Bohol Island

Bohol Island is a recognized world-class resort region. On the one hand, it offers many options for excellent diving.

You have the opportunity to get acquainted with the island’s unique landscapes, white sandy beaches, and calm crystal blue waters.

On the other hand, it is one of the best places to get to quickly. The island resides southeast of Cebu Island and is separated from it by a strait.

The weather in Bohol is primarily humid throughout the year; the island is also subject to typhoons.

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HOW TO GET TO BOHOL

Manila to Bohol by airplane   flights

From Manila (Ninoy Aquino International Airport, MNL), Bohol can be reached by regular airlines, Asian airlines, Cebu Pacific Airlines, and Philippine Airlines. Planes land at Bohol-Panglao International Airport (Tagbilaran, TAG), located on Panglao island. A one-way flight costs, on average, $45 – $76. Here you can choose the most economical and convenient option and book tickets.

  Manila to Bohol Schedule

Transport Name

Route Time

Price

Philippines AirAsia Economy

04:30 - 06:00

$76

Philippine Airlines Economy

06:00 - 07:40

$65

Philippine Airlines Economy

09:10 - 10:40

$52

2GO Stateroom for 2

11:59 - 18:00

$4

2GO Cabin for 4

12:30 - 00:30

$82

Philippines AirAsia Economy

15:30 - 17:00

$45

Philippines AirAsia Economy

17:40 - 19:05

$46

Cebu Pacific Economy

18:05 - 19:35

$51

From Cebu to Bohol by ferry   ferry

The best way to get from Cebu Island to Bohol is by ferry. The distance to the port of Tagbilaran is covered by high-speed ferries in about 1.5 hours; a ticket costs $10 – $25. There are more budget options, but the trip duration will increase to 4-5 hours.

If you are staying in the north of Cebu, it makes sense to find out about ferries to Talibon and Tubigon marinas so that it will be even faster and cheaper. Tickets can be booked online through the popular Asian service 12GO.ASIA.

  Cebu to Bohol Schedule

Transport Name

Route Time

Price

Lite Shipping Tourist Sitting

01:00 - 03:00

$9

Philippine Airlines Economy

05:30 - 12:05

$209

Philippine Airlines Economy

06:15 - 15:40

$256

Oceanjet Business Class

08:15 - 09:30

$17

Oceanjet Tourist Class

11:45 - 13:00

$11

Lite Shipping Economy A

13:00 - 15:00

$8

Oceanjet Tourist Class

14:00 - 16:00

$18

Oceanjet Open-Air

17:40 - 19:30

$18

Lite Shipping Tourist Sitting

19:00 - 21:00

$9

FastCat Premium Economy

20:00 - 21:30

$9

Lite Shipping Standard A

22:00 - 02:00

$9

THINGS TO DO ON BOHOL ISLAND

Travel around the city

The center of Bohol will surprise you with various activities: a walking route among palm trees and a cruise on the Loboc River, with live music and a free buffet, the famous 500-meter zipline track at an altitude of more than 115 meters, and Bilar Man-Made Forest.

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Chocolate hills on Bohol

These bizarre rock formations in the dry season look like giant chocolates.

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Diving and snorkeling on Balikasag

A few minutes from the shore of Panglao Island is the small Balikasag Island. It is one of the most famous diving spots in the Philippines. If you don’t have a diving degree, don’t worry. Snorkeling will allow you to enjoy corals and countless giant turtles. You can read more details about snorkeling at various points of the island in the article Snorkeling off Bohol island.

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The best places for diving or snorkeling in the Philippines always include Balicasag Island. This diving spot attracts lovers of marine life from all over the world, not only because of the large number of fish of all colors that live there but also an incredible forest of black corals and a vast number of turtles.

The underwater plateau surrounding the island has a depth of 5 to 17 meters and then descends to a much greater depth. That is why it is an excellent place for less experienced divers.

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Philippine Tarsiers on Bohol

Philippine Tarsiers look like mini monkeys the size of a human palm with a long tail. They are called tarsiers because of the elongated bones of the legs and fingers on all limbs. During the day, tarsiers mostly sleep. Philippine Tarsiers are most active at night.

They have huge eyes – the size of their eyes about whole body is disproportionately 150 times larger than human eyes; in addition, Philippine Tarsiers glow in the dark. These tiny animals can turn their head 180 degrees. They can jump up to a distance of 5 meters.

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How to get to Philippine Tarsiers?

In Tagbilaran, find the bus station next to Island City Mall, and take a bus or jeepney to Sikatuna, passing through Corella. Tell them you need a Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary; the driver will understand and drop you off where you need to. The entrance to the reserve costs 60 pesos per person.

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Exploration of the Anda region on Bohol

In Anda, you will find more beautiful beaches than in Panglao, with much fewer people; huge waterfalls, such as Canumantad Falls; beautiful rice terraces where you can just get lost; caves and cenotes where you can swim.

Panglao Island

Panglao Island, Bohol’s younger brother

Panglao Island is located near the island of Bohol, opposite the city of Tagbilaran, and connected to Bohol by dams and highways. Here are some of the things you can do on Panglao:

You can take an excursion introducing you to the sandy tongue of Virgin Island or the beach of Balicasag Island.

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Beaches in Panglao Bohol Philippines

Panglao’s beaches are some of the best in the Philippines. We’ve got a few recommendations for you to check out!

First, Doljo Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Panglao. You can enjoy a beautiful sunset there and then stroll along the beach after dark to see all the lights come on.
Dumaluan Beach is so long that you’ll walk for several kilometers before you reach the end—and you won’t get tired because of all those fantastic views!
San Isidro has a small bay where you can relax away from the hustle and bustle.

Alona Beach is the nerve center of Panglao, and it unites the vast majority of diving schools, hotels, bars, and restaurants. This beach is your place if you are looking for constant “movement” and fuss.

MAP OF BOHOL HOTELS

Use the search form to book a hotel in Bohol during your visit to the island and buy air tickets to the island.

TIPS FOR VISITING BOHOL

How many days does it take to go to Bohol?

Every area of Bohol (Panglao, Loboc, and Anda) deserves at least two days to explore its corners peacefully. The classic route in Panglao: one day to the Central district, another to Balikasag Island, and the third to explore the beaches of Panglao.

The best time to visit Bohol

November – May. Please note that the number of visitors has increased. Check tickets in advance if you travel for Christmas, Easter, or Chinese New Year. It is necessary to book accommodation and transport in advance.

Health

Bohol Island offers a variety of adventures, and therefore it is important to always travel with good traveler’s insurance.

Responsible tourism in Bohol

Please do not touch turtles, starfish, and other animals under any circumstances!

Electronic tickets

You must print all electronic tickets in advance – on the spot; it may turn out they will require a paper version.