Bohol is the tenth largest island province in the country of the Philippines and its located in the Central portion of the Visayas. About 1.5 hour from Siquijor. Its capital city is the Tagbilaran City ”the city of friendship and peace”. Bohol is well known to celebrate ”Sandugo Festival” every July, in commemoration of the alliance between Miguel Lopez de Legazpi a Basque Spanish navigator and governor, and Datu Sikatuna a Datu (lord) in the island of Bohol.
The Filipinos who are living in this Island are called ‘Boholanos” and said to be the descendents of ‘pintados’ (The tattooed ones).
Why you should visit Bohol
This is a woderful island and a very worth place to visit. It is one of the most attractive tourist destination in the Philippines as it hosts some of the pristine,calm and unique beaches, falls,forest, caves and springs a perfect place to enjoy, relax and unwind. Its somehow widely known to have good, kind and hospitable people. Most people often visit Bohol to do adventures and outdoor recreational activities like mountaineering, hiking, swimming, snorkeling, diving, fishing and many other activities.
It’s also captivates tourists heart when it comes to its breathtaking scenaries. The Bohol most famous tourist attraction the Chocolate Hills. Chocolate hills is a geological formationthat looks like giant mole hills and they covered in green grass that turns brown (like chocolate) during in dry season. And this great attraction is located in Carmen Bohol, It is worth place to visit.
Bohol Native and Signature Delicacies
Aside from being one of the most visited and very exciting place to visit . Bohol is further known of tasty and very delicious native foods. So if you come and visit don’t forget to buy, enjoy and taste Bohol signature delicacies and bring some ”pasalubong” to your family and friends.
The following are some of Bohol Delicacies
Calamay or sometimes called ”kalamay”is one of the most signature sweet delicacy in Jagna. It is a coconut milk candy jam that taste so delicious with or without bread or rice. Its enclosed with coconut shell and sealed by a red paper strip that makes its unique and extraordinary. You can buy calamay in mall,seaports and airport. But the best calamay is in Jagna.
There are so many different suman in Bohol and even in the other countries (with other names) but nothing beats the suman alupi in Bilar Bohol Philippines. Made of soft coconut meat, sugar, and rice flour that is low calories and its perfect for those who are in healthy diet. The price is also affordable. You can buy it in Bilar Public Market and 5 pieces of suman alupi at a low price of 20 pesos only.
Peanut kisses are cookies whose main ingredients are high quality peanut, sugar and egg whites. It is one of the signature sweet delicacy in Bohol. You can enjoy its full flavor of crunch every bite.
Bibingka is a native delicacy and is made of butter, coconut milk, rice flour, sugar and encased in banana leaves. Its ideal for ”pantawid gutom” paired with hot coffee or whatever you like as long as its meet your taste. It is perfect for merienda for your family to enjoy, relax, and taste its yumminess. You can buy bibingka in Poblacion Loay Bohol near in gas station cost only 20 pesos.
Puto is a steamed rice in which it has different version on making it. It is easy to serve and its perfect dish when having family gathering and bonding with friends. Its good for everyday snacks.
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