Just like other tourist destinations in the Philippines, Bohol carries picturesque beauty due to its majestic sites and sceneries.
Just like other tourist destinations in the Philippines, Bohol carries picturesque beauty due to its majestic sites and sceneries. (Photo: David Leaño/Flickr)

Bohol may not be the first place that will come in mind when you want to visit the Philippines, but it is definitely worth the trip. Just like other tourist destinations in the country, it carries picturesque beauty due to its majestic sites and sceneries. So if you want to consider going here, here are the five great reasons on why you should visit Bohol that will surely make you convinced.

Chocolate Hills

The Chocolate Hills is what makes Bohol world-famous. There are over 1,000 hills, which is about 30 to 120 meters high, spread over the area of about 50 square kilometers.

The hills are perfectly placed on the land that even the geologists question how does that happen, per Info Bohol. Although it is covered by green grass, it is called Chocolate Hills as it turns brown every dry season.

Tarsiers

Bohol is also famous for having the oldest and smaller primate in the Philippines, the tarsiers. It is a small, furry, big-eyed primate that is only as big as a palm.

Despite its cute appearance, tarsiers tend to kill itself when it gets stressed out due to a lot of visitors that want to pet and take hold of it. It can hit its head so hard on a hard surface that will cause its death.

Marine Animals

Aside from tarsiers, Bohol is also home to beautiful marine animals like dolphins, whales, and different species of turtles. Some resorts here even offer whale- and dolphin-watching.

You can also see these creatures if you visit Pamilacan Island. If you want to go swimming with the turtles, you can head to Balicasag Island Marine Sanctuary.

White Sand Beaches

Bohol also boasts its number of white sand beaches. According to the Culture Trip, Panglao Island is one of its top beach destinations due to its fine white sand, stunning coral reefs, and world-class diving spots.

Bohol's government official even proudly says it has cleaner waters compared to Boracay. One of the most loved beaches in Panglao Island is Alona Beach because of its beauty and long-stretch powdery white sand.

Great Food And Cuisine

Bohol Bee Farm Resort doesn't only houses bees but serves good food as well. This place only serves organic meals, like flower salad, vegetarian pasta, and seafood soup.

For other great food, you can also try Gerarda's in Tagbilaran. It is one of the most visited restaurants in Bohol because of its unique cuisine that carries both Asian and Spanish influences.