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Panglao - Ferry to Cebu City PHP400
  MAY 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I had spent 8 nights on Panglao Island: 2 nights in the SPIRIT OF NORWAY and 6 nights in the AQUATICA BEACH RESORT. Panglao is the start of my loop back north through the eastern islands of The Philippines. Once again, I was disappointed with Panglao. It is just another El Nido and over-priced – but with a slightly better beachfront and slightly less tourists. It was time to move on to the northern Cebu island of Bantayan; but, first, I had to pass through Cebu City. HOTEL TO FERRY TERMINAL: My journey from Siquijor […]

Panglao – Philippines – to Cebu City



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MAY 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Siquijor Island and include: Transport from Siquijor Island to my hotel on Panglao Island 2 nights in a GRANDPAcking Standard Aircon Room in the middle of nowhere 6 nights in a ‘below’ GRANDPAcking Standard Fan Room on Alona Beach 1 day Scooter hire plus petrol Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Visa cost apportionment CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Siquijor to Panglao, Panglao Information, and Where To Stay On Panglao. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret […]

Panglao – Philippines – GRANDPAcking Costs



Panglao - Alona Beach Panorama
  MAY 2016:   Why not read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: Panglao is connected by 2 bridges to the south of Bohol. The island has an area of 80.5 square kilometres (31.1 sq mi). Panglao Island is one of the main tourist destinations on the Philippines. Alona Beach is the most popular tourist spot on the island; it is noted for its white sand and clear water. Like Boracay, Panglao has become crowded due to opening of more and more restaurants and bars. There are also a lot of attractions for tourists such as SCUBA diving, island hopping, dolphin watching, snorkeling, kitesurfing and fishing. For GRANDPAckers, Panglao is […]

Panglao – Philippines – Information



Panglao Where To Stay
MAY 2016: Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: As with many other destinations in The Philippines, the cost of pre-booking nice accommodation online was too high for a GRANDPAcking Budget. Panglao prices were comparable with El Nido and Boracay prices. High. Very high. PHP2400 / day is my total GRANDPAcking Daily Budget! As a rule, I try and keep accommodation costs to no more than 50% of my Daily Budget; this is what a GRANDPAcking couple can afford (and still have enough money left to exist on). In The Philippines, my target price is, therefore, BELOW PHP1200 / night. WHAT’S ON THE INTERNET […]

Panglao – Philippines – Where To Stay



Dumaguete - Oceanjet Boarding
  MAY 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I had spent 3 nights in the Palm Tree Guesthouse on Siquijor Island. I had been slowly making my way south from the famous Boracay Island to Siquijor Island before turning north through Bohol to Cebu. I was still trying to find a GRANDPAcking Retirement Location in The Philippines … I had not found one yet (and, I have been in The Philippines for nearly 4 months). My trip had taken me via Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Roxas (Panay), Iloilo (Panay), Bacolod (Negros) and Dumaguete (Negros); I was unimpressed by all of these cities … I have come to […]

Siquijor – Philippines – To Panglao