Panglao Beach Resort


One of the prime attractions in the Philippines is the Panglao Beach Resort. It is located in Panglao Island, included in the jurisdiction of Bohol. Panglao Beach Resort is considered as the mini Boracay of the Philippines. It has a tidy long beach that comes with luscious clean waters. Panglao Beach Resort is resembled as Boracay because a lot of its hotels, inns and restaurants, bars are located near the beach. It has a vast variety of accommodations to choose from. Whether you like the cheap and affordable or you can opt to stay at the luxurious ones.

Panglao Beach Resort is the perfect getaway during summer season and Christmas. But due to growth in patrons the beach tends to get too crowded at peak times. So a lot of people choose to stay at Panglao Beach Resort during off-peak season in July-November.

At times, the shore of Panglao Beach Resort becomes occupied by seaweeds. This is due to the unexplainable “amihan” and “habagat” changes which makes the weeds flow to the beach area of the island. There are times that the beach stays roughly clean during early mornings and raking is no longer needed.

Tall Trees at Panglao Beach Resort

Tall Trees at Panglao Beach Resort

Raking the Seaweeds

Raking the Seaweeds

Souvenir items such as shells, shell crafts, shirts, bracelets and necklaces made from cultured pearls can be bought in Panglao Beach Resort but can be availed at Sea Shell Museum at a much lesser price. Locals usually sells these items at a relatively high price. Just don’t hesitate to negotiate and they will give you a fair price.

Souvenir Items for Sale

Souvenir Items for Sale

Tables, Chairs and Sunbathing Bed

Tables, Chairs and Sunbathing Bed

Some of the things you can enjoy while staying at Panglao Beach Resort are diving at nearby islands such as Balicasag Island, watch the dolphins, sun bath, dine at sumptuous restaurants, walk along the beach, play sports such as volleyball and of course swim at the clean waters. Island tours going to the different attractions of Panglao such as Bohol Bee Farm, Hinagdanan Cave, Bayoyoy the dwarf and Sea Shell Museum are offered by many locals.

Outrigger Boats

Outrigger Boats

Outrigger Boats, we call it as “Banca” in Filipino are available for rent at Panglao Beach Resort. Prices vary depending on the size/capacity and the number of hours you want to rent it. During normal seasons, locals offer their outrigger boats at P2000 for 4-6 hours of use. Some offer their life vest, goggles and snorkels for free and some don’t. Speed boats and jet skis are also offered at high end hotels in Panglao Beach Resort. Para-sailing and banana boat activities are observed and can be experienced too.

Coconut trees as Lovers

Coconut trees as Lovers

Enjoying at Panglao

Enjoying at Panglao

Coconut and palm trees are the usual plants found in Panglao Beach Resort. This gives shade and cool air to the tourists. The height of coconut branches ranged from 2 meters to as high as 20 meters. Locals make sure that tall trees doesn’t bear any fruit to avoid getting the locals accidentally hit, making them loss consciousness for hours (or even days, I guess).


This page is last updated on Jun 16, 2011 @ 2:53 pm
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Mark Anthony Maranga Mark Anthony Maranga is a Web Designer based in Cebu, Philippines. He sells Balloons and Party Supplies in Mandaue City, Cebu and explores the Philippines tourist attractions. During his free time he take pictures and write blogs. Check his website design portfolio and know more about him.

  1. richard clint says:

    hi mark. do you have a price range of the accommodation? cheers

  2. Rommel Tomas says:

    Hi Mark! I wonder if you still the contact numbers of Panglao Beach Resort or probably their email/website. Nice shots, btw. Cheers!

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