Bohol is one of the most beautiful places in South East Asia when it comes to scenic beauty. Bohol is a picturesque island-province replete with ancestral homes and centuries old churches. It has lots to offer you throughout your stay.
A sanctuary for the Tarsiers where these tiny primates are at home with people. Tarsier is the worlds smallest primate. This pint-size and extremely shy mammal with extra-large eyes is endangered specie but is given an opportunity to multiply peacefully via the captive breeding programs of the tarsiers Center in Corella.Visitors can actually touch and hold the Tarsiers. The Tarsiers are nocturnal, they hunt & eat insects at night.
Where to Meet the Tarsier
You can visit the tarsier at the Philippine Tarsier Foundation, and see it in its natural habitat.
The Philippine Tarsier Foundation,
Km. 14 Canapnapan Corella, Bohol
The tarsier sanctuary is located in the town of Corella, approximately a 25 minute commute fromTagbilaran City. From the city proper, there are passenger jeepneys that go from the city proper to Dao Integrated Jeepney/Bus Terminal conveniently located beside the Island City Mall. But you can also hail a tricycle but make sure you negotiate first, it will cost you more or less P30.Then take a jeep bound for Sikatuna, the town after Corella. Then just tell the driver to get you off the tarsier sanctuary area. But you need to walk a little bit to the sanctuary.
The Choccolate Hills of Bohol is an extremely fascinating landscape to behold and the 1,268 grass-covered limestone hills are considered national treasure of the Filipino people. A very strange geological formation that has baffled a lot of geologists. The hills are spread over an area of 50 square kilometers or more and vary in size from 30 meters to 120 meters in height. Chocolate Hills is located in the town of Carmen, 55 kilometers from Tagbilaran City, the Chocolate Hills are undoubtedly the most famous tourist attraction in Bohol. Among the 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills, which abound in Central Bohol, two have been developed into a resort. On top of these hills is a complex that offers accommodation, conference rooms, restaurants, and a view deck.
The grass that covers each hill turns chocolate-brown during the summer season, giving the Chocolate Hills their name.Geologists haven’t reached a conclusive agreement as to what caused the Chocolate Hills to form, but the most popular theory suggests that the hills were lifted up from the seafloor by geological processes and weathered over millions of years into their present form.
The locals have their own “theory”: once upon a time, a giant fell in love with a village girl. The giant kidnapped the girl, but she died en route. The giant’s tears solidified into the Chocolate Hills. The end.
When in the island capital of Tagbilaran, go to the bus terminal in Dao and ride a headed for Carmen. The Chocolate Hills complex is 30 miles away from Tagbilaran. Tell the driver to stop at the Chocolate Hills complex, then walk ten minutes down the road to the viewing deck.
To get back to Tagbilaran, go back the way you came and ride a bus to Tagbilaran, If you miss the last bus at 4 p.m., you might want to risk hiring the “habal-habal” (motorcycle taxis) going back to the city.
If you prefer to see the Chocolate Hills from Sagbayan Peak, hire a Sagbayan-bound taxi, bus or “v-hire” (van for rent) at Tagbilaran City and ask to be dropped off at Sagbayan Peak.
Baclayon Church is buit in 1595 as an offshoot to the peace accord it is the oldest oldest stone church in Bohol and is one of the oldest in the Philippines.This ancient massive edifice still retains its century-old architectural design. Both in the external and internal portions of the church are various interesting relics and artifacts dating back to the early 16th century, which have now been placed at the Baclayon Museum. Baclayon is the oldest town in Bohol and the mother town of Alburquerque, Balilihan, and Sikatuna. Baclayon is a short 6-km trip from Tagbilaran City, the capital of Bohol. From Tagbilaran, you can get a jeepney or bus ride bound for Baclayon. You may also hire a tricycle in Tagbilaran to bring you there.
Punta Cruz Watchtower
Punta Cruz Watchtower is an ancient structure made of stone. Built along a rocky shoreline of Punta, Maribojoc in the 17th century, the tower, originally called the Moro Watchtower, was used as a lookout for the marauders and pirates. The Spaniards planted the wooden cross at the front of the tower in 1767. Mindanao Sea and the islands of Siquijor and Cebu can be viewed from the windows of the tower.
The site is now a favorite destination of foreign and local tourists alike. A resort nearby accommodates visitors at reasonable rates.
Maribojoc is about 14 kilometers from Tagbilaran City. A bus from the Tagbilaran Integrated Terminal or a taxicab from the city would take 30 to 45 minutes to get there.
There are 1400 caves on Bohol , some still unexplored and others said to contain treasure from World War 2. Some are open to public such as Hinagdanan Cave .
Hinagdanan Cave on Panglao Island is among the top 5 tourist spots in Bohol Philippines. This open-ended cave is famous among tourists because it is easily accessible, has plenty of stalactites and stalagmites, and leads to an underground cavern with a pond.
Sanduguan Monument or Blood Compact Site immortalizes the blood compact between Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legaspi on March 16, 1565, which is considered by historians as the firt treaty of friendship between the Filipino and Spanish people. Located at Barangay Bool in Tagbilaran City. A marker that identifies the spot where Datu Sikatuna, a native Boholano chieftain, forged a Blood Compact with Don Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, representing the King of Spain, for the purpose of fostering friendly relations between the two countries.
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