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

Alicia Ultra 2023

Alicia Ultra 2023

The ALICIA ULTRA this coming April 16, 2023 is scheduled to be Bohol Island’s first trail ultramarathon. The race will be held in the beautiful town of Alicia. The trail course is set over the luscious green rolling hills of the...

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Bohol Loop Dive Expo 2023

Bohol Loop Dive Expo 2023

Over a hundred individuals who are passionate about underwater photography, diving, and instructing are scheduled to gather in Bohol from April 13 to April 30 for the inaugural Bohol Loop Dive Expo, also known as BHOLDEX 2023,...

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Visita Iglesia de Bohol

Visita Iglesia de Bohol

Your pilgrimage to 7 Bohol Churches not only during lent but-all-year round.St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral (Tagbilaran City) The Cathedral of St. Joseph the Worker is the main seat of the Catholic faith in Bohol, with the...

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Now it’s time to make your Bohol vacation a reality! Perfect! To get you started, we’ve compiled everything you need for an unforgettable trip. Here you’ll find everything from money matters, health & wellness, happy stories, where to shop, prayer time, moving around, T.A.R.S.I.E.R and additional info. We’ve figured everything out, so you don’t have to!

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