About Bohol

Located at the heart of Central Visayas, the Island province of Bohol is the 10th largest island in the Philippines with a total land area of 4,117.3 square kilometres. It is composed of an oval-shaped mainland surrounded by 72 smaller islands.

A popular tourist destination, the province is abundant of beaches and resorts. Its well-known beaches are found in Panglao Island, which is situated south-west of the province, and in Anda, located on the island’s east side. Bohol is composed of 1 city and 47 municipalities.

Tagbilaran City, the capital of Bohol, is known as the “City of Friendship.” Situated in the south-western part of the province, it has a total land area of 32.70 km2 (12.63 sq mi) and a coastline of 13 km (8.1 mi). The city shares its boundaries with the municipalities of Cortes, Corella, and Baclayon. It is 630 km (390 mi) southeast of the national capital of Manila and 72 km (45 mi) south of the regional capital, Cebu City.

Tagbilaran City’s name is derived from “Tagu Bilaan” which means TAGU (to hide) and BILAAN (a Muslim marauder tribe) – hence its name means to hide from Muslim marauders.

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News and Updates

4th Ubi Cook-Off

4th Ubi Cook-Off

The Ubi Festival will once again be celebrated this coming December to pay homage to Bohol's rich agricultural heritage, particularly the humble yet versatile ubi (purple yam). It aims to showcase the vibrant culture,...

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3rd World Tourism Day Run 2023

3rd World Tourism Day Run 2023

The 3rd World Tourism Day Fun Run in Bohol, organized by the Provincial Government of Bohol (PGBh) in collaboration with the Bohol Provincial Tourism Office and Bohol Adventures and Fitness Team (BAFT), took place on September...

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34th Philippine Travel Mart (PTM)

34th Philippine Travel Mart (PTM)

The province of Bohol showcased its popular tourist destinations at the 34th Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Led by Gov. Aris Aumentado, the Bohol delegation participated in this...

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