It’s always a great pleasure to travel, whether it’s a city or a province, as long as you get your butts off from the usual four corners of your room, it’s a good idea. One place in the Philippines that you must not fail to visit is Bohol. Bohol is a province with numerous smaller surrounding islands, known for its beautiful beaches, corals and many more. It has been a tourist spot for many years now and more and more are being lured to travel to this amazing place. Here are the 5 most common yet travel worthy spots in Bohol.
1. The Chocolate Hills
Probably the most common landmark of Bohol is the famous Chocolate Hills. Basing on the name, it’s not edible though. It is named as such because during summer or the dry season, the green colored hills turn into brown which makes it look like chocolate kisses. Aside from feasting your eyes with this beautiful scenery, you can also take some exercise by climbing up a hundred or more steps to reach the viewing area.
2. Tarsier Sanctuary
Have you ever seen a monkey-like creature yet so small with huge brown eyes? If not, then this location is the one you must go to. This sanctuary is one of the primary spots people travel to because they want to see how Tarsiers look like in the flesh. Tarsiers are cute and are very clingy to trees. No other place in the Philippines where you can find these species, only in Bohol. Good thing they are being taken cared of the government since they are considered to be endangered nowadays.
3. Loboc Floating Restaurant
Another highlight of the Bohol travel is the cruise in Loboc river. Riding on a floating restaurant with a delicious buffet, serenading you with some live music and dancing with the locals are just few of the best moments you can experience in this beautiful boat ride.
4. Man-made Forest
Two words for this spot – Instagram Goals! This man-made forest is where people usually do stop-overs just to take a photoshoot. The road itself has that western feels and the trees surrounding will make you feel like you’re in a foreign country. So when you happen to drop by here, be sure not to miss the opportunity to stop and take a pose.
5. Hanging Bridge
One of the best ways to conquer your fear is to really crossover and see what’s in the store on the other side. This hanging bridge is a symbolic way of that principle. For people who are afraid of heights or just find bridges heck scary, this is definitely a challenge that one must take. As the saying goes, no guts, no glory.
6. Old Churches
Few years ago, Bohol has been hit by a powerful 7 magnitude earthquake, destroying some buildings particulary these old churches. However, that tragic event did not stop the locals from getting back up. Just like Baclayon church, which happens to be one of the oldest churches in the entire Philippines, it is now being rebuilt by the brave Boholanos.
When in Bohol, you will never ever run out of wonderful things to do and amazing places to visit. For most people, they believe modernization of a province is a must in order to keep up with the world’s trend. However, not in all cases. A little improvement will do but there are things better left as they are in order to preserve the natural and genuine beauty of this majestic island. Lastly, the most encouraging lesson Bohol has taught us? It’s to always get back up no matter how many times we have fallen.
The LORD helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads. The eyes of all look to you in hope; you give them their food as they need it. When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing. – Psalm 145:14-16