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Bohol

Bohol is famous for it’s Chocolate Hills. Tourist flock to see the 1,268 cone-shaped mounds of limestone which turn from green to brown during the summer. It is believed these hills were left over from coral reefs during the Ice Age. Bohol is ideal for a day trip as it is a quick ferry journey from Cebu, and offers independent travellers a wealth of options both on and off the beaten track.  Another big draw are the excellent diving spots along  Panglao Island, Cabilao, Mahinay and Lapinpin. This  adventure sport paradise, coupled with rice terraces and pristine white beaches is why  Bohol is so popular.  But as well as being naturally beautiful – it is also historically rich. Its capital city, Tagbilaran, is found in the southwest of the island and has pretty tree-lined plazas and historic stone buildings, including a church built by the Jesuits in the 18th century. Nature lovers will want to look out for the delightful Philippine tarsier monkey - one of the world's smallest primates - which is indigenous to the island. Scattered around the island are numerous waterfalls and caves, including the Mag-Aso Falls in Antequera.