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   BOHOL: "TROPICAL HAVEN OF NATURAL BEAUTY"
 
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Bohol is a first income class island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region, consisting of the island itself and 75 minor surrounding islands. Its capital is Tagbilaran City. With a land area of 4,117.26 square kilometres (1,589.68 sq mi) and a coastline 261 kilometres (162 mi) long, Bohol is the tenth largest island of the Philippines. To the west of Bohol is Cebu, to the northeast is the island of Leyte and to the south, across the Bohol Sea is Mindanao.

The province is a popular tourist destination with its beaches and resorts. The Chocolate Hills, numerous mounds of limestone formations, is the most popular attraction. The formations can be seen by land (climbing the highest point) or by air with ultralight airplane tours. Panglao Island, located just southwest of Tagbilaran City, is famous for its diving locations and routinely listed as one of the top ten diving locations in the world. Numerous tourist resorts dot the southern beaches and cater to divers from around the world. The Philippine Tarsier, considered the second-smallest primate in the world, is indigenous to the island.

A narrow strait separates the island of Cebu and Bohol and both share a common language, but the Boholanos retain a conscious distinction from the Cebuanos. Bohol's climate is generally dry, with maximum rainfall between the months of June and October. The interior is cooler than the coast. It is the home province of Carlos P. Garcia, the eighth president of the Republic of the Philippines (19571961) who was born in Talibon, Bohol.

On 15 October 2013, Bohol was devastated by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. The epicenter of the earthquake is at 6 kilometers south of Sagbayan town. The earthquake, which also devastated neighboring Cebu City, claimed 156 lives and injured 374 people. It also destroyed or damaged a number of Bohol's heritage churches, including the churches of Baclayon, Loboc, Loon, Maribojoc, Loay, Dimiao, and Dauis.

 
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MUST-SEE IN BOHOL
 
Bohol has a tremendous lot to offer, so much that many tourists have a hard time to select those most important things to see in their limited time. You can easily spend a week on the island, and just see the highlights.
 
Chocolate Hills: A famous tourist attraction of Bohol. They are featured in the provincial flag and seal to symbolize the abundance of natural attractions in the province. They are in the Philippine Tourism Authority's list of tourist destinations in the Philippines; they have been declared the country's third National Geological Monument and proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
 
Hinagdanan Cave: Hinagdanan Cave is a cave on Panglao Island, in Bohol Province, in the Philippines. It is a naturally lighted cavern with a deep lagoon and many large stalactites and stalagmites. The cave is lit by sunlight which filters through holes in the ceiling. The underground lake is a popular swimming spot, but it has been known to test for high levels of various pollutants, since it is fed by ground runoff.
 
Punta Cruz Watchtower: One of the enchanting places where one can view stunning sunsets is found in the town of Maribojoc, which is located 14 km west of Tagbilaran City. Known as the Punta Cruz Watchtower, this ancient architecture built in 1796, is made of cut coral stone and brick silently stands in front of the sea and through time. The Punta Cruz was intentionally constructed to serve as a lookout post to detect any incoming pirates and Muslim marauders that might come to invade the land.
 
Tarsier Sanctuary: The Tarsier is the smallest primate in the world at only 8-16 cm tall! The Tarsier Sanctuary serves as a protected habitat for these amazing creatures.
 
Kawasan Falls: Kawasan Falls is located roughly about 3 kilometers from the national highway of Balilihan. Unlike Kawasan Falls in Cebu that offers a spectacular water cascade, Kawasan Falls in Bohol is rather silent and lesser in scale but still worth the visit.
 
Extreme Adventure Tour Danao: An Adrenaline Packed alternative to the normal Bohol Day Tour experience. With a variety of activities / rides to choose from, there really is something to cater for the whole family.
 
Loboc River: Loboc is known for its floating restaurants along the scenic and winding Loboc River. Tourists also come to see the tarsier, a small nocturnal animal with large eyes. It is one of the world's smallest primates. The tarsiers here are kept in an inadequate cage, and better be observed in the Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella.
 
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