Bohol is one of the most beautiful tourist spots in the Philippines. This island is home to the world famous Chocolate hills, the cute tarsiers who own the distinction of being the smallest primates, white sandy beaches that can rival the famous Boracay minus the crowd, and so much more! That is why I don’t blame you if you have set your sights on this beautiful island in the heart of the Philippines.
But before you book your flight and pack your bags here are the things you need to know.
When is the best time to go to Bohol?
To answer this question you might want to take a look at the peak and lean months at Bohol. If you want privacy or have the beach all by yourself and don’t mind some rain then you should go during the lean months otherwise you might want to socialize then go at a time when people flock to the island.
Lean Months – June, July, August, September (Rainy season)
High Months – January, February, March, October, November, December
Peak Days – December 20 – January 7 (Christmas Holiday), February 6-16 (Valentine’s), March 26 – April 5 (Holy Week)
How to go there?
The easiest is to go by air. There are no direct flights to this island from abroad so you have to stopover at Manila or Cebu then just book a connecting flight to Bohol’s capital, Tagbilaran City. Daily flights are offered by various carriers and you can reserve flights via the following airlines – Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines. Want to fly on a budget? Subscribe to these airlines to receive email updates so you’ll know when they will be having a promo seat sale.
If you’re coming from the island of Cebu you can choose to ride a fastcraft which is 15 minutes away from Mactan Airport by taxi. Fastcrafts can take you to Bohol in an hour compared to the traditional sea vessels which can last up to 4 hours.
Supercat services to and from Bohol – Daily
Tel: +63 (32) 2337000, 2349630 to 34
From Tagbilaran to Cebu: 10:00, 14:00 and 18:00 (Daily)
From Cebu to Tagbilaran 08:00, 12:00 and 16:00 (Daily)
Ocean Jet – Daily Services
From Cebu to Tagbilaran: 6:00, 9:30, 14:00, 18:20 (Daily)
From Tagbilaran to Cebu: 7:15, 11:50, 16:20, 17:30 (Daily)
Where to Stay in Bohol?
To get the most out of your Bohol vacation you have to stay at one of the resorts of Bohol. It is a known fact that the most beautiful beach stretch can be found at Panglao Island. Panglao island is also near other tourist spots so it’s worthwhile to stay here.
Top Resorts in Panglao Island
Must See Places in Bohol
Once you get there don’t leave Bohol until you see these places:
1. Chocolate Hills – experience the majestic sight of the famous Chocolate Hills.
2. Baclayon Church – erected since 1596, this is by far the oldest church in Bohol.
4. Loboc River Cruise
5. Hanging Bridge