Top things to do

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Loboc

Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary

In Canapnapan, a barangay of Corella, you can see saucer-eyed tarsiers in the wild at the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary. Over 100 of these territorial primates hang out in the immediate vicinity of the centre, though…
Top Choice Cafe in Anda

Coco Loco

A simple, artistically decorated cafe-resto famous for delicious coco burgers, though great vegie burgers and couscous are also available, and homemade ice cream (try the chilli). Drinks include fresh juices, shakes…
Top Choice Cafe in Panglao Island

Gavroche

One of the best places in Alona for breakfast, with fresh croissants, Filipino (P150) and French (from P130) sets plus lots of à la carte options. Also great for sandwiches on home-made bread with smoked hams and im…
Top Choice Italian in Panglao Island

Giuseppe

One of the Visayas' best Italians, with choice antipasti, divine pizza (from P300), mouthwatering pasta and a daily specials board. It's cool and classy and has an extensive wine cellar (house wine P120). Round off …
Cave in Anda

Lamanok Island

This island 7km north of Anda has several anthropologically important cave paintings – made with bare hands – that date back tens of thousands of years. Travel 15 minutes by habal-habal or tricycle to the jumping-of…
Viewpoint in Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills Main Viewpoint

Views from this perch are indeed magnificent, surrounded by Bohol's famous chocolate hills. However it's highly commercialised, with kiosks selling kitschy souvenirs and an overdose of selfie-seekers. From the base …
International in Panglao Island

Bohol Bee Farm

A great spot for a healthy lunch or light meal, this organic farm makes for a lovely excursion, 7km from Alona. Try the farm-fresh salads and soups, stir-fried organic veggies or the seafood. You can also take a tou…
Filipino in Tagbilaran

Gerarda's

In a historic family house with antiques, scuffed-wood floors and sparkling cutlery, sophisticated Gerarda's does fabulous Filipino food. Highlights include seafood kare kare (fish and crab in peanut sauce) and deli…
American in Tagbilaran

Garden Cafe

A cowboy-themed restaurant that employs deaf waiters and chefs. The menu – which includes a beginner's guide to sign language – is chock-full of good ol' Yankee and Tex Mex fare, as well as some local dishes. Upstai…
International in Panglao Island

Sunshine Village

This large resort has an unexpectedly good restaurant, with tables overlooking the pool. The German owner is a chef, and it's perfect for hearty Western dishes including farmer's breakfast, pumpkin soup and fish 'n'…