Just off the island of Cebu, Bohol is another beautiful island with tropical sanctuary of natural life. The island’s greatest attraction is the famous 1,268 Chocolate Hills in perfect cone shape. In these hills live the rare populations of large-eyed bug-eating monkey known as Tarsier. This animal is the oldest living mammal today. Other than that, Bohol is also identified as an island with lush beaches and great diving sites.
Connected by a jetty towards Bohol, Alona Beach, on the Island of Panglao, is a perfect place for tourists and divers to stay – varied diving spots and serene beaches. With lush coral metropolis near the surface, perfect for snorkeling and precipitous walls with cave holes, this place is teeming with marine life. Surrounding the little offshore islands of Cabilao and Balicasag are powerful oceanic currents where big schools of fish and large pelagic species like the Whale Shark and the Manta Ray are found.
Just off the west coast of Bohol is a little island with plentiful of aquatic biodiversity from its lush coral reefs, known as Cabilao. This place is known to be a heaven for divers and snorkelers. This place is a perfect getaway, and the island can be travelled around on foot or if preferred, you can look at uncommon bird species through the comforts of your hammock.
Travel to Bohol is either by a domestic flight from Manila or a fast water craft from Cebu, then towards Cabilao and Panglao Islands.
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