The 9 Best Things to Do in Bohol Island, Philippines

January 22, 2018 Weston Hennigan

Bohol /boʊˈhoʊl/ is a 1st provincial income class island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region, consisting of the island itself and 75 minor surrounding islands. Its capital is Tagbilaran. With a land area of 4,821 km (1,861 sq mi) and a coastline 261 km (162 mi) long, Bohol is the tenth largest island of the Philippines. To the west of Bohol is Cebu, to the northeast is the island of Leyte and to the south, across the Bohol Sea, is Mindanao.
Restaurants in Bohol Island

1. Chocolate Hills

Philippines +63 916 639 6347
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

Chocolate Hills

Reviewed By Jen R - Bath, United Kingdom

We rented a van and driver for the day from Tagbilaran to take us to a few places including the chocolate hills. The drive directly from the chocolate hills back to our hotel took about 1hr 20mins. We paid 1800 peso, and were out from about 8am to 1:30pm.
We enjoyed the chocolate hills. They were as scenic as we hoped, even though they are green at the moment. There are about 200 steps to walk up to the viewing platform.

2. Danao Adventure Park

6344, Philippines +63 38 412 2338
Excellent
49%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 130 reviews

Danao Adventure Park

Reviewed By Neil N

This place was deserted upon arrival. No tourists. No locals. The positive reviews are all fake. This place is completely devastated & in need of a complete overhaul. We walked around & noticed all the rides in dire & unsafe shape. The park grounds​ were not well kept. Over grown bushes. Cracked pathways. On top of all this, we were still charged admission & was told the staff were on lunch.
The experience was quite horrific, even with our 2 local guides. We were told that Danao is controlled by rebels & that can be dangerous for tourists. Stay away from Danao & this park at all costs. Go visit the Chocolate Hills instead.

3. Cathedral of San Jose

Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
Excellent
38%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

Cathedral of San Jose

Reviewed By FleurRerez - Kuwait

the place has been modified due earthquakes times, old monument of saint and other catholic structure are still remain, solemn and peaceful for praying and thanksgiving to our creator.

4. Mahogany Forest

Loboc, Philippines
Excellent
29%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 632 reviews

Mahogany Forest

Reviewed By monkey-face-mouse - London, United Kingdom

Some nice tall trees close to the road making like a shady tunnel when you drive along. Is it a tourist attraction? It's a nice location but unless you have never seen a big clump of trees in your life than just keep driving.

5. Tarsier Conservation Area

Loay Interior Rd, Loboc 6316, Philippines
Excellent
28%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Tarsier Conservation Area

Reviewed By mitchfrance - France

We went trekking in Tangkoko Forest in Sulewasi Indonisia last September...to see the lovely little Tarsier in its natural habitat. We were really impressed by this conservation area in Bohol Philipines...they are really trying to educate people about the world's smallest primate in a nice way. The animals are really well taken care of..and if your lucky you may get a couple off exceptional photos...

6. Baclayon Church

Baclayon Church Municipal Tourism Activity Center, 6301, Philippines +63 38 540 9373
Excellent
26%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 396 reviews

Baclayon Church

One of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines.

Reviewed By ZinamonKveen - Colombo, Sri Lanka

Was only able to visit the adjoining museum as the church was being renovated. The contents of the museum were of little interest and did not, unfortunately, appear to be well-preserved.

7. Loboc River

Philippines
Excellent
44%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 80 reviews

Loboc River

Reviewed By kokomitay - Singapore, Singapore

Simple local buffet lunch with a singer and guitarist playing some music while we have our meal on board.River boat will stop at the designated area where you can see the children sing and dance asking for some donation.approximately 1.5 hr river boat ride.Nothing much to see except some resident area.

8. Bohol Habitat Conservation Center

Bilar, 6317, Philippines +63 38 535 9400
Excellent
26%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 384 reviews

Bohol Habitat Conservation Center

At Habitat Bohol you will find a free guided tour around an open natural butterfly garden where over 160 species of Bohol butterflies have been recorded flying free. The tour also includes a display area and small enclosure for a close encounter with the local butterflies. Entrance fee for adults is 40pesos and kids 10pesos.

Reviewed By Mari B - Durbanville, South Africa

What made this visit special was our tour guide. It was interesting to see and learn about the butterflies, but what I loved was the innovative photography ideas our guide came up with. We had lots of fun posing with the butterflies. The Gardens were beautiful and it was the very first time I saw the beautiful flower of the ginger plant!

9. Can-umantad Falls

Cadapdapan, Candijay, Philippines
Excellent
71%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Can-umantad Falls

Reviewed By Karen C - London

This was one of the highlights of our holiday. It's a bit of schlep to reach the falls, you have to drive up an unsealed road to get to the village of Cadapdapan where you pay your entrance fee (30 pesos per person) and pass through a boom gate. That price included a guide on a motorbike who took us on the scenic 10-minute drive past gorgeous palm-fringed rice fields to a parking area near the top of the stairs to the waterfall entrance. From there it was a short walk down some stone steps and over a picturesque wooden bridge to the first viewing area midway down the 'rapids'.
The guides then helped my sister (60) and I get closer to the first pool. This was no easy feat as the ground is so slick with spray that it is slick, slippery mud. On the plus side, it is 'clean' mud, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is not fit and strong in the legs. Both my sister and I needed a man on each side just to keep us upright and they were slipping a lot themselves.
Having said that, it is definitely worth seeing. The water emerges from the jungle greenery, pouring over a cliff several hundred feet above you and is extremely powerful.
There were quite a few locals paddling in the first shallow area but I imagine you need to exercise caution as the water was pretty fast.
The best pictures are probably taken from the wooden bridge or close to it, as the area near to the falls leaves your camera lens covered in fine spray.

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