The list of things to do in Bohol is long, friends. And the best way to see everything is by renting a scooter, so that’s what we did. The good thing about Bohol is that most sights are in a close range, which makes it easy to get from one place to the other. We drove from Panglao and spent a full day (8-9 hours) driving – which I might add – is a long time on a scooter. Seen in retrospective, it might have been better to do the tour over two days. My butt would’ve thanked me for sure!
Read next: Things to do in Panglao, Philippines.
7. RICE FIELDS
There are rice fields everywhere on Bohol so you can’t miss them when you’re driving around. In the rice fields there are birds looking for water, and water buffalos in the mud. Lots of locals are working in the fields, too, collecting rice and farming. When it’s been raining, the sun reflects in the water in the fields which makes them extra beautiful.
8. CHOCOLATE HILLS
Admission fee: 20 pesos
The two main things to do in Bohol are visiting the tarsiers and Chocolate Hills. The latter consists of approximately 1,247 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometers. They are covered in green grass, but during the dry season they become brown (hence the name).
There are two main viewpoints to see the hills from: the Sacbayan and Carmen, and the pictures below are taken at Sacbayan peak. I would definitely recommend you to go to Carmen, which is more impressive and allows you to get a full view of the Chocolate Hills.
9. BACLAYON CHURCH
Admission fee: 50 pesos (goes to restoration of the church)
The Philippines has a vibrant Catholic culture and Bohol in particular. There are churches everywhere, both small town and village chapels and major churches like the one in Baclayon. Baclayon church is the second oldest stone church in the Philippines, constructed in 1595 by Jesuit priests and it is home to several artefacts and old scripts. Next to the entrance there is a small museum where you can view the relics.
10. WHALE SHARK SWIMMING
Price: 1,200 pesos
Whale shark swimming is awesome and if you get the chance you should definitely go for it! I swam with whale sharks in Mexico and it was such a great experience. There were around 50 of them swimming around and under us while we were in the water and it was so much fun! Even though I didn’t do this in Bohol and can’t vouch for the quality, I’ll recommend you to have the experience if not here then somewhere else!
Have you ever been to Bohol? What did I miss?
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