Hi ther, for all who would like to sleep in night. At now it is better to book a hotel direkt at the beach, there they forced the hotels to calm down the music around midnight. in the surrounding area are now some open air discos making the night to daytime. No chance to sleep before 4.00 a clock. So be carefull in choosing hotel. Also a lot of Karaoke, that should be prohibited in this area, are on duty.
When you stroll on the beach, always keep your valuables safe or secured. I placed my VT Flag on my small bag but didnt notice it slipped away from it. When i realized that it's not in the bag, i strolled back to where I was and didnt find it. Someone might have picked it up. oh well, the saying goes: finders keepers loosers weepers.
Panglao Island is teeming with marine resources. They form part of the whole aquatic system. That is why do not hate the sea urchins when you encounter them, in a painful way, while enjoying the water of the island. They range from small to huge and their spikes can really hurt. It is useless complaining about them as they have more right to be in the water than us.
The best thing to do is to avoid them. I know, it is not easy to avoid them, specially when they are under water and you will know they are there until you got stung.. There are, however, ways not to disturb them and disrupt your vacation.
First, avoid the sea weeds. If you love the white sand and the sea, the urchins love the weeds. Swim only in places where the white sand can be seen and avoid the green patches.
Second, buy a pair swimming/diving shoes. Fancy slippers and sandals cost more than them. They are not expensive at all and I suggest that you go to any SM Department Store, they sell that kind of shoes for only P200.00.
...are looking for drugs and bombs.
Not a place you want to be caught trafficking drugs, as Philippines imposes the death sentence for that offence. Be warned...