Information about Panglao Watchtower
Bohol is renowned for its historical and cultural treasures such as well-preserved stone churches, civic buildings, and ancient watchtowers. Considered as the tallest watchtower built during the Spanish colonial period, the Panglao Watchtower is composed of five stories with a pitched roof cover.
It’s a significant part of Bohol’s history for it was part of the colonial military defense system against Moro raiders during the Spanish Period. It has also endured many wars during the Philippine-American War and the Second World War.
It is located beside the San Agustin Parish Church. Both the Watchtower and Church have been declared National Cultural Treasures by the National Museum.
How to get there
The Panglao Watchtower is about 22 KM from Tagbilaran City. If you're coming from the city, you can take a car across Borja Bridge and continue onto the Dauis - Panglao Road until you reach the end. You will then turn right onto the Panglao Circumferential Road and will soon find the church on your left.
Best time to visit
The Panglao Watchtower can be visited all year round.