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Calape Catholic Church

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 | Leave a response

One of the less visited old churches in the island of Bohol, the Calape Catholic Church is a Gothic-inspired place for public worship dedicated to San Vicente Ferrer. Named after a type of rattan, locally named as kalapi or kapi, the town of Calape, as well as the church established in 1802, is situated about 40 kilometers northwest of Tagbilaran City. Calape is on the western coast of Bohol. The town was established in 1802. The first settlers were said […]

Sagbayan Peak Water Park

Friday, November 16th, 2012 | Leave a response

Situated about 35 kilometers from Tagbilaran City in Bohol, the Sagbayan Peak Water Park is a tourist destination that is gradually getting the attention of the islands’ visitors. Their facility, which includes a uniquely-designed swimming pool and clubhouse, is a perfect place to hold a Sunday bonding with the family or even held parties and special events. The Sagbayan Water Park in Bohol is a child-friendly park, which has a security personnel and lifeguard on-duty during open hours. It has […]

Danao’s Plunge: Conquer your fear of heights

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 | Leave a response

Many of us often feel a spinning sensation when we are on an elevation or in great heights. We feel fearful and often find ourselves going back to the ground level rather than conquering it. Termed as Acrophobia, the fear of heights may vary from person to person. Most of us experience a degree of natural fear when exposed to heights, especially if there is little or no protection. Those who are confident in such situations may be said to […]

Cable Car in Danao, Bohol

Monday, November 5th, 2012 | Leave a response

One of the activities offered by EAT Danao in Bohol, aside from the heart-pumping Plunge and Zipline, which they referred to as Suislide, is the Cable Car. Named as Sky Ride, the Cable Car Ride is an open-air cabin, suspended about 200 meters above the Wahig River. It is a 15 minute-ride back and forth in 300-meter solid steel cables. Everyone who rides the Cable Car will experience a panoramic view of the gorge (a deep ravine, usually with a […]

Suislide in Danao, Bohol

Friday, September 14th, 2012 | Leave a response

Aside from Bohol‘s amazing tourist attractions, the island is now offering a different way to entice travelers to visit the island. Developed and managed by the Local Government Unit of the town of Danao, the EAT Danao Adventure invites tourists to enjoy their heart-pumping adventures while helping the community. One of the sought-after activities here is Suislide, their own version and name of Zipline. Suislide in the town of Danao may not be new in the country but it is […]

Francisco Dagohoy Historical Park

Monday, September 10th, 2012 | Leave a response

Situated in the high-altitude town of Magtangtang, Danao in Bohol, the Francisco Dagohoy Historical Park serves as a remembrance of the heroism of Francisco Dagohoy, who led the island of Bohol to a successful rebellion. In 1744 to 1829, the Filipino patriot established an independent government on this site, which is between the towns of Inabanga and Talibon. Francisco Dagohoy holds the distinction of having led the longest revolt in Philippines history. Born as Francisco Sendrijas in Inabanga, Bohol, information […]

Heritage Crab House Seafoods Restaurant in Bohol

Monday, September 10th, 2012 | Leave a response

Strategically situated in Tagbilaran, the lone city of the island of Bohol, the Heritage Crab House Seafoods Restaurant treats tourists with the sumptuous taste of the island’s seafood. Known to many as “Crab House” instead of its long complete name, this restaurant offers not only a delicious meal for the mouth’s delight but also a glimpse of the past with its own display of wooden furniture with fine carvings, old porcelain plates, windows with capiz shells among others. Opened last […]

Santa Cruz Parish, the Church of Maribojoc

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 | Leave a response

Situated about 20 kilometers north of Tagbilaran City in Bohol, the town of Maribojoc offers a glimpse of the past to the adventurer’s eyes with its own coral-made structures. Two of the most notable structures in town are the Punta Cruz Watch Tower and the Santa Cruz Parish. Began as a Jesuit mission in 1767, the management of the Maribojoc Church was transferred to the Augustinian priests on 1768. According to Wikipedia (Maribojoc, Bohol), in 1796, the Punta Cruz watchtower […]

Samantha the Burmese Python in Maribojoc, Bohol

Friday, August 24th, 2012 | Leave a response

Another impressive creature found in Bohol, specifically in the town of Maribojoc, Samantha, a Burmese Python is now one of the island’s tourist destinations. Although it is not as highly visited as Prony the python in the town of Albur, the private owners with the help of the Local Government Units gradually improve the place to entice tourists to visit the town. Samantha, similar to Prony, is one of the largest snakes in captivity here in the Philippines. Its girth […]

