Welcome to Panglao Island


The underwater scene around Alona is exceptional, and divers can score nifty package deals by combining dives with accommodation. Just 15km from Tagbilaran, Alona works just fine as a base for exploring the rest of Bohol – especially when you can return home at the end of the day to two-for-one cocktails in the sand.


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Panglao Island activities

$114.99 Outdoor Activities

Bohol Firefly Watching Private Evening Cruise with Dinner

Upon hotel pickup, start your private evening tour with dinner at the Bee Farm Restaurant on Panglao Island. Relax during the 1-hour drive from Bohol by air-conditioned minivan, and then enjoy ocean views as you delight in a gourmet organic meal served by friendly staff.Following dinner, your private tour continues to the Abatan River. Here, board a pump boat that takes you downriver at a leisurely pace. Along the riverbanks, you’ll soon notice trees festooned with myriad lights of fireflies, at times covering the entire foliage of the trees — truly an awesome sight and one only Mother Nature can present. Marvel at the tiny, twinkling lights blinking in the darkness. Relax amid the lush scenery as you experience a memorable encounter with these enchanting winged beetles.This natural occurrence has long been a local sight, but it has more recently been recognized as a unique and wondrous spectacle for city dwellers and tourists alike. During the migration season, you can even catch a glimpse of birds sleeping among the branches of the mangrove trees that line the river. Your boat ride lasts about an hour, and you’ll be driven back to your hotel afterward with the captivating image of fireflies in your mind’s eye.

$85 Tours & Sightseeing

Half-Day Panglao Island Tour

During this half-day Panglao Island tour, our professional tour guide will take you to some notable landmarks and attractions after pick you up from your hotel, ports or airport at around 8:30am. First, we will visit to Hinagdanan Cave, the cave is about 100 meters long of beautiful rock formations. The stalactites and stalagmites stick out from the ceiling and floor of the cave as though trying to meet each other. Inside the cave, there is also a lagoon with a greenish surface produced by the green limestone at the bottom of the pool, where people used to bath in the lagoon, however, it has been advised to not go dip into the lagoon because of the karst pollutants present in the water.Then, we will depart to Bohol Bee Farm where this place is geared towards encouraging and inspiring our farmers to practice Organic farming. They dont need to spend for costly conventional fertilizers, nor use harmful pesticides in their farms. Basic composting and companion planting are alternatives we offer in their stead. A fresh organic lunch will be served here before we proceed to Dauis Church.Dauis Church is another beautiful church in Bohol is the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Dauis, Bohol, on the Island of Panglao. The church is built in a mixture of styles, influenced by both Byzantine and Romanesque architecture. Inside, on the ceiling, are some impressive frescoes painted Ray Francia in 1916. Visitors can take some beautiful photos here for some great memories.We continue to Panglao Watchtower, this 5-storey bell/watch tower was built in 1851, is located beside the San Agustin Parish Church in Panglao town. Octagonal in shape and covered by a pitched roof, it is said to be the tallest of its kind in the country. The tower though is in dire need of repair and should be given due attention by the local government unit for further preservation.Last stop at Shell Museum and you will find everything in the Shell Museum has been a collection of Mr. Hora for more than 30 years of sea exploration, barter with other shell collectors and purchasing some of them. He is already over 60 years old and not yet sure on who among his children will acquire the business. They are also selling Shells, Shell Crafts and other products made from sea elements such as stones and pearls.We will spend some time at Alona Beach and feel the cool breeze blow on your face, before heading back to your hotel after a wonderful experience.

$100 Outdoor Activities

Private Bohol Firefly Watching Cruise

Enjoy an incredible light show courtesy of mother nature as you witness the thousands of fireflies that illuminate the night sky of the Abatan River, during this private cruise and dinner. It’s your chance to witness one of nature’s most beautiful, idyllic spectacles aboard your own private boat. Start your evening with a 5:30pm pickup from your Bohol hotel, ( Driving for about an hour to the Bee Farm Restaurant for selected packages only-- situated on Panglao Island. Once you arrive at the restaurant, sit down for a delicious, gourmet, organic dinner, complemented by fantastic ocean views and a friendly, accommodating staff. )After your meal, your private boat cruise begins. Climb aboard your pump boat with your guide, after which you’ll head downriver at a leisurely pace. Before you know it, you’ll begin to notice intermittent, flickering glows coming from the trees along the riverbank. The size and speed of light show soon picks up in intensity, with the tiny insects at times covering nearly every inch of the trees and foliage. It’s an incredible natural phenomenon only Mother Nature could create. While this wondrous spectacle has long been known to locals, it’s only in recent years that tourists and city-dwellers have come to see it too. During the migration season you may even see a few birds catching some shut eye among the branches of the mangroves lining the river. Finish your boat trip after about an hour, after which you’ll receive a drop-off back at your hotel, the memories of this one-of-a-kind glowing performance still lingering in your head.PLEASE BE GUIDED OF THE PACKAGES AS YOU SELECT Firefly Watching+Hotel Transfer == this is with firefly and hotel transfer but NO meals on the packagesFirefly Watching+Meals+Transfer == THIS IS WITH ALL MEALS, FIREFLY CRUISE, AND TRANSFER FROM HOTEL

$125 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bohol's Panglao Island with Island Hopping

Enjoy an early morning Dolphin Watching after a pick up from your hotel. See the beautiful scenery of Panglao Island until you reach Balicasag Island. Stay there and have an option to swim in the Fish Sanctuary and see Nemo and other sea creatures. Then, you’ll be ready for another island hopping in the Virgin Island.Departing from the island, you will have a land tour in Panglao area. Visit the famous Hinagdanan Cave and other site’s including the Bee Farm, the Dauis Church and Shell Museum. Along the way you can also visit Alona Beach if you have more time until your hotel drop off.

$190 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cebu City: Panglao Island in Bohol with Island Hopping

An early morning pick up from your hotel in Cebu City center will get you to seaport and ride a ferry going to Bohol. From here, Enjoy and See the beautiful scenery of Panglao Island until you reach Balicasag Island. Stay there and have an option to swim in the Fish Sanctuary and see Nemo and other sea creatures. Then, you’ll be ready for another island hopping in the Virgin Island.Departing from the island, you will have a land tour in Panglao area. Visit the famous Hinagdanan Cave and other site’s including the Bee Farm, the Dauis Church and Shell Museum. Along the way you can also visit Alona Beach, after a wonderful day of sightseeing and swimming, you will return to Cebu in same route with ferry until your hotel drop off.

$15 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Arrival Transfer: Tagbilaran Airport or Pier to Panglao Island based Hotel

Upon arrival at Tagbilaran Airport or Tagbilaran Port, our representative will be waiting for you at the arrival gate or exit gate holding a sign board with your full name. You will then bring to the assigned vehicle and transfer to your hotel located on Island of Bohol - Panglao Island. In any case, if you are not able to allocate or find our representative, please contact emergency hotline number provided for proper monitoring. This private transfer service includes service of the airport or port representative, assigned vehicle and an assigned driver. Please note that each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable.