Bohol is by far one of the most attractive, picturesque locations in the Philippines, getting lots of visitors each year who want to have a taste of all its attractions.
If you have decided to visit Bohol, you made the right decision, and with this guide, you’re set to have an amazing time!
How to reach Bohol
You can reach Bohol by plane from Manila, Philippines, and it is about an hour and a half. You can also ferry there from Dumaguete or Cebu.
Panglao island is the most popular location for people who travel to Bohol, and you can travel straight from Manila to Panglao and land at the Bohol–Panglao International Airport.
Fun Things to Do in Bohol
When you arrive in Bohol, there are so many fun things to do, depending on what you find interesting.
Watch the Dolphins and go Snorkeling
Balicasag Island is the perfect destination to go dolphin and whale watching and take in the beautiful sight of these animals in their natural habitat. You can also go snorkeling on the island.
A tour of Bohol’s best attractions
There are so many attractions you must see for yourself during your visit to Bohol, including the tarsier sanctuary in Corella, the Chocolate Hills located in Carmen, and the Loboc River.
However, it can take a while to complete these visits because these locations are far from each other, so you’ll need some time, as well as a tour guide.
Ride a bike Bike on a Zipline at the Adventure Park in Chocolate Hills
Don’t be scared. What you’ll be doing is riding a bike that has specially designed wheels wrapped around the cable, not riding the usual bike. You’ll also be attached to a safety harness to avoid accidents. Meanwhile, there’ll be a metal bar connecting your bike to a cable above for extra safety as you ride.
Moving around in Bohol
The most common ways to move around Bohol, especially Panglao island include motorcycle rental and tricycle rides. However, a motorbike gives you a comfortable option to move wherever and whenever you want.
If you’d like to rent a motorbike, you need to have a driver’s license as well as some experience.
Checklist for Motorbike Rentals
- Ensure that all the lights, tires, and brakes are working properly.
- Make sure the helmet fits
- Report any damage on the bike and take pictures of it before rental.
- Ensure the gas tank opens and closes as it should.
- Check for insurance. You should also have your travel insurance.
- Familiarize yourself with all the features of the bike
- Get an emergency number in case of incidents
- Drive the bike around for a while before hiring it if you like the ride.
When is the best time to visit Bohol?
The best time to visit Bohol is between January and Mid-March as the weather is comfortable. Avoid visiting between June and November because the weather is at its worst as it is always rainy then. However, every other time, Bohol is hot and sunny all year around.