The Calm That Is Panglao (Bohol Itinerary Day 2)

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There was a distinct calmness as we watched the sun rest beneath the horizon. There was something so dreamy about Panglao that for a while I thought I was a different person, living a totally different life.

I have but one entry in my Bohol Day 2 Itinerary: “Get really really lazy.”

I woke up with the desire to swim but the water is too cold so I just attacked the breakfast buffet like a madman.

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To burn the calories down, we strolled by the beach and watched a group of kids teach their puppy how to swim. I love mornings, but the way the sun rays touch this island is too special – almost magical.

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We spent the morning sitting around, taking occasional naps and eating tamarind candies. For lunch, we decided to visit the famous Alona Beach.

Alona Beach is like a mini Boracay with bars, hotels restaurant, tourist and vendors sharing the same shore. If you like the Boracay vibe, best to stay within Alona. But if you want a quiet place to relax in Panglao Island, please consider Dumaluan. For me, the beach is way beautiful in Dumaluan too.

For lunch we had pasta and couple glasses of coke rhum and vodka (you must know that it only takes one shot of vodka and Im out.) After that, we just walked along Alona’s beaten shores and took some phonesnaps.

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We head back to Dumaluan Beach before sunset. We were hoping that we can swim by the beach but found out that during low tide (which is in the late afternoon), the water receedes so far that you can barely sea the water even after 20mins of walking towards the sea.

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We knew by that time that we wont enjoy swimming after all. However, with the water receeding like that, it exposed alot of stunning things by the ocean floor – corals, fishes trapped on small water pockets and STARFISHES! And oh, theres plenty of them!.

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So we just walked, hunted some weird looking starfishes and watched people enjoy the beach.
We watched the sun set while playing with the resort’s resident dog who is too adorable I wanted to take him home.
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There was a distinct calmness as we watched the sun rest beneath the horizon. There was something so dreamy about Panglao that for a while I thought I was a different person, living a totally different life.

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Jona Alday

A corporate slave who finds joy in motivating and leading people but ultimately yearns for weekends and plotted vacation leaves. An Engineering graduate who HATES Math. An acrophobic who conquers mountains. A lover of sleepy towns, dawn, poetry, pancit canton and cats.

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