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A Glimpse of Boho

With its rolling hills and plateaus, crystal springs and beaches, the province of Bohol is a picturesque province replete with ancestral homes and centuries-old churches. The country's tenth largest island, Bohol is situated at the heart of Visayas. West of Bohol is Cebu, and to the east is Leyte. Along its coastline are the numerous isles of Panglao, Pamilacan, Cabilao, Jao, Mahanay and Lapinin, which are excellent dive spots.

Philippine Tarsier
Philippine Tarsier - Smallest primate in
the world found in
Bohol, Philippines.

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
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.


Getting There.
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.

Staying In.
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.

Getting Around.
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.

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