The island is part of the municipality of Panglao and is about 45 minutes to 1 hour trip by motorized boat from Alona Beach. It has a beautiful beach area, but not as powdery as in the main island of Panglao. Swimming, snorkeling and fist feeding are the most notable activities you can do on the island. It is a known dive spot also. It is said that Balicasag Island is shaped like a mushroom, an island with a smaller base supporting it.
There are a lot restaurants on the island where you can take your meals. They usually offer shrimps, squids, several kinds of fish and crabs among others, which tourists can then decide on how the staff of the restaurant will cook it. The price however for the meals is a bit expensive compared to restaurants on other areas in Bohol.
Life thrives in Bohol Sea, one of the richest waters in marine biodiversity in the country and home to many species of turtles, dolphins, and even the blue whale. The islands dotting it are some of the best destinations to see them in the wild! One of them, Balicasag Island, where snorkeling could already introduce you to a wide array of life forms in its coral gardens. Imagine what else is in store to divers!
Beach bums will also be delighted with its coast. One side has fine to medium sand, perfect for a morning of just lazing on the beach. The other is laced with shells and coarse crushed corals. A reminder though, the waters here can get shallow so avoid stepping on the corals.