Alona Beach, Bohol’s version of Boracay, is a tourist destination in Panglao Island known for its beautiful white beach, impressive diving spots, and loud nightlife.
At Alona Beach, modern meets nature — palm trees and pristine white sand blend well with the ever-increasing hotels and leisure establishments in the area. Every now and then, you’ll see people splashing in its cool, clear waters and some folks hopping onto boats for a day of diving or snorkeling. Beyond the beach is a most stunning marine life — corals of different colours and fishes of various looks vie for the attention of divers and snorkeling tourists. Alona Beach comes to life after the sun sets — nightlife in this beach means loud music, bright lights, and locals mingling with foreign visitors.
Alona Beach is located in Panglao Island, Bohol, 8 miles away from Tagbilaran.
Opening Days and Hours
The beach can be accessed anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is free.
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Bohol via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- From the airport, hire a van or a tricycle to Panglao Island.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Average time to spend on this island is one to three days.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Best time to visit Alona Beach is between January and March.
Alona Beach is filled with restaurants that serve fresh seafood, Filipino dishes, and Western delicacies. Dining options include Hera Greek Taverna, Isis Thai, Pilya Basta, Noah Pizza, Paprika Restaurant, and Alona Royal Palm Resort and Restaurant.
- Hinagdanan Cave
- Tarsier Botanika
- Nova Shell Museum
Nearby accommodations include Alona Tropical Beach and Resort, Pyramid Beach Resort, Lost Horizon Resort, Vanilla Sky Resort, and Harmony Hotel. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 150.