Bohol Island it is the tenth biggest island in Philippines, located in a heart of Visayas Region. The most famous place in Bohol is Panglao Island where the majority of tourists stay. It’s connected with Bohol by bridge – read about Panglao
Island in my previous post. Bohol is a travel destination with beautiful beaches, nature attractions, heritage sites and dozens of scuba diving locations. You can get to Tagbilaran, the capitol of Bohol by air or sea.
When you stay in Panglao or Bohol
Island, there are few ways of transport that you can choose from. Bus is the cheapest type but you need to plan it in advance because public transport is the slowest one. You can also rent a motor bike if you feel comfortable to drive it but prepare yourself
for quite a long journey.
We visited Bohol by car on a one day trip with a private driver – the same one who drove us from ferry port to Alona Beach. A day trip cost us PHP 2,000 (equivalent of approx. €40). Private car gives
you freedom of time schedule but not necessarily freedom of excursion choice. Our driver insisted on stopping at almost every attraction available and seemed to ignore our requests. His English was very basic but considering his age, we decided to respect
the travel arrangements and go with the flow.
The first stop proposed by the driver was the Blood Compact Monument – a statue in memory of historical friendship treaty between Filipinos and Spaniards. That place has a meaning
for locals but it’s not really worth stopping by. We spent there less than 10 min and did not take any photos.
Bohol is filled with churches built by Spanish conquerors in the past. Many of them, including the oldest ones – Baclayon and
Loboc churches – were still under construction after being heavily damaged during earthquake of 2013.
During our one day trip we also visited Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Sanctuary, Man-Made Forest, Bohol Habitat Conservatory
Centre, Loboc River and Python Sanctuary.