Discover the Beauty of Bohol Attractions: Chocolate Hills, White Sand Beaches, Scuba Diving, and More
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Bohol is one of the most beautiful places in South East Asia when it comes to scenic beauty. It has lots to offer you throughout your stay.
Below is a listing of the best of Bohol attractions- chocolate hills, white sand beaches, scuba diving sites, dolphin/whale watching, tarsiers, mahogany forest, rivers cruising, Spanish churches, old houses, parks, resorts, etc.
- The Majestic Chocolate Hills - Nature's Unique Creation; a geological formation of over 1,200 hills that turn brown during the dry season, resembling chocolate kisses.
- Panglao Island: The Perfect Blend of Relaxation and Adventure - a popular destination for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, perfect for swimming, diving, and snorkeling.
- The Enigmatic Hinagdanan Cave: Exploring Bohol's Subterranean Secrets - a limestone cave with a natural pool inside, surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites.
- Loboc River: Bohol's Serene Natural Wonder of the World - a scenic river cruise that offers a relaxing experience while enjoying the lush green scenery and local cuisine.
- Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary - a sanctuary for the smallest primate in the world, the Philippine tarsier, which is native to Bohol.
- Bilar Man-Made Forest: A Testament to Nature's Resilience - a picturesque road lined with mahogany trees that were planted by the local community in the 1960s.
- Exploring the Geological Marvels of Bohol Geopark. From the iconic Chocolate Hills to the pristine cave pools and magnificent barrier reefs, Bohol Geopark offers a rich tapestry of natural beauty and scientific marvels.
- Pristine White Sand Beaches: A Tropical Paradise Unveiled
- Balicasag Island: An Underwater Wonderland of Coral Reefs
- Pahangog Twin Falls: Cascading Beauty in a Verdant Setting
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Culture & Heritage Sites
Recommended Nature & Scenic Tour Package
Experience the enchanting beauty of Bohol on this private 3-day tour package. Immerse yourself in lush landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and rich history. Discover the island's natural landmarks, biodiverse forests, and paradisical diving spots, guided by knowledgeable experts. Indulge in a delightful cruise along the scenic Loboc River on a floating restaurant, savoring delectable cuisine.
- Baclayon Church - one of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines, built by Spanish colonizers in the 16th century, and declared a National Cultural Treasure. Located in the town of Baclayon, Baclayon Church is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. It is also considered to be one of the best-preserved Baroque churches in the country.
- Loboc Church - located in the town of Loboc, Loboc Church is another historic church that was built during the Spanish colonial era. It features a unique octagonal bell tower and an ornate facade.
- Loon Church - located in the town of Loon, Loon Church is a well-preserved example of Spanish colonial architecture. It features intricate carvings and a unique design that blends Spanish and Filipino influences.
- Alburquerque Church - located in the town of Alburquerque, Alburquerque Church is another historic church that dates back to the Spanish colonial era. It features a striking stone facade and intricate carvings.
- Dimiao Church - located in the town of Dimiao, Dimiao Church is a beautifully restored example of Spanish colonial architecture. It features an ornate facade and intricate carvings.Dauis Church - located in the town of Dauis, Dauis Church is a picturesque church that was built in the 19th century. It features a unique bell tower and a beautiful interior that is decorated with intricate murals.
- Blood Compact Shrine - a monument that commemorates the first treaty of friendship between the Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi and Boholano chieftain Datu Sikatuna.
- Alburquerque Watchtower - a Spanish-era watchtower that served as a lookout against Moro raiders, and now offers a panoramic view of the town and surrounding areas.
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Bohol Tours that include Baclayon Church:
Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage of Bohol with our tours that include a visit to Baclayon Church. This iconic Spanish colonial church is one of the oldest in the Philippines, dating back to the 16th century. Explore its fascinating architecture and learn about its significance as a symbol of faith and resilience. Combined with other attractions, our tour offers a comprehensive experience of Bohol's cultural and historical treasures.
- Alona Beach - located in the town of Panglao, Alona Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Bohol. It features crystal clear waters and a long stretch of white sand. The beach is also surrounded by a variety of restaurants and bars.
- Dumaluan Beach - also located in the town of Panglao, Dumaluan Beach is a quieter and less crowded alternative to Alona Beach. It features a long stretch of white sand and clear blue waters.
- Momo Beach - located in the town of Panglao, Momo Beach is a secluded and peaceful beach that offers stunning views of the ocean. The beach is surrounded by lush vegetation and offers a tranquil and serene environment.
