First up, Lake Pilar, also known as Malinao Dam; the lake is connected to an irrigation facility which irrigates nearby farmlands. It is a scenic lake surrounded with mango trees.
Habitat Butterfly’s Conservation Center
Second stop would be at Habitat butterfly’s conservation center for a guided tour around an open garden where over 160 species of Bohol butterflies have been recorded flying free. The tour also includes a display area and small enclosure for a close encounter with the local butterflies.
Ones visit to Bohol will not be complete without viewing the iconic Chocolate Hills. To get a good 360 views from the top, one must climb over 200 steps with sheltered stop off spots to take a rest. For people with leg or back problems, the drop off place for viewing is just as amazing.
Next stop is what we call a trip to the “hidden valley.” This valley is part of Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape, it is a biodiversity reserve for the province of Bohol. A short stop offers an opportunity to see and feed long-tailed monkeys or Macaque and other animal species at the entrance of the valley. Other ecotourism activities such as bird watching, hiking, camping among other activities are also offered here.
Bilar Man-Made Forest
After a fascinating drive along a winding road, which locals aptly call “intestine road,” you can have a short stop for that Instagram worthy shot at Bilar man-made forest — a mahogany lined, two kilometers stretched piece of road planted by locals as a reforestation project some 50 years ago.