CHOCOLATE HILLS

            See this unique formation of 1,247 limestone ‘ humps ’– cone shaped hills - in the center of Bohol. Chocolate Hills a phenomenon considered one of the Natural Wonders of the World, turns brown in the dry months of April and May resembling Hershey’s Cone Chocolate Kisses!  

 

RIVERS & WATERFALLS

 

LOBOC RIVER


Take a trip to Loboc Town in the morning and for example, Visit the Church, Listen to it’s history – Loboc offers so much! See the damage they suffered with floods, hear of their Internationally acclaimed Children’s Choir. THEN  – take their buffet Lunch Cruise on the motorized, floating restaurants or just a smaller boat if you don’t need lunch       – See the local kids summersault from high coconut palms into the river for fun and be serenaded by the musicians with the cultural dancers. When you reach the Busay Falls – just cool off and take a swim. We can lend you a towel!  

 

BUSAY FALLS

Measures 12 meters wide and 4 meters deep.

 

MAG-ASO WATERFALLS

Located close to the town of Antequera, 21 kilometers drive from Tagbilaran City. On Sundays early morning you may enjoy the local handicraft market -  their  basketry work is exported to many countries.  If you are not around for that, it is still very much worth visiting the MAG-ASO Falls. The early morning mist may give an intriguing mystic cover to the Falls, but only lasts long enough for a few photographic shots. “ Aso” means  “smoke”  in the native language.

 

 

 

HINAGDANAN CAVE

The Hinagdanan Cave is located in Panglao Island, Dauis, Bohol about 9 kilometers from Tagbilaran City. Hinagdanan means “laddered”, as you enter down into the cave via a narrow ladder like passage to find a naturally lit cave and lagoon with many stalactites and stalagmites. Notice the “powder puff” trees around the park area – ever seen one before?    

 

 

WILD LIFE

 

TARSIER

The Philippine Tarsier is the smallest primate in the world to be found only in Bohol. Tarsiers are small and weigh only about 110 to 145 grams or 4 to 5 ounces. Tarsiers have noticeably gigantic eyes, they are nocturnal and arboreal. They have extended legs and anklebones which are well modified for leaping. They hunt at night exclusively for insects.  Their diet consists of mainly crickets, grasshoppers and small lizards.Tarsiers can turn their head 180 degrees in either direction.

 

MAN-MADE FOREST


   

 

  To be found on the way to Chocolate Hills. Experience the fresh coolness of the gentle breeze. It is said to

  have “a healthy effect that soothes weary souls”.

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL VIEW

 

 BACLAYON CHURCH


Considered to be the oldest stone church in the Philippines, it is the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon town of Bohol. The Baclayon Church is one of the best preserved churches build by the Spanish Jesuits after they arrived in 1595.

Only in 1717, Baclayon became a parish, and construction of a new church commenced. The church was created from coral stones. The workers used bamboo to move and lift the stones in position, and they used millions of egg whites to cement the stones together. The existing building was finished in 1727. Baclayon Church is about 7 kilometers drive from Tagbilaran City. 

 

LOBOC CHURCH

     The Church of San Pedro is in the town of Loboc Bohol. The Convent is the rehearsal place          for the internationally acclaimed – LOBOC CHILDREN’S CHOIR along the Loboc River. Loboc church is the second oldest          church in Bohol constructed by the Spanish Jesuit missionaries in 1608, but was quickly reduced to ashes. In 1638, a                  stronger one was build. Positioned near the river, many floods caused damage but the church has still survived. Inside the          church, you can view some extraordinary naive paintings on the ceiling. In the three story convent, a Spanish fleece of arms      can be found in the stone wall at the entrance. The church has two porticos, the Jesuit-built Baroque façade which is                    decorated with unfinished medallions depicting saints, and the neoclassical portico added by the Recollects.The Loboc               Church is about 24 kilometers drive from Tagbilaran City. 

 

BLOOD COMPACT SITE

An historical event happened on March 16, 1565 and is celebrated every year in Bohol as the Sandugo Festival in July. A native chieftain Datu Sikatuna, forged a Blood Compact with Don Miguel Lopez de Legazpi on behalf of the King of Spain, for the purpose of nurturing friendly relations between the countries. The statuettes representing this historical promise of friendship were made by National Artist Napoleon Abueva, a Boholano.

 

PUNTA CRUZ WATCH TOWER

    Built of stone wherein a wooden cross is planted in a slightly depressed area in front   of  the tower. According to myth, the cross has been delighted with a mysterious      prediction that has saved many people from the ruins of pirates. The cross is said to expand its arms to the sea,    preventing intruders.     The windows of the tower facing nearby islands Cebu, Siquijor and the Mindanao Sea, served  as a lookout for pirates.

    Located in the town of Maribojoc Bohol 14 kilometers drive from Tagbilaran City.

 

 

 

OCEANIC VIEW

WHITE SANDY BEACHES OF PANGLAO ISLAND

White Sandy Beaches are spotted in different places around Panglao Island. We can organize a car / van or motorized banka boat for you to enjoy swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, kayaking, undisturbed coral reefs and diverse marine life - and perfect places to dive...Panglao Beaches are the best tropical beaches in the region.

 

DOLPHIN / WHALE WATCHING

    

 

     Enjoy viewing the playful dolphins jumping and    experience        the adventures of the islands around.