Panglao Island in Bohol is one of the best destinations in the Philippines that offers a mecca of fun-fuelled adventures such as beaches, cave pools, cliff jumping, island hopping, and more!
Apart from the many epic things to do in Panglao, there are some great day trips to be had within a one-hour drive of Panglao Island which I have included in this post.
Also in this guide, I have included some useful information on how to get to Panglao, where to stay, how to get around, how many days to spend on the island and the best Bohol tour packages!
HOW TO GET TO PANGLAO BOHOL
There are two ways of getting to Panglao Bohol, one is by plane and the other by ferry.
There are daily flights to Bohol welcoming both domestic and international travelers. The main airport in Bohol is Panglao International Airport located on Panglao Island.
Cebu to Bohol ferry
The most common route is the ferry from Cebu to Bohol which takes approximately 2.5 hours and the cost is around 600 pesos.
There are daily ferry departures from the Cebu Pier 1 Ferry Terminal and it arrives at Tagbilaran Port in Bohol.
Once you have booked your Cebu to Bohol ferry ticket online, on the day of travel you can head directly to Cebu Pier 1 Ferry Terminal at least 30-minutes before departure and present the online booking number to the staff at the check-in counter so they can issue you a seat number. There is also an additional 25 pesos terminal fee that must be paid in cash on the day.
Siquijor to Bohol ferry
If you happen to be on Siquijor island and heading over to Bohol from here, there are daily ferry departures from Larena Port in Siquijor to Tagbilaran Port in Bohol. The ferry from Siquijor to Bohol takes around 1.5 hours and the cost is around 850 pesos plus an additional 20 pesos terminal fee.
HOW TO GET AROUND
The best way to get around the island is to rent a scooter from one of the many scooter rental stores that can be found in Panglao. Scooter rentals are around 300 – 350 pesos per day and a full tank of gas costs approximately 200 pesos.
Alternatively, you can get around on the back of a habal-habal (motorbike taxi) or jump on board a tricycle. For a 20-minute drive in a tricycle or habal-habal, you can expect to pay around 100 – 150 pesos. Put your bartering skills to the test!
BEST TIME TO VISIT PANGLAO BOHOL
The best time to visit, weather-wise, is between April and July when temperatures are hot and there is barely any rainfall. This is also high season so expect to see many tourists during these months.
I recommend visiting on the shoulder months of the high season between November and March which sees a bit of rainfall but usually only lasts for a couple of hours and the rest of the day is sunny.
Try to avoid the monsoon season which is between August and October.
HOW MANY DAYS TO SPEND ON PANGLAO ISLAND?
I recommend spending at least 5 to 7 days on Panglao Island to explore all of the top tourist attractions on the island itself and then spend some of those days venturing inland to waterfalls and the famous Chocolate Hills.
Must Read → 3 Weeks Philippines Itinerary
OVERVIEW – 17 THINGS TO DO IN PANGLAO
See the list below for a brief overview of the 7 best things to do in Panglao Bohol and also a list of the 10 best day trips from Panglao:
THINGS TO DO IN PANGLAO ISLAND
- Alona Beach
- Island Hopping (Balicasag Island & Virgin Island)
- Panglao Beach
- Hinagdanan Cave
- Molave Cliff Jump
- Momo Beach
- White Beach
DAY TRIPS FROM PANGLAO ISLAND
- Chocolate Hills
- Camugao Falls
- Mag Aso Falls
- Inambacan Cave & Spring
- Kawasan Falls
- Man-made Forest Bohol
- Tarsier Sanctuary
- Dimiao Twin Falls
- Ingkumhan Falls
- Loboc River Cruise
THINGS TO DO IN PANGLAO BOHOL
One of the first things you’re going to want to do when arriving is to hit the beach to cool off. The most famous beach is Alona Beach which is arguably one of the best beaches in Panglao.
Alona beach is located on the southern tip, approximately a 45-minute drive from Tagbilaran Port and only a 5-minute drive from Panglao International Airport.
Alona Beach features a long strip of white sandy shores fringed with coconut palms and it’s without a doubt the top things to do in Panglao. Alona Beach is lined with many seaside restaurants, clubs, and bars that are open 7 days a week till late.
The best spot for swimming at Alona Beach is at the eastern end of the cove away from all the boats and here you can find your own little nook to enjoy a refreshing dip in the ocean.