- Bikini Beach - located in the town of Panglao, Bikini Beach is a small but beautiful beach that offers crystal clear waters and white sand. The beach is surrounded by a variety of restaurants and bars, making it a great spot for a night out.
- Anda Beach - located in the town of Anda, Anda Beach is a secluded and pristine beach that offers a long stretch of white sand and crystal clear waters. The beach is surrounded by lush vegetation and offers a tranquil and peaceful environment.
- Watching sunsets from the beach.
Best Adventure Bohol Travel
- Danao Adventure Park - an eco-tourism destination that offers a range of activities such as zipline, rappelling, kayaking, and root climbing.
- Paddle Boarding - a popular water activity that offers a unique perspective of Bohol's coastlines and marine life.
- Island Hopping - a fun way to explore the nearby islands of Bohol, such as Balicasag Island, which is known for its rich marine biodiversity and diving spots.
- Dolphin Watching - a thrilling experience to spot wild dolphins in their natural habitat at sunrise.
- ATV Tours - a guided tour that takes you through Bohol's rugged terrain and countryside, offering an adrenaline-filled adventure.
Food & Drink
- Bohol Bee Farm Restaurant - a farm-to-table restaurant that serves organic and healthy dishes made from fresh ingredients, including vegetables and herbs from their own farm.
- Saffron Restaurant - a fine-dining restaurant that offers Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with a Filipino twist, using fresh seafood and locally-sourced ingredients.
- Buzzz Cafe - a cafe that serves organic coffee, smoothies, and snacks, with a relaxing ambiance and stunning views of Panglao Island.
- Boholano cuisine - a must-try when in Bohol, which includes dishes such as kinilaw (ceviche), lechon (roasted pig), and binakol (chicken soup with coconut meat).
- Hinigaran Fish Sanctuary - a unique dining experience where you can catch your own fish and have it cooked fresh for you on-site, with a serene atmosphere overlooking the beautiful Hinigaran Bay.
- Kusina sa Parola - a cozy and charming restaurant that offers traditional Filipino cuisine, with a stunning view of the ocean and the famous Anda de Boracay White Sand Bar.
- Chocolate Hills Adventure Park - a fun destination that offers a range of activities for all ages, including a zipline, a bike zip, a rope course, and a bungee trampoline, with a cafe that serves delicious snacks and drinks.
Best Religious Sites
- Our Lady of Assumption Church - a Baroque-style church in Dauis, Bohol, known for its miraculous well that is believed to have healing powers.
- St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral - a modern and minimalist church in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, with stunning stained glass windows.
- Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine - a peaceful hilltop shrine in Cortes, Bohol, with a giant statue of the Virgin Mary and a panoramic view of the town and sea.
- Virgen sa Barangay Shrine - a unique open-air shrine in Baclayon, Bohol, that features a giant statue of the Virgin Mary surrounded by smaller statues of saints and local barangay leaders.
Best Shopping & Souvenirs
- Bohol Quality Mall - a shopping center in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, that offers a variety of local and international brands, as well as a supermarket and cinema.
- Dao Diamond Shopping Center - a souvenir shop in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, that offers a range of Bohol-made products, such as handicrafts, shirts, and keychains.
- Sandugo Souvenirs - a souvenir shop in Baclayon, Bohol, that specializes in Sandugo-themed souvenirs, such as shirts, magnets, and keychains.
- Philippine Tarsier Foundation Souvenir Shop - a souvenir shop in Corella, Bohol, that offers tarsier-themed souvenirs, such as stuffed toys, mugs, and shirts.
- Hinagdanan Cave - a natural limestone cave with a crystal clear pool of fresh water where visitors can take a swim while exploring the impressive rock formations inside the cave.
- Loboc River Cruise - a relaxing cruise that offers a scenic view of the lush green scenery, with local music and dance performances and delicious Filipino cuisine.
- Tarsier Conservation Area - a sanctuary for the endangered Philippine tarsier, where visitors can observe these cute little primates in their natural habitat and learn about their conservation efforts.
- Chocolate Hills - a geological formation of over 1,200 hills that are a natural wonder of the Philippines, with several eco-tourism activities available, such as trekking and mountain biking.
- SAGBAYAN PEAK also offers a good view of the chocolate mounds. The Sagbayan Peak Park is a tourist destination with a butterfly dome, a restaurant, a café, a souvenir shop, and a water park. Nipa huts are present displaying native products. It commands a beautiful view of the sea and the neighboring island of Cebu.
