Experience Nature in Sevilla Hanging Bridge, Bohol

The bamboo hanging of Sevilla, Bohol located at Loboc, Bohol. Entrance fee is Php35. 00 per person and the income is used for the maintenance of the bridge. Open 24/7 for children under 9 years old is free. How to go to Sipatan Hanging Bridge. From Tagbilaran City, go to the municipality of Sevilla. It is 36 kilometres away from the city through the Loay-Interior road. Ask the driver to drop you off at barangay Poblacion, where you can walk your way to the bridge.

Bamboo Hanging Bridge Brief Description

The Bamboo Hanging Bridge crossing the Sipatan River in the Municipality of Sevilla, Bohol, is a fun tourist attraction. Originally constructed using just bamboo and rope, today the rope has made way to steel cables, giving added safety and stability. The deck of the bridge is formed out of woven bamboo slats. In places some of these appear broken but it’s still sturdy enough to take the weight of tourists, locals and even small motorcycles. The bridge spans around 40 meters and offers a great view of the emerald Sipatan River below. There are actually two bridges now, so foot traffic is reduced somewhat with I believe a one-way system in place, you cross on one bridge and come back on the other. (https://bohollifetours.com)

Our experience there was a little bit scary because I’m not into crossing bridges with deep river below. We had to cross the first bridge and the movement of the bridge make us feel uneasy, as it will bend and sway more than normal. When we reach at end of the first bridge there are stores for souvenirs and buko juice. For the second time around we had to cross the second bridge and fighting again our fear to fall off but for you to relax, take your time and enjoy every movement or the sway of the bridge. Overall, we had a great time and experience together with my family.

Hinagdanan Cave in Bingag, Dauis, Bohol

Hinagdanan Cave is located specifically at Bingag, Dauis, Bohol with an entrance fee of Php50.00 and additional Php20.00 for parking fee . Hinagdanan Cave is open Monday to Sunday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. It is a naturally lighted cavern with a deep lagoon and many large stalactites and stalagmites. The cave is lit by sunlight which filters through holes in the ceiling. If you are from Tagbilaran (Bohol’s capital), going there is easy. In my estimation, you can reach the cave in around five to ten minutes. If you’re commuting, you can get there by a tricycle or a rented motorcycle.

Hinagdanan Cave Brief History

Hinagdanan Cave was accidentally discovered when the owner of the area was clearing the decaying branches of the land when he found the hole. The owner threw a stone into the hole, then he heard a splash. Then he built a ladder to get into the cave. They named it Hinagdanan, means “laddered” used to get into the cave’s interior. The cave is about 100 metres long of beautiful rock formations. The stalactites and stalagmites stick out from the ceiling and floor of the cave as though trying to meet each other. Inside the cave, there’s also a lagoon with a greenish surface produced by the green limestone at the bottom of the pool, where people used to bath in the lagoon, however, it has been advised to not go dip into the lagoon because of the karst pollutants present in the water.

My experience in Hinagdanan Cave was very amazing. I didn’t expect that there are hidden beautiful creation made by nature. It was very challenging to us because it has a narrow space and stairs going down to reach the lagoon. The water was very cool and fresh and the depth is up to 10 to 12 meters deep but if you are afraid of deep water you can swim on the side of the lagoon. Overall, it was the best experience and the best cave I’ve been to.

Famous Chocolate Hills in Bohol

Chocolate Hills is the government-owned Chocolate Hills Complex in Carmen, Bohol, -are a geological formation in the Bohol province of the Philippines. The famed Chocolate Hills of Bohol are not only two but more than 1,268 cone-shaped hills – a very strange geological formation that has baffled a lot of geologists. The hills are spread over an area of 50 square kilometres or more and vary in size from 30 meters to 120 meters in height. The Chocolate Hills appear to be seemingly endless when viewed atop the hill in Carmen town. The viewing deck there gives you a 360° view of the hills “as far as the eyes can see”. It is more majestic when viewed from a plane – them appearing to be thousands of mole hills dotting out from verdant surroundings. They are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season. (Wikipedia)

