Man Made Forest Bohol – A Complete Guide

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Man Made Forest Bohol (also known as Bilar Man Made Forest) is one of the most popular Bohol attractions and not to be missed on your travels around the island.

I have put together this complete guide to Man Made Forest Bohol including how to get there and what to expect when you arrive.

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WHERE IS THE MAN-MADE FOREST BOHOL?

The man made forest Bohol is located between the towns of Bilar and Loboc on Bohol Island in the Philippines.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

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 with a full tank of gas.

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BOOK A BOHOL TOUR

Another great way to see the Man Made Forest Bohol 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.

You can Click Here to see what other travelers are saying about this tour!

The Bohol Tour includes the following:

  • Chocolate Hills
  • Man Made Forest Bohol
  • Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary
  • Loboc River Cruise with lunch
  • Hinagdanan Cave
  • Panglao Watchtower
  • & much more

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT BILAR MAN MADE FOREST

The Bilar man-made forest comprises mahogany trees stretching more than 2 kilometers between the towns of Bilar and Loboc.

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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.

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A windy road goes all the way through the man-made forest in Bohol and acts as an enchanting pathway that cuts through the natural-arched tunnel of large mahogany trees.

Bohol man-made forest is one of the most popular tourist attractions that draw many daily 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 also Chocolate Hills since it’s all on the same road.

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WHERE TO STAY IN BOHOL

Panglao Island in Bohol has hundreds of accommodation options, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my favorite places to stay in Panglao to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Donatela Hotel

Donatela Hotel is the best luxury accommodation 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 organize scuba diving, snorkeling, and other activities. Great for families, friends, and couples.

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Mid Range: Conrada’s Place Hotel & Resort

Conrada’s Place is located 450m from Alona Beach on Panglao Island and it’s close to shops, restaurants, and other nearby tourist attractions. The accommodation features an outdoor pool, restaurant, snorkeling activities, and wellness spa. There are double rooms, deluxe rooms, family rooms, and suites that have air conditioning, free wifi, and breakfast are included for all guests. Conrada can also help you book island hopping tours and other activities. Great place to stay for families, friends, and couples.

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Budget: Bohol Coco Farm

Coco Farm is rated the best budget accommodation for a solo traveler. Enjoy a rustic experience with modern luxuries of free wifi and a restaurant. Great location close to beaches and other tourist spots. 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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FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN BOHOL.

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR THE PHILIPPINES

When visiting the Philippines, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;

  • Sunscreen – the Philippines sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
  • Quick-dry travel towel – a must for drying off after a dip in the ocean or lying out on the sand.
  • Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
  • Dry bag – protect your gadgets from any water damage while you’re at the beach.

If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;

  • GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
  • Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
  • DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.

 

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TRAVEL RESOURCES FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP

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Looking for more? Check out my Travel Resources page for further help with your trip planning!

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions at all about Man Made Forest Bohol, please leave me a comment below this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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