Souvenir shops in Bohol are abundant and you can find them almost anywhere specifically on the famous tourist spots like Loboc River, Alona Beach, Hinagdanan Cave, Hanging Bridge, Blood Compact Monument and Bohol Bee Farm. Here, you can find a wide array of souvenirs like handicrafts, purses, shells, decors, souvenir shirts and the more popular tarsier keychains and dolls. For native delicacies, you can try the calamay, a sweet paste made from coconut and molasses. Another must-try sweet delicacy is the peanut kisses, which is made from peanuts and egg whites and resembles Bohol's famous Chocolate Hills.
Tarsier Botanika Km. 16 Hoyohoy, Tawala, Panglao www.facebook.com/tarsierbotanika Aside from their botanical garden which features varieties of tropical plants, art gallery, and and a mini zoo, this recently opened 9-hectare sanctuary in Bohol also has a big souvenir shop located within the vicinity. Here, you can find an extensive array of items for sale like different food products, trinkets, beach necessities like sunblock, towels and swimsuits, sculptures and different dive materials like wetsuit, fins, goggles etc. Inside the shop is also a small café where you can buy baked goodies like blueberry muffin or assorted cakes at a reasonable price.
Bohol Bee Farm Souvenir Shop Dao, Dauis, Panglao Island 0917 7101062 / 5101822 www.boholbeefarm.com This souvenir shop located inside Bohol Bee Farm sells locally made products that are 100% pure organic. It boasts of natural products which are preservative-free and promotes organic farming. As the name of the resort implies, most products here are made with pure honey from their own bee farm. Pure honey, honey spread, bee pollen, honey ointment, beauty products like soaps, lip balms and lotions are just some of the products that are produced here.
For food items, home baked breads like kamote or sweet potato, assorted muffins made from fresh ingredients like carrot and squash are also sold here but is also a bit pricey for 30php a piece. Their Buzzz homemade ice cream with unique flavors featuring local ingredients like malunggay, ube , durian, avocado and guyabano is a must-try and also reasonably priced at 40php per scoop. They also use a special cone which is their own creation and looks like a lumpia wrapper, that is also made with organic ingredients. For those who are staying within Alona Beach, you don’t need to travel to the bee farm itself to have a taste of their famous ice cream. Just before entering the beach area, they have a self-standing stall which sells their ice cream at the same price.
Bohol also has a a few shopping malls and supermarkets although its not that big compared to Manila's. Most of them are located in Tagbilaran City and features a department store, grocery, boutiques, restaurants and a food court inside. Among the popular malls are BQ Mall, Island City Mall, Alturas Supermarket, Shopper's Mart and Plaza Marcela.