Find All → Tours in Bohol with Klook
Beach bars on Alona Beach
Strolling on Alona Beach
PANGLAO ISLAND HOPPING TOUR
An island hopping tour to Balicasag Island and Virgin Island is an absolute MUST on your list of what to do in Panglao. I can’t recommend this Island Hopping Tour enough as it was by far the highlight of my trip!
The island hopping tour includes dolphin watching from the boat, snorkeling with sea turtles on Balicasag Island, and a visit to the unique sand bar on Virgin Island Bohol.
Our trip began at 5:45 am when my friends and I met our skipper and guide at the meeting point down on Alona Beach. We each signed our names on some sort of waiver form and we were swiftly on our way.
We arrived on Balicasag island which boasts glistening white sands and an abundance of marine life just offshore. You can rent snorkeling equipment from one of the many shacks dotted along Balicasag Beach when you arrive on the boat. A mask and snorkel set costs around 150 pesos.
We spent at least two hours snorkeling around the Balicasag reef and swam with about 15 different turtles and countless species of fish.
After a few hours spent on Balicasg Island, we then continued our Island Hopping Tour over to Virgin Island which takes around 30-minutes by boat.
Virgin Island Bohol is essentially a sandbar in the middle of the ocean which consists of floating seafood kitchens. You can go up to the boat that had the most appealing seafood and choose whatever you feel like trying such as lobsters, sea urchins, calamari, and fish which they would boil or grill right in front of you.
Apart from that, there isn’t a whole lot to do on Virgin Island Bohol but it’s a very unique experience that I am sure you will enjoy! The last leg of the island hopping tour is a 20-minute boat ride back to Alona Beach in Panglao.
Full Blog Post → Panglao Island Hopping Tour
Turtles on Balicasag Island
Floating seafood kitchen
Have you got travel insurance for the Philippines? We all know accidents can happen and having World Nomads Insurance will save you thousands of dollars if something goes wrong.
The most famous beach is without a doubt the touristy 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.
Panglao Beach is located on the northern coastline of Panglao. From Alona Beach, it’s a short 20-minute drive.
The 200 meter long Panglao Beach is a small but dreamlike location, fringed with coconut palms and turquoise waters
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 you’ll be able to enjoy the views of the coastline.
When we arrived, we were greeted by some friendly locals who were enjoying their karaoke session in a small beach hut along the shoreline. They didn’t seem to be disturbed by our presence and we enjoyed the background music as we were exploring.
The best time to visit is during high tide and it’s also a great location to watch the sunset in Panglao.
Full Blog Post → Panglao Beach
Mithi Resort & Spa – Panglao things to do
Drone shot of Panglao Beach
An epic sunset
Hinagdanan Cave is a famed Panglao tourist attraction for its unique beauty.
Hinagdanan Cave is located on the northern coastline. From Alona Beach, it’s a short 15-minute drive to reach the cave and the entrance fee is 50 pesos.
Inside the cavern, you’ll find a large freshwater pool that glows a fluorescent turquoise color and large stalagmite pinnacles hang from the ceiling.
The natural pool is around 3 to 4 meters deep and there is plenty of space for swimming and rock jumping.
You won’t need a flashlight inside the Hinagdanan Cave as there is natural light from the holes in the ceiling and also light bulbs in the staircase and at the back of the cave.
Around the edges of the natural pool is quite dry and you can set down your belongings here while you go for a dip.
Do note that the ground gets quite slippery especially if there are wet kids running around, so please watch your step. I recommend bringing a pair of slip-on waterproof shoes with you for extra grip.
Full Blog Post → Hinagdanan Cave Bohol
Inside Hinagdanan Cave
Stalagmite pinnacles inside the cave
MOLAVE CLIFF JUMP
Throwing yourself over the edge of the cliffs at Molave Cliff Diving Resort is one of the most adrenaline-pumping things to do in Panglao.
Molave Cliff Diving Resort is located on the northern coastline. From Alona Beach, it’s a short 15-minute drive and the entrance fee is 50 pesos.
The Molave Cliff Diving Resort features a 5-meter high diving board straight into the clear blue ocean below. It’s best to run and jump off the diving board as there is a certain landing point that is clear of rocks.
If you are not 100% confident, just ask the lifeguard on duty exactly where to land and watch some other keen jumpers go first.
To exit the water, it’s a 20 to 30-meter swim in shallow waters to a staircase that leads back to the cliff-top. It’s possible to walk across the reef to reach the stairs though it’s rugged in some areas and there is the odd sea urchin. Best to bring a pair of slip-on waterproof shoes to avoid getting cut up feet.
