The island of Bohol - the tenth largest island in the Philippines, overgrown with coconut palms and surrounded by snow-white coral coastline beaches and clear water. Resorts are built in such a way as to be in harmony with the environment. It is ideal for a relaxing holiday.
The island is 1.5 hours from Manila or 1.5 hours from Cebu by high-speed ferry. The name of the island came from the village Bohle (Bool), where in 1565 he was signed by the leader of a local tribe Sikatunoy date and representative of the Spanish Crown Miguel de Legazpi historic treaty of friendship between nations, which not only had a completely different culture and religion, but also related to different races, and civilizations. The agreement, sealed by blood, still has for the island of importance, and the date of its signing - a national holiday.
Bohol takes a diving continued and deserved popularity. The coral gardens, caves, walls, wrecks - there is all that can boast of an underwater world of the Philippines. The most frequently visited places - the island of Panglao, Bohol is connected to the bridge, Cape Arco, where the underwater tunnel inhabited by a large colony of snakes, with lots of wall Tangai pescherok in which the hidden giant groupers, islands Kabila and Pamilacan. Panglao - good for those who like to combine diving with a comfortable holiday Balikasag - Marine Nature Reserve, famous for its unique opportunity to see hammerhead shark, and other rare fish, beautiful beaches, and Kabila is considered one of the best dive sites of the Philippines. The waters around the islands are marine park: in the south-western part of Pangalao can see a fantastic number of fish species. Here also live dolphins. Guests of the island can take them at close range.
Bohol - habitat funny tiny lemurs - Philippine Dolgopyatov. It is the smallest and very rare species of primates, they can be seen by visiting the mini-park.
Chocolate Hills - one of the most impressive sights of the island of Bohol. The hills are covered with grass, which by the end of the dry season fade and become brown, very conspicuous against the bright green of surrounding forests, growing in the lowlands - hence the name "Chocolate Hills". Hard to believe that the hills are not man's handiwork, and natural formation.
Residents of the island lay numerous legends about the origin of the chocolate hills - one of them said that these hills emerged from the battle of the two giants who threw a lot of days in each other's stones and sand. Eventually, the Giants made it up and left the island, leaving behind a "mountain" of sand and stones.
For a more romantic natures, there is another legend - the young and strong giant, fell in love with mortals Arogo girl named Scarlet. After her death Arogo wept, his tears turned into hills - his testimony is unbearable grief.
7 km from Tagbilaran is built in 1595, the oldest stone church in the country - the church Baklayon. There you can see interesting displays of religious relics, vestments, icons, and Latin texts of ancient church hymns, printed on parchment.
The trip early Sunday morning in the depths of the island located in the city of Antequera will allow you to purchase inexpensive wicker products made of twigs, reeds and grass.
Just 2 km from the town is a waterfall Mag-Aso. Unforgettable impression of walking on the floating restaurant along the river through the tropical jungle Lobok.