Explore beautiful and diverse Bohol Island, Philippines

Gretka Milkovic

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Gretka Milkovic

 
Bohol was our first island we explored in the Philippines and we enjoyed it. Bohol as the 10th largest island of the Philippines is a very diverse island and one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the Philippines. Why diverse? There is so much to do there. From visiting the famous Chocolate Hills, unique Tarsier sanctuaries, exploring Bohol on a scooter or chilling on amazing beach.

VISIT TARSIER SANCTUARY

Tarsier Conservation Area, Loay Interior Road, Loboc, Bohol, Philippines


We visited a park called Tarsier Conservation Area where we paid an entry fee of 60 pesos. It is a relatively small area and it took us around 40 minutes to see all the little tarsiers. There were guards everywhere making sure that the people obey the rules which are: being silent, not taking close photos of the tarsiers and of course not touching them. Remember, any disturbance and stress can cause their death. While many people are critical of this particular conservation center and recommend to visit the other one (called “Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary”) in Bohol we didn’t see any indication that the animals were maltreated.

BEAUTIFUL PANGLAO ISLAND

Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines

Panglao Island is located just southwest of Tagbilaran. Panglao is a popular tourist destination in the Philippines with many beautiful beaches. Panglao is also rated as one of the top ten diving locations in the world. You can see other small islands near Panglao, such as Gak-ang, Pontod, and Balicasag. We didn’t have much time but I am more than confident that they must be super beautiful. Alona Beach which is the main beach on Panglao Island and is a quiet a touristy place and that was nothing for us. However, it has many restaurants and shops so you can definitely find something you like. We decided to stay at first 1 night at the beach called Dumaluan Beach.

Bilal Man-Made Forest

Bohol, Philippines

Would you like to explore Bohol on your own? Then, you must rent a scooter. Renting a scooter in South East Asia is the best way to explore places in general 🙂 From endless rice fields, beautiful forests, tiny villages to small hidden waterfalls. Bohol has so much to offer. We really enjoyed driving through Bilal Man-Made Forest. A 2 km stretch of beautiful mahogany trees. Driving on this road surrounded by those tall and big trees raising their branches straight up towards the sky was breathtaking.

 

VISIT TARSIER SANCTUARY

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Tarsier Conservation Area, Loay Interior Road

We visited a park called Tarsier Conservation Area where we paid an entry fee of 60 pesos. It is a relatively small area and it took us around 40 minutes to see all the little tarsiers. There were guards everywhere making sure that the people obey the rules which are: being silent, not taking close photos of the tarsiers and of course not touching them. Remember, any disturbance and stress can cause their death. While many people are critical of this particular conservation center and recommend to visit the other one (called “Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary”) in Bohol we didn’t see any indication that the animals were maltreated.
 

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BEAUTIFUL PANGLAO ISLAND

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Panglao Island, Bohol
Panglao Island is located just southwest of Tagbilaran. Panglao is a popular tourist destination in the Philippines with many beautiful beaches. Panglao is also rated as one of the top ten diving locations in the world. You can see other small islands near Panglao, such as Gak-ang, Pontod, and Balicasag. We didn’t have much time but I am more than confident that they must be super beautiful. Alona Beach which is the main beach on Panglao Island and is a quiet a touristy place and that was nothing for us. However, it has many restaurants and shops so you can definitely find something you like. We decided to stay at first 1 night at the beach called Dumaluan Beach.
 

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Bilal Man-Made Forest

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Bohol, Philippines
Would you like to explore Bohol on your own? Then, you must rent a scooter. Renting a scooter in South East Asia is the best way to explore places in general 🙂 From endless rice fields, beautiful forests, tiny villages to small hidden waterfalls. Bohol has so much to offer. We really enjoyed driving through Bilal Man-Made Forest. A 2 km stretch of beautiful mahogany trees. Driving on this road surrounded by those tall and big trees raising their branches straight up towards the sky was breathtaking.

 

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