Bohol

Bohol

Bohol is located in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines, resting between Cebu in the west and Leyte in the northeast. The province of Bohol is made up of the main island itself together with numerous surrounding islets. Located in the south part, Bohol’s Panglao Island is also an established tourist destination in itself, not to mention a popular diving spot.

Bohol is the proud home of one of the most well-known natural wonder in the region, the Chocolate Hills. More than a thousand of these mounds are made up of grass-covered formations of limestone, an undeniably wondrous sight to behold. Bohol’s lush forests, likewise, are the ideal habitat for one of the world's smallest primates, the Philippine Tarsier. These tiny and fascinating creatures can be encountered by tourists in conservation sanctuaries located in the municipalities of Corella, Sikatuna, or Loboc.

Aside from being endowed with the beauty of nature, Bohol also has rich cultural history. This is very evident in centuries-old Catholic churches that can be found throughout the province. Bohol is also the site of what is considered to be the first friendship treaty between the Philippines and Spain: the 16th century Sandugo or Blood Compact between Chieftain Datu Sikatuna and Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.

Bohol can easily be reached by air via Tagbilaran Airport located at the heart of the capital city of Tagbilaran. Should one wish to reach Bohol by water, the Port of Tubigon which is the busiest among all the Bohol ports offers more than ten daily round trips across the Cebu-Bohol route.

A stretch of natural wonders, Bohol is where history meets the beauty of nature. It is surely the place to be if one is looking for unforgettable experiences and a sense of adventure even within the depth of sea.

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The Loboc River is a river in the Bohol province of the Philippines. It is one of the major tourist destinations of Bohol. A River Cruise and Floating Restaurant is the most exciting activity that the Loboc River can offer. It attracts both local and foreign tourists.

Make a stop at the two Kilometer Bilar Man-made Forest before going to the Chocolate Hills. A reforestation project done by the locals filled with the same height of big red and white Mahogany Trees which is visually attractive.

The Chocolate Hills are a geological formation in the Bohol province of the Philippines. There are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres.

The Sandugo is depicted in both the provincial flag and the official seal of the government in Bohol. It also features the image of the blood compact. The top of the seal explains the history behind the Sandugo event that occurred in Bohol, the fleet and the location where the Spaniards anchored and the place where the treaty was conducted which was dated on March 16, 1565

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