- Mag-Aso Falls - a natural waterfall located in Antequera, Bohol, that is surrounded by lush forest and offers a refreshing swim in its cool, clear water.
- Bilar Man-made Forest - a picturesque road lined with thousands of mahogany trees that were planted by the local community in the 1960s to reforest the area, creating a beautiful and sustainable ecosystem.
- Danao Adventure Park - an eco-tourism destination that offers a range of outdoor activities such as zipline, rappelling, kayaking, and root climbing, with a focus on sustainable tourism practices.
- Simply Butterflies Conservation Center - located in the town of Bilar, Simply Butterflies Conservation Center is a butterfly sanctuary that is home to a variety of butterfly species. The center offers guided tours that provide visitors with the opportunity to learn about the life cycle of butterflies and observe them up close.
- Rajah Sikatuna National Park - located in the town of Carmen, Rajah Sikatuna National Park is a protected area that is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, including numerous butterfly species. The park offers hiking trails and guided tours that provide visitors with the opportunity to observe butterflies in their natural habitat.
- Bohol Habitat Conservation Center - located in the town of Bilar, Bohol Habitat Conservation Center is a butterfly sanctuary that is home to numerous species of butterflies and moths. The center offers guided tours that provide visitors with an educational and interactive experience.
- Sagbayan Peak Butterfly Dome - located in the town of Sagbayan, Sagbayan Peak Butterfly Dome is a butterfly sanctuary that features a large dome where visitors can observe various butterfly species in a controlled environment. The dome also features a butterfly garden where visitors can see butterflies in their natural habitat.
- Sandugo Blood Compact Shrine - a monument in Tagbilaran City that commemorates the blood compact between the Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and the Boholano chieftain Datu Sikatuna, a symbol of peace and friendship between cultures.
- Baclayon Church and Museum - a centuries-old church that dates back to 1595, with a museum that showcases religious artifacts and antiques from the Spanish colonial period.
- The Boholano Hero Francisco Dagohoy Shrine - a monument in Danao, Bohol, that honors the Boholano revolutionary leader Francisco Dagohoy, who led a rebellion against the Spanish colonial rule that lasted for 85 years.
- The PRESIDENT CARLOS P. GARCIA MEMORIAL PARK at Tagbilaran City was erected in loving memory of the greatest Boholano - Carlos Polestico Garcia, the fourth President of the Republic of the Philippines. The bronze statue of the President with a marble base was made by the National Artist Napoleon Abueva.
- UBUJAN MARKER was erected in the district of Ubujan to commemorate the historic event of the battle where Captain Francisco Salazar and his men fought bravely the superior forces of the Japanese on October 22, 1942 and shed their blood for the cause of the Filipino people.
Adventure and Sports
- Stand-up Paddleboarding - a fun and unique way to explore the beautiful waters of Bohol, with guided tours available in various locations, including the Loboc River and Alona Beach.
- Scuba Diving - a popular activity for exploring the underwater world of Bohol, with several dive sites around the island, including Balicasag Island, Pamilacan Island, and Cabilao Island.
- ATV Adventure - an exhilarating way to explore the countryside of Bohol, with guided tours that take you through scenic routes and off-road trails.
- Zipline and Cable Car - a thrilling way to get a bird's eye view of the stunning landscape of Bohol, with zipline and cable car rides available in various locations, including Loboc and Danao Adventure Park.
Art and Culture
- Art and Music Hub - a creative space in Tagbilaran City that showcases local artists and musicians, with exhibitions, workshops, and events that celebrate the vibrant arts and culture scene of Bohol.
- Ubi Festival - an annual festival that celebrates the humble ubi (purple yam), a staple crop in Bohol, with various activities such as cooking contests, cultural performances, and street food vendors.
- Bilar Farmers Market - a bustling market that offers a wide variety of fresh produce, local delicacies, and handicrafts, with a lively and colorful atmosphere that showcases the unique culture and traditions of Bohol.
- Loboc Youth Ambassador's Band - a group of talented young musicians who perform traditional music and dance, with a mission to promote and preserve the cultural heritage of Bohol.
Island hopping destinations
- Pamilacan Island - a small island located off the coast of Bohol that is famous for its dolphin and whale watching tours. Visitors can also enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and exploring the island's charming fishing village.
- Balicasag Island - a marine sanctuary that boasts some of the best snorkeling and diving spots in the Philippines, with crystal clear waters and vibrant coral reefs that are home to a wide variety of fish and other marine life.
- Virgin Island - a small sandbar island that is surrounded by turquoise waters and pristine beaches, with plenty of opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling.
