Doljo, Panglao – A Better Alternative


doljo beachDoljo beach in Panglao, Bohol

Doljo, Panglao is a better alternative to the more famous beach fronts like Alona, Dumaluan, or Bohol Beach Club if you want the beach all to yourself. (Here’s how to commute to Panglao.)

There are several resorts found dotted along the coconut-filled seashore. Resorts here have fair rates, a bit lower than those beach in Tawala. What’s perfect here is the solitary life, the coolness because of the shade of many trees, fine sand and crystal clear waters, and finally the vibrant underwater life near the drop, difficult to find at the more famous beach fronts.

crystal clear waters of Doljo, Panglao

Whenever I come back to my hometown and go adventure cycling in Bohol, Doljo would always be top on my list. From my place, it’s just a little over an hour of pedaling. The refreshing water and tranquility of the place would drown out any tired feelings I have.

READ: Best Beaches in Bohol

Some areas of the beach stretch are open to the public. That’s where I usually go and hang out; not spending a single dime for this trip despite enjoying the sun, sand, and waters we usually pay for.

There are several sprouting resorts and hotels, but I’m still hoping the place will still maintain its serenity.

I had a chance to meet-up my travel blogger idol, Christian of Lakad Pilipinas (check out his site for awemazing photographs!) and we snorkeled here. We wore life vests and went several meters, perhaps over a hundred into the open sea. We wanted to see the drop and the pretty things that usually can be found near the drop.

underwater life in Doljo, Panglao

The corals are better than the ones in Alona, though not as great as Balicasag’s. They still have plenty of colorful corals and fish. Fish here are small though, and a bit shy so they kind of swim away when you approach them.

nemofinally found nemo

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19 Comments

  1. Doljo is the best! Glad to finally meet you here Diva! :D

  2. Diva says:

    lol. gatecrasher me.

  3. OH MY! I really have to go back to Bohol someday soon. Parang pool lang underwater :)

  4. Diva says:

    sama ako! wanna see luna for the longest time :P

  5. Anny says:

    ganda dito sa Doljo!

  6. Diva says:

    honga! the place you guys rented was great! parang sa inyo lahat yung beach dun eh no? hehehehe…

  7. Anny says:

    onga ganda sa Red Palms! beachfront pa. kaso pag natapos na yung Bellevue beachfront pa kaya? haay

  8. Diva says:

    hmmm… may malaking stretch pa naman na libre malapit kina grasya :P

  9. Paula O says:

    Ang ganda ng corals :-)

  10. Diva says:

    salamat paula!

  11. Drew says:

    Ang ganda ng pics, Diva :D

  12. Diva says:

    mas maganda pa sa aken! hahahahaha

  13. tekaaaa, nag snorkel si christian? haha!!! ill visit here soon! ang ganda!!!

  14. Diva says:

    yep, christian and i went snorkeling sa doljo :D

  15. Marj says:

    Nice! Definitely adding this to places I have to visit in Bohol. :)

  16. Speechless! It’s absolutely an amazing place!

  17. Ephraim says:

    This beach is beautiful, will take note of this because we are planning to go to Panglao. :)

  18. Diva says:

    @marj: goravels!
    @trekker trail: yep, it is. may mga parts pa na libre :P
    @ephraim: kuyog ko brad! :P

  19. xtian says:

    Would you recommend Doljo instead of Alona? Mas rich ba marine life dito kasi mahilig ako mag snorkeling. Pero syempre pupunta pa rin ako sa Balicasag. :)

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