Panglao Tourist Spots For Every Traveler

Panglao Island, situated on the south side of Bohol island, is famed for its pristine beaches, diverse marine ecosystems, and rich cultural heritage. Offering a unique blend of natural wonders and historical sites, Panglao is an ideal destination for travelers seeking a variety of experiences. From the mysterious depths of Hinagdanan Cave to the peaceful confines of its ancient churches, there’s an adventure for every visitor here.

1. Hinagdanan Cave

Hinagdanan Cave is a naturally lit cavern celebrated for its impressive limestone formations and a large underground lagoon. This spot is favored for both sightseeing and swimming.

  • Key Features: Stalactite and stalagmite formations, crystal-clear underground lagoon, natural light openings.
  • Visitor Info: Open daily from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Entrance fee is approximately PHP 50.

inside a cave with stalactites and stalagmites with a clear lagoon in the middle

2. South Farm

Experience organic farming and enjoy a rustic dining experience with fresh farm-to-table dishes at South Farm.

  • Key Features: Organic farm tours, fresh organic produce, farm-to-table dining.
  • Visitor Info: Open daily. Tour and dining hours may vary; reservations are recommended.

a nippa hut and a small fish pond with koi fishes under the blue sky depicting a farm

3. Egay’s Farm

Egay’s Farm offers a hands-on farming experience in a traditional Filipino environment, perfect for families eager to learn about sustainable agriculture.

  • Key Features: Interactive agricultural activities, educational tours, traditional Filipino farming methods.
  • Visitor Info: Open daily from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Tour pricing varies; please contact for bookings.

4 black piglets in the pig pen with rice hulls as floor bedding

4. Panglao Church

Known officially as San Agustin Church, this historic site is noted for its ancient Spanish architecture and tranquil ambiance.

  • Key Features: Spanish colonial architecture, significant historical site, active parish.
  • Visitor Info: Open daily. Check locally for mass schedules.

panglao church on the left with a tourist taking a picture and the watchtower with a man with glasses in a blue shirt on the right

5. Dauis Church

The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, or Dauis Church, combines Byzantine and Romanesque architectural styles and is famous for its miraculous well.

  • Key Features: Unique architectural blend, historical artifacts, miraculous well inside the church.
  • Visitor Info: Open daily; mass times vary.

church aisle with black and white tiles, with traditional church chairs and artwork on the ceiling and some people inside the church

6. Bohol Bee Farm

Bohol Bee Farm is committed to promoting sustainable farming practices and offers a range of honey-based products and organic dishes.

  • Key Features: Organic gardening, beekeeping demos, shop offering honey products and organics.
  • Visitor Info: Open daily from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Features a restaurant and shop.

chocolate ice cream with a drawing of a bee in the background

7. Nova Shell Museum

The Nova Shell Museum boasts a vast collection of seashells from around Panglao and the world, featuring rare and colorful specimens.

  • Key Features: Extensive seashell collection, educational exhibits, shell craft gift shop.
  • Visitor Info: Open daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A nominal entrance fee is required.

a 4 tier shelf with different kind of shells

8. Virgin Island

An enchanting sandbar, Virgin Island appears during low tide, offering white sands and clear waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

  • Key Features: Expansive sandbar, shallow clear waters, ideal for snorkeling and picnics.
  • Visitor Info: Accessible by boat. Best visited during low tide.

beach sand bar with white sand stretching as far as the eye can see meeting with the ocean

9. Balicasag Island

Balicasag Island is celebrated for its rich coral reefs and diverse marine life, making it a top spot for snorkeling and diving.

  • Key Features: Excellent diving and snorkeling, turtle sanctuary, coral gardens.
  • Visitor Info: Boat access from Panglao. Equipment rental available.

colorful corals and fishes under the blue sea

10. Molave Cliff Dive

For those seeking thrills, Molave Cliff Dive offers exciting cliff diving opportunities into the clear waters below.

  • Key Features: Opportunities for cliff diving, breathtaking ocean views, less crowded.
  • Visitor Info: Open daily. No entrance fee, but safety measures are recommended.

a man snorkeling in the clear blue water

11. Alona Beach

Alona Beach is one of Panglao’s most famous beach destinations, known for its white sandy shores and vibrant nightlife. This beach attracts both local and international tourists with its beautiful stretch of white sand and clear blue waters, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.

  • Key Features: White sandy beach, clear waters, excellent options for snorkeling and diving, lively bars and restaurants along the beachfront.
  • Visitor Info: Open daily, accessible at any time. No entrance fee, but fees may apply for beach activities and equipment rentals.

white beach sand bar and the ocean under the dark cloudy sky with some people walking on the beach

Explore the beauty and diversity of Panglao through these places. I know we enjoy visiting these places a few times every year. Please visit our Blog page to read more information about travel in Bohol.

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