The International Bohol Marathon will be happening again this Sunday, August 24, 2014. The marathon, bearing a distance of 42.195 km, will take place in the festive and charming island of Panglao.
The marathon, now on its second year, is held in the same place.
For first timers, and maybe even to second timers who didn’t pay much attention, there are must-see tourist spots in the island that will make your stay an unforgettable one.
Here are 7 places in the island that you should not miss to visit:
The Dauis Church, the Church of Our Lady of Assumption, is the center for Marian pilgrimages in the island and even in the whole Bohol. At the foot of the main altar lies a miraculous well believed to have healing powers.
What’s a good way to relax after a tiring marathon? What about caving?
The Hinagdanan Cave is a naturally lighted cavern with a deep lagoon and many large stalactites and stalagmites.
Why is it called Hinagdanan? It obviously comes from the word ‘hagdan’ which means ladder. For more in-depth history of the cave, click here.
What’s in this farm anyway? It’s the first to build an agricultural-tourism park.
Well we already know what’s in here… bees!
Don’t be afraid to get stung, get up close and personal with these social insects like this brave girl:
This church is also known as St. Augustine Church. Panglao Church is famous for its ceiling murals depicting the sacraments.
At the back of the church is….
… this watch tower which is one of the tallest of its kind in the country.
Yep, there are shells everywhere. This sea shell museum has one of the biggest collection of shells in the world.
It definitely feels great to immerse yourself on a white sand beach after joining the marathon. Check the Alona beach site here for more info.