Bohol is a province in the Central Visayas Region and is the 10th largest island in the Philippines. Found just off Cebu Island, the 75 pristine tropical islands surrounding mountainous main Bohol Island are great for beach bums and thrill-seekers alike. Best known for its enigmatic dome-like chocolate-coloured hills, other attractions of Bohol Island combine natural and manmade wonders, including heavenly beaches, historical architecture and sensational marine life.

    Tagbilaran City is the commercial hub of Bohol and is the main port of arrival. Most of the island's resorts are concentrated around here and Alona Beach and are just a short jeepney ride away. Thanks to a pleasant balance of being developed but not over-developed, it's easy to see why the locals call the island "God's little paradise".

    What to see & do in Bohol

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