Bohol is located in the middle of the Philippines, and can be conveniently reached by air and boat.
Coming from abroad, you have two options: you can fly to Manila or Cebu. Cebu is the most convenient, but only a limited number of international flights will arrive there. Coming from Europe, you'll need to have a stop-over in either Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Hong Kong, however, it will save you the hassle of going through Manila. Among others, the following airlines fly international routes to Cebu: Silk Air, Malaysia Airlines, and Cathay Pacific.
If you come via Manila, you'll probably want to take a connecting flight to Tagbilaran, which takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. It is also possible to take a boat to Bohol, but will take 25 hours, and is only advisable if you have plenty of time and enjoy a trip on sea, or have to travel on a rock-bottom budget. If you come from Manila, you can also go to Cebu by air, and then continue by boat. There are numerous daily flights from Manila to Cebu. The flying time is about 50 minutes. The transfer by taxi from the airport to the pier takes about 30 minutes in normal traffic conditions, and should cost 165 pesos. The following airlines fly on the from Manila to Cebu: PAL, Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines, Asian Spirit, Astro Air, and Grand Air.
It is always worthwhile to look for a promotional fare if you fly. You can save a considerable amount of money by asking around a little.
If you come via Cebu, you can also take a short 25 minute flight, but you'll probably want to take the one and a half hour trip with a fast boat to Tagbilaran. The regular boat to Tagbilaran will take about four hours. It is also possible to take a boat to Tubigon and Talibon, which may be more convenient if you want to be on the west or north coast of the island.
The most economical way to get from Cebu to Tagbilaran by boat is to catch a ferry to Tubigon, and continue by bus from Tubigon to Tagbilaran. This is sometimes both faster and cheaper than taking a boat directly to Tagbilaran.Note that security regulations on domestic flights in the Philippines no longer allow bringing liquids (such as perfumes and bottles of wine) as carry-on items into the cabin. Even if you had those liquids sealed by duty-free shops on the airport of origin, you may be forced to throw them away if you are not able to place them in your checked-in luggage.
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Prepare a majestic ride for a breath-taking scenery of the ‘Loboc River Cruise’ in a floating restaurant banca at Bohol’s diversified town - Loboc.
Loboc is known for its floating restaurants along the scenic and winding Loboc River. Tourists also come to see the tarsier, a small nocturnal animal with large eyes. It is one of the world's smallest primates. Unfortunately, the tarsiers here are kept in an inadequate cage, and better be observed in the Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella.
See the world-renowned cone-shaped of more than magnificent hundred haycock ‘Chocolate Hills’ which the Nature’s expression of beauty, mystery and romance bringing it to the TOP as one of the New 7 Wonders of World’s Nature, spread all over the territory of Carmen and Sagbayan!
There are a number of hypotheses regarding the formation of the hills. These include simple limestone weathering, sub-oceanic volcanism, the uplift of the seafloor and a more recent theory which maintains that as an ancient active volcano self-destructed, it spewed huge blocks of stone which were then covered with limestone and later thrust forth from the ocean bed.
Geologists have long debated about the formation of the hills, resulting in various ways the origin of the Chocolate Hills are stated or explained. The one written on the bronze plaque at the viewing deck in Carmen, Bohol states that they are eroded formations of a type of marine limestone that sits on top of hardened clay.
The plaque reads:
The unique land form known as the Chocolate Hills of Bohol was formed ages ago by the uplift of coral deposits and the action of rain water and erosion.
Another statement says:
The grassy hills were once coral reefs that erupted from the sea in a massive geologic shift. Wind and water put on the finishing touches over hundreds of thousands of years.
Still another way the origin is stated is that they were formed centuries ago by tidal and by the uplift of coral deposits and the action of rain water and erosion. Another theory is that they were ancient coral limestone reefs shaped by many thousands of years erosion by both water and wind.Geologists think that the specific shape of the hills is caused by the influence of the weather over millions of years. The break down of the upper layers of the limestone formations, followed by the erosion processes, resulted in these cone-shaped remnants. It is likely that they were once limestone deposits beneath the sea, uplifted by the movement of plates and then smoothed by wind and rainwater erosion. movement
Witness the World’s most smallest monkey- ‘The Bohol Tarsier’ located most at Bohol’s extincted town of Corella and the rest of all Bohol tropical natures which is believed to be the tiniest creature of all living primates all over the world’s animal kingdom!
Experience total satisfaction under the sun as you discover the amazing white-pristine sands of ‘Bohol Beaches’ mostly located at Bohol’s known paradise - Panglao and Dauis - Bohol’s one of its pride on Tourism!
Discover Bohol’s historical background as you embrace the majestic history of the world’s renown ‘The Blood Compact Site’ located at Bool Dist. Tagbilaran City, between Miguel Lopez de Legazpi of Spain and Rajah Sikatuna of the island which continues to commemorates the First Treaty of Friendship between peoples of different races, religious, culture and civilization making Tagbilaran the City of Friendship.