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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3rd World Tourism Day Run 2023

3rd World Tourism Day Run 2023

Date: September 30, 2023 Venue: Plaza Rizal Time: 4:00 AM Registration Start Date: Monday, September 11, 2023 Registration Area: BOHOL PROVINCIAL TOURISM OFFICE (Old Capitol Building beside National Museum) REGISTER ONLINE by...

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34th Philippine Travel Mart (PTM)

34th Philippine Travel Mart (PTM)

Presenting the impressive lineup of exhibitors who showcased the beauty of Bohol Province at the recently concluded 34th Philippine Travel Mart, held from September 1 to 3, 2023, at the SMX Convention Center in Manila's MOA...

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Bohol International Marathon

Bohol International Marathon

Greetings to the Bohol Marathon 2023! Get ready for an exhilarating experience set to unfold on August 27, 2023, against the stunning backdrop of Panglao Island in Bohol. The event showcases a complete marathon spanning 42.195...

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