Bohol is about 700 kilometers directly south of Manila and
is about 70 kilometers southeast of Mactan Island. Bohol
is essentially an agricultural province. Its main products
are rice, coconut, and corn. The province is the tourist
destination number one. It is graciously endowed with
natural and historical attractions. With its rolling hills and
plateaus, crystal springs and beaches, the province of
Bohol is a picturesque province replete with ancestral
homes and centuries old churches.
The country’s tenth
Bohol is situated at the heart of Visayas. West of Bohol
is Cebu, and the East is Leyte. Along its coastline are
the numerous isles like Panglao, Pamilacan or Cabilao, some of them
are excellent dive spots.
The site of the 1565 blood compact between Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de
Legaspi, Bohol’s historicity is evident in the province’s relaxed, laid-back pace.
The compact is celebrated annually through the Sandugo Festival in July. All year round, museums and churches attest to the the province’s rich heritage and culture.
In Bilar, a three kilometer man-made forest is sanctuary to the province’s endangered
species including the tarsier, the world’s smallest monkey. Bohol’s numerous hills,
valleys and plateaus offers incredible biking trails and plenty of nice undiscovered
caves will make your stay on this Island unforgettable. Check Bugoybikers for awsome bike tours in Bohol.
Arriving & Leaving
Bohol can be reached via Manila or Cebu by plane. The most common way to come
to Bohol is by fastboat from Cebu (Weesam, Oceanjet or Supercat), Siquijor or
Dumaguete, to Tagbilaran. There are also daily ferry connections between Cebu
and Tubigon and from Maasin or Bato (both Leyte) to Ubay. Besides that there are
a lot of overnight connections from all other Islands.
The capital of Bohol, has not really a lot to offer. The IslandCityMall (ICM) is a place to find some food and some coffee shops. This mall also has a public bus and jeepney terminal and serves as the hub to bring you everywhere on the Island. There are some nice places to stay if you arrive late. But if you arrive in time a definitely better option is to go straight to Alona Beach in Panglao
Island or to Nuts Huts or Loboc River Resort in Loboc, where you find a excellent
base for starting your tour or discover the Island.
You should definitely check out Danao (almost no one knows that this town exists in Bohol).
It is a pleasant small city in a valley surrounded by mountains. The first impression is that
there is nothing to do, but there is quite a lot. It is the Eco Adventure destination in Bohol.
We don’t know any other place which offers: Caving, Kayaking, Wall Climbing,
Rappelling, River Tubing, River Hiking and not to forget for the adrenalin junkies a
zipline, a sky ride and a canyon swing in only one place and all of that combined in an Eco- tourism environment.
Nuts Huts, this fantastic little getaway close to Loboc town, surrounded by
jungle and peace and quiet, is truly in the middle of nowhere. In the evening
bats flutter around, and the trees fi ll with fi refl ies, that twinkle as if they are
stars fallen from the heavens. Set on the lush banks of the pea green Loboc
River, Nuts Huts Resort presides over sweeping views of the surrounding hills.
Loboc River Resort (LLR), another fantastic place in to Loboc town to unwind and
have a relaxed stay. They even have a swimming pool. It’s a bit more expensive
then Nuts Huts, but worth any centavo.
For those who do manage to pull themselves out of the hammocks, Nuts Huts and/or Loboc River Resort makes an ideal base for starting your tours around Loboc. Starting your tour at the river site is already exciting. The Loboc river is wide.
A trip on a small boat will provide you with nice views and spots of some women
doing their laundry by the river banks. Here along the river, the lush vegetation along
the slopes are breathtaking beyond one’s imagination.
If you don’t like boat rides, you can take a swim or just a nice hike along the river.
It’s easy to be lazy during these rare moments. If you don’t want to be lazy no
problem, just visit the old coral stone church, check out the superb views on the nice trails on serious and/or easy going climbs which will leave you breathless. Loboc is ideally sited with the nearby tarsier breading station, the amazing man made forest and the Rajah Sikatuna
National Park with its natural swimming pool are really natural treasures. Hopefully,
Lobocanons will continue to preserve their much-acclaimed nature. Loboc, with the river and its friendly people, charm its untainted landscape with unique character. It
is a paradise that attracts everyone "You will always be back".
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Panglao, Alona Beach
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Snorkeling & Diving
The Jeepney stop is at the IslandCityMall (ICM). When you arrive at the pier, take a tricycle to go there. Tricycle are everywhere in the City, just flag them down. Motorbike Rental Right at the pier is Marios Motorbike Rental. Highly recommended. Besides that almost all hotels/resorts help you, renting out motorbikes.