It’s the safest and most adrenalin-driven cliff dive in Panglao so you have got nothing to worry about! My friends and I spent an hour or so at Molave Cove Cliff Dive throwing ourselves over the edge countless times.
Once you’ve tired yourself out from all the cliff diving, you can rent a mask and snorkel for 150 pesos and check out the underwater world in Molave Cove. There are large balls of sardines swimming around the reef in Molave Cove so keep a close eye out for them.
Full Blog Post → Molave Cliff Diving
Molave Cliff Dive
MOMO BEACH PANGLAO
Momo Beach is one of my favorite beaches and it’s still yet to make an appearance on the radar as another tourist spot. But for now, I highly recommend stopping at Momo Beach for a quick swim while it is still untouched.
Momo Beach is located on the northern shores, a short 15-minute drive from Alona Beach. I stumbled across Momo Beach on my way to Hinagdanan Cave, so keep an eye out for the sign on the side of the road.
Momo Beach features a strip of white sandy shores lined with coconut palm trees and a few wooden shacks dotted along the beach.
There was not one other tourist in sight when I visited this little slice of paradise and I enjoyed a refreshing dip in the ocean all to myself.
At one end of Momo beach is a dive resort but other than that there is nothing more than a few small fishing boats along the sand and beautiful turquoise waters await.
Empty shoreline at Momo Beach
Palm trees at Momo Beach
WHITE BEACH PANGLAO
White Beach is another beautiful secluded beach with sandy shores and well worth a visit if you are searching for what to do in Panglao.
White Beach is a short 10-minute drive from Alona Beach and it’s far less crowded if you are wanting some peace and quiet away from all the hype in Alona.
Relax under one of the beach umbrellas, snorkel around the nearby reefs, take a dip in the ocean and simply enjoy the peaceful vibe that White Beach offers.
Palmtree fringed shoreline at White Beach
Drone shot of White Beach
DAY TRIPS FROM PANGLAO ISLAND
The Chocolate Hills is a must-see destination in Bohol. In saying that, the majority of travelers who visit Bohol just come to see the famous Chocolate Hills, so I am sure it’s already on your itinerary!
Chocolate Hills is located in the Carmen region on Bohol island, Philippines. From Panglao, it is a 70km drive that takes around 1.5 hours to reach Chocolate Hills and the entrance fee is 50 pesos.
You can visit Chocolate Hills DIY or alternatively, you can book a Bohol Chocolate Hills Tour which is a full-day tour for less than $30. This tour includes Chocolate Hills, Bilar Man-Made Forest, Loboc River Cruise, Tarsier Sanctuary, and Baclayon Church.
I visited Chocolate Hills at sunrise and had the entire viewpoint to myself, so if you want to beat the crowds definitely try to get here as early as possible.
At the top of the stairs is a panoramic observation deck boasting extensive views of the 1,268 cone-shaped Chocolate Hills and the surrounding Carmen region. The mysterious landscape is very impressive, to say the least.
The hills are spread over an area of 50 square kilometers and vary in size from 30 meters to 120 meters in height!
These limestone Chocolate Hills are covered with grass and appear to be bright green during the rainy season. However, they turn brown by the end of the dry season, hence the name Chocolate Hills.
The formation theory of the Chocolate Hills Bohol assumes that they are grass-covered limestones that were once part of the marine floor. However, the massive uplift of coral deposits and the effects of rain, water, and erosion have created the amazing formation of the hills today.
Full Blog Post → Chocolate Hills Bohol
Sunrise at Chocolate Hills
Aerial shot of Chocolate Hills
Camugao Falls is one of the best waterfalls on the island. Although it’s not quite as popular as Can-umantad Falls, it is equally as impressive with its sheer size and irresistible rock pools!
Camugao Falls can be found in Balilihan on Bohol. From Panglao, it’s a 42km drive that takes around 1 hour to reach Camugao Falls.
The entrance fee is 25 pesos and an additional 20 pesos must be paid for parking also.
It’s no more than a 10 to 15-minute hike to reach the bottom of the cliffs and to where the jungle trail emerges at the base of Camugao Falls.
Camugao Falls is surrounded by a towering curved cliff face that makes you feel as though you’ve just stepped inside an enormous amphitheater. To add to the ambiance, lush green plants and vines surround the canyon.
