Make your way to Bohol, home to pristine beaches, lush tropical jungles, exotic wildlife, and even an unexpected adventure or two. There’s a reason why it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines! It can be confusing to take a trip in the new normal due to the ever-changing regulations, especially since every destination has its own set of travel protocols. But it only takes a few extra steps to travel to Bohol—and trust us, the pristine shores of the island are well worth the effort.
Travel Protocols For Visiting Bohol
- Register your visit on the Bohol Tourism website.
- Upload all the requirements to the website, including the roundtrip airline ticket, hotel booking, and travel itinerary.
- Upload a negative RT-PCR (swab or saliva) test that’s taken within 72 hours of traveling to Bohol.
- Receive a personal travel QR code.
Why do you need a QR code?
Tourist sites and local establishments in Bohol scan QR codes for contact tracing purposes. Print or save the QR code on your phone, and keep it with you at all times during your Bohol trip.
Who can travel to Bohol?
Anyone. Bohol recently eased lifted age restrictions on leisure travelers visiting the province.
What do you need to bring to Bohol?
Face masks and face shields are still required in the province. Frequent hand washing or sanitizing is also recommended, so pack your travel-friendly hand sanitizers, too! Stock up on travel essentials like face masks, face shields, and hand sanitizers via KKday.
How To Get There
Many airlines offer commercial flights from Manila to Tagbilaran, Bohol, including Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Air Asia. Tourists can also hop on a high-speed ferry to get to Bohol from nearby regions like Cebu and Dumaguete.
Where To Stay In Bohol
In the New Normal, tourists are recommended to stay in accommodations with a certificate of authority to operate from the Department of Tourism (DOT). A full list of DOT-accredited establishments is available online.
One of the top holiday spots in the province is Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort, a four-star Filipino-owned hotel that’s been issued its accreditation to resume operations. The resort is known for its world-class amenities, which include a Filipino-Asian restaurant, a tranquil spa, and lagoon-inspired outdoor swimming pools. Book a blissful stay with breakfast at Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort.
Another top-notch tropical hideaway in Bohol is North Zen Villas Panglao. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and mangrove forests, the four-star resort is perfect for travelers who want to slow down and rejuvenate. Achieve zen on the serene grounds, whether you’re watching the sunset over the ocean or indulging in a soothing massage at the spa. Book a deluxe room with breakfast at North Zen Villas Panglao.
If you wish to explore Bohol’s colorful underwater scene, opt for Mario Dive Resort, which comes with scuba diving packages for guests! If you’re new to the activity, there are instructors onsite to give diving newbies a crash course!
Best Things To Do In Bohol
Here’s the thing about Bohol—it’ll take a while before you run out of things to do on the island. From the pristine beaches and underwater treasures to unique wildlife and jungle destinations, the province is a boundless playground for nature lovers and adventurers.
Amid the many Bohol tourist spots, the Chocolate Hills stands out as the province’s most famous attraction. And if you’re up for more action than just gazing over the scenery, hop aboard a hot air balloon to drift over the dozens and dozens of chocolate-hued mounds. Book a Hot Air Balloon Ride here.
Wildlife lovers can take a peek at the adorable tarsiers at the Tarsier Conservation Area or marvel at playful dolphins by Pamilacan Island. Sail along the gorgeous Loboc River while savoring a delicious Filipino lunch or step out in the evening to experience a firefly show out in nature. Truly, the possibilities are endless in Bohol!
- Chocolate Hills
- Loboc River
- Tarsier Conservation Area
- Alona Beach
- Pamilacan Island
- Balicasag Island
- Virgin Island
- Hinagdaanan Cave
- Bilar Manmade Forest
- Panga Falls
- Loay River
- Dauis Church
- Augustine Church
- Nova Shell Museum
- Bohol Bee Farm
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*Featured photo via KKday Supplier