21 Must See Attractions in Bohol

Last Updated: January 19, 2017
Bohol offers a lot of tourist attractions from historical sites to falls, caves, and of course, white beaches. With so many places to see and things to do, you’ll need a lot of time to fully explore the province.

Two days are definitely not enough to explore Bohol. Nonetheless, we still managed to visit these 21 amazing attractions in two days.

1. Sagbayan Peak Resort & Recreation
If you are coming from Cebu via Tubigon Port, Bohol  and want to start your adventure right away, the best place to go is the Sagbayan Peak. Sagbayan is one of the 3 among 1,776 chocolate hills that was developed into a resort for tourism purposes.  This government owned mountain resort is the best place to have a sneak peek of the famous chocolate hills....read more>>

2. Chocolate Hills Complex
When I was a kid, I really thought these hills are made of chocolate.  By the time I learned that they are not, I started wondering why they are called chocolate hills.   I've wanted to see them before my eyes, and when I finally did, I was so awed and amazed. They really are wonderful! One will really wonder how great nature can be.  Now I understand why it's one of the natural Wonders of the World...read more>>

2. Shiphaus
This house was originally planned as a residential house, but since it attracts a lot of tourists for its unique design even during the construction, it was converted into a simulation hotel. Built and owned through the determination of Master Marine Capt. Gaudencio Dumapias...read more>>

4. Simply Butterflies Conservation Center
There are almost 300 species of butterflies in Bohol and at least half can be found in the center. The center is the first to start a butterfly livelihood breeding and conservation in Bohol.  Their aim is to protect and strengthen the natural environment of the butterflies, through plant research, breeding and releasing...read more>>

5. Mahogany Man-Made Forest
This man-made forest is a 2km stretch of mahogany forest that's been a favorite stop for tourists to take pictures or to just enjoy the nature. You'll know when you are near the forest when the road and the surrounding start to get dark...read more>>

6. Sipatan Twin Hanging Bridge
The Bamboo Hanging Bridge which spans for almost 40-km. is located at Sevilla, Bohol. The bridge is made of bamboo and steel cables for more support.  It was originally made using bamboo and rope, but to give more support and safety, the rope is now made of cable steel. The deck of the bridge is made of woven bamboo slats and believe it or not, they are very sturdy...read more>>

7. Loboc River
Loboc River has become one of the favorite tourist attractions in Bohol because of the many activities you can do there. One of those is the river cruising in a floating restaurant. The cruise starts from the town of Loboc and upstream to Busay Falls, with a few stops to watch local performances per barangay. You can enjoy the cruise with good food and beautiful music performed by a local band. The river is also very clean and peaceful...read more>>

8. Loboc Church
Also called Saint Peter the Apostle Parish Church is the second oldest Christian settlement in Bohol next to Baclayon church. Same as the Baclayon church, this church is also declared a National Historical Landmark and a National Cultural Treasure. Unfortunately, it was severely damaged during the October 2013 earthquake...read more>>

9. Baclayon Church
Old Churches is one of the reasons why I wanted to visit Bohol.  I've been to Ilocos and I've seen some of the old churches there, so I searched for one province that has a lot, and Bohol is one of them...read more>>

10. The Blood Compact Shrine
This shrine is built in commemoration of the blood compact or Sandugo between the Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and the Bohol chieftain, Datu Sikatuna.  This is to seal their friendship as part of the tribal tradition...read more>>

11. Tagbilaran Church

This church is located at the heart of Tagbilaran City and one of the first 6 parishes founded by the Jesuit missionaries who came in Bohol in 1595...read more>>

12. Bohol Museum
Bohol Museum is one of the places you must see when you visit Bohol.  It's the former President Carlos P. Garcia's home, located in the heart of Tagbilaran City...read more>>

13. Dumaluan Beach
There are a lot of beaches in Panglao Island but the most popular are Alona Beach and the Dumaluan Beach.  Alona Beach is  the most developed and most beautiful beach in Panglao.  Dumaluan Beach, however, is the most exclusive...read more>>

14. Panglao Church
This is the 2nd oldest church in the island of Panglao and probably the least visited.  However, this church, same as the Dauis church also has unique feature, they both have murals on the ceiling...read more>>

15. Nova Shell Museum
Philippines is not only blessed with 7,000 plus islands with most of them with white sand.  It's also blessed with thousands of variety of underwater species.  Bohol is one of those islands that offer some of the most exotic seashells, clams and mollusk. You don't need to go underwater just to see those species.  Nova Shell Museum in Bohol has thousands of displays of them.  Not alive though, but still, it doesn't hurt knowing and be amazed with them...read more>>

16. Bohol Bee Farm
Bohol Bee Farm is known for their organic produce and of course, organic food. They offer delicious meals from their own organically produced vegetables, from squash muffins, cassava chips, vegetable lasagna to flowers salad. If you want to to be relaxed this is the perfect place to Bee!...read more>>

17. Hinagdanan Cave
Bohol is not only known for amazing Chocolate Hills, beautiful islands and exotic seashells, they are also known for its caves.  A total of 1,400 caves have been counted in the province and there are still some that are not discovered yet. You don't need to go far to see one, though, because Hinagdanan Cave is very accessible from Panglao town proper..read more>>

18. Dauis Church
Located not far from the bridge that connects Panglao and Bohol is this another old and beautiful church. This is the only church I've seen with a well at the foot of the altar. The church was constructed in 1863 and completed in the early 1920's. One of the old churches in Bohol that was damaged during the 2013 earthquake...read more>>

19. Tubigon Church
The church was constructed in 1886 and its bell tower from 1928 to 1934. It was totally damaged in the October 2013 earthquake and they built a new church at the lower portion of the land where it's originally standing...read more>>

20.  Alburquerque Church (Santa Monica Parish Church of Alburquerque)
The church was declared as an Important Cultural Property by the National Museum of the Philippines in 2013. It was also declared
National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Institute in 2014. In October 15, 2013 it was partially damage when a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas...read more>>

21. Alona Beach
After my first visit to Bohol, I'm always curious as to how Alona Beach looks like, so even though we're staying at the Bellevue  Hotel in Bohol, I asked our guide to bring us to the beach. I want to see for myself what's the big fuzz about this beach as they said it's the Boracay in Bohol. I've been to Boracay already and I can say that's nothing like the sand in Boracay. It's white, alright, but it's not as fine as Bora's. It also looks like over crowded. I'm just glad that we didn't stay here on our first and the second visit. But of course, if you want a night life, this is the perfect place. Most private hotels in Bohol offers free round trip transfer to Alona Beach. 

For a detailed itinerary, please click here.

Most of the churches were damaged during the earthquake and still under construction as of July 2016.

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