Alona Beach

Panglao Island

This broad sandy beach, with its dreamy south-facing horizon, has boomed in popularity in recent years and is now lined with resort hotels, bars and souvenir stalls. It's busy day and night.

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Nearby Panglao Island attractions

1. Danao Beach

1.29 MILES

Far more mellow than its noisy neighbour Alona, Danao Beach consists of patches of fine white sand backed by coconut palms – it's an idyllic tropical…

2. St Joseph the Worker Cathedral

8.49 MILES

In the heart of town, this elegant church was built in 1767, burned to the ground in 1798 and rebuilt and enlarged in 1855.

3. National Museum

8.56 MILES

This small museum has a few anthropologically interesting items discovered around Bohol, including five artificially deformed skulls, a 500-year-old…

4. Church

8.68 MILES

Landmark structure just off the harbour.

5. Blood Compact Monument

8.89 MILES

This great monument 1km east of Tagbilaran celebrates the March 1565 blood compact, where Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi and Boholano…

6. Baclayon Church & Watchtower

10.85 MILES

Facing the Bohol Sea, this huge coral stone church (1727) was severely damaged in the 2013 earthquake. It's connected to an imposing watchtower. The…

7. Museum

10.88 MILES

This dusty museum, set in a crumbling structure adjacent to the town's colonial church, contains a collection of poorly presented religious artefacts.

8. Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary

15.74 MILES

In Canapnapan, a barangay of Corella, you can see saucer-eyed tarsiers in the wild at the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary. Over 100 of these territorial…