15 Best Bohol Tourist Spots Every First-Timer Should Visit

15 Best Bohol Tourist Spots Every First-Timer Should Visit
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Home to the iconic Chocolate Hills and the world’s smallest primates, Bohol is one of the most beautiful destinations in the Philippines. With its stunning Bohol tourist spots, it’s no wonder that travelers and locals alike couldn’t help but be amazed.

From historic sites and pristine beaches to waterfalls and a majestic cave, Bohol never fails to stun its visitors.

Top 15 Places to Visit in Bohol

While Bohol is world-renowned for its Chocolate Hills, it’s more than that. Here are the 15 beautiful places in Bohol that every first-time visitor must check out.

  1. Panglao Island
  2. Chocolate Hills
  3. Hinagdanan Cave
  4. Loboc River
  5. Bamboo Hanging Bridge
  6. Man-Made Forest
  7. Anda Beach
  8. Blood Compact Shrine 
  9. Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
  10. Danao Adventure Park 
  11. Balicasag Island 
  12. Baclayon Church
  13. Dimiao Twin Waterfalls
  14. Alona Beach
  15. The Mirror of the World

If you’re planning to travel here soon, we’ve rounded up the 15 best Bohol tourist spots you should visit.

1. Panglao Island

empty beach of panglao island

If you’re the type of traveler who loves the beach, Bohol is a catch. Known for its white-sand beaches, islands, and diving sites, the province never disappoints its visitors especially if we’re talking about the Panglao Island—Bohol’s very own piece of Boracay. Aside from the stunning beaches, its marine life makes it a great snorkeling and diving spot as well.

2. Chocolate Hills

stunning view of the chocolate hills

Chocolate Hills is the most famous Bohol tourist destination. There are more than 1,000 symmetrical mounds, conical and dome-shaped that most people liken them to Hershey’s Kisses. It is called the Chocolate Hills not because it’s made of chocolate but because of its color.

In the rainy season, the grass blanketing the hills gives them a soft and lush appearance. While in the summer, the vegetation dies off and turns to a chocolatey brown hue, giving them their name. For a more detailed guide to Chocolate Hills, read this.

3. Hinagdanan Cave

majestic view of hinagdanan cave

One of the most beautiful Bohol tourist attractions is Hinagdanan Cave. It features a pool of clear water where you can swim under the stunning stalactites and stalagmites. 

Located in Dauis, it is said to have been accidentally discovered by a farmer who built a ladder to access the cave, thus the name. The light filters through the cave entrance, filling the whole area with a soothing and otherworldly glow. 

4. Loboc River

a cruise at the loboc river

A Bohol tour wouldn’t be complete without hopping on the famous Loboc River Cruise. Tour guides usually bring their guests here for lunch while exploring the Loboc River. At the middle of the tour, your cruise will stop by at a place where the locals will play musical instruments and perform  traditional dances.

5. Bamboo Hanging Bridge

bamboo hanging bridge

Sure hanging bridges are not new sights in the Philippines but have you seen one that’s made entirely out of bamboo? Also called Tigbao Hanging Bridge by the locals, this hanging bridge is made of woven bamboo straps and is suspended 83 feet above the Loboc River. Crossing this hanging bridge lets you see Loboc River in a different perspective.

6. Man-Made Forest

mahogany trees at man-made forest

Man-made Forest is a 2-kilometer stretch of mahogany trees. This forest stands out because of the mahogany trees’ uniformity in height, the spread of its branches, thickness and design of leaves.

7. Anda Beach

stunning anda beach

When we say Bohol is an island paradise, we mean it. And guess what, aside from Panglao Island, there’s also another great tropical Bohol tourist destination to see. This 1.5km-long white sand beach is one of the best Anda Bohol tourist spots you should not miss. Anda Beach offers a more relaxing tropical escape compared to the famous Alona Beach. 

8. Blood Compact Shrine 

Blood Compact Shrine monument

The Sandugo or Blood Compact Shrine monument in Tagbilaran is a landmark at the site of the first international treaty of friendship between Spaniards and Filipinos. This Tagbilaran tourist spot depicts Sikatuna and Legazpi at the famed Sandugo moment. 

9. Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary

a tarsier in Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary

One of the must-visit Bohol tourist spots is the Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a large forest home to the endangered tarsiers. These 45 million-year-old small nocturnal primates with big round eyes usually cling to low branches or the trunks of slim trees. They are very delicate and emotionally-sensitive creatures that get stressed easily. According to the tour guides, tarsiers commit suicide by banging their heads against tree trunks when they get stressed, so visitors have to keep the noise level to a minimum. Visitors are allowed to take pictures except using the flash. And tarsiers aren’t allowed to be touched.

10. Danao Adventure Park 

aerial view of Danao Adventure Park

If you’re looking for a place where you can experience fun and exciting activities, Danao Adventure Park is the place to be. Here you can enjoy amazing activities here such as the zipline, bungee jumping, rappelling, paramotoring, root climbing, and various river activities.

11. Balicasag Island 

a boat in Balicasag Island

Balicasag Island is a prime diving and snorkeling spot in Bohol because of its rich marine life. Aside from colorful reefs and fishes, you can also spot sea turtles here! 

12. Baclayon Church

facade of Baclayon Church

One of the most historic places to visit in Bohol is the Baclayon Church, also known as the Church of Immaculada Concepcion. Built in 1717, it is considered to be one of the oldest in the Philippines. Millions of white eggs were said to have been used as cement for the church. 

13. Dimiao Twin Waterfalls

Dimiao Twin Waterfalls

If you’re done touring the breathtaking Chocolate Hills and that buwis-buhay picture-taking in Man-Made Forest, it’s now time to have yourself relaxed at the famous Dimiao Twin Waterfalls also known as Pahangog Twin Falls. The twin falls is about 98 feet in height and surrounded by lush vegetation, including beautiful orchids. There are also cottages for rent, with fees ranging from P50 to P100 per day.

14. Alona Beach

empty Alona Beach

Alona Beach is one of the most beautiful Bohol tourist spots you shouldn’t miss. The beach is stunning, the water is clear blue, and the vibe is a lot like a tropical paradise. You can find here some of the most luxurious hotels, bars and restaurants. 

15. The Mirror of the World

Bohol  The Mirror of the World

The 3.2-hectare park Mirror of the World is the result of love for travel. A couple in Bohol wanted the Filipinos to experience the world without having to hop on a plane. This Sikatuna Bohol tourist spot features some of the most famous landmarks in the world such as the Statue of Liberty in New York, Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janeiro, Merlion in Singapore, and more, hence the name. 

Where to stay in Bohol

Now you’ve seen all the must-visit Bohol Philippines tourist attractions, we’ve listed some of the best budget hotels in Bohol.

1. ZEN Rooms JJ’s Seafood Tagbilaran

Price range: P800 – P900 per night

2. ZEN Rooms Vest Grand Suites Bohol

Price range: P1,000 per night

3. ZEN Rooms Greenfields Inn Bohol

Price range: P1,100 per night

4. ZEN Rooms Hidden Coral Panglao

Price range: P2,300 – P3,300 per night

Frequently Asked Questions About Bohol Tourist Spots

Q: What are the beautiful spots in Bohol?

A: There are so many beautiful spots in Bohol namely: 

  • Panglao Island
  • Chocolate Hills
  • Hinagdanan Cave
  • Loboc River
  • Bamboo Hanging Bridge
  • Man-Made Forest
  • Anda Beach
  • Blood Compact Shrine 
  • Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Danao Adventure Park 
  • Balicasag Island 
  • Baclayon Church
  • Dimiao Twin Waterfalls
  • Alona Beach
  • The Mirror of the World

Q: What is famous in Bohol?

A: Bohol is mostly famous for its nature’s treasures, specifically the Chocolate Hills. Aside from this, Bohol is known for its pristine beaches and amazing diving spots.

Q: What outdoor activities are famous in Bohol?

A: The most famous outdoor activities in Bohol are island hopping, city tour, diving, snorkeling, and food trip.

Q: What can you do in Chocolate Hills?

A: Chocolate Hills is not just about sightseeing. At Chocolate Hills Adventure Park, you can enjoy tons of fun activities like zip lining, cycling on air, tree top rope challenges, mountain biking, horseback riding, wall climbing, camping and more!

Q: What should I buy in Bohol?

A: When in Bohol, make sure to buy the famous peanut kisses, polvoron, otap, and lady fingers. These delicacies are very affordable and perfect as pasalubong!

Q: How much is the entrance fee in Chocolate Hills?

A: As of writing, the entrance fee at Chocolate Hills Bohol is PHP 50.

With all the great Bohol tourist spots listed, we’re certain that you’ll be having fun in no time! 

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