Panglao Protected Seascape

Panglao, Bohol

Panglao Island Protected Seascape protects 387 hectares of mangrove area from any form of development that would jeopardize the survivability of the mangrove forests found on the 8,740-hectare Panglao Island located within five barangays in the municipalities of Dauis and Panglao.

Panglao Island Protected Seascape News

  • May Is Ocean Month

    As the country celebrates the Month of the Ocean this May, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-7 has arranged activities relevant to the protection and conservation of the diverse coastal and marine resources in the region.

    Mario Aragon, Conservation and Development Division, disclosed the deployment of the autonomous reef monitoring structure (ARMS) this month to Panglao, Bohol during a discussion arranged by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) last May 4.

    According to the website of NOAA FISHERIES, ARMS is a device designed to mimic the structural complexity ...

  • Tarsiers, Spiders And Sea Turtles The Perks Of Island Life

    From North Luzon we travelled back to Manila, where we stayed again at the hostel with the rooftop lounge. After a cab ride, a flight, another cab ride, a bus ride and a ferry ride, we finally made it to Malapascua Island, just north of Cebu in the evening the next day.


    Malapascua Island is an island about 10km north of Cebu. It is very small, maybe 3km by 1.5km. The island became popular in the 1990s, mainly as a dive destination. There are several local dive sites around the island with coral gardens and coral walls as well as a few dive locations close to Malapascua, ...

  • Nature Adventure At Mt Isarog National Park

    Mt. Isarog is a stratovolcano and is 1,966 meters above sea level. Located in Camarines Sur, Philippines, Mt. Isarog is considered as Southern Luzon's highest forested peak. This is the site of Mt. Isarog National Park. Six municipalities and a city have territorial jurisdiction of Mt. Isarog National Park. These are Calabanga, Tinambac, Ocampo, Tigaon, Goa, Pili, and Naga City.

    Mountain climbers and backpackers will enjoy trekking on Mt. Isarog's slopes for a nature adventure. The best time to visit Mt. Isarog National Park is during the dry months of January to April. The temperature may ...

  • Bohol Series Dolphin Watching And Visiting Virgin Island In Panglao


    In order to appreciate the beauty of Panglao, one must muster a curious and adventurous heart, as its glory extends not only above water, but also under. I am personally excited to explore the island. By 6 in the morning, we were on our feet, watching the sun rise at Alona Beach, ready for our first activity—dolphin watching.

    I didn't have the time to watch the dolphins at Majuyod during my visit to Negros Oriental. I know, sad, but on the bright side, another reason to come back! LOL So getting a second chance to watch dolphins migrate from one place to another had t ...

  • In Search For The The Big Blue Whale A Balyena Org Volunteer Experience

    So I been wanting to do this for a long time.To volunteer for a Non Governmental Organization. Since I'm a mermaid I followed quite a number of most Philippine based NGO for marine conservation such as Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, Greenpeace-Ph, Save Philippine Seas,Oceana-Ph, Ocean Conservancy and, I been supporting their cause even by just sharing post online as form of information dissemination.

    Last year I really really wanted to join's Humpback Whale Expedition in Southern tip of Philippines- the Babuyanes Island for summer season. I send my volunt ...

  • Panglao Bohol

    As I've mentioned on my previous blog post, I've visited quite a few places this summer. I had so much fun. It was more special because Lukey traveled visited me. I have not seen him for 6 months and we only communicated through social media.

    Panglao island was not really part of our trip but it was all like a whirlwind lol. We ended up in Panglao and stayed there for about 4 days. It was a decision that I never regretted as the place is awesome and i think it's more beautiful than Boracay.

    Luke and I stayed in a mini hostel, our itinerary was ruined, and we were out of budget. Nonethele ...