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Panglao Island


INTRO:



enjoy the sand and sun of alona beach........


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MUST SEE/ACTIVITIES:


Sites:

hinagdanan cave entrance
hinagdanan cave entrance
caving

Description:
before going to your resort take time out and visit the hinagdanan cave first.....it would cost you Php15 for the entrance fee....

panglao beach
panglao beach
panglao's alona beach

Description:
dolphin watching? snorkelling? or just relax with the sun on your face and the sand under your feet....

Directions

dolphin watching at balicasag
dolphin watching at balicasag
dolphin watching at balicasag

Description:
panglao Island has several boatmen which you can contract with for dolphin watching. The rate is from P1,000 to P1,500...i personally haven't tried this because of lack of time but i sure will on my next visit!

Directions

island hopping
island hopping
island hopping

Description:
there are exciting islands in the province of bohol. the most accessible are the island south of Bohol like panglao, balicasag, pamilacan, pungtod, gakang. just try ask the boatmen for rates. i think you can include this when you do your dolphin watching.

Directions



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FOOD and RESTOS:
that's the resto
that's the resto
cheap food

Description:
forgot the name...but it's near alona kew...
their filipino breakfast is ok...... plus i love their banana split and sikwate (native hot choco).......

Directions:
from alona kew walk to your right (if ur facing the beach).......... the resto is located on the right side of the road......

oops bar
oops bar
oops!

Restaurant Name:
Oops Bar

Type:
Eclectic/International

Description:
the price is a little more expensive but worth your money.....

Favorite Dish:
i very much like their chicken and beef cordon bleu....... and since i'm an icecream lover, i love their banana split too.......

Prices:
depends


Address:
along alona beach

Directions:
after alona kew.....to your left if you're facing the beach
HOTEL and ACCOMODATIONS
one nice resort
one nice resort
Alona Kew

Description:
we had the fan room but it's very comfortable......... they also have their own swimming pool and the staffs are friendly........they also have their own restaurant........

Unique Qualities:
it's cheap........

Directions:
just hire a habal-habal from tagbilaran to take you there...


Address:
Alona Beach

Contact Nos:

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NIGHTLIFE
the bar during daytime (window)
the bar during daytime (window)
For a beer or two or more!


Nightlife Spot:
Oops Bar!

Description:
i really haven't got the chance to check this place at night but i was able to see the oops bar during daytime and they serve good food.........

Directions:
after alona kew resort....



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OFF THE BEATEN PATH


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TOURIST TRAPS
chicken cordon bleu
chicken cordon bleu
go outside your resort or spend more!


Description:
if you would be staying at alona kew i suggest you go out and find some place else to eat if you want to save money....


At Least Do This:
explore the road (this is just a short road).... you will find interesting shops there while looking for a cheaper resto....

Alternative:
if you still prefer to eat at your resort then go ahead...... atleast you'll have someone in a beautiful resort uniform to serve you............



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WARNINGS OR DANGERS


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GETTING THERE and AROUND
tricycle window
tricycle window
tricycles


Getting TO:
we hired a tricycle from tagbilaran city (see my bohol page on how to get to tagbilaran) to take us to panglao....we paid 150 to take us there which includes the trip to the hinagdanan cave.....



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Culture


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PACKING LIST

Luggage And Bags:
ziplock bag (can be bought on outdoor shops) for your belongings not to get wet while you're walking by the beach....

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear:
your normal swimwear

Toiletries & Medical Supplies:
advil (for headache), immodium (attapulgite)

Photo Equipment:
tripod, extra memory/film, extra batts

Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear:
beach hat or cap....or a big hanky for your hair.....

Miscellaneous:
sunblock ofcourse!

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SHOPPING:
souvenir shop
souvenir shop
souvenir shirts


What to Buy:
souvenir shirts, ref magnets, keychains, native accessories, purse, wallet...

What to Pay:
cheap



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GENERAL TIPS:

some links:
     also see my bohol tips
     marlin's Panglao gallery


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