Text and photos by Helen Castaño | 01:40 PM October 24, 2021
A beautiful drive along the east coast of Bohol to Mabini town will take you past picturesque little villages and through a splendid landscape of rolling hills which smells a balm, perfect for relaxing while you travel.
One of the hidden gems in Bohol is the TSEDI Highlands & Bayview Park in Barangay Minol in Mabini town, a two-hour drive from the Tagbilaran City, the capital of the province of Bohol.
TESDI sits atop a hill overlooking one of Bohol’s most famous scenic views: Cogtong Bay.
Cogtong Bay spans eight barangays in the municipalities of Anda, Candijay and Mabini. A big portion of the mangrove stand around Mabini and Anda is under the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 1251 on Mangrove Forest Reserves, while about 600 hectares of the total mangrove area within the Bay can be found in Candijay, particularly in the barangays (villages) of Cogtong, Buyuan and Panadtaran.
There are treehouses that act as viewing decks as it give a relaxing atmosphere while enjoying nature with friends and family.
The best part is to watch the setting sun beyond the majestic mountains.
TSEDI has its own herb garden and ornamental plants.
A restaurant serves halo-halo and refreshment snacks.
Entrance fee: P20 (adults); P10 (kids)
Opening hours: 7AM to 5PM daily