How to get to Alona Beach
Traveling to or from Alona Beach is easy. Located on Panglao Island off the coast of Bohol, Alona Beach is a short 20km ride from Tagbilaran. With daily flights from Manila to Tagbilaran and fast boats from Cebu and Dumaguete, Alona Beach is easy to get to from anywhere in the Philippines.
From Manila you will need to fly to Tagbilaran (via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific) and then make your way to Alona Beach from there.
Head to the pier and take a fast ferry to Tagbilaran, Bohol. They leave daily and cost 500P. The trip takes around 2 hours.
Head to the pier and take a fast ferry to Tagbilaran, Bohol. They leave daily and cost 650P. The trip takes around 2 hours.
Getting to Tagbilaran via Fast Ferry
If you aren't flying, then the best way to get to Tagbilaran is by "fast ferry". There is daily service from Cebu City, Dumaguete and Dapitan (Mindanao) via OceanJet, SuperCat or Weesam Express. There are several smaller companies offering service as well.
Okay, I'm in Tagbilaran. Now what?
The easiest way to get to Alona Beach from Tagbilaran is via tricycle. There will be plenty waiting at the pier when you arrive, or you can walk towards town and get one there (you will probably save some pesos this way).
If you already have a hotel or resort booked, you may want to inquire if they will pick you up in Tagbilaran. Nicer hotels will do this for you.
- As of May 2008, a trike ride from the Tagbilaran seaport to Alona Beach cost 250-300P. A taxi should not cost you more than 500P, but trikes seem much easier to find.