Bohol Tourist Video. Thanks to Ted Ramasola for this very nice Bohol Tourism Video.
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Bohol Tourist Info – Live in the Philippines
Bohol Island – Boholanos call it “God’s little paradise”
- Size: 4117 km²
- Coastline: 330 km
- Population: 1.3 million
- The 10th largest island in the Philippines
- Language: Boholano and English
- Religion: about 93% of Catholics
- Currency: Peso (PHP short form)
- Capital: Tagbilaran City with 100,000 inhabitants
- Location: Central Visayas – 640 km southeast of Manila
- Climate: Tropical, 27 to 33 degrees during the day. At night, about 25 degrees
Aside from the municipalities of Carmen, Loboc, Tagbilaran, and Anda, the province of Bohol are also known for Panglao Island. Divided into two municipalities (Dauis and Panglao), this island has lots to offer to every traveler from all over the world. Whether you are on a budget or someone longing for some luxurious pampering and relaxation on your holiday.
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Bohol Tours and Activities
Bohol is situated in the region of Central Visayas in the Philippines.
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BY AIR from Manila to Tagbilaran City in Bohol:
Air Asia, Cebu Pacific, and Philippine Airlines offer daily flights from Manila to the new international airport (since 2018) of Panglao Island. Flight time is 1hour 15 minutes.
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BY SEA from Cebu City to Tagbilaran City in Bohol:
Approximately every 2 hours there is a ferry from Cebu City to Tagbilaran City in Bohol.
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Arriving at the international or domestic airport in Cebu – Mactan Island, you ride a taxi going to Pier 1 (Ocean Jet & SuperCat 2Go) in Cebu City and go via Fast Ferry to Tagbilaran. The trip takes 2 hours.
Bohol Tourist attraction – The Tarsier
The Tarsier is one of the smallest primates in the world
The Philippine Tarsier, (Picture credit © Yonew24) a night active animal and the world’s smallest monkey (Primate) with a weight of 80-150 gram. Bohol is the known as a prime tarsier tourist destination hosting a large population with their own forest sanctuary, about some hectare. The Bohol Tarsier Foundation, founded few years ago, guaranties the survival of these rare animals.
Approximately 1 million people live in Bohol, about 100.000 of them in the capital city of Tagbilaran. Bohol (the main island) has a coastline of 330 km and an area of 3800 square kilometers and is the tenth largest of over 7000 islands of the Philippines
Panglao Island is the largest neighbor and connected with two bridges to Bohol. Distance from the airport in Tagbilaran City to the famous Alona Beach on Panglao Island is 25 km only.
Bohol Tourist destination Alona beach
The famous Alona beach on Panglao Island
Hotels at Alona Beach – Panglao: Hotels near Alona Beach
The main Bohol tourist beach is the Alona beach on Panglao Island. See more info about beaches at the article: The best beaches of Panglao
Visa and Money Requirements
Tourists arrive in the Philippines on Tourist status visa, with a valid visa for 30 days. Visas will be extended for the following period of 29 days and then periodically every 59 days at the Bureau of Immigration Office, located in Tagbilaran City. Payments are accepted by the country’s currency Philippine Peso (PHP).
BOHOL GUIDE recommends a cash reserve in pesos for the first few days upon arrival, changeable at Money changer Office at Airports. In Tagbilaran City are many ATM machines accepting major bank cards as well as on Alona beach.
Bohol Tourist destination Chocolate Hills
Behold the world famous chocolate hills in Bohol
Hotels Chocolate Hills Bohol: Accommodation near Chocolate Hills
The Chocolate Hills, listed as one of the Seven Wonder of the Philippines, with more than 1200 hills are located around the towns of Batuan, Carmen, Sagbayan, occupying an area of 50 square km in the middle of the island. They are all just overgrown with green grass that turns brown during the dry season and gives the hills their name.
Communication – Cellphone (Handy), Internet and Mail
BOHOL GUIDE recommends buying a local SIM -Card from SUN Cellular, Globe or Smart Telecommunication Systems for your mobile phone, available at all malls. SIM cards are available for less than 40 Pesos and one message getting charged 1 peso and for a local call only 7 pesos per minute. For international text messages, the charge is 20 Peso.
For Internet users, most resorts, hotels, and restaurants provide a WIFI Internet connection. Small and large Internet cafes are available everywhere. In Tagbilaran City are all mayor post offices located, as there is a local Post office, LBC, FED-EX, and others.
Bohol Tourist destination Loboc river
Loboc River Cruise in Bohol with floating Restaurant
Hotels Loboc River: Hotels near Loboc River
The Loboc River and its Loboc River Cruise is a famous tourist attraction in Bohol as well as their floating restaurants offer local delicacies during the trip on the river. During a stop at the river tour, cultural dance groups will entertain guests before reaching a beautiful waterfall. Loboc’s old Spanish Church, known for its separate bell tower, is worth as well a visit.