Bohol is situated in the heart of southern Philippines, Bohol is a throbbing island-province with rolling terrains of hills, crystal springs, verdant rivers and beaches. While natural beauty is the heart of the land, its very soul is its rich history, 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.
However, beneath the rustic charms of Bohol lies a thousand and one adventures just waiting to unfold. The site of the 1565 blood compact between Rajah Sikatunaand Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, Bohol’s history is evident in the province’s relaxed, laid-back pace, with rich cultural heritage.
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.
Bohol’s various mountainous and water formations also serve as a natural playground for the adventurous tourist. One can cruise the rivers, hike up the hills, swim the deep waters, or just stroll down the avenues. Bohol is just waiting to surprise you.