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The Island of Bohol

Bohol is one of the beautiful islands in the Philippines.It is located in the Central Visayas Region.
Bohol is a popular tourist destination with its beaches and resorts.
The Chocolate Hills is the most popular attraction.
The island of Panglao, located just southwest of Tagbilaran City, is home to some of the finest beaches in the country.
The Philippine Tarsier, considered by some to be the smallest primate, is indigenous to the island.
Bohol's climate is generally dry, with maximum rainfall between the months of June and October.
The people of Bohol are said to be the descendants of the last group of inhabitants who settled in the Philippines called pintados or “tattooed ones.
The island was the seat of the first international treaty of peace and unity between the native king Datu Sikatuna, and Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi, on March 16, 1565 through a blood compact alliance known today by many Filipinos as the "Sandugo" (a filipino term meaning one blood).[

The Famous Chocolate hills

The Chocolate Hills is probably one of the most famous attractions of Bohol. From the airport, it would take about an hour drive to get there.

The chocolate hills consist of are no less than 1268 hills. Up close, they looks like giant mole hills. They are very uniform in shape and mostly between 30 and 50 metres high. They are covered with grass, which, at the end of the dry season, turns chocolate brown. From this color, the hills derived their name. At other times, the hills are green, and the association may be a bit difficult to make.

Would you believe that these hills are not man-made? Up to this day, even geologists have not reached a theory on how they where formed. The most commonly accept theory is that they are the weathered formations of a kind of marine limestone on top of a impermeable layer of clay.

If you climb the 214 steps to the top of the observation hill near the complex, you can read this explanation on a bronze plaque.

The very cute Tarsiers

If you go to Bohol, one must not miss visiting the Tarsiers. These animals are already extinct and the government is trying its best to preserve their existence.

The Philippine Tarsier is a tiny animal, measuring about 4 to 6 inches (15 cm) in height. The average adult is about the size of the human fist. Its head can rotated 180 degrees! They are nocturnal animals with really huge eyes that are perfect for night vision. They have thick and silky furs which is colored dark brown. Their thin tail is bald and is about twice the lenths of its body which they use for balancing.

So okay, i get this a lot... please compare our eyes :) so.. whose is bigger???

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:friendly people, nice beaches
  • Cons:need to hire a car to get to different places
  • Last visit to Bohol: Jan 2006
  • Intro Updated Mar 22, 2007
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  • dabenzstar's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2007 at 6:09 PM

    hi there, we'll be in bohol on sept. 27-29.....we'll be needing your help on how to plan our itenerary...we'll land at 4pm and be back at manila at 10am. it would really be a great help, thanks a lot. kindly email me at dabenzstar@yahoo.com

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2007 at 5:33 PM

    you have some very very nice pages from the phillippines. very nice work and very nice to see you on vt :O)

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2007 at 2:08 AM

    The tarsiers are so cute! It is rather strange that the star fish leave the water ;-)

  • dongix's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2007 at 12:03 AM

    Haha nice trivia on ur Alona Beach. But have u seen the real story in Maalaala Mo Kaya? The owner Alona a very determined and inteligent girl started out from scratch, worked hard and eventually opened the resort. Very inspiring one.

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