- Cabilao Island - a remote island that is known for its unspoiled natural beauty and excellent diving spots, with abundant coral reefs, schools of fish, and even sightings of rare marine species such as whale sharks and hammerhead sharks.
- Gak-ang Island - a secluded island that is popular among locals for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, with excellent opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking.
- Mahogany Island - a small island that is accessible via a short boat ride from the Loboc River, with tranquil beaches, clear waters, and lush greenery that provide a perfect backdrop for a relaxing day trip.
- Chocolate Hills - one of the most iconic landmarks in Bohol, with over a thousand cone-shaped hills that are covered in grass and turn brown during the dry season, giving them the appearance of chocolate mounds. Visitors can trek to the top of some of the hills for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
- Loboc Eco-Tourism Adventure Park - a nature reserve that offers a range of activities for nature lovers and adventure seekers, including trekking, ziplining, and kayaking. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, such as tarsiers, monkeys, and colorful birds.
- Rajah Sikatuna National Park - a protected area that covers over 9,000 hectares of forested hills and valleys, with well-marked trails that lead to scenic viewpoints, waterfalls, and wildlife habitats. Visitors can spot various bird species, including the endemic Boholano bulbul, and other wildlife such as monkeys, flying lemurs, and wild boars.
- Anda Nature Park - a scenic park that is nestled in the hills overlooking the town of Anda, with a network of trails that offer stunning views of the coastline and the surrounding countryside. The park is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including orchids, pitcher plants, and several bird species.
- Inambakan Falls - a majestic waterfall that is located in the town of Ginatilan, just across the border of Bohol in the neighboring province of Cebu. Visitors can trek through the lush forest and swim in the cool waters of the falls.
- Rajah Sikatuna National Park - a protected area that is home to over 150 bird species, including the endemic Boholano bulbul, as well as hornbills, woodpeckers, and several species of kingfishers. The park has well-marked trails that lead to bird watching areas, and visitors can also book guided birdwatching tours.
- Abatan River Wildlife Sanctuary - a mangrove forest that is located along the Abatan River, where visitors can spot various bird species such as egrets, herons, and kingfishers. Visitors can take a guided river cruise to explore the mangroves and observe the birds in their natural habitat.
- Corella Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary - a nature reserve that is home to the endangered Philippine tarsier, as well as several bird species such as Philippine pygmy woodpecker, white-breasted woodswallow, and Philippine tailorbird. Visitors can take a guided tour of the sanctuary to see the tarsiers and other wildlife, as well as the birds that live in the forest.
- Chocolate Hills - while not strictly a birding destination, the Chocolate Hills are home to several bird species such as Philippine hanging parrot, black-naped oriole, and Philippine cuckoo dove. Visitors can observe these birds while trekking to the top of some of the hills.
- Panglao Island Nature Reserve and Bird Park - a wildlife sanctuary that is home to a variety of bird species such as Philippine fairy-bluebird, rufous-tailed shama, and blue-naped parrot. Visitors can take a guided tour of the park to see the birds and other wildlife, as well as learn about the conservation efforts being undertaken to protect them.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
- Pamilacan Island - located off the coast of the town of Baclayon, Pamilacan Island is a popular destination for whale and dolphin watching. Visitors can take a boat tour to spot various species such as spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and even the occasional sperm whale.
- Balicasag Island - a small island that is located southwest of Panglao Island, Balicasag Island is another popular destination for whale and dolphin watching. Visitors can take a boat tour to spot various species such as Risso's dolphins, melon-headed whales, and even the occasional pilot whale.
- Tarsier Conservation Area in Loboc - while not specifically a whale or dolphin watching destination, visitors to the Tarsier Conservation Area in Loboc can also go on a river cruise that includes a stop for dolphin watching. Visitors can spot various dolphin species such as bottlenose dolphins and spinner dolphins.
- Anda - the town of Anda, located in the eastern part of Bohol, is also a popular destination for whale and dolphin watching. Visitors can take a boat tour to spot various species such as Risso's dolphins and bottlenose dolphins.
- Bohol Sea - located between Bohol and neighboring islands, the Bohol Sea is home to various whale and dolphin species. Visitors can take a boat tour that cruises along the coastline, allowing them to spot various species that call this area home.
Mangroves and Fireflies
- Abatan River - located in the town of Cortes, Abatan River is a popular destination for mangrove and firefly tours. Visitors can take a boat tour along the river and observe the thousands of fireflies that light up the mangrove trees at night. The tour also includes a stop at a local village, where visitors can learn about the traditional way of life in the area.
