Bilar Man-Made Forest
Located along the way leading to Bohol’s Chocolate Hills is Bilar Man-Made Forest, a 2-kilometre stretch filled with towering mahogany trees.
The sudden change in the environment is hard to miss — from endless rows of farmlands, you’ll suddenly enter into a road filled with mahogany trees with leaves in full bloom. The seemingly endless lines of trees block the sun completely — this provides the soft dim and cool temperature that’s ever-present in the area. Bilar Man-Made Forest, a big part of the Loboc Watershed Reforestation Project, has ultimately become a famous tourist attraction especially for those who want to take pretty souvenir shots of Bohol’s well-preserved nature sites.
Bilar Man-Made Forest is located in Loay Interior Road, Bilar, Bohol.
Opening Days and Hours
The man-made forest is open for 24 hours.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is free.
How to Get There
- From Manila, fly to Bohol via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- From Tagbilaran, board a van to Carmen and make a stop at Bilar Man-Made Forest.
- If you’re traveling on your own, you can also rent a motorbike to Bilar.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Tourists usually spend around 30 to 45 minutes in this area.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
You can visit Bilar Man-Made Forest anytime, except for the rainy season which runs from May to August.
Restaurants near Bilar Man-Made Forest include Mammie Letty Grill and Restaurant, Grazielle Italian Restaurant, Gyx Pizzeria and Restaurant, and Don Ricardo’s FoodHaus.
- Chocolate Hills
- Chocolate Hills Adventure Park
- Loboc River
The nearest hotels and inns can be found in Carmen, Bohol. Options include 7P2 Pension House, Villa Del Carmen Bed and Breakfast, Guesthouse Sondol, Calape Forest Resort. Rates range from USD 20 to USD 85.