Located in the Central Visayas island chain, Bohol is a haven of tropical natural beauty. Its coastline offers gentle coves and white sand beaches. Bohol is well-known locally as a paradise for divers and snorkelers, though it's not as internationally famous as Boracay. Dolphin and whale watching is popular. The best season is from March to June, but dolphins can be seen year-round. Bohol is famous for its Chocolate Hills; its tarsiers, which may be the world’s smallest primate; its heritage sites and old stone churches.
Other noteworthy parts of the province include Tagbilaran, the capital; and Panglao Island, one of the best diving destinations in the world. Bohol is home to 29 `heritage churches` dating back to the late Spanish colonial period. Bohol is the main island of Bohol Province, which also includes 75 smaller islands. The island lies southeast from Cebu Island and southwest of Leyte Island in the Central Visayas region. This oval-shaped island is the tenth largest of the Philippine archipelago.