Bilar Man-made Forest is one of Bohol’s tourist destinations which is a popular background for photos and videos. What should you expect here? Here’s my take.
All about Bilar Man-Made Forest
Bilar Man-Made Forest is part of a reforestation program initiated by the Bilar local government that started 50 years ago. It is mainly made up of white and red mahogany trees and is located in border of Loboc and Bilar towns in Bohol. It is a popular stop-over coming from or going to Chocolate HIlls, for taking selfies.
Things to do here
Picture taking! This two-kilometer stretch of trees is a an active road so be careful with passing vehicles while taking your photos.. There’s no need to pay entrance or environmental fees.
How to get here
The most convenient way of getting to Bilar Man-made Forest is booking a guided countryside daytour of Bohol. This tour includes other tourist destinations like the Tarsier Sanctuary, Chocolate Hills, Hanging Bridge, Butterfly Sanctuary and Loboc River Cruise. The tour costs P1,235 or $22 (the price could be higher now). I booked mine thru I Travel Bohol on Facebook.
Your starting point is in Tagbilaran in Bohol. There are daily flights from the capital, Manila, to Panglao (30 minutes rides to Tagbilaran) via the domestic airlines – Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific or Air Asia.If you want to book in advance, you may check out WayAway for flight deals or WayAway Plus where you can get 10% off.
Your entry point is in Tagbilaran City. There are flights from Manila (the Philippine capital), Cebu or Davao City to Tagbilaran everyday.
From Tagbilaran City, the Bilar Man-made Forest is 20km away and you can rent a motorbike for P300-500/day.
Where to stay
There are a lot of options for accommodations in Tagbilaran City. Since I am a budget traveler, I usually book my dorm hostels at Booking.com. Agoda also offers good deals so you want to check them out.
There’s not much to do in Bilar Man-made Forest except taking selfies and photos. You may stay for a few more minutes to appreciate the beauty of the trees and the refreshing air. If you’re the adventurous type, you may hike the trees but ask the local government or tourism office first.
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