Things to do in Panglao,

Bohol and the Philippines.

When you talk about the tropical island life – the bright sun, the bluest blue of the salty sea, the white sand, a comfortable hammock, an abundance of coconut trees… Then you’re talking about Panglao. A tropical green island paradise in Central Philippines, Panglao is anybody’s dream destination. And it definitely does not disappoint. There many activities and adventures to discover in this remarkable island, and here are our top picks:

 

Things to do in Panglao!

Things to do – our #1 tip: Freediving in Panglao!

Of course our #1 tip is to Freedive in the Philippines, but it’s not for no reason. Panglao has been dubbed as Asia’s Freedive Capital, so whether you are new to freediving, or regard it as your passion, you shouldn’t miss out on experiencing the underwater life that the island has to offer. FREEDIVE+ offers a variety of freediving courses: from the basic freediving course for newbies to a more intensive freedive training, and even freedive instructor training of all possible levels. Of course it helps that Panglao is one of the best spots in the world to learn freediving and enjoy nature. The dive conditions and rich biodiversity underwater will make you want to return to Panglao and freedive all the more!

 

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Experience Freediving in the Philippines!

The Philippine archipelago with over 7000 island – each and every single one more stunning than the other, is a freediving paradise in South East Asia, with year round spectacular living and freediving conditions like no where else.

With palm- and coconut trees everywhere, direct access to an amazing house reef and depth right in-front of the centre we can show you what is really meant with the freediver lifestyle. Contact us now and experience Freediving in the Panglao Philippines for yourself.

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Things to do – our #2 tip: See the Sights and Sounds of Panglao Island

Get to know Panglao more by booking a tour around the island. The locals already have prepared itineraries for a whole day trip in the island, stopping at notable landmarks and favourite tourist spots. During your tour, visit the Dauis Church and its miracle well, learn about organic farming and check out the goodies at the Bohol Bee Farm, and appreciate the lagoon, the stalactities, and stalagmites at the Hinagdanan Cave. So hop on a rented van and get to know Panglao better!

 

Things to do – our #3 tip: Go Island Hopping and Commune with Nature

As with the Panglao Island Tours, there are set itineraries to go island hopping in the area. There is no better start to an early day than by hopping on a boat and being on the lookout for dolphins. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of them happily swimming in the wild. Afterwards, you are off to discover the lush marine life in the Balicasag shores. Seeing corals, fishes, and sea turtles will surely make your trip well worth it. Another stop is Bohol’s Virgin island. Already rich with marine life, the island also has a picturesque beach – perfect for lazing around and taking a break from the hustle and bustle of life. So go on and waste no time – explore what nature has to offer in Panglao!

 

Things to do – our #4 tip: Soak up the Sun at Alona Beach

Set some time to do absolutely nothing and soak up the sun at Alona Beach. The white sand, the calming waves, and the sun will surely make your day. And whether you decide to take a dip or just spend the day sunbathing, Alona has it all for you. It has a lot of beachside restaurants where you can order your lunch and eat seafood right off the grill. If you’re feeling quite adventurous, locals also offer beachside massages at a fairly cheap price – definitely a one-of-a-kind experience! Swing by Alona beach and spend a whole relaxing day right by the shore!

Experience Freediving in the Philippines!

The Philippine archipelago with over 7000 island – each and every single one more stunning than the other, is a freediving paradise in South East Asia, with year round spectacular living and freediving conditions like no where else.

With palm- and coconut trees everywhere, direct access to an amazing house reef and depth right in-front of the centre we can show you what is really meant with the freediver lifestyle. Contact us now and experience Freediving in the Panglao Philippines for yourself.

Fill in the form today, just check our availability. Usually you’ll have an answer within hours.

It’s more Fun in the Philippines!

 

Things to do in Bohol and the Philippines!

Since you’re already in the country with more than 7,000 unique islands to discover, you might as well make the most out of it! From Panglao, you can branch out to the neighboring islands and provinces and experience the best the Philippines has to offer.

 

Things to do – our #5 tip: Discover the Treasures of Bohol

Book the Bohol countryside tour to discover the unique treasures of Bohol. The number one attraction in this tour is the world-famous Chocolate Hills. Appreciate these numerous brown hills from the best vantage points and hear the legend of the hill origins right from the locals. You can also visit the Tarsier Sanctuary and observe the tarsiers – tiny, unique creatures that are the world’s smallest primates and also considered a symbol of Bohol. The tour will also take you to the Loboc River cruise where the locals will seranade you as you eat your lunch and appreciate the lively river scene. There are indeed many sights and sounds in the neighboring island of Bohol, and this is only the start of discovering the rest of the Philippines.

 

Things to do – our #6 tip: Experience the Filipino Fiesta!

A fiesta is basically a big Filipino festival. Parades, street parties, and of course, a lot of food can be foud in fiestas. These celebrations happen all-year round in the islands and they are the best ways to immerse in the culture and meet like-minded travellers.

Here are some fiestas that you shouldn’t miss:

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    The Ati-Atihan Festival held every January in honor of the Sto. Nino in the province of Aklan
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    The Sinulog Festival, also for the Sto. Nino, is held in the Visayan province of Cebu
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    The Panagbenga Festival celebrates the season of blooms in Baguio City, Northern Luzon, in the month of February
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    The MassKara Festival, the festival of masks, is held in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, every October

Things to do – our #7 tip: Try out Filipino Food

Many consider Filipino food as the up and coming star of the culinary universe. While you’re in the islands, why don’t you give it a go? Make sure you have a liking for rice, and then try it with the different traditional ulam or viands. From the staple adobo to the comforting sinigang (sour stew) to the more adventurous dinuguan (blood stew), you might just meet your favorite Filipino dish. The country also offers a variety of snacks or meriendas and desserts (this includes the famous halo-halo!) to choose from. Just make sure to try it, and have a taste of Filipino culture.

From bustling cities to the simple coutryside, from the highest mountains to the flattest plains, from the deepest seas to most peaceful beaches – the Philippines has indeed so much to offer. Come visit and let its natural beauty, unique culture, and warm people surprise you. 🙂