The province is a popular tourist destination with its beaches and resorts. The Chocolate Hills, numerous mounds of limestone formations, is the most popular attraction. The formations can be seen by land (climbing the highest point) or by air via ultralight airplane tours. Panglao Island, located just southwest of Tagbilaran City, is famous for its diving locations and routinely listed as one of the top ten diving locations in the world.
The Island of Bohol is oval-shaped and surrounded by 73 smaller islands. The capital city is Tagbilaran where you can find a few shopping malls and a cinema if you start grieving concrete. The main island has a gently rolling terrain. Bohol’s mountainous interior is home to rare and endangered flora and fauna; at certain points, hills drop steeply to the coast from a maximum elevation of 870 meters above sea level. The interior uplands are fit for agro-forestry and high value agricultural production, while the central and northern lowlands also have fertile grounds and an abundant water supply. Over a hundred caves have been identified, the biggest of which is found in the eastern part of the island.
Numerous waterfalls and caves are scattered across the island, including Mag-Aso Falls in Antequera. Mag-Aso means smoke in the native tongue. The water is cool and often creates a mist in humid mornings which can hide the falls.
There are four main rivers that run through Bohol, with the Loboc River running from the center of the island to the southeastern coast. The largest river, the Inabanga, runs in the northwestern part of the province; the Abatan River runs in the southwest, and Ipil River in the north.
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Things To Do
Not diving? Want to do a family trip around Bohol? Great for families, couples and soloers. Ride a motorbike or hire a car or if travelling with a big group a van. Go see the Chocolate Hills, tarsiers, butterflies, massive pythons or go find caves and swim in them! Don’t want action? Lay in a hammock between coconut trees, take a massage by the beach while sipping your mango shake. Check theGallery for more pictures. Read more:
Considering that the island of Bohol and Panglao are located in Southeast Asia, it has a great weather all year round, generally dry, there are no real monsoons. Yet we give you the seasons: Read more:
Read about the history of Bohol, from the early ages until now. How the life began or how the 2013 earthquake affected the island. Read more:
For you, we have gathered a list of good to know things, before you arrive in the Philippines. As an example, what do the electricity sockets look like? Read more: