Panglao Beach On Bohol Island – Visitor’s Guide

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The most famous beach on Panglao Island is without a doubt Alona Beach, however, if you are looking for an uncrowded and untouched beach I highly recommend checking out the beautiful white sands of Panglao Beach.

I have put together this complete guide to Panglao Beach including where it’s located, how to get there, and what to expect when you arrive.

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WHERE IS PANGLAO BEACH?

Panglao Beach is located in Dauis on the northern coastline of Panglao Island in Bohol, Philippines.

From the main tourist area of Alona Beach in Panglao, it’s a short 20-minute drive to reach this location.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

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HOW TO GET TO PANGLAO BEACH BOHOL

The best way to get to Bohol Panglao Beach is to rent a scooter from one of the many scooter rental stores dotted around the Alona Beach area. Scooter rentals are around 300 – 350 pesos per day with a full tank of gas.

Alternatively, you can jump in the back of a tricycle and ask the driver to drop you over to this side of the island. For a 20-minute drive in a tricycle, you can expect to pay around 100 – 150 pesos. Put your bartering skills to the test!

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT PANGLAO BEACH BOHOL

The 200 meters long beach is small but very dreamlike. Fringed with coconut palms and turquoise waters, this is hands down one of the best beaches in Bohol.

The only beachfront hotel is the famous and luxury Mithi Resort & Spa which also hosts a small island in front of their shores serving as a wedding ceremony spot.

The little island can be reached by strolling in waist-deep water and from here you’ll be able to enjoy sweeping views of the coastline.

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During our visit, we were greeted by some friendly locals who were enjoying their karaoke session in a small hut along the beach. They didn’t seem to be disturbed by our presence and we enjoyed the background music as we were relaxing on the shoreline.

We didn’t come across one single tourist which made the visit to this untouched paradise even more worth it.

The best time to visit is during high tide and it’s also a great location to watch the sunset in Panglao.

This is one of the most tranquil and relaxing beaches in Panglao and well worth adding to your Bohol itinerary.

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WHERE TO STAY IN PANGLAO

Panglao Island in Bohol has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay in Panglao to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Donatela Hotel

Donatela Hotel is the best luxury accommodation on Panglao Island. The hotel offers a private beach area, swimming pool, restaurant, and pool bar. There is a garden villa, pool villa, family villa, and honeymoon villa available at Donatela Hotel. The rooms are air-conditioned featuring a balcony, flat-screen tv, dining area, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar, private bathroom, bathtub, and plunge pool. They can also help you to organize scuba diving, snorkeling, and other activities. Great for families, friends, and couples.

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Mid Range: Conrada’s Place Hotel & Resort

Conrada’s Place is located 450m from Alona Beach on Panglao Island and it’s close to shops, restaurants, and other nearby tourist attractions. The accommodation features an outdoor pool, restaurant, snorkeling activities, and wellness spa. There are double rooms, deluxe rooms, family rooms and suites which have air-conditioning, free wifi and breakfast is included for all guests.

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Budget: Bohol Coco Farm

Coco Farm is rated the best budget accommodation for a solo traveler. Enjoy a rustic experience with modern luxuries of free wifi and a restaurant. Great location close to beaches and other tourist spots. The rooms and fan-cooled with shared bathrooms and towels are included. There’s also a shared lounge with free coffee and a tour desk.

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FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN BOHOL.

 

BOOK A BOHOL TOUR

Another great way to see all of the best Bohol tourist spots is to book a Bohol Countryside & Panglao Highlights Tour. 

This particular tour is the most top-rated tour in Bohol with hundreds of great reviews and thousands of bookings.

The Bohol Tour includes the following:

  • Chocolate Hills Bohol
  • Bilar Manmade Forest
  • Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary
  • Loboc River Cruise with lunch
  • Panglao Watchtower
  • & much more

Click here to check availability and rates.

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WHAT TO PACK FOR THE PHILIPPINES

When visiting the Philippines, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;

  • Sunscreen – the Philippines sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
  • Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
  • Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
  • Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.

If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;

  • GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
  • Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
  • DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.

 

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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