Tag: panglao

Hidden Oasis in Panglao Island, Bohol

Often times, when we speak of “paradise,” we would think of a beach in Maldives, or maybe even Bora Bora. The Virgin Island of Panglao is something we should all be proud to call our own little paradise. Locals call this uninhabited island as the “Hidden Oasis,” popularly characterized by its crescent shaped sandbar and its luscious palm trees sitting on white sand that envelopes it. Read more →

Panglao Island, Bohol: Peaceful Alona Beach

In the early 1980’s, the peaceful Alona Beach in Panglao Island, Bohol, was originally known as the “Tawala Seaside” until a famous Philippine film star of that decade named Alona Allegre, came to the beach and made a film there as a mermaid who fell in love with a mortal. So, during the filming of the movie, local men would shout “Alona!” because they wanted to see here. Thus, the name of the beach. Read more →

Have a Taste of Freshly Caught Sea Urchins

The spikes of these creatures are really deceiving. Not to mention some of which are quite poisonous when it comes in contact with your skin – sea urchin injury is another story, though. Who knew they can be such an expensive delicacy in countries like Japan (uni) and Italy (ricci di mare)? A few years ago I absolutely thought these creatures were just another addition to marine life monsters that I’ll be fearing of. I guess not anymore. Read more →