This was a bit more difficult since I depended on the help of locals to show me the way, but it’s still doable.
First, I had to find the bus station for Panglao. It’s not clearly marked, but if you ask a jeepney driver, they’ll point you in the right direction. There are the GPS coordinates: 9.6412120, 123.8577309.
There are buses and jeepneys that head west, east or take the central highway to Panglao City. Since I wanted to go to Alona Beach, I had to wait for a specific bus. The bus cost 25₱ (48¢ USD). I had to track my position since the ticket guy didn’t really want to help me.
Alona Beach is definitely worth a visit. Just be warned, it’s extremely touristy, catering towards Korean and Chinese visitors.
I took a habal-habal (motorcycle taxi) from Alona Beach to Panglao City centre for 50₱ (49¢ USD). You can also take a tricycle, but they were asking for 150₱ for the same trip. The habal-habal drove slowly and provided me with a helmet. So, not bad.
The reason why I headed to Panglao City was that jeepneys originate there. As the day wears on, transport in Panglao gets harder to come by.
The ride back to Tagbilaran took 30 minutes and cost 25₱ (48¢ USD) in the jeepney. Everyone got off next to the Tagbilaran National Museum.
In theory, I could have also gone to Dumaluan Beach before Alona Beach and Hinagdanan Cave after Panglao City. But because of a late start, I wanted to make sure I got back to Tagbilaran before transport disappears.