The Loboc River is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bohol. Here, tourists can board a floating restaurant and enjoy the Loboc River cruise with a buffet meal. The buffet is composed of Filipino cuisine. Tourists take an hour-long cruise along the river while local musicians play native and novelty music.
The cruise will follow the green-colored Loboc river as it passes by nipa huts and palm trees. It will stop at a station where locals perform native dances and songs. Tourists are encouraged to join. The cruise ends upon reaching Busay Falls.
Loboc is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, situated 25 kilometers east of Tagbilaran City. It has an area of 5,765 hectares and is comprised of 28 barangays. Loboc was established in the year 1602 and is considered as one of the oldest towns in Bohol.
The Loboc River is a major tourist destination among locals and foreigners alike. It is said to be one of the cleanest rivers in the Philippines. Loboc River passes through Loay Bridge, Loboc Church, and Busay Falls.
Since pre-Hispanic times, the Loboc River has played an important role in the lives of the locals. Loboc has served as an inland market village where agricultural goods were brought to be bartered with sea produce.
Later on, the Jesuits constructed a seminary in Loboc due to the presence of the river. The town of Loboc became a temporary capital of Bohol during World War II.
Loboc gained popularity among tourists because of its river cruise. Since then, many attractions in Loboc has been developed to welcome more tourists.
Aside from the River Cruise, tourists may enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding firefly watching at night on Loboc River.
Tourists can also visit other attractions in Loboc such as the Tarsier Conservation Area, try aerial rides in Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park, and check out the Guimba Cave. Religious and historical sites such as the Loboc Church and Krus Dako pilgrimage are also some of the must-see places in Loboc.