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“Pretty Beach with a lot of Personality”
Review of Alona Beach

Alona Beach
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Bohol Panglao Island Tour
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Alona beach is a really nice place to visit with a lot of personality. It is a nice stretch of white sand nestled between two rocky outcroppings. It is pretty; maybe not as dramatic as El Nido but nice nevertheless. It is a place with a lot going on. You can get a variety of fresh seafood, listen to music, and just chill watching the waves come in. The downside is that there is a lot of development and I found that the hotels were over-priced by asian standards. If you want a nice social environment then this is the place. If you are looking for a more secluded get away then this is definitely not the place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Meb132
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

I took my parents to Panglao in August 2018. We stayed 15 minutes walk from the Alona beach.

On the day of arrival we went to the restaurant that was 7pm. Not that far from the hotel we stayed, around 10 minutes walk or 3 minutes drive.
We finished our dinner at 9:30 and on our way back we decided to take a tricycle since it was dark and my parents are both old. They are tired of walking.

The tricycle designs in Panglao have 2 passengers seat in the front. One at the back of the driver. My father sat at the back of the driver which I couldn't see.

When we arrived at the hotel my father was not with us. I don't know why the driver did not notice that. He should check his passenger first before moving on. When I asked him he said he will find him back to the place where we picked us up and I want to go back with him but he drove away. I cannot see his plate number as it was dark.

I lost my Dad for half an hour and I was so worried.

I have asked helped with the motorbike passing on the road and eventually my father was found in the other area. He was also worried with us since the driver drove away without him and he took a ride with other motorbike and got lost.

Eventually we found him.

I would like to thank you for the other drivers who helped us finding my father in the dark night.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sakura S
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

A lot of restaurants around. And they also had a fire dance showdown where you can give some amount if you want. This a place where you can relax and get massage. Therapists are everywhere. A lot of young people enjoying their drinks. There are some restaurant that have live bands. Food were a little bit pricey. But its a tourist spot.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank maximaasenjo22
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

This is my 4th times in Alona Beach.Heaps of bar and restaurants..But the motorbike and tricycle drivers asked too much money for the fare.It's better to hire a motorbike about 500 pesos/day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ZVI2Uxxx
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Try to stay within a 10 minute walking radius of the actual beach
there you will find all types of shops all types of restaurants korean thai chinese filipino western is not enough for you walk along the beach. now for about 400 m almost a half a mile you will have alot of different people barbecuing on the beach under the palm trees. with different types of music) live folk rock and roll .pick the one you like the food is offered to you raw and you make your selection whether it is kebab or a giant crab or chicken bbq . Done for for you on the spot fresh truly lovely during the day or during the night but especially at night to get decent accommodation you would need to find a place that is 50 us dollars or more just make sure that the place has a quiet aircon and friendly staff. most do

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ZVI2u
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