Bohol is the 10th largest island in the Philippines and one of the most attractive tourist destinations located in the Central Visayas region. Its capital is Tagbilaran City. This place is referred to as God’s Little Paradise. The island is famous for its fabulous white sandy beaches and resorts, scuba diving, numerous historic places, river cruising, Sandugo Festival, Philippine Tarsier which is the smallest primate and indigenous to the island and lastly, the well known Chocolate Hills.
The Chocolate Hills are located in the Municipality of Carmen, and considered as one of Philippine’s natural wonders. It was named that way because during summer the grass that grows into the uniformly cone-shaped limestone hills turn chocolate brown making the landscape look like it had chocolate mounds all over and the perfect time to see this fantastic view is early morning.
Tagbilaran City is the capital of Bohol and the main point of entry to the island including nearby Panglao Island . Panglao Island is situated opposite Tagbilaran City and just 30 minutes drive away, which is famous to some of the finest white sand beaches and best resorts in the Philippines. Bohol already has an abundant numbers of hotels, resorts and other facilities where tourists can stay and enjoy.
To name well known resorts are Alona Palm Resort, Alona Kew Resort, Philippine Island Divers, Bohol Beach Club, Panglao Island Nature Resort, Alona Tropical, Flushing Meadows Resort and Amorita Resort. Whereas in Tagbilaran City, they have Bohol Tropics and Soledad Suites Hotel to name a few. There are lots of places to stay in Bohol and experience exciting treats the island offers.
All of the hotels and resorts provides complete recreation and offers great services. The places offer spacious bedrooms, complete amenities that everyone can enjoy, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, sumptuous foods featuring local and foreign cuisines, relaxing and adventurous holidays.
Bohol can be reached by air and boat. There are numerous flights available everyday. If via Manila, it will take at least 1 hour and 15 minutes connecting flight to Tagbilaran City. By boat which is cheaper rather than taking the plane, the ride will take 25 hours and only advisable if one has a lot of time for holidays and when in a tighter budget. It is wise to plan ahead before traveling and search for promotional packages that most of the travel agencies offer and can save a considerable amount of money.