Personal experience

I grew up in Bohol and I’ve been there 3 times even though it is far away from our home.  For an entrance fee Php50 per person you can see a wonderful landscape of hundreds truffle looking hills. This is my most favorite spot in our place I swear! Why? Because this is one of the most picturesque places in the world, the hills are perfect, all I can say it is really amazing and a beautiful creation made by nature, a nature that was very relaxing view when you see it personally, good for pictures for those who likes taking/collecting pictures for memories. To reach the viewing deck my family and I have to climb 214 steps but don’t worry there are rest areas along the way, which we can rest and catch our breath. I could recommend you that entire if want to visit there, it’s better to go or visit there early in the morning like 6 o’clock, to avoid much heat from the sun. How to Get to Chocolate Hills from Tagbilaran? Just take a bus to Carmen city at a bus station near island City Mall and ask the driver to take you off at Chocolate Hills. There is a billboard on the road, so you will not miss it. Opening times are between 9 to 4 pm and cost around Php50 for an hour.

Bohol Tarsier Conservation Area in Bohol

Unique attraction featuring close-up views of tarsiers, with tours & a souvenir shop. Located at Loay Interior Road, Loboc, Bohol. To get here, if you’re from Tagbilaran you can take a bus bound to Sikatuna. From there, you just need to walk in until you see their ticketing office.Bohol Tarsier Conservation Area is open every day between 8 am to 5 pm (Google)

Why visit Bohol Tarsier Conservation Area ?

Such an informative and one of my favorite tourist spot in my place why? Because for an entrance fee of Php80.00 you can experience them up close in their natural habitat. With attendants closely observing every tourist ensuring they are not stressed by touching or making loud noise and have to be silent on this tour, as the attendants introduce us that tarsiers are nocturnal, meaning they sleep during the day. When we arrived the staff/attendants guide us where to go. The centre for the Tarsiers has been built very well and accurate for the tarsier to survive. The place is a little bit cold because they are surrounded with lots of trees. It’s nice to see tarsiers for the first time in person, they are really cute and sensitive and fascinating to see. The tarsiers are strategically placed throughout the walk through at their sanctuary. We can find a number of Philippine Tarsier in this place for conserving them as we all know that they are endangered species here in our country. Salute to my Co-Boholanos/Boholanas for taking care of these one of a kind creatures and also to our tourism. As they maintained it and preserved well our natural resources. I am hoping that our next generation will still get a chance to see these cute and cool endangered creatures at our place.

My overall experienced here was very good, and happy to have a close up views of tarsiers, which was one of my wishes before, when I was young. I thought they are big as what I have seen in many posters or pictures but when I saw it personally, it was like (WOW) shocking reaction that they are just smaller than I thought and super cute.

Man-made Forest, Bilar, Bohol

The Bohol Forest is a man-made mahogany forest stretching in a two-kilometer stretch of densely planted Mahogany trees located in the border of Loboc and Bilar towns. This rainforest is about 20 kilometers from Tagbilaran City. Plying the interior road from the capital, one passes the town of Loboc and what the Boholanos call the “tina-i sa manok” (chicken’s intestines) which refers to the winding road up the mountain of Loboc going towards Bilar. Opens 24 hours. No entrance fee.

Man-made forest History

The man-made forest stands out because of the uniformity in height of the big trees, the spread of its branches, thickness and design of leaves. Trunks, some thick and others just a few months old, grow resplendently straight up towards the sky which is obscured by the branches and the thick leaves. What you see are only the Mahogany trees that look like thousands of sentinels guarding the road, standing erect. One only sees the brown trunks stretching forth from the earth and the green canopy above. And that’s what makes them look so attractive! Looking at them gives you the creeps. Like tentacles of a giant octopus, the roots seem to reach out and grasp the unwary passers-by. When you enter the forest, one will feel the abrupt change in temperature, especially during summer or hot season. The Loboc-Bilar man-made forest plays host to many visitors, locals and foreigners alike who take time to view it from the road and take pictures. The Metro Manila filmmakers often use the forest as a backdrop for some of their action films. Some groups go hiking thru the woods and up the mountain. Mountain bikers often use the wide asphalt road that traverse the forest aside from the day-to-day buses and public transport that ply between the towns (https://www.bohol-philippines.com/mahogany-man-made-forest.html).

Our experience there was nice and relaxing, we ate lunch at their park like place where you can bond there with your friends and family. We enjoy the cold breeze air, taking pictures and roaming around the beautiful formation of the man made forest. Bohol Forest has no entrance fee, you can enjoy there freely and inhale fresh air.