Anda - Bohol Destinations


Endowed with the breathtaking beauty of nature and a fascinating history, Anda is one of the most interesting places to visit in Bohol. Pristine white beaches and spectacular diving sites abound in the area, rivaling even the world-famous Boracay.

The municipality of Anda is located on a small peninsula at the eastern tip of Bohol, 99 kilometers from Tagbilaran City, the capital of the province. Anda’s topography consists of mountain ranges with variable valleys, and the lands along the coast are above sea level with beaches slowly going down to the level of the sea. Anda relatively has the same climate as all coastal towns of Bohol with two distinct seasons, the dry season during the months of February to August and the wet season during the months of September to January.

White, sandy beaches are the primary attractions of the municipality. The white sandy beaches of Anda surpass even that of Boracay’s. The sand is pure white and very fine and the beaches are unspoiled and very, very clean. Some of the well known beaches in Anda are Bas Daku, Bugnaw CE, Kabangnowm, Kinale Beach, and Candabong Beach.

Aside from these beaches, dive sites abound along the coast of barangays Candabong, Virgen, Bacong and the Poblacion. The dive sites are easily accessible and reward the divers with a whole specter of rich marine life with largely untouched reefs, spectacular drop-offs, caves, grottoes, and magnificent coral gardens - a haven for underwater photographers. One can encounter innumerable nudibranches, shrimps, gobies, crabs and multitudes of tuna and mackerel. There have also been recorded sightings of sea turtles, napoleon and whale sharks. Diving can be done any time of the year although the best season is from November to May. From the shoreline, the sites are accessible more or less within two to 30 minutes by boat.

There are also several primitive burial caves in the town of Anda which have become popular attractions to tourists and locals alike.

The famous Shrine of  Inday Potenciana, Anda's saint, is visited by people from different parts of the Philippines to pray and offer candles and flowers to call upon her help. Many miracles were attributed to her intercession such as healing of illnesses and ailments. Her remains lie in an uncorrupted state in the shrine even up to the present.

Lamanok Point, situated in Barangay Badiang, is believed to be the abode of people living during the Paleolithic era or the Stone-age. Pre-historic rock paintings can be found on the cliffs beside the sea. The painting doesn’t depict animals but is abstract with subtle shading; giving much attention to detail.

Other attractions of the place include Anda Falls which is located at Barangay Casica, and Blue Heaven, a mountain paradise found in Barangays Tanod and Linawan.

These are just some of the amazing locations which tourists can enjoy in the magnificent town of Anda, Bohol. The unspoiled nature of the place and the convenient accommodations available in the vicinity promise a relaxing and peaceful vacation surely to be enjoyed.


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