Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Island Paradise of Panglao: Beautiful Philippine Island

Panglao is one of the many beautiful island paradises in the Philippines. It is located in the Central Visayas region and has an area of 80.5 km².  Panglao is part of the province of Bohol, where the impressive Chocolate Hills are located

This beautiful island can be reach via Panglao Island International Airport soon. The island is being fully developed as an alternative tourist destination for the more popular and world-class Boracay Island.

Here are some of the most notable tourist attractions of the island of Panglao.

Alona Beach

Alona Beach is a captivating beach resort in the municipality of Panglao Bohol. The island is one of of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines and is well-known for its beautiful dive spots and its coral reef. There are also numerous islets ideal for beach bathing like the islets of Gak-ang and Pontod.

Tours can be organized at the pristine Alona Beach. The dive sites that can be found on the northwest tip of the Panglao Island are Doljo Beach, Napaling and Puntod. These sites are deep and the currents are strong.

 Panglao Island Nature Resort

Another tourist destination in Panglao is the Panglao Island Nature Resort.

Bohol Beach Club

Bohol Beach Club is a notable tourist spot in Panglao Island. It features a 1.5 kilometer beach shoreline that provides a pristine beauty of what the island offers. It also boasts of the presence of one of the most beautiful dive spots that carries a glimpse of an awesome sea world treat.

Panglao Church

The church of Panglao is another tourist destination in the island.

Hinagdanan Cave

Hinagdanan Cave is a geological wonder in the island of Panglao. This naturally lighted cavern is one of the largest in Southeast Asia. It has deep lagoon and many large stalactites and stalagmites. The cave’s underground lake is a popular swimming spot.

Dauis Church

The island of Panglao is composed of two municipalities – Panglao and Dauis. Dauis' major tourist attractions are Our Lady of Assumption Church and Hinagdanan Falls. Dauis Church, which was built during the Spanish Era is locally known as Señora de la Asunción.

Bohol Plaza Resort

Bohol Plaza Resort is located in the town of Dauis, Bohol.

Map of Bohol showing the location of PanglaoImage via Wikipedia

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