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 with ultra light 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. Numerous tourist resorts dot the southern beaches and cater to divers from around the world. The Philippine, considered the second-smallest primate in the world, is indigenous to the island.
HOW TO GET THERE
The capital city of Tagbilaran is located some 630 kilometers from Manila to the south and 72 kilometers from Cebu to the east. Flight time from Manila is about an hour while a ferry ride from Cebu is about two hours.
- Philippine Tarsiers - Measuring four to five inches, the Philippine Tarsiers are considered the world’s smallest primate
- Chocolate Hills -The most famous attraction of the province, the 1,268 perfectly symmetrical hills located in the town of Carmen were named as a National Geological Monument. The hills look like chocolate mounds during summer when the grass covering the hills turns dry and brown.
- Hinagdanan Cave - About 2 1/2 kilometers away from the poblacion of Dauis, it has clean, fresh water gushing from rocky sides and an eerie underworld of stalactites and stalagmites with a bathing pool underneath.
- Loboc River Cruise - A refreshing ride on board motorized pump boat along palm-fringed banks and waterfalls. Best to take the tour with lunch on board with serenaders enroute.
- Busay Falls - 12 meters wide and 4 meters deep, it is a perfect spot to take a dip or swim while communing with nature. A floating restaurant is anchored there as venue for meetings and conferences.
- Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape - Classified as an important Birdwatching Area frequented by foreign birders for possible sightings of threatened and restricted-range species of the Mindanao and Eastern Visayas Endemic Region like Rufous Hornbill, Wattled Broadbill, Steere’s Pitta and the Yellow-breasted Tailorbird.
- Blood compact site - Site where the first “Treaty of Friendship” was forged between the brown and white rates in 1565 with drops of the blood of Boholano Chieftain, Datu Sikatuna and Don Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, representing the King of Spain.
- Anibogan Massacre Site (WWII) - A memorial dedicated to the massacred Filipinos during World War II, it celebrates valour, glory and heroism.
- Dagohoy Marker - A marker that honours Francisco Dagohoy— Bohol’s contribution to the country’s military heroes. He has the distinction of having led and inspired an 84-year revolt against Spain, the longest in Philippine history.