Considered as one of Bohol’s most famous tourist spots, Panglao Island is home to exciting dive sites, breathtaking beaches, and beautiful churches.
Panglao Island is a haven for beach lovers — there’s Alona Beach which is known for its amazing nightlife, and Bagobo and Bolod Beach known for the seclusion and privacy they offer to tourists. Diving enthusiasts should not miss Panglao’s fascinating marine life — beneath the shore of its white beaches are corals of different hues and colours, and fishes of different varieties. Panglao also has a treat for history junkies — just a few minutes from town are several hundred-year-old churches that continue to stand as a symbol of how Boholanons treasure their religion.
Panglao is an island in Bohol, 30 minutes from Tagbilaran Airport.
Opening Days and Hours
The island can be accessed anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to Panglao Island is free. Several attractions have different admission fees.
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Bohol via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- From the airport, hire a van to Panglao Island.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Average time to spend on this island is 3 days.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Best time to visit Panglao Island is between January and March.
- Cave Hopping
Panglao Island is filled with restaurants for everyone’s budget. For cheap eats, head over to Shaka Bohol, and Badi’s Bar. Other options include Luna Rossa Vegan Restaurant, Saffron, Tarsier Paprika, and Vanilla Sky Restaurant.
- Dumaluan Beach
- Virgin Island
- Hinagdanan Cave
- Alona Beach
- Doljo Beach
When at Panglao Island, you can stay in Alona Northland Resort, Dumaluan Beach Resort, Hayahay Resort, Bohol South Beach Hotel, and Momo Beach House. Rates range from USD 60 to USD 200.