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Bohol Province

Bohol Province
Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Bohol is a province of the Philippines, in the country’s Central Visayas Region. Its capital is Tagbilaran. Bohol is known for coral reefs and unusual geological formations, notably the Chocolate Hills. On the main island, near the town of Carmen, these 1,200 or so symmetrical mounds turn cocoa-brown in the dry season, contrasting with the surrounding jungle’s greenery.

LOCATION

Bohol

Coordinates: 9°54′N 124°12′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Bohol
Location:
9°54′N 124°12′E | View Map
Year Founded:
18547
Capital:
Tagbilaran
Area:
4,820.95 km2 (1,861.38 sq mi)
Population:
1,313,560
Density:
270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
1
Demonym(s):
Boholano/a
Elevation:
870 m (2,850 ft) (Mount Mayana)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
6300–6346
Area code:
+63 -(038)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
First Class
Religion(s):
90% of the population are Christian
Language(s):
Eskayan, Tagalog, English
Known For:
Chocolate Hills, Tarsier
Major Industries:
limestone mining, glucose manufacturing, galvanized iron sheets factory, soft drink bottling plant, food processing, metalcraft, and furniture processing. fish, prawn, lobster, crab and seaweed
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
November to April
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is generally dry, with maximum rainfall between the months of June and October. The interior is cooler than the coast.

From November to April, it is the Northeast Monsoon but it is usually short rains and then a sunny day.

The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals.

Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Bohol Province Map

The Bohol province is divided into 47 Municipalities, 1 City:

  • Alicia
  • Anda
  • Antequera
  • Baclayon
  • Balilihan
  • Batuan
  • Bien Unido
  • Bilar
  • Buenavista
  • Calape
  • Candijay
  • Carmen
  • Catigbian
  • Clarin
  • Corella
  • Cortes
  • Dagohoy
  • Danao
  • Dauis
  • Dimiao
  • Duero
  • Garcia-Hernandez
  • Guindulman
  • Inabanga
  • Jagna
  • Jetafe
  • Lila
  • Loay
  • Loboc
  • Loon
  • Mabini
  • Maribojoc
  • Panglao
  • Pilar
  • President Garcia
  • Sagbayan
  • San Isidro
  • San Miguel
  • Sevilla
  • Sierra Bullones
  • Sikatuna
  • Tagbilaran City
  • Talibon
  • Trinidad
  • Tubigon
  • Ubay
  • Valencia
 

ISLANDS

There are 75 outlying Islands in Bohol.

  • Alicia
  • Bagatusan
  • Bagong Banwa
  • Balicasag
  • Banacon
  • Banbanan
  • Bansaan
  • Batasan
  • Bay Sa Owak
  • Bilangbilangan
  • Bonbon
  • Bosaan
  • Buabuahan
  • Bugatusan
  • Busalian
  • Cabilao
  • Cabul-an
  • Cabantulan
  • Cabgan
  • Calangaman
  • Cancoslino
  • Calituban
  • Cataban
  • Catang
  • Cati-il
  • Cuaming
  • Gak-ang
  • Gaus
  • Guindacpan
  • Hambongan
  • Hingutanan
  • Inanoran
  • Jaguliao
  • Jandayan
  • Jao
  • Juagdan
  • Lapinig
  • Lapinig Chico (Tres Reyes)
  • Limasoc
  • Lumislis
  • Ma-agpit
  • Mahanay
  • Makaina
  • Makalingao
  • Malingin
  • Mantatao Daku
  • Mantatao Gamay
  • Maomauan
  • Maubay
  • Mocaboc
  • Nasingin
  • Nocnocan
  • Pamasaun
  • Pamilacan
  • Pandanon
  • Pandao
  • Pangangan
  • Pangapasan
  • Panglao
  • Pinango
  • Potohan
  • Pungtud
  • Saag
  • Sagasa
  • Sandingan
  • Sentingnenay
  • Silo
  • Sinandigan
  • Tabangdio
  • Talibon
  • Talimobo
  • Tambo
  • Tangtaang
  • Tintinan
  • Tumok
 

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Bohol province: 

  • Alona Beach
  • Baclayon Church
  • Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum
  • Balay Kabilin
  • Balilihan Watchtower
  • Bet n Choy Farms & Resort
  • Blood Compact Monument
  • Bohol Habitat Conservation Center
  • Bohol National Museum
  • Bohol Quality Mall
  • Busay Falls
  • Cambuyo Rice Terraces
  • Can-umantad Falls
  • Carlos P. Garcia Heritage Museum
  • Cathedral of San Jose
  • Chocolate Hills Natural Monument
  • Danao Adventure Park
  • Hilltop 360 View Park
  • Island City Mall
  • Loboc River
  • Mahogany Forest
  • Pandanon Island
  • Pangangan Island
  • Quinale Beach
  • Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape
  • San Antonio Abad Church
  • Sevilla Hanging bridge
  • ShipHaus
  • St Peter’s Church
  • Tarsier Conservation Area
  • Zoocolate Thrills Theme Park
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Bohol throughout the year:

  • Sandugo Festival (1–31 July)
  • Tagbilaran City Fiesta (1 May)
  • Raffia Festival June 29-30 Inabanga, Bohol
  • Saulog Tagbilaran Festival in honor to Saint Joseph the Worker
  • Bolibong Kingking Festival (23–24 May) – Loboc, Bohol
  • Pana-ad sa Loboc (Holy Thursday & Good Friday) – Loboc
  • SidlaKasilak or Festival of Lights – Loon (Fiesta Week: 30 August – 8 September)
  • Sambat Mascara y Regatta Festival (1st Saturday of December) – Loay, Bohol
  • Suroy sa Musikero (25 December 25 – 2 February) – Loboc
  • Bohol Fiestas (month of May)
  • Ubi Festival (January)
  • Tigum Bol-anon Tibuok Kalibutan or TBTK – “A gathering of Boholanos from different parts of the world and the name for such a grand event”
  • Hudyaka sa Panglao (27–28 August) Panglao, Bohol
  • Sinulog (3rd Saturday of January) – Valencia, Bohol
  • Dujan Festival (3rd to last week of January) – Anda
  • Sinuog–Estokada Festival (28–29 September) – Jagna
  • Chocolate Hills Festival – Carmen
  • Alimango Festival – Mabini
  • Humay Festival – Candijay
  • Guimbawan Festival – Batuan
  • Espadahan Festival – San Miguel

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Bohol province.

Where in the Philippines is Bohol located?

Bohol is located on Central Visayas.

Is Bohol a city or province?

Bohol is a province.

What is the Capital of Bohol?

The capital of Bohol is Tagbilaran.

What is Bohol famous or known for?

Bohol is famous or known for Chocolate Hills, Balicasag Island, and Tarsier.

How do I get to Bohol?

There are several ways to get to Bohol, the most common being from Manila:

  • Plane | 1 hour | $20-$60

You can fly to an alternate airport (Cebu or Dumaguete), however travel time is longer and the cost will be significantly more.

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How many islands are in Bohol?

There are 75 islands in the province of Bohol.

How Safe is Traveling in Bohol?

Bohol is generally very safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?

The climate in Bohol is considered tropical. It is similar to other provinces in the Philippines.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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