Located in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines, Bohol is a wonderfully preserved island, replete with old churches, historical landmarks and unique natural features, including the Chocolate Hills and the tarsier, the second smallest primate in the world. The beaches of Panglao Island are just a short drive from Bohol's capital, Tagbilaran, where several Spanish colonial sites still stand. It is the site of the first international peace treaty, where native king Datu Sikatuna welcomed Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, officiated through a blood compact. This would be Spain's first contact with the native Philippines and what would become a seminal moment in Philippine-Spanish history.
Bohol is a popular eco-tourism destination, as much of its forests, rivers and iconic hills have been well preserved, much to the delight of nature lovers. The Tarsier Conservation Center is home to the miniature Tarsier, and where guests can trek through to spot these adorable, nocturnal creatures and take pictures. The Butterfly Conservation Center is also a delight for all, where your guide can tell you about the different species and more. The main attraction, however, are Bohol's famous Chocolate Hills, almost perfectly conical grass-covered karst hills that during the dry season turn brown, hence the name. The hills are a National Geographical Monument.
To get to Bohol, fly to into the major hub city of Cebu then take a private charter boat or helicopter to Bohol Island.