Panglao’s town center, a few meters off the pier, gives no indication whatsoever that part of its coastline is home to sprawling five-stars and a Boracay-like ambience just five minutes away. Those who are rather tired of sunsets at Alona Beach—the more touristy portion of Panglao—can troop to this pier instead, where mangroves line either side and the view of the sun as it sets on the horizon is just as stunning.
A man docks along the mangrove-lined pier of Panglao Island, Bohol.
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No such thing as language barrier with kids
Balicasag’s different shades of blue
The Chocolate Hills via ATV
We reached Hinagdanan Cave in Panglao Island in Bohol after circling around the island on a motorbike and getting caught under a downpour along the way. The cave is about a 10-minute drive inland through an unpaved road, and as is typical with tourist spots, there are more souvenir shirts near the entrance than needed, although a good consolation is the yummy green mango shake for sale just in front.
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We know—it’s chilly and it’s always raining in the afternoon. We didn’t forget we’re in the middle of November.
But this—NOW—is the best time to start planning your summer trips because tickets are most likely cheaper (we checked). This early though we want to apologize for this incomplete list (El Nido, for one, is glaringly absent—we promise to go there in the very near future). Be that as it may, all these are worth spending some of your Christmas bonuses for. Here’s to a splashing cool summer for all of us!
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