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ALONA White Sand Beach Paradise in Panglao Island

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Panglao is an island in the Philippines located in the Central Visayas. Politically, it is divided into two municipalities: Dauis and Panglao, both of Bohol Province. Panglao is located southwest of the island of Bohol and east of Cebu.

Panglao has a terrain that range from plain, hilly to mountainous. Panglao is made of Maribojoc Limestone, the youngest of the limestone units found in the western area of Bohol. The limestone composition halted the development of an airport as coralline limestone is soluble which causes formation of caves and sinkholes. One interesting geological feature found in the island is the Hinagdanan Cave which has an underground water source. The cave is an important water source as the island has no rivers or lakes.

Alona Beach, on the south-west of Panglao island, is a beautiful, well developed one and a half kilometer stretch of white sand.

 

 

Things to Do:

Diving and snorkeling.  About 250 new species of crustaceans and 2500 new species of mollusks were found around the island. The discovery was the work of the Panglao Marine Biodiversity Project. It is claimed that Panglao alone has more marine biodiversity than Japan and the Mediterranean sea.

Relax, dine and dance by the clear, turquoise waters and dazzling white-sand beaches.

To go there

FROM TAGBILARAN PIER/AIRPORT

Be prepared to be surrounded by people offering to take you where you want to go.  Be firm and haggle.

The safest although not the cheapest is to take a metered taxi to Panglao Island. Tell the driver which resort you want and they know where it is. Most Boholanos know where Alona Beach is.

Please take note however that taxis charged 50% of the total meter reading when they travel outside city limits. Going to Alona Beach will take about PhP300-400. Taxi companies charge you extra (about PhP75 per hour) if you let them wait, in case you want to go back to Tagbilaran City.

Airconditioned vans are also available for trans-in to Alona area at PhP600-1000.

But for those who love adventure and are on a budget, you can opt for the tricycles (motobikes with sidecar) or the habal-habal (motorbikes that can take four people the least).

 

     
   
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