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Panglao Sights and Landmarks Guide, Philippines


Panglao Island is the most famous among a number of Bohol attractions.  The island itself is well visited by tourists both local and foreign because of its pristine white sand beaches. 

Panglao’s 800 meter white powdery sand will surely lure your eyes to stay and dip yourself in its waters.  Truly a sight to see, families even get to enjoy the beach swimming and having fun with their children playing, making sand castles.  The shore is for children but not only for them. Don’t you know that Panglao also has famous dive spots?  It’s not only on land that you get to see the Island’s wonder.

Panglao Island is not only rich in natural and historical sites, try diving and you’ll surely stare in awe with the sea’s majestic beauty.  Scuba divers go to Panglao many times because there are a lot of sights to see down below.  Getting there is not hard, there are a number of full-service beach and dive resorts that can help you get there.  The most famous Panglao dive spots are Balicasag and Pamilacan Islands. 

Balicasag Island is where you can see a 400 Marine Sanctuary of corals, very healthy corals with so much pelagic visitors.  Hammerhead sharks and whales can be seen usually during December, if you’re lucky.  There are submarine cliffs and a lot of colorful reefs in this area.   There’s resort wall, black coral forest and Cathedral Wall.  There’s still so much to see underwater for divers.  There’s also the Turtle Point where you’ll see turtles hiding in caves.  There are sea anemones, clown fishes - a lot of nemos! 

If you don’t enjoy diving, well simply having a boat ride and watching the dolphins and whales jump up and down around Pamilacan Island’s waters will surely catch your attention.  The island is where whales and dolphins come frequently. 

Panglao Island has a very popular cave where you will find fresh water.  It is called the Hinagdanan Cave.  It is located in Dauis, a small town in Panglao Island.  The inside of the cave is a marvel.  Beautiful rock formation can be found inside it.  Some tourists even take a bath in its cool waters.

There’s still so much to explore in Panglao Island and the whole of Bohol province as well.  A day or two would surely be not enough.

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