Bohol, Philippines

 

Some Facts About The Island Of Bohol

  • Location: about 700 km south of Manila in the Visayas and the neighboring island of Cebu.
  • Size: 4117 km ², 10th biggest island in the Philippines
  • Population & Religion: 1,300 000 (95% Catholic)
  • Language: Boholano (Visayan dialect) and English
  • Capital: Tagbilaran City
  • Airport: Tagbilaran (TAG) about 7 daily flights to and from Manila, operated by Philippine Airlines, ir Phil Express Cebu Pacific and Zest Air.
  • Currency: Peso (like everywhere in the Philippines)
  • Power supply: 220V 60Hz; Sensitive electrical equipment should only be operated over a protection device, available for around 500,- Peso in every Computer or Electronic Store.
  • Climate: tropical, see also the page about the Weather in Bohol!
  • Sea Port: Fast ferries to Cebu, Dumaguete and Siquijor from Tagbilaran. Other Boats & Ferries to Cagayan de Oro and Camiguin Island also from Tagbilaran and Jagna on the southern side of Bohol.
  • Time-Zone: UTC +8
  • Vaccinations: There are no obligatory vaccinations, hepatitis A and tetanus are, however, recommended
  • Health Care:There are 3 hospitals in Tagbilaran, emergency clinics and / or practicing physicians in every major village/town on the island.
    • A very good hospital for special cases is the "Cebu Doctors Hospital" on the neighboring island of Cebu. A good dentist is located in the upper floor of the Island City Mall (ICM) and in the Bohol Quality Mall (BQ)