The Bohol Mahogany Forest, commonly known as Bilar Forest, is a man-made forest created in the two-kilometer stretch of densely planted mahogany trees located on the border of Loboc and Bilar towns in Bohol.
When one enters the woods, one will notice that the temperature changes abruptly, especially during the hot season. Among the woods, it is hot. However, once one is under the shade of the trees, everything cools down. This mountain area seldom sees the sun shine and often receives a lot of rain. These are attributed to the denseness of the forest.
The man-made forest exists due to the consistency in height of its trees and considerable spread of its branches. The young trees grow straight up towards the sky which is largely obscured by the branches and the thick leaves. The roots of the trees are beautiful to view as they extend from the ground and climb over boulders and curve around the land, even climbing the side of the road.
The rainforest is located 20 kilometers from the city of Tagbilaran. Passing through Loboc, the terrain is particularly steep on both sides of the road, You can see the brown trunks and the green canopy of the forest by joining a guided tour or by renting/riding a car or motorbike.
It is an all-year round destination that can be visited anytime.