Things to do in Panglao Island

Top Things to Do in Panglao Island

Things to Do in Panglao Island


Book these experiences for a close-up look at Panglao Island.

From quick jaunts to full-day outings.

Top Attractions in Panglao Island

These rankings are informed by traveller reviews—we consider the quality, quantity, recency, consistency of reviews, and the number of page views over time.



What travellers are saying

  • RandB1805
    Cairns, Australia174 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to go see. A little sand bar with a wooden sign. Go see get a photo. Nothing else to do here. A must do to say you have been for sure. We had 1 hour to spend here but only spent about 15mins.
    Written 22 December 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • David R
    London, UK356 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very child and senior friendly place. Definitely a good place to visit on a rainy day, so keep that in mind. It isn't sunny every day here. I have visited many caves but this one with its concrete path was safer than most, despite all the safety warnings. come with swimming gear like we did and be pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the water down in this picturesque well-lit cavern. There are bats (they squeak and flitter around occasionally) in this cave with its stalactites and stalagmites. The roof looks stable and actively dripping with lime water. The swimming was refreshing but not too cold. The water was saline but mildly so. Back outside, the parking was easy and the souvenir shops good with plenty of colourful and topical tshirts and sweet snacks and drinks and street food stalls. One not so good aspect was the potholed access road, but for my pickup truck with all terrain tyres it was ok.
    Written 23 June 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • LUISA T
    Mandaluyong, Philippines2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The idea of getting out from the buzzling and crowded place in the city makes us feel of finding a santuary place to breath..leaving the tons of work and deadlines of school works made us visit PANGLAO particularly DUMALUAN BEACH... The place ia breathtaking specially in the morning where you can walk during low tide and just feel the fresh air...if you are willing to stay more this is a plus...sadly though we want to stay for another night to enjoy the beach we have to get off at 11am for other itineraries...like visiting other places...the accomodation are okey qe stay in one room good for 6 we just asked for 2 additional beds since they only have 2 doubled size bed...the food are buffet you can really practice eating like a king...and again they accept us even though we came late for accomodation...well of course we already paid for it though...all in all its a good place to stay...
    Written 16 February 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Paul H
    29 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s such a shame to see a beautiful beach and town turned into a dump.
    So surprised when we got here. Reviews and pictures certainly looked decent enough. However this place is awful. About time we checked out and went somewhere (anywhere) better than this.
    Written 18 January 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Pete H
    Birmingham, UK52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped by here while staying at a resort on the island.
    We spent maybe an hour there and took a few photos (no flash)
    The Tarsiers are funny little things and I would be surprised if they could survive nowadays without protection.
    Worth a visit.
    I imagine that kids would love them.
    Written 26 September 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • CarlLeonora
    279 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Called one afternoon and enjoyed the few sleeping tarsier seen.
    At one dollar entrance it's well worth an hour of your time...
    Written 30 April 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • lorrainechua
    Manila, Philippines73 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most of the day was low tide so we had to walk far before we were able to swim. But the beach was nice and clean. There was a lot of sea urchin and starfish tho so watch out.
    Written 14 March 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Jeff C
    Indianapolis, IN278 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    While on scooters heading back to Alona Beach we stopped at this church. It is well worth a visit. They were decorating for a wedding but we still were allowed in to see. Very ornate for the location.
    Written 16 January 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Milet Miranda
    Manila, Philippines120 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This beach is gorgeous! However, it isn’t ideal for swimming due to the shallow water. This is away from the crowd and noise of Alona Beach so you will experience a quiet and relaxing stay.
    Written 12 December 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Emily
    California215 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great thing to do on a rainy day - we had fun visiting and swimming in this little cave right next to the resort.
    Written 28 November 2016
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Andrew John y Fernandes
    Panglao Island, Philippines826 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Timing is everything in this spot to have the low lying hills covered in clouds. A doable hike with peaks that aren't too tall. 25 pesos entrance fee.
    Written 29 March 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Niklas
    Helsingborg, Sweden166 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Out boat captain explained that the island "Isola di Fransesco" used to be named "Virgin island" but the current owner changed name to "Isola di Fransesco". The new "Virgin island" is now located a short distance from "Isola di Fransesco". Complicated? I guess so...

    Anyhow, it's a peaceful and beautiful place with a lot of religious (catholic) statues och also a lot of rules what it's not accepted. I did enjoy walking here, taking pictures and just relax.
    Written 17 December 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Frequently Asked Questions about Panglao Island