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A Taste of Bohol

The Bohol Province is considered as one of the most famous tourist destinations in the Philippines. It is an island in the Central Visayan Region of the Philippines. People in the province are called Boholanos. Many tourists from different countries go to Bohol because of its beautiful beaches and resorts. The province is known for the famous Chocolate Hills and the Philippine Tarsier, a small monkey with big eyes. Other attractive amenities that the island offers are diving shops, recreation centers and shopping malls.

Restaurants on the island province offer a variety of food. Tourists in the province can enjoy flavors from countries around the world. There are Japanese, Chinese and Singaporean as well as Filipino-American restaurants that tourists and locals can go to. Coffeehouses, bake shops, bars and music lounges are additional attractions that the province offers. Franchises of local and international fast food chains are also presents in the province. Fusion restaurants have also made their mark in the island province.

Tourists who prefer to eat the freshest food can go to restaurants located near or within wet and public markets called dampa. Seafood on sale at wet markets includes king crabs, lobsters, mussels, prawns and shrimp. It is guaranteed that seafood sold at the wet markets is the freshest catches of the day. When eating at a dampa, customers buy seafood from the market, go to the restaurant and tell the Boholano staff how they want the food to be cooked. Customers may also leave the decision on how the food will be cooked to the staff of the dampa that they will be eating at. Eating at a dampa has become famous not only with locals but also with tourists because it brings an enjoyable and one-of-a-kind experience.

Bohol also offers cruises along Cambuhat River that will surely delight tourists not only because of the sights that they will be able see but also because of the oyster feast that they can enjoy at the end of the river cruise. Slipper oysters can be bought from oyster farms in the province.

The island province of Bohol is very accessible to foreign and local tourists. Once in the Philippines, there are daily airplane flights offered by a number of airline carriers available for them to take. Estimated travel time from Manila to Bohol is one and a half hours. For those more adventurous, they can opt to take a ship that goes to different provinces within the region where the province is located.

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