Bohol

Top Destination: Bohol – Part 2

What do you call one of the smallest primate in the world with its eyes heavier than its brain?

 

Philippine Tarsier

Shy, mysterious and nocturnal animals measuring only between 85 to 160 millimetres in height and which you can place on the palm of your hand is an endemic and endangered specie in the Philippines. The Tarsier Conservation Center in Loboc is the best place to get a close encounter. Be sure to take off the flashes of your cameras and to observe silence as they easily get stressed and “commit sucide” by hitting their heads against objects that crack their thin skulls.

 

 

Top Destination: Bohol – Part 1

One of the Philippines’ top destinations and the tenth largest island, Bohol (Bo-hol) is known for its pristine beaches and resorts, Chocolate Hills and the Philippine Tarsier.

What do you call those giant mole hills that are covered in grass and turned chocolate brown at the end of the dry season?

Chocolate Hills

The Chocolate Hills, which some claim to consist of exactly 1268 hills, are natural limestone formations mostly between 30 to 50 metres high.  Local legend explains that the hills are a result of the messy fight between two giants who threw sand and stones to each other for days. Exhausted, they made peace and left the island. Another legend tells of Arogo, a young and strong giant who fell in love with Aloya, a mortal girl. When she died, Arogo cried terribly with his tears transformed into hills.  To this day, the mystery still exists to how these hills are formed.

Follow Us

Video

Clendar

January 2018
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031