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quick guides Boljoon Cebu Beaches and Destinations

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Boljoon is southward bound and could be reached within 3 hours approximately from Cebu City. It is bordered to the north by the town of Alcoy, to the west are the towns of Malabuyoc, to the east is the Cebu Strait, and to the south is the town of Oslob. Boljoon, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 16,344 people.

The Origin of the name of “Boljoon”

There were 5 renditions of the town’s name: Bolhon, Bolhong, Bolhoon, Bolhoong, and the current one of Boljoon.

There are various stories as to how the town got its name but the one that’s widely believed refers to the first interaction between the Spaniards and natives that occurred at the Baño sa Poblacion.

This spot is the site of a gushing spring in the town center and it is where the early settlers congregated to get their water requirements or do their bathing and washing needs.

The narration goes that the natives answered “bolho” – which is the local term for gushing water – when the Spaniards asked them for the name of the place.

Great places to visit when in Boljoon.

Seaside Resort Boljoon

Chill and relax seaview here at Seaside Boljoon!

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Palanas by the Sea

Building lasting memories. A place where budget meets comfort.

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About Peps

Ag Molde aka Peps like anyone other ordinary being, loves to travel to unwind and refresh oneself from daily routine. While exploring beloved Cebu, he have decided to blog adventures, escapades and thrills for the other's to discover and add to their bucket list. He also help other aspiring bloggers setup their own - dubbed as Technopreneur at Visit my site if you need one.

Top picks for Boljoon Cebu Beaches and Destinations

Boljoon Church
Dayhag Falls
Boljoon Parish Museum
Ablayan Peak
El Gran Baluarte de Boljoon
Patrocinio de Maria Parish
Lusapon Resort
Ili Rock

Our blogs in Boljoon Cebu

Please check out our first hand blog in Boljoon Cebu. It is fun sharing the places and spots we've been to. Enjoy reading as much as we've enjoyed writing.

ELI Rock Viewdeck in Boljoon

You might wonder what is that huge carving that is visible from a distance or might think that’s a kind of mining at road side in Boljoon.. well that’s the ELI Rock Viewdeck. Local folks were hesitant at first and this […]


Alcantara Alcoy
Alegria Aloguinsan
Argao Asturias
Badian Balamban
Bantayan Barili

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This section of our blog are second hand information, sources are researched from the net and reviewed according to what we know about the municipality being a Lumad (native) of Cebu. We credited the owners for their work, if for some instance the material is copyrighted, let us know and we'll take it down for you.

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