Outside Cebu, we consider Bohol as our second home. After a two-hour Cebu-Bohol ferry ride, we can already enjoy the pristine beaches and world-famous natural wonders. Whether you’re a first-timer or a returning visitor, here are the top Bohol attractions we recommend that you include in your itinerary.
Dali, suroy ta sa Bohol! (Come, let’s explore Bohol!)
Tip: Don’t have much time to plan your Bohol itinerary? Join this Bohol Countryside Tour instead. It already includes a private transfer that takes you to the top Bohol attractions such as Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, and Baclayon Church, among others.
Top Bohol attractions for nature lovers
1. Chocolate Hills
First on our list is the ever-famous Chocolate Hills, a unique geological formation and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It truly is a marvel of nature you have to see for yourself.
While you’re here, boost your adrenaline by ziplining over a breathtaking landscape at the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park. Read our Chocolate Hills guide to know more about this top Bohol tourist spot.
Address: Brgy. Buenos Aires, Carmen, Bohol, Philippines
Entrance Fee: ₱100 (foreigners); ₱30 (locals); ₱15 (students)
2. Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary
The Philippine Tarsier has put Bohol on the world map. While seeing the tarsiers up close is one of the top things to do in Bohol, you should be aware that these tiny nocturnal creatures are already considered near threatened. Hence, we should all be responsible when visiting their habitats.
There are controversies surrounding the tarsier attraction in Loboc, so it is highly encouraged that you visit the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella, Bohol instead. It is run by the Philippine Tarsier Foundation, Incorporated (PTFI), which officially manages the Philippine tarsier conservation and provides sustainable living conditions for these endemic primates.
Address: Tarsier Sanctuary Road, Brgy. Canapnapan, Corella, Bohol, Philippines
Entrance Fee: ₱150 (adults); Free for children under 8 years old
3. Habitat Bohol
Another Bohol tourist spot for nature lovers is Habitat Bohol. While the butterfly enclosure has been closed since 2020, you’ll still spot different species of butterflies and birds in this geo park as you engage in a ZONA walk, a form of forest bathing with Qigong.
You can even stay at their Habitat Bohol Highland Nature Resort for a full nature retreat experience.
Address: Highway Poblacion Bilar, Bohol, Philippines
ZONA walk rate: ₱520 for a two-hour session
4. Hinagdanan Cave
Enter an otherworldly realm at Hinagdanan Cave on Bohol’s Panglao Island. Hagdan is the Bisaya term for stairs, hence you can find a staircase that leads you to the naturally lit cavern.
Inside, you’ll find a deep lagoon surrounded by enigmatic stalactites and stalagmites. If you wish, you can swim here at an additional fee.
Address: Bingag, Dauis, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines
Entrance Fee: ₱50; additional ₱75 if you will swim
Tip: For a hassle-free trip to Hinagdanan Cave, join this Panglao City Tour. This already includes an air-conditioned transport, a driver guide, and insurance.
Bohol tourist places for beach bums
5. Alona Beach
Imagine a stretch of white sand beach lined with resorts, dive shops, restaurants, and cafes, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in Alona Beach.
This Bohol tourist spot one of the top beach destinations in the Philippines and our go-to place whenever we want to have a relaxing tropical getaway outside Cebu. We always look forward to having a staycation in one of the best Panglao resorts, especially during the summer season.
Address: Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines
Entrance Fee: Free to the public
6. Dumaluan Beach
If you want a less crowded and less commercialized beach destination in Bohol, head over to Dumaluan Beach.
Book a stay at Dumaluan Beach Resort and enjoy this little piece of paradise at your doorstep. We stayed here before and we couldn’t get enough of the beach and the surrounding nature.
Address: Dumaluan Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines
Entrance Fee: ₱25 if you’re not staying in the resort
Bohol tourist attractions for foodies
7. Loboc River Floating Restaurant & River Cruise
Loboc River, also called Loay River, is located in Carmen near the Chocolate Hills. It is one of the top Bohol tourist attractions where you can dine with a view as you cruise along the river.
Aside from indulging in local food and taking in the beauty of nature, you’ll also get to watch a traditional song and dance performance midway through the river cruise. Feel free to dance and join in the fun!
Address: Loboc, Bohol, Philippines
Entrance Fee: ₱850 (inclusive of cruise and lunch buffet)
8. Bohol Bee Farm
If you’re a foodie, you should definitely visit Bohol Bee Farm. It is an eco-destination where you can indulge in vegan dishes and healthy food options.
You can even stay at the Bohol Bee Farm Hotel to complete your wellness retreat.
Address: Purok 1, Brgy. Dao, Dauis, Bohol, Philippines
Food price range: ₱180-₱380
9. The Buzzz Cafè
If Bohol Bee Farm is out of your way, you can hit up the various branches of The Buzzz Cafè instead. It’s a cafe by Bohol Bee Farm so the food is the same.
We always buy their organic ice cream in Alona Beach, and our all-time favorites are the avocado and durian flavors.
Branches: Alona Beach; Tagbilaran City, Island City Mall, Bohol Bee Farm (Dauis)
Food price range: ₱180-₱380
Man-made tourist attractions in Bohol
10. Bilar Man-Made Forest
The Bilar Man-Made Forest or Bohol Mahogany Forest is one of the top Bohol tourist sites and almost always included in any Bohol tour. This two-kilometer stretch of dense mahogany forest was part of a reforestation project many years ago.
As you stop by here, remember to pause, feel the breeze, and observe the surrounding nature aside from taking IG-worthy snaps.
Address: Loay Interior Road, Bilar, Bohol, Philippines
Entrance Fee: Free
11. Bamboo Hanging Bridge
Are you brave enough to cross this hanging bridge over Bohol’s Sipatan River? With a height of about 25 meters, the Bamboo Hanging Bridge, also known as the Sipatan Twin Hanging Bridge, is not as high as it looks. But of course, this one’s not for those with a fear of heights.
In July 2023, this Bohol attraction was restored and reopened to the public after being destroyed by Super Typhoon Odette in Dec 2021.
Address: Brgy. Poblacion and Brgy. Calinga-an, Sevilla, Bohol, Philippines
Entrance Fee: ₱50; Free for children below 10 years old
Historical attractions in Bohol
12. Baclayon Church
Built in 1727, Baclayon Church is one of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines. It was severely damaged after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Bohol in 2013. The National Museum of the Philippines reconstructed and restored it so you can now see its grandeur again.
If you’re a history and culture enthusiast, you should definitely see (and enter!) this centuries-old church.
Address: Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines
Entrance Fee: Free
13. Blood Compact Monument
The Blood Compact Monument, also referred to as the Sandugo Shrine, is the actual site where Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legaspi performed the sandugo (blood compact) on 16 March 1565. It symbolized the friendship and peace between the foreigners and the natives at the time.
This historical site is free to visit so it’s worth adding in your Bohol itinerary.
Address: Tagbilaran East Road, Barangay Bool, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
Entrance Fee: Free
These are just some of the Bohol attractions that await you in this beautiful province in Central Visayas. Feel free to let us know if you have more Bohol tourist places to recommend.
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