|Philippine Tarsier - Smallest primate in
the world found in
However, beneath the rustic harms of Bohol lies a thousand and one adventures just waiting to unfold. The site of
the 1565 blood compact between Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, Bohol's historicity is evident in the province's
relaxed, laid-back pace.
Excavations in ancient burial grounds reveal artifacts dating back to China's Tang dynasty. Indeed, the province
already had strong trading ties with the Chinese long before the Spanish set foot in the country. Every year, the
compact between the Muslim chief and the Spanish conqueror is celebrated through the Sandugo Festival in June. All
year-round, the province's museums and churches attest to the province's rich heritage and culture.
|Chocolate Hills only in Bohol.
The Chocolate Hills is but one of the many natural wonders to be found in Bohol. The province is
the home of the world's smallest monkey, the tarsier. The size of a fist, the tarsier lives on hills of Corella, some
ten kilometers from Tagbilaran. Other exotic flora and fauna can be found amongst the forest of Bohol.
From Manila, take a Philippine Airlines plane to Cebu, then catch a connecting flight to Tagbilaran City, the capital
of Bohol. If you prefer to go straight to Bohol, Aerolift has daily direct flights to Tagbilaran.
Bohol has a number of moderately sized hotels and resorts to suit any tourist's needs. The Bohol Beach Club and the
Alona Kew White Sand Beach Cottages at Panglao Island offer rooms overlooking the island's white sand beaches. You
can also have fun doing a lot of diving and other enjoyable activities in Baywatch Diving and Fun Center.
Bohol's moderate weather allows for long walks under friendly skies. As in most parts of the country, jeepneys and
tricycles are the main source of transportation. It's advisable to wear light clothing. And when you're hopping about.