If you’re planning on traveling to Bohol, the Tarsier Conservation Area in Loboc is definitely worth a visit.
This is a sanctuary where you can observe the Tarsiers in Bohol from close up and learn more about their nature.
I have put together this complete guide to visiting the Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary including how to get there, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive.
WHERE IS THE TARSIER CONSERVATION AREA?
The Tarsier Conservation Area can be found in Loboc on Bohol Island in the Philippines.
From the main tourist area of Panglao, it is a 50 km drive that takes around 1 hour to reach the Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary.
HOW TO GET TO BOHOL TARSIER SANCTUARY
There are a couple of options to reach the Tarsier Sanctuary in Bohol and that is either DIY or with a tour.
If you prefer to visit Tarsier Conservation Area DIY, it’s best to rent a scooter in the main tourist area of Panglao and make the 1-hour drive to Loboc. Scooter rentals in Panglao are around 300 – 350 pesos per day.
WITH A TOUR:
Alternatively, you can book a Bohol Countryside Tour which is a full-day tour from Panglao for less than $30.
This tour includes Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary, Chocolate Hills, Bilar Man-Made Forest, Loboc River Cruise, and Baclayon Church.
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TARSIER CONSERVATION AREA ENTRANCE FEE
The entrance fee at the Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary is 80 pesos.
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WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE TARSIER SANCTUARY BOHOL
Exploring the Tarsier Sanctuary Bohol will take you on a fun little jungle walk, all you have to do is follow the pebbled pathway around the sanctuary.
When we toured the Conservation Area we strictly needed to maintain silence to avoid interrupting the Tarsier’s sleep.
It’s also mandatory to turn off the camera flash and keep distance to avoid touching the Tarsiers by accident as they are very delicate creatures.
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Along the way, there are guides that will give you information about the Tarsiers which was very insightful. They will also point out where the primates are up in the trees in case you can’t spot them.
The 30-minute walk through the Tarsier Conservation Area will take you past some viewing areas where you can spot the little Tarsiers sitting in the trees and it’s easy enough to get some close-up photos.
In total, we saw around six Tarsiers and the rest of them are in the rehabilitation center.
The Tarsier Sanctuary Bohol offers the usual touristy facilities such as restrooms, a small souvenir shop, and a couple of fast food options.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TARSIERS
Tarsiers are a rare and endangered creature, as well as an iconic symbol of Bohol. They are considered one of the smallest primates in the world and you practically won’t see them anywhere else in the country.
Bohol Tarsiers are nocturnal animals so expect to see them sleeping during the day. However, you might get lucky enough and be able to experience them opening their eyes.
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OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST
You can visit all three of these locations on a single-day trip from Panglao.
WHERE TO STAY IN BOHOL
Panglao in Bohol has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay 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.
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 which have air-conditioning, free wifi and breakfast is included for all guests.
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.
FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN BOHOL.
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!
The Bohol Tour includes the following:
- Chocolate Hills Bohol
- Bilar Manmade Forest
- Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary
- Loboc River Cruise with lunch
- Hinagdanan Cave
- Panglao Watchtower
- & much more
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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