Balicasag Island - Top Tourist Spots in Bohol, Philippines

What to See in Bohol: 10 Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Bohol in 2024

Wondering what to see in Bohol? As the first UNESCO Global Geopark, you can expect there are so many natural wonders to see in Bohol. We highlighted the 10 Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Bohol in 2023!
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Wondering what to see in Bohol? We highlighted the 10 Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Bohol in 2023!

An island province located east of Cebu, Bohol has always been one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. From historical sites to its white sand beaches, Bohol has something to offer for just about any type of traveler. In this guide, we highlight some of the best places to visit in the island province.

To get to Bohol, you can fly directly from Manila. If you fly to Cebu, you can travel to Bohol by boat from Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Dumaguete, Siquijor, and Camiguin. If you’re planning a trip to Bohol, here are some of the best attractions to visit:

1. Balicasag Island

Balicasag Island - Top Tourist Spots in Bohol, Philippines
An aerial shot of Balicasag Island, one of the top diving spots in the Philipines

Balicasag Island is one of the Philippines’ top diving spots. The small rounded island is home to the Balicasag Reef, where you can encounter schools of jackfish, sea turtles, and other marine animals. The island’s marine sanctuary also features a wall dive that runs around 200 meters deep where you can live corals and marine plants.

👉Book your PADI Discover Scuba Diving in Bohol here!👈

2. Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills - Top Tourist Spots in Bohol, Philippines
A good view of Chocolate Hills, considered the “Eight Wonder of the World”

Often called the eighth wonder of the world, Chocolate Hills is a geological wonder located in the town of Carmen, Bohol. The hills are covered in grass that turns brown during the dry season, giving them the appearance of chocolate drops. The Chocolate Hills are best viewed from a distance, such as from the Chocolate Hills Complex. But be warned: you’ll need to climb over 200 steps if you want the best view.

👉Get your Chocolate Hills Adventure Park ticket here!👈

3. Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary

Tarsier - Top Tourist Spots in Bohol, Philippines
Tarsier, an animal endemic to Bohol, is the world’s smallest primate.

Enrich your tarsier knowledge at the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary, where a visitor’s complex awaits with an exhibition area, cafeteria, research center, library, and conference rooms. Founded by the Philippine Tarsier Foundation, this sanctuary safeguards these endangered primates while fostering eco-friendly tourism.

👉Book your Bohol countryside tour here!👈

4. Loboc Floating Restaurant

Loboc River Restaurant - Top Tourist Spots in Bohol, Philippines
Loboc River Restaurant cruising along the river in Loboc, Bohol

A visit to Bohol is not complete without lunch at the Loboc Floating Restaurant. For P850 per person, you can enjoy a buffet while touring through the Loboc River. Before the restaurant returns to the origin point, guests will also be treated to a short cultural show by the local community and other live performances on board.

👉Book your Loboc River standup paddle adventure here!👈

5. Bilar Man-Made Forest

Bilar Man-Made Forest - Top Tourist Spots in Bohol, Philippines
Bilar Man-Made Forest in Bilar, Bohol is the product of a half-century reforestation project.

Stretching 2 kilometers along the borders of Loboc and Bilar, the Bohol Mahogany Forest, more known as the Bilar Man-Made Forest, is a strip teeming with white and red mahogany trees. This man-made marvel stands as a testament to a reforestation project initiated over 50 years ago.

👉Book your firefly-watching tour here!👈

6. Bohol Bee Farm

Bohol Bee Farm - Top Tourist Spots in Bohol, Philippines
A pollinating honeybee at Bohol Bee Farm

Nestled on the beautiful island of Panglao, Bohol Bee Farm is an agricultural haven that promotes bee cultivation, organic farming, and healthy eating. Visitors can explore the farm’s organically-grown vegetables, and indulge in a variety of natural and organically-grown foods such as pure honey, salads, breads, pastries, beverages, and organic ice cream with creative flavors. The farm also offers a two-tiered swimming pool, dolphin watching tours, traditional massages, and catering services.

👉Book your Panglao island hopping and dolphin watching tour here!👈

7. Padre Pio Island

Padre Pio Island in Bohol, Philippines- Top Tourist Spots in Bohol, Philippines
An aerial shot of Padre Pio Island (left) and a statue of Padre Pio (right)

If you want to hit the beach but are looking for a calmer, relaxing environment, Isola de Francisco or Padre Pio Island is the place to go. Established by a devotee of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Padre Pio Island also houses a chapel in honor of the saint. Padre Pio Island allows you to enjoy the clear blue waters and white sand Panglao is known for but with the shade of lush greenery and a serene environment compared to other smaller islands.

👉Book your Panglao Island land tour here!👈

8. Danao Adventure Park

Danao Adventure Park in Bohol, Philippines - Top Tourist Attractions in Bohol, Philippines
Danao Adventure Park is home to the Philippines’ longest and tallest zipline.

Danao Adventure Park beckons thrill-seekers with the Philippines’ longest and tallest zip line. The park caters to diverse interests with three distinct experiences. The Extreme Adventure Tour satisfies adrenaline junkies with heart-pumping rides like the Plunge (free-fall), sui-slide, cable cars, and rappelling. They also have an educational adventure tour, which delves into the region’s cultural heritage and conservation efforts, exploring organic farming practices and the significance of Francisco Dagohoy, a native Boholano in Philippine history.

For those seeking a deeper connection with nature, the ecological adventure tour offers serene activities like bird watching, kayaking, and on-site organic farm visits, creating memorable eco-friendly experiences.

👉Book your PADI Open Water Diver Course in Bohol here!👈

9. Old Bohol Churches

Santa Monica Church in Bohol, Philippines - Top Tourist Attractions in Bohol, Philippines
Santa Monica Church in Albuquerque, Bohol

Bohol is home to some of the Philippines’ oldest churches, with structures dating back to the Spanish colonialization. Although some churches suffered damages from the 2013 earthquake, local governments have since made progress in repairing them. Some iconic churches in the province include:

  • Our Lady of Assumption Church (Dauis, Bohol)
  • Tagbilaran Cathedral (Tagbilaran, Bohol)
  • La Purisima Concepcion de la Virgen Maria Parish Church (Baclayon, Bohol)
  • Church of San Pedro Apostol (Loboc, Bohol)
  • Church of Our Lady of Light (Loon, Bohol)
  • Santissima Trinidad Parish (Loay, Bohol) 
  • Santa Monica Church (Alburquerque, Bohol)

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10. Anda Beach

Anda Beach in Bohol, Philippines - Top Tourist Attractions in Bohol, Philippines
Anda Beach is one of the best beaches in Bohol.

Located 2-3 hours away from Tagbilaran, the town of Anda has beautiful bright blue waters and fine white sand that you can enjoy almost entirely to yourself. The town houses some of Bohol’s best-kept beaches, yet it remains widely underrated. Aside from the usual swimming and surfing, Anda also has blue cave pools that offer great swimming conditions.

👉Book your Bohol Whale Shark Interaction Tour here!👈

Your Ultimate Bohol Travel Guide

As the first UNESCO Global Geopark, you can expect there are so many natural wonders to see in Bohol. There’s so much more to see in Bohol beyond this list, so make sure to explore your options.

If you’re still preparing for your trip to Bohol, you will these guides helpful:

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