A number of huts and rest areas can be found around the edge of the swimming hole beneath the falls where you can perch up and marvel at the beautiful surroundings.
There are no food and drink options at Camugao Falls so best to pack your own snacks and drinking water if you plan to spend some time at this epic tourist spot.
Full Blog Post → Camugao Falls
Drone shot of Camugao Falls
Camugao Falls all to ourselves
Cliff jumping at Camugao Falls
MAG ASO FALLS
Mag Aso Falls is one of Bohol’s natural treasures and an adventure not to be missed. Gatorade pools and epic cliff jumps are just some of the reasons why you should add Mag Aso Falls to your list of things to do.
Mag Aso Falls is located in the town of Antequera on Bohol. To reach Mag Aso Falls it’s approximately 30 minutes drive from Tagbilaran City or a 1-hour drive from Panglao.
The Mag Aso Falls entrance fee is 20 pesos and an additional 15 pesos for parking.
There are 197 concrete steps with metal handrails leading down to the falls and it is an easy 5 to 10-minute hike to reach the bottom. At the halfway mark on the way down to Mag Aso Falls, there is a viewpoint that overlooks the waterfall which makes for a great photo opportunity.
Search All → Hostels / Hotels / Resorts in Bohol
Mag Aso Falls is an 8-meter waterfall that is surrounded by a tropical backdrop of tall trees and wild plants. Carved out under the waterfall is a natural pool that is particularly inviting to go for a swim due to its milky blue-colored water derived from the limestone rocks in the area.
You can swim over to Mag Aso Falls from the outer edges and climb up into the natural jacuzzi pool to experience a head massage under the falls. There is also a small cave that can be found under the waterfall.
Full Blog Post → Mag Aso Falls
Mag Aso Falls
Gatorade pools at Mag Aso Falls
The viewpoint at Mag Aso Falls
INAMBACAN CAVE & SPRING
Yet another off-the-beaten-path location is the Inambacan Cave and Spring. Although it’s not yet on the radar of most tourists, it’s definitely worth visiting during your trip to Bohol.
Inambacn Cave and Spring is located in Maribojoc on Bohol. From Panglao, it is a 40km drive that takes around 1-hour to reach Inamabacan Cave.
There is a small ticket office at the entrance to Inambacan Cave and Spring and the entrance fee is 20 pesos.
The Filipino lady who owns the land was very friendly and welcoming when we arrived and she showed us the way down the path to the cold springs.
Inambacan Spring features a large lagoon and swimming area which is fed by a running freshwater stream. There are many nooks and crannies to take a dip in the springs which are the perfect opportunity to jump on in and cool off.
In one corner of the lagoon, there is a small cave that you can swim into which is another cool feature of this Bohol tourist attraction.
The Inambacan Cave itself is a natural cave carved out of the hillside and a man-made pool has been built around it. You can walk through the knee-deep water into the cave where you can find stalagmite pinnacles hanging from the ceiling.
Need Travel Insurance? Click here for a free quote!
Inambacan Cave and Spring
Small waterfall at Inambacan Cave
Inambacan Cave – What to do in Panglao
KAWASAN FALLS BOHOL
Kawasan Falls Bohol is still yet to make a name for itself as one of the most beautiful places on the island. I stumbled across Kawasan Falls as I was heading from Camugao Falls to Mag Aso Falls as they are all relatively in the same area.
Kawasan Falls is located in the town of Antequera on Bohol. To reach Kawasan Falls Bohol it’s approximately 30 minutes drive from Tagbilaran City or a 1-hour drive from Panglao and there is a small entrance fee of 20 pesos.
Kawasan Falls is not an outrageous waterfall with a heavy flow of water but it’s the jungle surrounding it and the nearby Abatan River that makes this place so tranquil.
You can enjoy a nice walk through the forest along a jungle trail down to the Abatan River where you can find a few sheltered huts on stilts. A perfect spot to have a picnic with your friends!
Once you have checked out the river, continue on the trail for a few minutes to reach Kawasan Falls. A trickle of water flows down a tall rockface from the rice terraces on top of the hill and into a small lagoon at the base of the falls. The catch basin is quite shallow and a great spot for a swim to cool off.
Freshwater lagoon at Kawasan Falls
Jungle trail at Kawasan Falls
View of Abatan River
MAN-MADE FOREST BOHOL
The Bilar Man-made Forest is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Bohol and not to be missed on your list of things to do.
