Cabilao Island

Far away from mass tourism and commercialization you may  discover the originality and uniqueness of Cabilao Island located in the Visayas region. A walk to the little villages and the nearby island lake offers an insight to the daily life of Cabilao and its people. Furthermore the surroundings of the lake host many rare and shy kingfishers, herons, other birds and butterflies. Snap pictures of the Blacked-winged Stilts and Egrets that inhabit the Cabilao lake area.

Cabilao island consists of five barangays (villages) namely Talisay, Cambaquiz, Looc, Pantudlan, and Cabacungan. Just wandering around the island  is an attraction in itself. It is a good way to get an impression of what life must have been like in the Philippines a century ago, without the hustle and bustle of modern life. You can come across people herding a few goats or cows, small houses with children playing around, the occasional rooster, and so much more.

Diving in Cabilao

Cabilao boasts a diverse marine life and an abundant reef, which makes the island famous for diving. Pygmy seahorse, nudibranch, pipefish, frogfish and gobies are just some of a host of small creatures in the reef. Jacks, tunas, barracudas and napoleons linger around especially when the current is strong. Thresher and hammerhead sharks also glide about reef.

La Estrella Beach Resort | Cabilao Island, Bohol, Philippines
Bohol Philippines

Bohol, Philippines

Bohol is a 1st provincial income class island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region, consisting of the island itself and 75 minor surrounding islands.[6] Its capital is Tagbilaran. With a land area of 4,821 km2 (1,861 sq mi) and a coastline 261 km (162 mi) long, Bohol is the tenth largest island of the Philippines.[7] To the west of Bohol is Cebu, to the northeast is the island of Leyte and to the south, across the Bohol Sea, is Mindanao.

The province is a popular tourist destination with its beaches and resorts. The Chocolate Hills, numerous mounds of limestone formations, are the most popular attraction. The formations can be seen by land (climbing the highest point) or by air via ultralight air tours. The Philippine tarsier, amongst the world’s smallest primates, is indigenous to the island.

The Chocolate Hills

Hills dominate the island of Bohol. Two ranges run roughly parallel on the northwest and the southeast. An interior plateau is dominated by limestone hills. In Carmen, Batuan and Sagbayan, these hills form near perfect cones in great numbers and are collectively referred to as the Chocolate Hills.