is a province of the Philippines, in the countryís Central Visayas
region. It comprises Bohol Island and numerous smaller surrounding
islands. Bohol is known for coral reefs and unusual geological
formations, notably the Chocolate Hills. On the main island, near the
town of Carmen, these 1,200 or so symmetrical mounds turn cocoa-brown in
the dry season, contrasting with the surrounding jungle's greenery.
from the southwestern capital, Tagbilaran, is Panglao Island. The
island's has beach resorts and renowned dive sites around south-coast
Alona, as well as diving schools and opportunities for dolphin-watching.
Inland, the forest of the Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape is popular
for bird-watching and trekking. The Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella helps
preserve the endangered Philippine tarsier, a tiny, bug-eyed primate.
Wooden boats serve traditional buffets as they follow the Loboc River to
Busay Falls. Around Antequera are caves and waterfalls.