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Panglao Island

Getting there & around

Panglao Island Transport Services Cooperative (502 9460, 0920 746 9401) basically refers to the group of car and van drivers that hang out in front of the tourist centre on Alona Beach. Prices are generally non-negotiable, though bargaining is worth a try during the low season. A full-day Chocolate Hills tour costs P2500. The following are one-way costs from Panglao for one to three persons: Tagbilaran P450; Jagna P2500; Loboc P2200; Loon P1800; and Corella P1500.

The simplest way to reach Alona is to hire a tricycle from anywhere in Tagbilaran (P175, 30 to 45 minutes). Taxis from Tagbilaran are more comfortable and quicker and cost around P250 to P300. Transport to resorts not on Alona Beach will command slightly higher fares. There are often jeepneys or minibuses hanging around after dropping off passengers in Alona. You may be able to commandeer one of these for around P200 for a quick trip back to Tagbilaran. Broken down jeepneys and buses ply the same route but stop frequently and their departures are hard to predict.

Panglao Island