Tagbilaran City

Tagbilaran City, the capital city of the province of Bohol in the Philippines, lies 630 kilometers southeast of Manila. The city is on the southwest end of the island of Bohol. It serves as the tourist's gateway when visiting this island province and its attractions like the Chocolate Hills. Visitors flying to Bohol enter through the city from other key locations like Cebu and Manila. The city's tourist pier is usually busy catering to seafarers and other travelers from other tourist destinations like Dumaguete, Dipolog, and Iligan.

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Tagbilaran City has a lot of interesting sights within or near the area. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons why people come to the city is its proximity to fabulous beaches and dive sites. Bikini beach, which is just about eight kilometers away from the city, is a popular destination. Other beaches like Alona and Momo beach on the nearby Panglao Island are also must see.

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People come to the province of Bohol for the many dive sites in the area. Some of the province's best dive sites are found near Tagbilaran City. The nearby islands of Panglao, Cabilao, Balicasag, and Pamiclan are some of the popular diving destinations. You may contact any of the diving outfitters and shops to schedule a trip to any of the said locations.

Some of the sites you can visit in Tagbilaran City are:

- The Botanical Garden

- Hinagdanon Cave

- Lahos Lahos Cave

- Mesias Cave

- Elly Hill

- The Salazar Park

- Bohol Museum

- The Blood Compact Site

- Baclayon Museum

- Kaingit Beach

- Dauis Church 

- Chocolate Hills

- Tarsier Sanctuary


The fastest way to get to Tagbilaran is by plane. From Manila, it only take about 2 hours to get to Tagabilaran. Most major airlines offer direct flights to Tagbilaran. If you want a cheaper yet slower alternative, you can opt to take ferry boat wherein travel time could take about 24 hours. 

When you arrive in the city there are many modes of transportation available for tourists. There are cars and vans for rent as well as public transporation vehicles such as jeepneys and tricycles. 

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