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Panglao is the southernmost town of Bohol. It is one of the two towns on Panglao Island, the other being Dauis. It is of historical significance in that it was the place where the Spaniards went after an unfortunate experience in Cebu.

Alona Beach
Alona Beach
Panglao Watchtower
Panglao Watchtower

It is said that the Spanish explorers who came to this island in 1803 named it Panglao after the word 'mapanglao', meaning 'lonesome place'. It is also one of the old towns of Bohol. It had a population of 6,543 in 1879.

Today Panglao, especially its well-known Alona beach, is one of the mayor tourist destinations in the Province of Bohol.


Panglao celebrate its town fiesta on the 28th of August in honor of Saint Augustine

Panglao Police Station: +63 38 502 8081; +63 38 502 8888


Panglao at a glance
Population (2015): 33553
Population (2010): 28603
Population (2000): 21337
Number of households (2000): 3890
Land area: 5537 ha
Number of barangays: 10
Distance from Tagbilaran: 18 km

BarangayPopulation (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)

(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)

Jeroen Hellingman

What readers think...

Claude Fontaine wrote:
Thursday, 9 July 2020 12:00:29 PHT
Plese do you know when Panglao airport reopen? Thanks
Claude Fontaine wrote:
Thursday, 9 July 2020 11:59:55 PHT
Plese do you know when Panglao airport reopen? Thanks
Blue Freedom Apnea wrote:
Monday, 6 January 2020 11:06:43 PHT
There is new freediving school open in Panglao, Bohol. They are non-profit organization that offer AIDA and Molchanovs courses from beginner level to instructor level. If you want to explore Balicasag island in Panglao, you can also do fun dive with them. Checkout their website is . You can also send an enquiry to their enquiry page Send Enquiry. #freedive #freediving panglao #freediving bohol #freediving philippines
Blue Freedom Apnea wrote:
Friday, 29 November 2019 22:45:35 PHT
Do you want to spend 1 month or more in the beautiful island of Panglao, Philippines to focus on maximizing your freediving ability? If you want to join us in welcoming the year 2020 and celebrate in and out of the water, you should not miss this special event! For more info, contact us at the link below #freedive #panglaofreedive #freedivingphilippines #freediving #freedivingbohol
Neil Ryan Manigsaca wrote:
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 19:18:05 PHT
I agree with Beng Uy, very disappointing to swim early in the morning being joined by empty plastic bottles, and other trashes. Those men offering you rides, tour packages are sometimes rude making insults and throwing nasty words part. to the non english speaking tourist. One thing I noticed also is that awful fence always being installed between pyramid and jasz extend towards the water and really post danger to the beach walkers.

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