The man-made forest is located between the towns of Bilar and Loboc. From Panglao, it’s approximately a 1 hour and 15-minute drive to reach Bilar Man-made Forest.
The Bilar Man-made Forest composes of mahogany trees that stretch for more than 2 kilometers and when you enter this parallel tunnel of trees, you’ll feel like you’ve just entered another realm.
You will also notice the temperature drop drastically as you drive through the man-made forest because the canopy above almost completely cuts out the sun.
There is a windy road that goes all the way through the man-made forest and it acts as an enchanting pathway that cuts through the natural-arched tunnel of large mahogany trees.
The man-made forest draws many visitors so be prepared to encounter crowds of people and constant traffic on the road that weaves its way through the forest.
Full Blog Post → Bilar Man-made Forest
Cruising through the Man-made Forest
Bilar Man-made Forest
TARSIER CONSERVATION AREA
The Tarsier Conservation Area is a sanctuary where you can observe the Tarsiers in Bohol from close up and learn more about their nature.
The Tarsier Conservation Area can be found in Loboc. From Panglao, it’s a 50km drive that takes around 1 hour to reach the Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary and the entrance fee is 80 pesos.
You can visit the Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary DIY or alternatively, you can book a Bohol Countryside Tour which is a full-day tour for less than $30. This tour includes Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary, Chocolate Hills, Bilar Man-Made Forest, Loboc River Cruise, and Baclayon Church.
The 30-minute walk through the Tarsier Conservation Area will take you on a fun little jungle walk around the sanctuary. You will find some viewing areas where you can spot the little tarsiers sitting in the trees and it’s easy enough to get some photos.
Tarsiers are a rare and endangered creature, as well as an iconic symbol of Bohol. They are considered one of the smallest primates in the world and you practically won’t see them anywhere else in the country.
Tarsiers are nocturnal animals, so expect to see them sleeping during the day. However, you might get lucky enough and be able to experience them opening their eyes.
Full Blog Post → Tarsier Conservation Area
Tarsier sitting in a tree
Walking through the sanctuary
DIMIAO TWIN FALLS
Dimiao Twin Falls, also known as Pahangog Falls, is my favorite waterfall in Bohol! Its Gatorade rock pools and jungle surrounds are irresistibly inviting and I highly recommend adding this epic spot to your list of things to do.
Dimiao Twin Falls is located in Dimiao on Bohol. From Panglao, it’s a 60km drive that takes around 1.5 hours to reach Twin Falls and the entrance fee is 20 pesos.
Once you arrive at the jump-off point, follow the rocky trail which then leads onto a steep set of concrete stairs with handrails to get down to the falls. It is an easy to moderate hike that takes no more than 10 minutes to reach the bottom.
Dimiao Falls is a twin set of falls that are around 25-meters tall, flowing down a limestone rock face and filling a large catch basin below. The turquoise natural-made swimming pool is deep enough in some areas to do some rock jumping but be sure to do a depth check first.
One of the best things to do at Dimiao Twin Falls is to grab a rubber ring for 20 pesos and float around the rock pools. You can even swim up underneath the falls for a free head massage. In between the two sets of falls are a small sandy islet and a cave that you can also explore.
There are plenty of seating areas and hang-out spots around the edges of Pahangog Falls to perch up for a while and marvel at this incredible attraction.
Full Blog Post → Dimiao Twin Falls
Dimiao Twin Falls
Idyllic bamboo bridge at Dimiao Falls
Jungle vibes at Dimiao Twin Falls
Ingkumhan Falls is yet another one of the best waterfalls on the island. Cliff jumps and rope swings are just some of the reasons that make this waterfall one of the top locations to visit!
Ingkumhan Falls is located in Dimiao. From Panglao, it’s a 65km drive that takes around 1-hour and the entrance fee is 20 pesos.
The main set of falls features a flow of water that stretches across a limestone rockface around 10 meters wide and approximately 8 meters tall.
The water fills a huge natural pool at the base of the falls that reminded me of blue Gatorade which I was almost tempted to drink.
There is a rope swing that can be used about halfway up the falls, so you will have to climb up the rock face to reach it.
Surprisingly the surface of the rock isn’t that slippery and the depth of the pool is around 3 to 4 meters deep so you won’t need to worry about hitting the bottom when you swing.
There is also a 5-meter cliff jump that can be found on the left-hand side of the falls that is a lot of fun!
