PANGLAO ISLE, BOHOL
THE PHILIPPINES SERIES PT6
After a few days chilling on the beach in Camiguin LINK I headed north west to the island of Bohol.
ALONA BEACH HAS A SIMILAR ATMOSPHERE TO THAT OF BORACAY
I chose to stay at Moon Fools Hostel (recommended) on Panglao Island. Just over the bridge from Bohol and not far from Alona Beach.
WHERE IS BOHOL?
Alona Beach & Chocolate Hills
Originally I didn’t plan to come here and check out the Chocolate Hills, a geological formation with 1,500 hills, scattered around an area of 50km2. I’ll be honest and say, although it was like nothing I have seen, I wasn’t entirely impressed and with hindsight would have preferred the extra days at another island. But it was still a good adventure.
Alona Beach is stunning but very touristy which surprised me as I had never heard of it before. But it’s one of the closest beaches to Cebu, the go between of the majority of domestic flights here. Went to a bar during the day just to catch up on my diary and bumped into a few people from the hotel at Camiguin. They’re on their honeymoon and have only known each other 18months, good going!
Not the highlight of the Philippines I’ll admit, but the bar has been set so high after my first few weeks it’s hard to live up to the new expectations. The locals are just incredible!
Off to Siquijor Island tomorrow (pronounced seeky-hore), another island off the beaten path. Click to read.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
- Have you ever been to the Philippines?
- What’s your favourite island?
- Did you visit Bohol?
Let me know in the comments below . . .