LOOK: 10 new things to try in Bohol

Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 03 2017 08:51 AM

MANILA - There's more to enjoy in Bohol than the Chocolate Hills and the tiny tarsier.

Head to Ubay, located in the northern part of the province, for new things to try and more places to explore. A first-class municipality, Ubay is hoping to lure visitors with its agriculture and eco-tourism attractions.

In a countryside trip organized by AirAsia Philippines and the Bohol Tourism Office, ABS-CBN News and selected media and bloggers experienced the beauty of Ubay.

Here are 10 new things to enjoy in the northern part of Bohol:

1. Milk a carabao

Experience the provincial life and try milking a carabao at the Philippine Carabao Center-Ubay Stock Farm (PCC-USF), located in Barangay Lumangog in Ubay.

The center produces 200 liters of milk a day which are then sold as fresh milk or ice cream. Tourists, especially children, can learn a lot about dairy farming here.

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2. Feed calves

If you find joy in milking carabaos, you will definitely have a great time feeding their babies. The feeding area is located near the milking station of PCC-USF.

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3. Take photos at the rolling hills

The sight of PCC-USF's rolling hills dotted with grazing carabaos is definitely Instagram-worthy. Score the best spot by going to the view deck.

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4. Go horseback riding

If picture-taking is not enough, tourists can also go horseback riding at PCC-USF's rolling hills. Call the center to make arrangements for your group.

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5. Make your own kesong puti

You can watch how the experts do it, or you can make your own kesong puti (white cheese) at PCC-USF. Tourists can learn the simple process of pasteurizing milk and turning it into delicious cheese. If you like this to be part of your trip in Bohol, call the center first to make arrangements.

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6. Try the famous chocobao

Your trip to Ubay won't be complete if you don't get to try the famous chocobao, or chocolate-flavored milk from carabaos grazing on the rolling hills. Aside from choco milk, Ubay is also known for its milk cake and papaya ice cream.

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7. Visit the Cambugsay Healing Hills

To complete your day in Ubay, you might want to visit Barangay Cambugsay's Healing Hills. Aside from the beautiful rolling hills and the clean Malingin Dam, tourists will also enjoy its quiet and relaxing atmosphere. You can also go on a trek and visit the nearby coffee farm.

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8. Go coconuts

Hike to the top of the Philippine Coconut Center's rolling hills at Barangay Calanggaman in Ubay. Aside from enjoying the view, tourists can also learn about planting coconuts and enjoy some fresh coconut juice.

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9. Explore Ubay Green Park

Ubay Green Park at Barangay Imelda is a dumpsite that has been converted into an ecological park.

Check out the park's colorful flowers and decor made from recyclable materials.

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10. Go island-hopping

If you still have time and extra money, go island-hopping at the municipality of President Carlos P. Garcia in Bohol.

Make sure to visit Lapinig's sandbar at Sitio Lawis Purok 1 Barangay Lapinig, and also try caving and night fishing. To do this day tour, call the municipality's tourism office and make arrangements.

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