Panglao island is located south-east of Bohol and east of Cebu. It’s divided in two municipalities: Dauis and Panglao.
The island became one of the main tourist destination in the Philippines. It’s renowned for its marvellous coral reefs, diving spots, and multiple islets ideal for those who love sunbathing.
The peaceful environment of the island, together with its proximity to some interesting places like the Chocolate Hills, the Luboc river, the Tarsier Sanctuary and various waterfalls, springs and caves, make this pristine island a wonderful place to visit.
An interesting geologic feature of this island is the Hinagdanan Cave, which has an underwater spring. Considering that the island of Panglao doesn’t have rivers or lakes, this cave is an important source of water. Inside the cave you can see an abundance of stalagmites, stalactites, and green limestone deposits.
Alona beach is a 1,5 kilometers long tropical paradise located in Panglao Island. It’s the main beach of Bohol, famous for its white sand and clear blue waters, and it’s the ideal place for diving.
The island is bordered by rocky cliffs on both sides and has a luscious green tropical landscape.
Alona beach is also famous as an ideal spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. A diverse stretch of coral reef is accessible just 100 meters away from the beach. The level of the water is only between 3 and 5 meters, hence, it is possible to rove the area without any diving equipment.
Various bars, cafes, and restaurants are also located here, catering both tourists and locals with culturally diverse culinary choices.