Considered as a rival to Boracay Island, Panglao Island is targetted to be developed as the prime tourist playground in
Central Visayas Region aside from the Chocolate Hills.
It is located west of the island province of Bohol. It has crystal clear water with white sand beaches. It is a veritable divers' haven with several diving spots which are
mostly concentrated on the western side of the island.
The island is accessible by air through the domestic airport of
Tagbilaran City, less than one-hour drive away. It can also be reached by sea via Tagbilaran port.
The island is divided into two municipalities: the western part of the island is Panglao while the eastern part belongs to the
municipality of Dauis. The town of Panglao is the jump-off point to Balicasag Island which is a marine sanctuary. On the southern part of Panglao
lies Alona Beach, a splendid white sand beach that is home to tens of resorts and dining places. On the other side, Dauis town is equally blessed with
various tourist attractions such as Bikini and San Isidro Beaches, Dauis Catholic Church, and Hinagdanan Cave.