Another beautiful day in Panglao Island. Another day to enjoy the beach life. This time though, I’m not going to swim. I feel like strolling around the area. Who knows? I might find something interesting.
I visited two churches in Panglao Island. One is still under construction because of the 2013 earthquake. The Dauis Church was badly damaged by the quake. What I love about churches is their history and architectural designs. The Bohol churches are remarkable when it comes to architectural design. Even the simplest murals are nothing short of amazing. Unfortunately, the most well-known church was really in bad shape and is undergoing restoration. And sadly, the other one which is located in the town of Maribojoc was totally devastated.
Somewhere in Dauis, Panglao lies a naturally lighted cavern with a deep lagoon of mixed fresh and salt water and many large stalactites and stalagmites. This is called the Hinagdanan Cave. The cave is within easy reach. You just have to walk a kilometer through the vegetation of the Island or rent or ride a tricycle or a Habal-Habal (Motor). The cave is lit by sunlight which filters through holes in the ceiling. The underground lake is a popular swimming spot, but it has been known to test for high levels of various pollutants, since it is fed by ground runoff. The entrance fee is just Php. 25.00.
Alona Beach Resort
How do I describe Alona Beach? It’s like I’m walking in the Mini Station 2 of Boracay. The difference is Boracay has a lot of bars compared to Alona Beach. Alona has a lot of dive shops which is in their off peak promo right now. This area will be your jump off for Island hopping. But if you want to get an alternative and cheaper way to go Island Hopping, try to talk to the boatmen on the bridge connecting Tagbilaran City and Panglao Island. To sum up my Alona Beach experience, I rather go back there than in Boracay.
This happened the other night. One of the nurses is celebrating her birthday in Panglao and I was invited. At night, the shoreline is being set up by tables and chairs for the locals and the tourists who want to get wasted. Charge it to experience — being danced by this fire dancer when I was expecting girls doing that instead. Photo courtesy to Mr. Sherwin Sapong.
So, I’m not done yet in Bohol. See you in my next article.