Explore the many wonders of Bohol, visit the Spanish colonial structures, natural Bohol wonders, extreme eco adventure tours, and experience the Friendly culture of Bohol.
In the heart of Asia lies the Philippines – now poised to take its place as an investment area in the region. And in the heart of this archipelago of 7,100 islands, the tenth largest island, Bohol, is ready to offer an investment climate that is advantageous for both foreign and domestic investors.
Bohol is located in the central part of the Philippines, which makes it easy to access from the both the capital city of Manila and the regional metropole Cebu and thus to potential markets. With a travel time of less than two hours by fast boat and about twenty minutes by plane, Bohol is easy to reach both by air and sea from nearby Cebu, which today is the industrial and commercial center of the Southern Philippines.
Certainly, Bohol is an alternative that gives you the right business climate, plus a healthy environment that provides a soothing haven to a busy lifestyle.
The Chocolate Hills is a famous tourist attraction in Bohol. This island treasure is a series of undulating hills over a vast plain sometimes considered the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, it has been declared as Chocolate Hills National Geological Monument and proposed chocolate hills for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage. The hills are considered unusual geological formations that consists of at least 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills of about the same size, that are scattered throughout the municipalities of Carmen, Batuan and Sagbayan. A one of a kind geological feature in the world. The hills range from 30 to 150 meters high and are covered in green grass, which turns to brown during dry season, making them look like chocolate mounds. The Chocolate Hills Complex in Carmen town, and Sagbayan Peak in the town of Sagbayan are two areas where tourists can view the hills up close.
The Philippine tarsier, (Tarsius syrichta) is very peculiar small animal. In fact it is one of the smallest known primates, no larger than a adult men’s hand. Mostly active at night, it lives on a diet of insects. Folk traditions sometimes has it that tarsiers eat charcoal, but actually they retrieve the insects from (sometimes burned) wood. It can be found in the islands of Samar, Leyte, Bohol, and Mindanao in the Philippines.
ALONA BEACH is located in barangay Tawala, Panglao. This centerpiece of the island is a 1.5 kilometer stretch of glittering white sand in the southwest portion of Panglao island. It is considered the most popular beach in Panglao and is shared by different resorts that offer various cuisines and cater to different markets. There are also quite a number of establishments offering diving lessons and rent of dive equipment. The seas are exceptionally clear, and this combination of pristine sand and crystal clear seas has led some experts to label it as one of the best tropical beach in the region. The tranquil waters are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, kayaking and learning to dive. The adventurous types can also easily rent boats to go to deeper reefs in nearby islands.
The Virgin Island has a long stretch of white sandbar like an arm embracing the sea water and the marine life is outstanding. An uninhabited place that stands alone, the Virgin Island looks like it is misplaced in the middle of the sea. Nevertheless, when viewed on a closer perspective, it becomes a mesmerizing sight and a flawless beauty, a fact that made it known to many as a hidden oasis.
Local and foreign tourists who visit the town of Loboc must always include a cruise along the scenic and winding Loboc River, wherein lunch could only be on board on one of the town’s native floating restaurants that serves fresh seafood and native dishes. A cruise along the emerald green Loboc River starts either from the Loay Bridge or at the town’s Poblacion. The motorized bancas and the floating restaurants take cruisers upstream passing by nipa trees, coconuts and other tropical flora. The town of Loboc is about 24 kilometers from the city.
Commune with Mother nature and explore this unique and exciting wilderness in the heart of Bohol. The Rajah Sikatuna National Park, a man-made forest, experience begins at the Magsaysay Park in the town of Bilar. The town of Bilar is about 41 kilometers from Tagbilaran City.
A marker which identifies the spot where Datu Sikatuna, a native chieftain, forged a Blood Compact with Don Miguel Lopez de Legazpi representing the King of Spain, for the purpose of fostering friendly relations between the countries. The Blood Compact Commemorative Shrine is located in Barangay Bool, Tagbilaran City. The sculpture depicting this historical promise of friendship is made by National Artist, Napoleon Abueva, a Boholano himself. This historical event happened on March 16, 1565 is commemorated every year in Bohol as the Sandugo Festival in July.