Lesser-Known yet Equally Enchanting Bohol Tourist Attractions
When you hear the name Bohol, what comes to your mind first? Chocolate Hills, most probably, as is the case for everybody else. That’s understandable, though. We grew up getting shown photos of Bohol with only the Chocolate Hills in it. Even when you look the place up on Google, it’s a photo of the Chocolate Hills that will greet you.
It’s not a bad thing; in fact, it’s good that the city is widely known for such an enchanting tourist spot. What’s wrong is when people fail to recognize that there’s more to this Visayan paradise than this set of little hills.
Bohol’s beauty doesn’t stop at these grass-covered hills. Here are some other Bohol tourist attractions you must see for yourself.
Bohol Tourist Attractions You Should Include in Your Travel Bucket List
Get to know other Bohol tourist attractions that are just as amazing and worth visiting as the Chocolate Hills.
1. Mag-Aso Falls
Mag-Aso Falls is a 25-foot twin waterfalls located in Antequera, Bohol. The clean water perfect for swimming aren’t the only thing this spot is known for; the mesmerizing landscape surrounding is another reason guests are attracted to this place.
2. Punta Cruz Watchtower
One with a rich history, Bohol has a lot of tourist destinations that are reflective of its eventful past. One of those is the Punta Cruz Watchtower in Maribojoc, Bohol. The Spanish colonial era fortification is known for taking a shape that resembles a perfect isosceles triangle. For only five pesos, you can go inside the watchtower and revisit a piece of history you would have never understood by just reading a book.
3. Cadapdapan Rice Terraces
Banaue isn’t the only place that has rice terraces to boast, Bohol has its own rice terraces too.
Called the Cadapdapan Rice Terraces, Bohol’s own version of the famous tourist spot in Cordillera can be found in Candijay, Bohol. Locals believe that the terraces were made thousands of years ago by their ancestors as a source of livelihood. The panoramic view of the golden yellow plain this place offers is a sight to behold.
4. Cabagnow Cave Pool
Anda is another municipality that hides a natural treasure you won’t regret visiting. Undoubtedly one of the most famous attractions, the Cabagnow Cave Pool in Bacong, Anda, is a five- to twenty-five-foot-feep brackish water that visitors flock to for a refreshing swim. The cave pool is so famous that it has once been featured in a local movie.
5. Firefly Watching Tour
In need of a unique adventure? Firefly watching in Bohol is probably what you’ve been looking for. Not every city in the Philippines offers an experience like this, so if you want to see fireflies lighting up the world all at the same time (maybe because you just want to see if that Owl City song can happen in real life), you just have to book that Bohol trip.
Watching fireflies at night on a kayak around the Abatan River has become one of the most famous Bohol tourist attractions. One cannot simply leave the island without trying it out. With a 500-peso fee that is inclusive of tour, jacket and boat rental, and the entrance fee, every penny you spend on this experience is worth it.
The Philippines is a powerhouse of tourist destinations that are straight out of a fairy tale. It’s just a matter of getting to know these places better and what makes them worth a visit. Once you get a sight of them, you’ll realize that you don’t have to travel so far to see a real paradise on earth, that sometimes, they’re just right where you are.
If you can’t get enough of the beautiful places in Bohol island as you explore, check these scenic locations in Visayas for your next adventure!
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