With its serene beaches, verdant hills and mountains, and a sobering island vibe, the beautiful
island of Bohol is easily a haven for tourists yearning for a holiday. The tenth largest island in
the Philippines, Bohol beholds plenty of sights, places, and activities to discover for first-time
and regular tourists alike.
If Bohol is on your travel bucket list this summer, don’t miss out on these lesser known activities
as you make the most out of this sun-soaked season.
 

1. Get on a mystical tour around Lamanoc Island in Anda

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There is no better place to learn
about Bohol’s mystic-laden history than in Lamanoc Island on Anda town. Located 99 kilometers
east of the province, Anda is known for the mystical Lamanoc Island which, during Bohol’s
pre-colonial times, used to be the sacred spot where local priests perform rituals to appease the
nature spirits. Locals also believe that the island had emerged from the sea in the past
How to get there:
A. Ride a bus from Tagbilaran to Brgy. Badiang, Anda for a fare of Php100.00 (Student Fare)
and Php120.00 (Regular Fare)
B. Ride a tricycle or Motorela for a round trip fee of Php500.00
C. Ride a motorcycle-for-hire or habal-habal for a fare of Php 75.00 per person.
 
2. Experience green living at Maribojoc Organic Demo Farm

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Want to escape the city life
for a full day to experience a simple and serene farm life? You can do so at the Maribojoc Demo
Farm located on Saug Bayacabac in Maribojoc town, a 14-kilometer drive from Tagbilaran City.
Maribojoc Demo Farm is a celebration of the town’s bountiful flora and fauna. It serves as a
playground for farmers, students, and even tourists to appreciate the role of agriculture in
sustaining life. You can visit Maribojoc Demo Farm to learn about the conservation of sheep
and cattle, organic vegetables and crops, farm machinery, and farm animals among others.
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How to get there:
Ride a bus or a jeep to Maribojoc from Tagbilaran for a fare of Php P10.00.
 
3. Learn about Bohol’s Calamay industry in Jagna

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If you want to get deeper into a
learning-filled vacation this summer, then you better visit Bohol’s Calamay County and dip your
toes into the province’s competitive Calamay industry. Bohol’s signature delicacy, Calamay (or
Kalamay) is a sweet treat made from well-milled glutinous rice (malagkit) combined with sugar
and coconut milk and then packed and sealed inside a brown coconut shell. The delicacy has
been the main source of livelihood to the members, majority of them are women, of the Jagna
Calamay Makers and Vendors Association (JACAMAVEA) since the 1900s.

How to get there:
From Tagbilaran, take a bus at the Dao Terminal. Travel time can take about two hours.
Another option is to take the van for a fare ranging from P80 to P100 per person.

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