Island Hopping Panglao, Bohol: Alona Beach
Alona Beach is a 1.5-kilometer (1-mile) stretch of white sand along southwestern Panglao Island, Bohol. Hotels, restaurants, and shops delineate its inland limits, and rock walls mark both ends.
Alona Beach is the most popular of Panglao Island's nine beaches. It is also growing in popularity across the Philippines as a tourist destination.
Alona Beach is also Bohol's most-developed beach. But, it is neither overdeveloped nor overcrowded.
Snorkeling Alona Beach
The designated snorkeling area is near the eastern rock wall. It is close to shore, so you swim out to it and stay within the white buoys.
The starting depth is only 3 meters (10 feet), so visibility is good. At this depth, you can still see the colors of the corals and the fishes.
The main attraction is neither the corals nor the fishes, though. Panglao is well known for having a huge variety of mollusk species.
Your Alona Beach Snorkeling Excursion
Alona Beach is a popular starting point for island hopping tour packages. Common travel destinations are Balicasag Island, Gak-ang Island, Pamilacan Island, Snake Island, and Virgin Island. Be sure to include dolphin watching in your tour packages!
Snorkeling Alona Beach is a great way to end a day of island tours. After you disembark from your boat rental, swim on over to the designated snorkeling area. Scotty's underwater cameras have lots of storage space, so keep clicking away!