Snapshot: Alona Beach of Panglao

Alona Beach

Panglao Island, Bohol


You have never been to Bohol if you have not visited Panglao Island, home to province’s fine white sandy beaches and amazing scuba diving sites. Of course, when talking about Panglao Island, Alona Beach always makes it to the scene.

Dubbed as the heart of Panglao, Alona Beach is situated on the southwest tip of the island fronting Bohol Sea. It boasts of its one-and-a-half kilometer stretch of fine white sand bordered by rocky cliffs on both end where restaurants, resorts and shops are lined up. Its rich water is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving with Balicasag and Pamilacan Island not far away.

During the day, the stretch of Alona Beach becomes a stage for scuba divers and beach lovers while at night, the beach comes to life with its booming nightlife.

Here’s a snapshot of the northern end of Alona Beach taken last February 2015.


  1. Kaladkareen

    Hi, i’ll be there in august but no itinerary yet, first time to travel solo.. Nervous and excited.. Panglao is on my list… Thanks for the great pics. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Enrico

    March 2016, I will be in bohol for a single journey. 1st time being alone in a travel, 1st time to fly via airplane. Still got no itinerary, or plans. Bahala na po, basta i-enjoy lahat ng mangyayari. Tara…kita kits.

    1. Job

      Isama mo narin ang Anda Bohol. Nxt year din Punta ko. Solo backpacker

    2. Shaz

      By holy week 2016 din kami. Sana wala masyado tao😊

  3. Ophelia J.

    HI, i would be travelling alone to Bohol early next year, is it more okay if I just go for back packing or should I have a travel agency (which is way expensive)? I want to experience the back packing but I am super worried about my safety since it will be my first solo travel. I am still undecided 🙁

  4. I’m going to Panglao this August! This pic got me so excited!!

  5. Nalini

    Hi angel(?),
    I am from India. I am visiting Manila for two weeks this August and was wondering where and how I could getaway for two weekends, (my only free time, sadly).

    Now research on the topic of tourism in phillipenes confused me because there are multiple islands, all worthy of more time than I can spare. Can you help me understand the distances between the islands from Manila and what places I could see?

    I have 2 weekends. Which means I cannot go anywhere that requires a travel time of more than 6 hours 🙁

    Looking forward to hearing from you! (If at all )

    1. KC

      Hi, I’m not Angel but I would like to help in giving you a suggestion…how about going to boracay island since you only have weekends off and I’m sure you don’t want to spend much time on buses and ferries. There are direct flights to caticlan from manila daily and almost every hour. Boracay won’t dissappoint you.

    2. Lakwatsero

      Hi Nahini,

      Are you in Manila already? What are your interest? Beach? Mountain? Culture? City? Adventure? Are you willing to fly or take the night bus to somewhere? 🙂

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