Panglao Island is located southwest of Bohol and east of Cebu. Panglao Island is divided into 2 municipalities: Dauis and Panglao. This island has gained a reputation as one of the most choice destinations in the Philippines. Renowned and celebrated for its stunning coral reefs, dive spots and a manifold of islets fitting for sun worshippers. The serene ambiance of the island as well as its proximity to world famous sites -the Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, Tarsier Sanctuary and the myriad of falls, springs and caves make this unblemished island an impeccable must-see tourist spot.
Panglao has a terrain that range from plain, hilly to mountainous. Panglao is made of Maribojoc Limestone, the youngest of the limestone units found in the western area of Bohol. The limestone composition halted the development of an airport as coralline limestone is soluble which causes formation of caves and sinkholes. One interesting geological feature found in the island is the Hinagdanan Cave which has an underground water source. The cave is an important water source as the island has no rivers or lakes.
It is a popular tourist destination in the Philippines, and includes several small islands, such as Gak-ang, Pontod, and Balicasag.