not to leave any trash with you.
Punta Cruz Tower, Maribojoc
The Fort of Saint Vincent Ferrer (Fuerte de San Vicente Ferrer) or commonly known as Punta Cruz Watchtower (Bantayan ng Punta Cruz) is a Spanish colonial era watchtower located at the westernmost tip of Maribojoc, Bohol, Philippines.
Punta Cruz is the "only known perfect isosceles triangle" tower-fort structure in the Philippines.