A taxi from the airport or ferry terminal will cost around US$10-15, whilst the amazing local tuk tuks will set you back around US$5-7, the latter is the most enjoyable of rides and takes about 25-30 min.
From the Tagbilaran pier to where the jeepneys/buses leave for Alona Beach, is a 10PHP trike ride. Then the bus or jeep is 25 PHP. It takes less than an hour.
There are many fast boats from Cebu to Tagbilaran. They offer specials if you book 1 or 2 days in advance. The walk in fare is 565PHP, it takes 2 hours.
Hinagdanan cave - there is a tiny lagoon inside a coral cave. Enjoy a dip in a fresh water. The cave is completely dark, the guides have a flashlight. The admission is around 20 PHP. To get here, you can take a bus or mini van towards Panglao island from Tagbilaran. If you tell them you are going to Hinagdanan cave, they will know what intersection to drop you off at.
Dolphin watching - boats leave from Alona beach at dawn and will take you to see dolphins having their morning exercises. It is important to book your boat a day ahead of time because the dolphins appear quite early.
Panglao has some small souvenirs that you may want to get but if you want to get something memorable, yet short lived, try the fish, some of the best in the Philippines, the bars and restaurants along the beach are home to it all.
Accommodation on Alona Beach may be considered expensive for budget travellers, but that applies to many beaches in the Philippines.
Alona Kew White Beach Resort, Tawala, ☎ + 63 38 5029042, +63 38 502-9027, . Bungalows and well-appointed rooms set in lush surroundings.from ₱2,000. edit
Alonaland Resort, ☎ 63 38 502-9007, . 100 m from Alona Beach. Rooms, casitas, and villas. Air-con with a refrigerator, shower, luggage rack, balcony/deck, and internet. The casitas and villas come with more features and include a kitchenette, cable TV, and dining area.edit
A beach resort in Bohol
Amarela Resort, Barangay Libaong, Panglao Island, ☎ +63) 38 502-9497, . Mediterranean-style villa built on top of a gentle slope. The restaurant, which is managed by the same resort, has a spectacular view of the mountains and the sea.Swimming pool and a well manicured flower garden with steps leading down towards the beach. Because there are no other resorts nearby, the beach was able to keep its cleanliness and exclusivity. Starfish and other marine life can be easily spotted along the shallow waters. This resort is a quiet alternative to the usually busy Alona Beach. edit
Amorita Resort, Easter A. Lim Drive, Brgy. Tawala, ☎ +63 38 502-9001, . 6 ocean view villas with king-sized bed, individually-controlled split A/C, wide-screen LCD cable TV, and a mini bar refrigerator. Infinity pool, restaurant with free Wi-Fi, wellness spa, boutique, leisure area, and garden.From ₱9,000. edit
Belleview Rock Resort, Tawala, ☎ +63 38 502 7079, . From ₱2,500. edit
Bohol Vantage Resort, 1 Panorama St, Mayacabac, Dauis, ☎ +63 38 5023106, . checkin: 14:00; checkout: 11:00. On Dayo Hill, only 5 km from Tagbilaran, with a 210⁰ view overlooking Bohol and the islands of the Central Visayas. Newly built with 6 apartments and 8 hotel rooms. The apartments are about 65-90m² and include a spacious roofed terrace and kitchen with cooking facilities. Hotel rooms are about 44m². Both the hotel rooms and apartments have A/C, refrigerator, cableTV, DVD player, free internet and safety deposit box.edit
Chiisai Natsu Resort, Panglao Island Circumferential Road, ☎ +63 38 502-4115 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. Chiisai Natsu Resort caters to single vacationers, families and corporate groups.edit
Chill-out Guesthouse Panglao, Tawala, Alona Beach, ☎ +63 38 502-4480, . Chill-out Guesthouse Panglao offers fan and airconditioned room with terrace, soft beds and private toilet and bath. Its facilities and services include chillout bar, wireless internet access, tour assistance and massage services.edit
Hayahay Resort, Alona Beach, ☎ +63 38 502 9056, . for diving enthusiasts and holiday seekers. This Alona Beach resort has an open restaurant on the beach, 11 comfortable rooms with private bath and Wi-Fi access, and water activities like snorkeling, dolphin watching, and scuba diving.edit
Isola Bella Beach Resort, Lagitan, Poblacion, Panglao Island, ☎ +63 38 416-0781 (email@example.com), . Luxury aircon rooms, cable TV, personal ref, hot and cold shower, spacious CR, all rooms facing swimming pool. Extra bed available, parking space, free coffee, free breakfast and free round trip to Virgin Island 15 min boat ride away.edit
Kalipayan Resort, Atlantis Dive Center, Alona Beach, Tawala, ☎ +63 38 50290058 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Cottages with A/C in a huge garden at the far end of Alona Beach. 5 min walk to beach. Nice pool, excellent restaurant and dive centre. Free Wi-Fi.edit
La Pernela Beachfront Resort, San Isidro, Dauis, ☎ +63 90 6396 2748, . Comfortable rooms, all have A/C with bathroom and a closet. Swimming pools for adults and children, restaurants, and two function rooms. Transfer assistance, boat trips (island hopping and dolphin watching), motorbike rentals, and bohol tour packages. From PHP 3,990. edit
Linaw Beach Resort, 9999 Daorong, Danao, ☎ +63 38 502-9345 (email@example.com), . One of the newest beach resorts situated directly on a very private section of Alona Beach. Has a vegetarian restaurant and serves cocktails.edit
Lost Horizon Annex, Alona Beach, Tawala, ☎ +63 38 502 4091, +63 38 502 4092, . checkin: 2PM; checkout: 12noon. Rooms with balcony, ceiling fans, private toilet and bath. Restaurant, bar, boat and land tours, and internet.edit
Panglao Island Nature Resort and Spa, Bingag, Dauis, ☎ +63 38 4115878, +63 38 4115982 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . A small cluster of private rooms.edit
Panglao Princess Suites, Doljo Coast, ☎ +63 38 5028228, . Family-owned vacation home. 3 two bedroom, 2.5 bath suites, dining room and kitchen with on-site management, professional security, internet and a car & driver. Each unit has a lanai with views of the ocean.edit
Panglao Regents Park Resort, ☎ +63 38 5024080 (email@example.com), . 35 rooms, superior, deluxe and standard with contemporary design and architecture, all with full amenities.From ₱1,800. edit
Jadski - This is a money changer, internet café and souvenir shop located near the police office just off of Alona Beach. Credit cards should not be used there, as credit card number thefts have been reported by tourists after using it at that place.