About Bohol and Panglao Island :
The island province of Bohol is located in the Visayas, one of three major island groups in the Philippines. Bohol is famous for the Chocolate Hills, the Philippine tarsier, and the different white sand beaches and dive sites in Panglao Island, the place where Isis Bungalows is located.
Panglao Island is a 20-kilometer limestone island southwest of mainland Bohol. It is separated from the mainland by the Dauis Strait. A causeway connects the island to the mainland. Aside from its white sand beaches, Panglao Island is known for world-class dive sites that are frequented by amateur and professional divers. The most wellknown beach of the island is Alona Beach where Isis Bungalowsl is located.
How to reach Panglao Island :
Click on this link to know how to reach Alona Beach and Isis Bungalows.
Isis Bungalows facilities :
Medical Advice :
There are no compulsory vaccinations when visiting the Philippines. Malaria and yellow fever are nonexistent in this area. It is recommended, however, that visitors get shots against hepatitis A and B.
The Philippines has tropical weather. Rainy season is from July to February (unabundant rainfall).
Central Visayas is a predominantly Catholic area.
Languages used :
Locals speak the Cebuano dialect and sometimes Filipino. Most locals can speak and understand English. On the beach proper, most European languages are spoken.
The Philippine Peso is used when buying things or as fare for public transport. It is advised that foreigners have their money changed first to peso since most establishments do not accept foreign currency.
The Peso. 1US$= around 41 P, 1 Euro= 54 P, 1 CHF= 44 P. For the latest foreign exchange rates click here.
Visa Requirements :
No visa is required for travelers from North America and most European countries who are staying in the Philippines for less than 3 weeks. Visa extensions can be obtained from immigration offices at Tagbilaran City in Bohol and Cebu City in Cebu province.