Punta Cruz Watch Tower

Monday, July 30th, 2012 | Leave a response

Built by the Recoletos Priests in 1796, the Punta Cruz Watch Tower serves as an observation tower against the invasion of Moro (or Muslim) pirates. With San Vicente Ferrer as the Patron Saint, the Punta Cruz Watch Tower is also known as Castillo del San Vicente. Known in Filipino as Bantayan ng Punta Cruz, the watchtower is made of corals coming from seas near Panglao and Siquijor. The first floor is triangular while the second floor is hexagonal. Saved from […]

Inang-angan

Sunday, June 17th, 2012 | Leave a response

Declared a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum in 2010, the Inang-angan is a stairway made of coral stones, acquired from the nearby Bohol Sea. It has a total of (5) five flights with 212 (two hundred twelve) steps and about 6 meters wide. The Inang-angan made by the Boholanos in 1847 to 1849 has become part of the province’s rich history because of its service to the people of the island. Situated in Loon, Bohol, the Inang-angan serves […]

Our Lady of Light Church in Loon, Bohol

Friday, May 25th, 2012 | Leave a response

Located about 30 kilometers from the lone city of Tagbilaran in the island of Bohol, the town of Loon has one of the oldest churches found in whole Philippines. Made of huge coral stones, the Our Lady of Light Church stands as glimpse of the past and a place for public worship for generations to come. Popularly known as the Loon Church (Simbahan ng Loon), the Our Lady of Light Church established in 1753 by the Jesuits and transferred to […]

Loon Macaques (Mangrove Monkeys) in Bohol

Sunday, February 19th, 2012 | Leave a response

The Loon Macaques found in Cantomucad, Loon, Bohol is now one of the tourist attractions the Bohol government is heavily promoting. Because it is not usually included in a countryside tour package, the Macaques in Loon are not as popular as the Chocolate Hills, Baclayon Church and Loboc River. Macaques are short-tailed monkeys of rocky regions such as Asia and Africa. In the Philippines, there are many of these monkeys in the wild but some people are capturing them and […]

Mag-aso Falls in Antequera

Saturday, February 11th, 2012 | Leave a response

The Mag-aso falls in the town of Antequera is one of the major attractions in Bohol, Philippines. Because it is not usually included in a day-tour package, the Mag-aso falls is not as popular as the other attractions in the island such as Loboc River, Tarsier and old churches such as Baclayon Church and Sto Nino Parish Church among others. Comparable to Tinago Falls in Iligan, Mag-aso fall’s name comes from the word “aso”, which means smoke. This is because […]

Antequera Church in Bohol

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 | Leave a response

Located in the town center of Antequera in Bohol, the Antequera Church is one of the many reasons why locals and foreigners continue to visit the municipality. It was established in 1880 and was made from tabique pampango and other light materials. Today, the present Antequera Church is new and ordinary. It is made from concrete but the design is based from older churches. It is now named as Nuestra Señora del Rosario Parish (Our Lady of the Rosary). Other […]

Sto. Niño Parish Church in Cortes, Bohol

Monday, August 15th, 2011 | Leave a response

Known to Boholanos as Cortes Church, the Sto. Niño Parish Church in Cortes, Bohol is one of the many churches in the Philippines that are dedicated to the Sto. Niño or Holy Child; noteworthy Sto. Niño churches in the country includes Santo Niño de Cebu, Santo Niño de Paz in Makati and Santo Niño Shrine in Butuan. Located on top of a hill near Infant King Academy, Cortes Church, like most Bohol churches, is shaped like a cruciform and has […]

Abatan RiverLife

Sunday, August 14th, 2011 | Leave a response

Considered as one of the newest eco-tourism attractions in Bohol, the Abatan RiverLife boasts itself as the next ‘Loboc River‘ – but in a different idea. It is an initiative by the ARDMC (Abatan River Development Management Council) to improve not only the tourist destinations in the area but also to add more jobs and income to this beautiful province. The Abatan RiverLife has been enhanced to uphold the sustainable administration of the Abatan River and at the same time […]

The Philippine Tarsier

Monday, June 21st, 2010 | Leave a response

The Philippine Tarsier is found in the islands of Samar, Leyte, Cebu (Crocolandia), Bohol and a lot of places in Mindanao. It has always been associated to Bohol because of its (used to be) numerous & well-preserved species found in the land. The Philippine Tarsier is already an endangered species found in the Philippines. It’s scientifically known as Tarsius syrichta and also called Maumag in Cebuano/Visayan. It derived its name from its elongated “tarsus” bone or ankle bone. The Philippine […]

Cheap Bohol Tour Package

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 | Leave a response

Cheap Bohol Tour Package is one of the commonly searched keywords when looking for the most affordable price before going to Bohol and I bet you’re going to see a lot of them over the internet claiming they are the cheapest but in truth, they are not. Some of them are cheap it’s because they don’t bring you to many of the tourist spots of Bohol and/or you’re going to pay the entrance fee yourself. Before you go to Bohol, […]

