With Boracay becoming the Bali of the Philippines, it’s time for you to try visiting another island in the country that isn’t teeming with tourists. Enter Bohol, an island located in the Central Visayas region. It’s the 10th largest island in the Philippines, and you can find a variety of things to visit and do here, from serene beaches to the exciting jungle. The resorts in Bohol are mostly located on Panglao Island, southwest of Tagbilaran the capital city, accessible via a bridge.
If you’re looking beyond lazing on a chaise lounge by the beach on this island getaway, you’re in luck. There’s plenty to do in Bohol that doesn’t involve the beach, although it is an island. Venture beyond Panglao Island and visit the iconic Chocolate Hills that Bohol is known for. These adorable mass of low, symmetrical hills are quite a sight to behold. During the dry season, they all turn brown, earning themselves the name “Chocolate Hills”. Come the rainy season and the grass becomes a lush shade of green again.
Other than the Chocolate Hills, there are many other nature-related activities you can get into while in Bohol. Get on an organised cruise down Loboc River and enjoy a lunch buffet spread, take in the historical sights around Tagbilaran city, visit the Cambuyo rice terraces, and have an adrenaline-pumping time at Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park. A must-do at the ecotourism park is to get on the zip line, which will bring you not only through the jungle but also the river, and then a view of the Chocolate Hills. Panglao Island itself is already known for its amazing diving spots, as well as other water activities including kayaking and snorkelling.
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