Discover the magic of Chocolate Hills, the Tarsier (smallest monkey in the world) and the beauty of Panglao Beach Island.
Bohol is a province of the Philippines, in the country’s Central Visayas region. It comprises Bohol Island and numerous smaller surrounding islands. Bohol is known for coral reefs and unusual geological formations, notably the Chocolate Hills. On the main island, near the town of Carmen, these 1,200 or so symmetrical mounds turn cocoa-brown in the dry season, contrasting with the surrounding jungle’s greenery.
Offshore from the southwestern capital, Tagbilaran, is Panglao Island. The island’s has beach resorts and renowned dive sites around south-coast Alona, as well as diving schools and opportunities for dolphin-watching. Inland, the forest of the Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape is popular for bird-watching and trekking. The Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella helps preserve the endangered Philippine tarsier, a tiny, bug-eyed primate. Wooden boats serve traditional buffets as they follow the Loboc River to Busay Falls. Around Antequera are caves and waterfalls.