List of Affordable Beachfront Resorts in Panglao with a Short Guide on Famous Panglao Beaches
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You probably think that beachfront resorts in Bohol are expensive and you're probably right! Most luxury resorts in Bohol are located along the beach and I have listed them down in this separate entry: Luxury Resorts in Panglao Island with 2022 Prices and Short Reviews. But if you look hard enough, you should be able to find a few that won't cost you an arm and leg. Before looking through the list, note that there are 4 main beaches in Panglao - Alona Beach, Dumaluan Beach, Danao Beach and Doljo Beach. Each has its own pros and cons so before you choose the resort, it's best to choose which beach you prefer first. Do you want a beach with a night life, or would you rather lose the crowd? Do you want a beach near restaurants or maybe one that is nearer the airport? I've described these beaches as thoroughly as I can and listed down the affordable resorts in each.
Alona Beach is the most popular, and if you have been to Bohol, you have probably set foot here because it was part of your Panglao tour, or because it was where your resort is located, or it was the meet-up point for your island hopping tour, or just because you wanted to go food tripping.
Pros: As the most famous beach in Bohol, it is easily the most crowded but if you want to be where the nightlife and fun happens, then this is the beach for you. Since it's the most well-known among beaches in Panglao, this is where the island hopping tours rendezvous and it's also one of the stop-overs of the buses traversing Panglao Island from the airport making it very accessible. You have several choices of eat-out places in Alona Beach. Apart from the resort restaurants, there are several other restaurants, bars and cafes by the beachfront. The most famous one would be the Buzzz Cafe owned by the Bohol Bee Farm. When you walk towards the national highway from Alona Beach (around 5-10 minutes walk depending on where your resort is located), you will also find Jollibee and McDonald's so you really have a lot of choices where to eat.
Cons: For some people who want peace and serenity and hate crowds, this is not the beach for you. During evenings, it can be noisy because of live performances happening at the bars around the area. You can try getting rooms farther away from the beachfront but you have to check this with your preferred resort.
Here are several affordable resorts by the Alona beachfront (photos and contact information are provided below):