Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sagbayan Peak Bohol

Sagbayan is a fifth class municipality in the Province of Bohol, Philippines. Sagbayan means A place to hang or a hang-out place. 


Sagbayan Peak main entrance


A view of the famous Chocolate Hills in Sagbayan Peak.
View from one of the deck's in Sagbayan Peak
Few of the many pine trees in Sagbayan Peak
Sagbayan Peak is a famous destination which is situated in one of the (chocolate) hills in Bohol. There are different attractions here that includes, a zoo, some life-size animal figures, Kid's town (with miniature play town), a botanical garden, some restaurants, a butterfly sanctuary, a tarsier conservation area, and a water park. 


The welcoming T-Rex that grabbed our attention for a photo op.
This place for me is better than the famous spot where most travelers go to take a better look at the chocolate hills. On top of that, the place is less cluttered with tourist with some huge picnic ground and some tables and chairs provided for the whole family or barkadas. The place also has a canteen that you can buy food and beverages.


Foot path leading to one viewing deck to another.
A 45 miles travel northwest of Tagbilaran City is not bad with a good quality view of the famous chocolate hills in Bohol and more options than just viewing the famous chocolate hills. My favorite parts in Sagbayan Peak were the spacious viewing deck where you can have a 360 view of the entire Bohol with the grandeur of the Chocolate hills and the spot with the huge animal figures.


A spacious platform after the entrance area.
Life-sized animal figures.
Life-sized animal figures.
Up close in a famous (chocolate) hill.
I really suggest when heading to the place if your driver can allow a quick stop to maybe take a better look at one of the hills and have a different Bohol experience. 
Kid's town, Sagbayan Peak.
A miniature castle in Kid's town, in Sagbayan Peak.
This place is managed by Mrs. Myrna Torrefranca, who belongs to a famous political family who did an excellent job in promoting the town.


Rules in Sagbayan Peak.

How to get there?

From Tagbilaran, you can ride rent a van or a motorcycle going to the place. Get your camera ready because the surrounding place along the way is camera-worthy.

23 comments:

  1. Me and my family have been in the Chocolate Hills last 2008 and it was fun despite the scorching hot weather! whew! I've got to stand in a shaded place just to avoid the intense heat of the sun.. But I would love to go back in there. :D

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    1. Me, I don't care about my skin I love the sun and its worth it specially if you go to nice places such as Bohol.... Or you can wear a good SPF sunblock probably.. :D

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  2. When We were in Bohol we had an ATV tour around chocolate hills and it was a nice experience. This one is also a different look at the hills.

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    1. This might not be a perfect substitute but there sure are plenty of other stuff you can do here..

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  3. Honestly, I missed this Sagbayan Oeak when I went to Bohol.
    Never heard of it before.
    I thought there's only one place used by visitors toview the hills.
    I didnt know that there is another location and perspective.
    Think Im gonna try this

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    1. I didn't know about this place until our guide told us this was part of our itinerary... maybe on your next visit? hehe

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  4. I suddenly wondered why our tour guide didn't bring us to Sagbayan Peak. The deck where we viewed the Chocolate Hills were literally swarmed with Tourists. It was bothersome to have to compete spots back then. Wish I knew about this area.

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    1. Too bad Mai... I if I'm not mistaken Sagbayan Peak was opened 2005. We went to the already famous spot where all the people go to see the view of the chocolate hills at the same time our guide brought us to Sagbayan peak.

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  5. We haven't been to Bohol yet, we'll definitely include Sagbayan after Panglao when we set foot in this island.

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  6. amazing and breathtaking place there!!! I love when i go to a place with many photo opps too! I'll make sure i hva my sony camera ready on the stand...

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  7. I've never been to Bohol and its still on my list of must-visit someday. Oh! I like those huge animal figures.

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  8. Bohol is one of my dream destinations. Hope to visit this place soon and I am definitely adding Sagbayan peak on my list.:)

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  9. I visited Bohol and I love the place. There is serenity all over. Haay miss it already.

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  10. I'll remember this Sagbayan Peak, when we visit Bohol this summer.

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  12. Haven't done much local travels. Hope to do this one day soon. This is one of the places I'd include in my local destinations for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. My sister has a house in Sagbayan but it still under construction. I will visit her and the Sagbayan Peak in time for her House blessing. :)

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  14. Have yet to visit this place. looks really cool and contemporary, a good alternative to other sites in Bohol

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  15. nice site to visit,,im planning to include it on my trip to bohol. may i know how much you spent for the entrance including their park, tarsier and butterfly park? tnx

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    1. Hi Monique, thanks for the visit, sagbayan peak info:
      The entrance fee was P20
      tarsier conservation area P30
      butterfly park P30

      :)

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  16. What part of the island is that? I want to explore that too!

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