- Loay/Loboc River - another popular destination for mangrove and firefly tours, Loay River is located in the town of Loay. Visitors can take a boat tour along the river and observe the fireflies that light up the mangrove trees at night. The tour also includes a stop at a local restaurant, where visitors can sample some of the local cuisine.
- Maribojoc Mangrove Forest - located in the town of Maribojoc, the Maribojoc Mangrove Forest is a protected area that is home to various mangrove species. Visitors can take a boat tour along the river and observe the fireflies that light up the mangrove trees at night. The tour also includes a stop at a local restaurant, where visitors can enjoy some fresh seafood.
- Loboc River - while not specifically a mangrove and firefly tour, visitors to the Loboc River can also experience the beauty of fireflies at night. Visitors can take a river cruise and observe the fireflies that light up the trees along the riverbank.
- Rajah Sikatuna National Park - located in the town of Bilar, Rajah Sikatuna National Park is a protected area that is home to various wildlife species, including several mangrove species. Visitors can take a guided trekking tour to explore the mangroves during the day and experience the beauty of the fireflies at night.
Old Ancestral Homes
Bohol Ancestral Houses are numerous in the province. Some are dilapidated and have been abandoned yet others were lovingly preserved by the descendants of the prominent homeowners. You can see many ancestral houses especially in the town of Baclayon. Some has existed for 25 years and some exists for more than hundred years.
- Boholano Heritage Center - located in the town of Baclayon, the Boholano Heritage Center is a museum that is housed in an old ancestral home. The museum features exhibits on the history and culture of Bohol, including traditional costumes, artifacts, and artworks.
- Neri-Solon Ancestral House - located in the town of Loon, the Neri-Solon Ancestral House is a well-preserved example of a 19th-century Filipino ancestral home. The house features intricate carvings, antique furniture, and artifacts that offer a glimpse into the life of a wealthy Filipino family during the colonial era.
- Jose Clarin Ancestral House - located in the town of Loay, the Jose Clarin Ancestral House is another well-preserved example of a traditional Filipino ancestral home. The house features antique furniture, artwork, and other artifacts that offer insight into the life of a prominent Filipino family during the colonial era.
- Rocha Heritage House - located in the town of Baclayon, the Rocha Heritage House is a beautifully restored ancestral home that features traditional Filipino architecture and design. The house offers guided tours that provide visitors with a glimpse into the life of a wealthy Filipino family during the colonial era.
- Beldia Ancestral House - located in the town of Dimiao, the Beldia Ancestral House is a well-preserved example of traditional Filipino architecture. The house features antique furniture, artwork, and other artifacts that offer insight into the life of a wealthy Filipino family during the colonial era.
- Bohol National Museum - located in the capital city of Tagbilaran, the Bohol National Museum is a must-visit destination for history buffs. The museum houses a vast collection of artifacts that showcase the province's history and culture, including pre-colonial items, Spanish colonial era relics, and modern-day exhibits.
- Loboc Museum - located in the town of Loboc, the Loboc Museum is housed in an old stone building that dates back to the Spanish colonial era. The museum features displays of antique religious artifacts, historical items, and artworks.
- Baclayon Museum - located in the town of Baclayon, the Baclayon Museum is housed in a restored 18th-century church convent. The museum showcases a collection of religious artifacts, including centuries-old ivory statues and gold-thread embroidered vestments.
- Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary Museum - located in the town of Corella, the Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary Museum is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the tarsier, a small, nocturnal primate that is endemic to the Philippines. The museum features interactive exhibits that provide visitors with an educational and interactive experience.
- Punta Cruz Watchtower and Heritage Park - located in the town of Maribojoc, the Punta Cruz Watchtower and Heritage Park is a historical site that features a restored Spanish-era watchtower and a museum that showcases the province's maritime history and culture.
- Nova Shell Museum - one-of-a-kind Shell Museum with more than a hundred varieties of seashells
Natural Waterfalls and Springs
- Dimiao Twin Falls - located in the town of Dimiao, Dimiao Twin Falls is a majestic waterfall that cascades into a deep pool. It features two parallel waterfalls that make for a picturesque view.
- Mag-Aso Falls - located in the town of Antequera, Mag-Aso Falls is a series of cascading waterfalls that flows into a natural pool. It is surrounded by lush vegetation and offers a refreshing swimming spot.
