Tagbilaran


The City of Tagbilaran admitted that unlike other cities, they do not have a strong distinct industry. Although it is known to be the center of commerce, governance, education and transportation in the Province of Bohol, roughly 10 percent of the city`s total land area is devoted to agriculture. The services industry plays a major role in the City`s economy. As of 2004, this 2nd class City has more than 4,500 registered businesses, including 23 banks, 32 hotels and pension houses, eight colleges and universities, 54 restaurants and fastfood chains, five shopping centers and supermarkets.With its strategic geographic location, Tagbilaran City is the gateway of the booming tourism industry of Bohol province. Furthermore, the City`s proximity to Cebu also makes Tagbilaran an alternative spot for businessmen and investors since it is a less populated and less polluted place to do business. For more info, visit www.tagbilaran.gov.ph.

Attractions

Historical and Cultural Landmarks

This shows the evolution of Baclayon church from old age. You can light a candle for your special intentions. You can also attend mass in the church. You may see various kinds of church artifacts inside the museum. There are lots of tourist that drop by in the church before they proceed to other tours as they gesture of respect to bohol.

The Hinagdanan Cave is the most popular and easy to reach among the caves of Bohol province.

Tagbilaran City Fiesta
The feast of Saint Joseph, patron saint of Tagbilaran City, starts the month-long fiestas in Bohol. It is one of the most exciting and fun-filled occasions of the year. During the novena, or nine days before the day itself, nightly entertaining activities are held, such as the "Mutya sa Tagbilaran" beauty pageant, literary musical shows, concerts, dramas and stage plays, and many more.

Sandugo Festival
This annual festival of the province commemorates the sandugo or blood compact between Datu Sikatuna and Miguel López de Legazpi. The highlights of the festival are agro-industrial fair, cultural and historical showcase, sports events, a beauty pageant, balls and dances, entertainment shows, and streetdancing which culminates with the re-enactment of the blood compact or Sandugo between Datu Sikatuna and Don Miguel López de Legazpi.