The Bilar man made forest is one of the most popular Bohol attractions and can’t be missed on your next visit to Bohol island in the Philippines!
I visited the man made forest Bohol during my lap around the island and have put together this guide of how to get there and what to expect.
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WHERE IS THE MAN MADE FOREST BOHOL
The man made forest is located between the towns of Bilar and Loboc on Bohol island in the Philippines.
The best way to reach the man made forest in Bohol is to rent a scooter in the main tourist area of Panglao and make the 1 hour and 15 minute drive to Bilar.
Scooter rentals in Panglao are around 300-350 pesos per day.
BOOK A BOHOL TOUR
Another great way to see all of the best Bohol tourist spots is to book a Bohol Countryside & Panglao Highlights Tour.
This particular tour is the most top-rated tour in Bohol with hundreds of great reviews and thousands of bookings. I can’t recommend this amazing tour enough, especially for first-timers to Bohol!
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The Bohol Tour includes the following:
- Chocolate Hills
- Bilar Manmade Forest
- Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary
- Loboc River Cruise with lunch
- Hinagdanan Cave
- Panglao Watchtower
- & much more
Man made forest Bohol
WHAT TO EXPECT AT BILAR MAN MADE FOREST
The Bilar man-made forest composes of mahogany trees that stretch for more than 2 kilometres between the towns of Bilar and Loboc.
When you enter this parallel tunnel of trees, you’ll feel like you’ve just entered another realm. You will also notice the temperature drop drastically as you drive through the man made forest Bohol because the canopy above almost completely cuts out the sun.
There is a windy road that goes all the way through the man-made forest in Bohol and it acts as an enchanting pathway that cuts through the natural-arched tunnel of large mahogany trees.
The man-made forest is one of the most popular Bohol tourist attractions that draws many visitors so be prepared to encounter constant traffic on the road that goes through the forest.
The Bohol man-made forest can be combined with a visit to the Tarsier Conservation Sanctuary and a visit to the Chocolate Hills since it is all on the same road.
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Cruising through Bilar man-made forest
The enchanting man made forest in Bohol
Getting tunnel vision at Bilar man-made forest
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WHERE TO STAY IN PANGLAO
Luxury: Donatela Hotel
Donatela Hotel is the best luxury accommodation in Panglao. Centrally located and close to beaches and other attractions on Panglao island. The hotel offers a private beach area, swimming pool, restaurant and pool bar. There is a garden villa, pool villa, family villa and honeymoon villa available at Donatela Hotel. The rooms are air-conditioned featuring a balcony, flat-screen tv, dining area, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar, private bathroom, bathtub and plunge pool. They can also help you to organise scuba diving, snorkeling and other activities in Bohol. Great for families, friends and couples.
Mid Range: Conrada’s Place Hotel & Resort
Conrada’s Place is located 450m from Alona Beach and close to shops, restaurants and other nearby attractions. The accommodation features an outdoor pool, restaurant, snorkeling activities and wellness spa. There are double rooms, deluxe rooms, family rooms and suites which have air-conditioning, free wifi and breakfast is included for all guests. Conrada can also help you book island hopping tours and other activities in Bohol. Great place to stay for families, friends and couples.
Budget: Bohol Coco Farm
Bohol Coco Farm is rated the best budget accommodation for a solo traveler in Bohol. Enjoy a rustic experience with modern luxuries of free wifi and a restaurant. Great location close to beaches and other attractions. The rooms and fan-cooled with shared bathrooms and towels are included. There’s also a shared lounge with free coffee and a tour desk.
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Another option for accommodation in Bohol is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals on Bohol Island.
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