EXPLORE AND REDISCOVER
THE TOURIST HAVEN IN THE NORTH WITH NUMEROUS DIVE SITES AND WHITE SANDY BEACHES.
A COMMUNITY BONDED IN THE LOVE OF GOD WITH VISION FOR PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT.
A SOCIETY OF PEOPLE RENOWNED FOR HOSPITALITY, PEACE-LOVING AND SINCERELY
PROVIDING SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC.
The name Daanbantayan was derived from two words: the word “daan“, which means “old” in Cebuano, and the word “bantayan“, which refers to a place that served as a look out for Moro raiders during the Pre-Hispanic Philippines. The original site of the town might have been at an elevated vantage point near Punta, in Tapilon.
On 8 November 2013, 9 people were killed and 50 injured when Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Philippines area of responsibility) passed over Daan Bantayan.Tapilon.
Daanbantayan is a scenic municipality in the Philippines’ Cebu Province’s northernmost region. Daanbantayan, known for its breathtaking seaside scenery, rich cultural legacy, and kind hospitality, offers a rare combination of natural beauty and historical significance. Here’s a rundown of this wonderful town:
- Geography and Location: Daanbantayan is located on Cebu Island’s northern tip, bordering the Visayan Sea to the north and the Camotes Sea to the east. Its strategic location allows for easy access to magnificent beaches, pristine waters, and a plethora of marine life.
- Natural Beauty: Daanbantayan is located on Cebu Island’s northern tip, bordering the Visayan Sea to the north and the Camotes Sea to the east. Its strategic location allows for easy access to magnificent beaches, pristine waters, and a plethora of marine life.
- Cultural Heritage: Various festivals and rituals are held to commemorate the town’s cultural legacy. The Haladaya Festival, which features bright street dancing, music, and colorful costumes, is one of the most well-known celebrations. It’s a day of thanksgiving for the town’s plentiful crops and cultural uniqueness.
- Economic Activities: Daanbantayan’s principal economic activities are fishing and agriculture. Tourism also supports the town, as travelers from all over the world come to see its natural wonders and historical landmarks.
- Accommodation and Tourism: Daanbantayan has a variety of lodging alternatives, ranging from budget-friendly guesthouses to magnificent seaside resorts. Malapascua Island, in particular, is a favorite destination for divers and vacationers seeking a peaceful escape.
- Accessibility: Daanbantayan is reachable by both land and sea. Visitors can get to the island by bus or private vehicle from Cebu City, which is about a 4-5 hour trip away. Ferries and boats connect Cebu with Malapascua Island and other surrounding places.
Daanbantayan is an enthralling site that blends natural beauty, cultural richness, and historical importance. Daanbantayan offers something to offer every traveler looking for an authentic Philippine experience, whether it’s exploring its gorgeous beaches, enjoying its vibrant festivals, or delving into its rich history.
The Municipal Government of
DAANBANTAYAN is a progressive, self-reliant, eco-friendly municipality and a tourist destination with a God-fearing and healthy community.
The Local Government of DAANBANTAYAN shall promote inclusive growth and effective delivery of basic services to ALL through H.I.T, Honesty, Integrity, and Transparency in governance aided by active peoples’ participation and dedicated public servants.