This festive island is best known for two things: the Philippine Tarsier which is known to be the smallest primate in the world, and over a thousand perfectly cone-shaped hills spread across 50 square kilometers that are popularly known as the Chocolate Hills. Between these two attractions and the gorgeous natural scenery, historical sites that can be traced back to its Spanish ancestry, the top-notch white sand beaches and the constant flurry of festivals, Bohol has a little bit of everything for every type of traveler.
Geography – Located in central Philippines with Tagbilaran City as its capital, it is the 10th largest island in the country with 411,726 hectares.
History – Two significant revolts against Spanish rule happened in Bohol. It is also home of the fourth president of the Republic of the Philippines, President Carlos P. Garcia.
Languages – English, Cebuano, Binul-anon, Tagalog
Climate – relatively warm and dry along the coast; the interior is cool and humid.
There are several ways for you to experience Bohol, but one of the best ways is to hire a van to experience Bohol and it’s natural scenery. Here are a list of tourist favorites for your road-trip:
- Chocolate Hills – A favorite among tourists and locals alike, there around 1,776 of these unique mound-shaped hills that turn brown during the dry months claiming its delicious namesake.
- Philippine Tarsier – This little nocturnal critter is a peculiar creature. It is known to be quite sensitive and is one of the smallest known primates on Earth, measuring no larger than an adult man’s hand.
- Loboc River Cruise – Treat yourself to a relaxing lunch buffet of Filipino delicacies on a floating restaurant while cruising down the Loboc River.
- Balicasag Island – Get a glimpse of Bohol’s marine sanctuary by snorkeling or scuba diving around this island. A 100 meters from the shoreline displays an awesome array of teeming marine life.
- Dumaluan Beach – If you are in need of some R&R, chill out by Dumaluan beach and enjoy watching the sunset with an ice cold drink in hand.