is the home province of the fourth President of the Republic
of the Philippines, Carlos P. Garcia, who was born in
Talibon. You can get around in a number of ways once you
reach Bohol. For short trips around the larger towns,
the "tricycle" would help best. "Pedicabs",
the human-powered tricycle, are encountered in smaller
barrios. It may be slower, but definitely environment-friendly.
There are also regular jeepneys known as "hari ng
daan" or King of the Road, and buses travelling from
town to town. Today, most visitors go to Bohol to see
the famous Chocolate Hills. Agriculture is the main source
of income of the Boholanos. The main crop is coconut,
but corn and rice are also grown.
The Famous Chocolate Hills
The famous chocolate hills are popular for its unique appearance
- the hills lie together side by side with almost the same
size. These hills are a formation of nearly-identical, cone-shaped
mounds located in a central valley of Bohol. There are hundreds
of hills stretching out in all directions, scattered nearly
to the horizon. The dry summer months turn the cogon grass
that covers each hills from green to dark brown. This made
The beauty of the Chocolate Hills are best seen at
dawn or dusk. During this times, the rays of the sun are
the perfect source of light that give highlights on the
hills, thus, make a clear and solid shadow on the other
side of it. This makes the view a perfect stand out. Unusual
thick white mist surrounds the base of each hill which only
lasts for a couple of seconds, so, when you feel the light
is perfect, don't miss the chances of grabbing your camera
and take all the photos that you can. It is then, that the
moment becomes truly memorable.
The trip going to the Chocolate Hills is a bit rough due
to poor conditions of the roads. So, try to go there at
the best times - dawn or dusk. It can make all the difference.
are a lot of species of whales and dolphins that can be
seen year-round in the deep waters of Bohol. Whales can
be so plentiful in some other places that sightings are
virtually perfect. Visitors have come in contact with the
spinner dolphins, Risso's dolphins, Frasers dolphins, bottlenose
dolphins, short-finned pilot whales, melon-headed whales,
pygmy killer whales, Bryde's whales, and giant sperm whales.
is the best time of a lifetime to come experience the adventure
of getting to see these gentle giants of the sea. The best
time to see whales and dolphins, like all other wildlife,
is just after sunrise or just before sunset.
is not advisable to go far to watch these creatures. Those
interested in whale watching trip should arrange for an
experienced whale watching guide to ensure the safety and
that you are taken to the right areas where you could have
close encounters with the whales properly.
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