Let's uncover the beaches, islands, and chocolate hills of Bohol

Bohol, Philippines

Changi Airport Terminal 1

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Bohol: Let's uncover the beaches, islands, and chocolate ...

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Tropical beaches, lush jungles, and with the odd landscape like chocolate hills, is a unique combination that can't be found anywhere else.  Bohol is the paradise for adventurers.  Let's make a short weekend trip to Bohol.

My plan is to spend half a day in Chocolate Hills Adventure Park when we arrive, follow by the Bohol countryside to see the chocolate hills, then exlplore the Panglao Island, and finally hop the islands nearby Bohol and see dolphins.

Let's uncover the beaches, islands, and chocolate hills of Bohol starting at Bohol, PhilippinesChocolate hills, photo by mendhak licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0

These mounds turn brown during the summer, resembling Hershey Kisses, hence the name.  The chocolate hills consist of are no less than 1268 hills. They are very uniform in shape and mostly between 30 and 50 meters high.

Up to this day, even geologists have not reached consensus on how they where formed. The most commonly accept theory is that they are the weathered formations of a kind of marine limestone on top of a impermeable layer of clay.

A more romantic legend tells of a giant named Arogo who was extremely powerful and youthful. Arogo fell in love with Aloya, who was a simple mortal. Aloya's death caused Arogo much pain and misery, and in his sorrow he could not stop crying. When his tears dried, the Chocolate Hills were formed.

Let's uncover the beaches, islands, and chocolate hills of Bohol starting at Bohol, PhilippinesWe will be cruising along Loboc river,photo by michael reyes licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0

If timing is right we can have lunch on the cruise.  I think it will be a good experience as we cruise down the Loboc River flanked by nipa palms, coconut trees, and banana groves on both sides of the river and also one of the cleanest river in Philippines.

Let's uncover the beaches, islands, and chocolate hills of Bohol starting at Bohol, PhilippinesAlona beach nearby Panglao beach.

Alona beach is very popular among tourist and can get overcrowded, I will attempt to get to another quieter and yet beautiful beach.

Let's uncover the beaches, islands, and chocolate hills of Bohol starting at Bohol, PhilippinesBeach in Bohol, photo by by Jeff licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0

Let's uncover the beaches, islands, and chocolate hills of Bohol starting at Bohol, PhilippinesDolphin seen when island hopping in Bohol Island.

I read that someone has possibly seen 500 dolphins in one trip.  I hope we can get as lucky as them.

Let's uncover the beaches, islands, and chocolate hills of Bohol starting at Bohol, PhilippinesSwimming in Virgin Island,photo by Allan Ascaño licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0

Aside from the mainland, Bohol has 61 smaller offshore islands and islets.  We will be hopping to a few of its nearby islands like the Virgin Island, Balicasag island and a few other islands.

Let's uncover the beaches, islands, and chocolate hills of Bohol starting at Bohol, PhilippinesSea Turtle seen swimming in Balicasag island, photo by Jeff licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0

Let's uncover the beaches, islands, and chocolate hills of Bohol starting at Bohol, PhilippinesBeach at night in Bohol, photo by Niklas Flindt licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0

Let's uncover the beaches, islands, and chocolate hills of Bohol starting at Bohol, PhilippinesOne of the activities for us to try in Chocolate Hills Adventure Park, the Rush bike zipline.

In Chocolate Hills Adventure Park we can try The Rush Bike Zipline, The Wave Runner Surf Zipline, The Spiderman Wall climbing and many other exciting and relaxing activities.  I think this park has enough diversified activities for everyone.

Itinerary

Day 1 Fly Singapore to Bohol, visit Chocolate Hills Adventure Park
Day 2 Explore Bohol Countryside
Day 3 Explore Panglao Island
Day 4 Bohol Island Hopping and Dolphin Watching
Day 5 Fly Bohol to Singapore