- Inambacan Falls - located in the town of Antequera, Inambacan Falls is a hidden gem that requires a short trek to reach. It features a series of small waterfalls that flow into a deep pool.
- Can-umantad Falls - a picturesque waterfall located in Candijay, Bohol, with a multi-level drop and a natural swimming pool at the bottom, surrounded by lush forest. It is one of the highest waterfalls in Bohol, with a drop of around 60 meters. It is surrounded by lush vegetation and offers a breathtaking view.
- Hinagdanan Cave Spring - located in the town of Dauis, Hinagdanan Cave Spring is a natural underground pool that is surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. It offers a unique and refreshing swimming experience.
- Anda White Beach and Blue Lagoon - located in the town of Anda, Anda White Beach and Blue Lagoon is a stunning combination of a white sandy beach and a crystal clear lagoon. The lagoon offers a refreshing swimming spot and is surrounded by lush vegetation.
- Badiang Spring in Valencia is 44 km from Tagbilaran City. An underground freshwater spring gushes from twin pipes near the sea. The springwater is diverted to fill 2 swimming pools, one large and the other for children. Sheltered picnic tables are on a veranda overlooking a smooth-stone beach.
Scuba Diving Spots
Bohol, Philippines is a popular destination for scuba diving due to its diverse marine life and clear waters. Here are some of the best diving spots in Bohol:
- Balicasag Island - located off the coast of Panglao Island, Balicasag Island is one of the most popular diving spots in Bohol. The island is surrounded by a marine sanctuary that is home to a diverse array of marine life, including sea turtles, schools of fish, and colorful corals.
- Pamilacan Island - located off the coast of the town of Baclayon, Pamilacan Island is known for its large schools of fish, including barracudas and jacks. The island is also home to whale sharks, dolphins, and other marine life.
- Cabilao Island - located off the coast of the town of Loon, Cabilao Island is known for its pristine coral reefs and diverse marine life. The island is home to a variety of fish species, as well as sea turtles and octopuses.
- Napaling - located off the coast of Anda, Napaling is a unique diving spot that features a vertical wall that drops to a depth of around 40 meters. The wall is covered in colorful corals and is home to a variety of marine life, including schools of jacks and barracudas.
- Snake Island - located off the coast of Panglao Island, Snake Island is a popular diving spot due to its resident sea snakes. The island is also home to a variety of marine life, including colorful nudibranchs and sea anemones.
- Danajon Bank, a double barrier reef, located off northern Bohol, is the only double barrier reef in the Philippines and is 1 of only 3 such sites in the Indo-Pacific. The reef is spread across almost 130 kilometers and consists of 3 large reefs.
These are just a few examples of the many diving spots that can be found in Bohol, Philippines. With their diverse marine life and stunning underwater scenery, these diving spots offer an unforgettable experience for scuba diving enthusiasts.
Limestone Caves and Spelunking
With its limestone foundation, the province of Bohol is also known as "Cave Country." There are more or less 30 caves found in each of its 47 towns and many of them still unexplored. Bohol got its name from the word boho, meaning "hole" from which spring water usually gush forth.
- Francisco Dagohoy Cave in the town of Danao was once the headquarters of the Boholano patriot Dagohoy who led an extended rebellion against Spain starting in the first half of the 1700's.
- Hinagdanan Cave - located in the town of Dauis, Hinagdanan Cave is a popular tourist destination known for its underground pool of clear water. The cave features stalactites and stalagmites, and visitors can swim in the pool or take a paddleboat tour.
- Kamira Cave is one of three caves in Danao declared by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as safe to explore. The area where the cave is located is a sanctuary, protected by the municipality in a careful attempt to preserve the natural beauty of the place.
- Mag-Aso Falls and Cave - located in the town of Antequera, Mag-Aso Falls and Cave features a waterfall that cascades into a pool of cool, clear water. The cave system behind the falls can be explored with a guide, and visitors can also take a dip in the pool.
- Anda Caves - located in the town of Anda, Anda Caves is a network of caves that features a variety of rock formations and subterranean streams. Visitors can take a guided tour of the caves and explore its chambers.
- Talisay Cave - located in the town of Carmen, Talisay Cave is a large cave system that features numerous chambers and rock formations. The cave can be explored with a guide, and visitors can see impressive formations like the "Chocolate Kisses" and the "Wedding Cake."
- Lamanok Caves - located in the town of Anda, Lamanok Caves is a historical and archaeological site that features a network of caves and rock formations. Visitors can explore the caves with a guide and learn about the ancient culture and traditions of the early inhabitants of the area.