Panglao Island - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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Panglao is a famous tourist destination for its white-sand beaches and world-class diving sites. Panglao is very accessible to other natural wonders of Bohol such as the Chocolate Hills, the countless springs, rivers, falls and caves, and the ever cute tarsier, the smallest primate in the world. Panglao beaches attract both local Filipino and foreign visitors alike. Many resorts and hotels have sprung up right along the beaches and some a bit inland.

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Attractions Near Panglao Island

Hinagdanan Cave

Hinagdanan Cave

4.28km from Panglao Island

Hinagdanan Cave is a famed Bohol tourist attraction for not only its unique beauty but also the interesting story of how it came to be. It meaning “Laddered” in Cebuano, is one of the many wondrous caves in the island province of Bohol. Hinagdanan also holds a bit of history from the Second World War. The cave was once used as a hideout by the locals to escape from the Japanese Imperial army, but unfortunately they were still found.

Alona Beach

Alona Beach

5.67km from Panglao Island

This famed tourist attraction quickly became a crowd favorite among local and foreign travelers looking for a relaxing escape from the city. Its wonderful white sand beaches, stunning reefs, and crystal clear waters will surely leave you fascinated. Daily a lot of tourists visits this place every day.

St. Joseph The Worker Cathedral Parish

St. Joseph The Worker Cathedral Parish

7.79km from Panglao Island

The parish of Tagbilaran is one of the first 6 parishes founded by the Jesuit missionaries who came to Bohol in 1595. Saint Joseph the Worker, a favorite among the Jesuits, was enthroned as the patron saint by Rev. Fr. Joaquin de San Jose in 1767, a year before the Jesuits were expelled from the country.

Baclayon Church

Baclayon Church

12.15km from Panglao Island

The Church of Immaculada Concepcion in Baclayon is considered to be one of the oldest in the Philippines. Construction began in 1717 where some 200 native forced laborers cut and dragged coral blocks from the sea, using only bamboos in moving and lifting the stones in position. The church is now one of the great pilgrimage centers in the Philippines.

Santa Monica Church

Santa Monica Church

16.65km from Panglao Island

The Sta. Monica Parish Church in Alburquerque town was founded in 1869 after being separated from Baclayon town. Reports dating as far as 1886 indicate that the church was first built of light materials. The imposing structure is famous for its sturdy arches supporting a pathway that connected the church to the convent, which is described as “de grandes dimensiones”. What makes the church special is that the altar was carved manually by a local and the intricate design makes it one of a kind.

Abatan River

Abatan River

17.67km from Panglao Island

A beautiful river which was located in the heart of Bohol and it is famous for so many tourist activities and also it is one of the main water resource for the locals.

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Bohol

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The province is a popular tourist destination with its beaches and resorts. And also famous for its numerous mounds of brown-colored formations called Chocolate Hills.

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