I visited Ingkumhan Falls Bohol on a Sunday and it was very busy with locals and other tourists. Try and time your visit for a weekday if you want to enjoy these falls without the crowds.
Full Blog Post → Ingkumhan Falls
LOBOC RIVER CRUISE
The Loboc River Cruise is one of the top-rated things to do which includes a hearty lunch and a scenic cruise along the mesmerizing Loboc River.
Loboc River is located in the Loboc region which is a 40km drive from Panglao that takes around 1-hour.
I recommend booking a Bohol Countryside Tour which includes the Loboc River Cruise as one of the activities. It’s a full-day tour from Panglao for less than $30 which also includes a visit to Chocolate Hills, Bilar Man-Made Forest, Tarsier Sanctuary, and Baclayon Church.
You can Click Here to see what other travelers are saying about this tour and book online in advance.
Loboc River Cruise
WHERE TO STAY IN PANGLAO
Panglao has countless accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay 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.
Mid Range: Conrada’s Place Hotel & Resort
Conrada’s Place is located 450m from Alona Beach 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 that have air-conditioning, free wifi and breakfast is included for all guests. Conrada can also help you book island hopping tours and other activities. Great place to stay for families, friends, and couples.
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.
FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN BOHOL
BEST BOHOL TOUR PACKAGES
Another great way to see all of the best tourist spots is to book a Bohol Countryside & Panglao Highlights Tour.
This particular tour is the most top-rated tour for less than $50 with hundreds of great reviews and thousands of bookings. I can’t recommend this amazing tour enough, especially for first-timers!
Click Here to see what other travelers are saying about this tour!
The Bohol Tour includes the following:
- Chocolate Hills
- Bilar Manmade Forest
- Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary
- Loboc River Cruise with lunch
- Hinagdanan Cave
- Panglao Watchtower
- & much more
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 – a must for drying off after a dip in the ocean or the waterfalls.
- Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
- Dry bag – protect your gadgets from any water damage while you’re at the beach or waterfalls.
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.
MORE PHILIPPINES TRAVEL GUIDES
- Philippines Guide: 3 Weeks Philippines Itinerary
- Cebu: 15 Things To Do In Cebu
- Bohol: 31 Epic Things To Do In Bohol
- Siargao: 15 Things To Do In Siargao
- El Nido: El Nido Island Hopping
- Coron: Coron Island Hopping
- Boracay: 15 Things To Do In Boracay
- Siquijor: 3 Day Siquijor Itinerary
- Bantayan: 15 Things To Do In Bantayan
- Malapascua: 11 Things To Do In Malapascua
- Camiguin: 13 Best Camiguin Tourist Spots
- Romblon: 12 Epic Things To Do In Romblon
- Tablas: 10 Things To Do In Tablas
- Carabao: 7 Best Things To Do In Carabao
- Dumaguete: Best Dumaguete Tourist Spots
- Sumilon Island: Sumilon Island Itinerary
TRAVEL RESOURCES FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or it’s your first trip overseas, here are some useful travel resources to help you kick-start your next adventure!
- BOOKING.COM – search and book accommodation worldwide
- SKYSCANNER – compare and book cheap flights to anywhere
- VIATOR – find tickets, tours, and experiences around the world
- BOOKAWAY – book buses, trains, and transfers online in advance
- RENTAL CARS – search all rental cars in your next destination
- GROUP TRIPS – join one of my epic small group trips
- TRAVEL INSURANCE – purchase World Nomads travel insurance
- TRAVEL MONEY CARD – get a Wise card today for free
Looking for more? Check out my Travel Resources page for further help with your trip planning!
I thoroughly enjoyed the week that I spent on Panglao Island and it definitely won’t be my last visit to this tropical paradise. From the beaches to the waterfalls to the mountains, there are endless things to do in Panglao Bohol for all kinds of travelers and I guarantee you will have an incredible experience exploring this beautiful island in the south of the Philippines!
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and if you have any questions at all, feel free to drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can. For a quicker response, be sure to join Jonny Melon’s Travel Tribe on Facebook and post your questions or recommendations to our awesome community.
THANKS FOR READING
Hey friend, thanks for reading this guide!
Please know this post may contain affiliate links. When making a purchase through one of my links, I earn a small kickback at no extra cost to you and it’s a big help to keep the site up and running. Rest assured, I only promote products and services that I personally use and recommend.
PIN IT FOR LATER