Aproniana: Bohol Souvenir Shop

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 | Leave a response

The Philippines is an archipelago known for its 7107 islands and due to the fact that it is a travel sensation among locals and foreigners, getting a souvenir in each visited place is not just a hobby by some but something to reminisce the moments spent in the place. Before going back to your hometown, I suggest you visit Aproniana, a Souvenir Shop in Bohol. The gift shop is located in Taguihon, Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines. Aproniana Souvernir Shop is about […]

Baclayon Church in Bohol, Philippines

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 | Leave a response

One of the oldest churches in the Philippines is the Baclayon Church found in Bohol. Other old churches can be found in Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and many other areas in the Philippines. Baclayon Church also known as The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. The Jesuits initially made this church and has preserved a lot of its structure until the Augustinian Recollects added a modern look and more large stones which now surround the church. Fr. Juan […]

Prony: Largest captive Python in the Philippines

Friday, May 14th, 2010 | Leave a response

Prony is a self-developed and trained Python found in the Philippines. This biggest and longest Phyton in captivity is in the Island of Bohol. Other Pythons which are close to size but not as big as this one are found in Crocolandia, Cebu and some can be found in the forests of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro. It is owned by Sofronio (“Fronio”), where the name “Prony” came from. Its other owners are Eugenio (“Egin”) and Georgia (“Jing-jing”). Prony was […]

Chocolate Hills in Bohol, Philippines

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 | Leave a response

Bohol is one of the Philippines‘ tourists destination. One of its prime attractions are the Chocolate Hills. In fact it is featured in the provincial flag and seal to symbolize the abundance of natural attractions in the province and these hills are the country’s 3rd National Geological Monument. The Government proposed for inclusion of these Chocolate Hills in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Chocolate Hills are scattered throughout the towns of Carmen, Batuan and Sagbayan in Bohol which is […]

Hanging Bridge in Bohol

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 | Leave a response

One of the less attractive tourist destinations in Bohol in the Philippines is  the Hanging Bridge. It is found in the upper area of Loboc River in Bohol. The Hanging Bridge is a foot bridge composed of bamboos and hardened steels which was initially used by locals to cross the river going to the Barangay on the other side of the main road. The Hanging Bridge hangs about 25 meters above the river. Years ago, locals would normally pass the […]

Bohol Man-Made Forest

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 | Leave a response

The Bohol man-made forest is the first and only man-made forest in the Philippines. It is mainly composed of Mahogany trees about 2 kilometers stretched densely in towns of Bilar and Loboc. It is 5 minutes away from Simply Butterflies Conservation Center and 20 minutes away from Tagbilaran City, the lone City of Bohol. Before entering the Bohol man-made forest, one can see the variety of trees and giant ferns along the road. The Bohol man-made forest has been one […]

Bohol Butterfly Conservation Center

Monday, May 10th, 2010 | Leave a response

Nature preservation is one of the things Filipinos specifically Boholanos are concentrating in the past years. One very spectacular tourist spot I found in Bohol is the Butterfly Conservation Center. There are 3 Butterfly Conservation Centers in Bohol, namely, Simply Butterflies Conservation Center, Sagbayan Peak Butterfly Dome and Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary. The Butterfly Compound that we visited during this recent stay in Bohol is Simply Butterflies Conservation Center which is a lot bigger and better compared to the Butterfly Farm […]

Cruising at Loboc River, Bohol

Monday, May 10th, 2010 | Leave a response

One of the main attractions of Bohol in the Philippines is the Loboc River and its Floating Restaurants. Loboc River is also known as Loay River, situated in Poblacion Ondol, Loboc, Bohol and is 15-20 minutes away from the Blood Compact Site. The long Loboc River is a host to many small bancas and floating restaurants. Visitors, both locals and foreigners are treated with utmost care and foods being served are mainly Filipino cuisine and local delicacies. A cruise along […]

Bohol Blood Compact

Sunday, May 9th, 2010 | Leave a response

The Bohol Blood Compact Site is 15-20 minutes away from the port of Tagbilaran City, Bohol in the Philippines. It is in the modern area of Loay. The site is located near the beach where the Spaniards landed on 1565. It is a replica of what happened during the “Sandugo”. Sandugo is a combination of the Filipino words “Isang Dugo” or One Blood. When the Spanish arrived in Bohol, the people were hostile in welcoming them as they thought they […]

Pandanon Island, Philippines

Sunday, April 4th, 2010 | Leave a response

Pandanon Island is found in the northern part of Bohol in the Philippines. It is one of Getafe (Jetafe), Bohol’s political barangays. The island has gradually gained popularity because of its natural white sand that extends into the sea. Because of its shallow area, Pandanon Island is not a good place for snorkeling or diving but it is one of the best family oriented places. It is a tourist destination in the Visayas. Pandanon Island was just recently opened to […]

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