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Another Day in Panglao Island

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.20151115_101915

Panglao Church


I visited two churches in Panglao Island. Initially, I was only going to visit one church but my social media lit up about an act of kindness made by, apparently another church was being renovated and was a must see, this one, 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.

Hinagdanan Cave


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.

Night Life


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.

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  • Lady Anne Louise ☺♥

    We are really blessed that we have a lot of beautiful places especially beaches here in our country. I would really love to visit the Alona Beach. I should add it on my bucket list.

  • Alison Bergstrom Grant

    Wow! Those pictures of Aloha beach have me drooling. It is freezing where I am at and I wish I was there! It is beautiful and looks like a great way to spend some time! The churches are amazing and have such a history about them. I can’t wait to read about Bohol next!


    It has been more than ten years since I was there. Now I can’t stop thinking about the good old days when I was very active in scuba diving!

    Great post!

  • Ms. Chocolate Brown Hair

    You have such pretty photos! It seems a blast at Panglao Island. It wasn’t on my travel list but now it is!
    I have to say that Aloha Beach really sounds (and looks!) like a little paradise and I would love to jump in and dance with that fire dancer, hehe. x