Baclayon, on the province of Bohol, Philippines, is a charming, historic town, renowned as being the first municipality to be established on the island by the Spaniards in 1596.
Baclayon lies only six kilometers from Tagbilaran City, the biggest city on Bohol, making it an ideal location to base your holiday on Bohol. The name Baclayon was derived from the word ‘bacay’, meaning detour, as early travelers used to detour around the rocky cliff along the shore towards the city to avoid falling from it. ‘Bacayon’ was the town’s original name, from which the official name of Baclayon was formed.
The town is abundant with cultural, natural, and adventure-laden treasures to excite everyone who visits. Attractions include the antiquated and regal Baclayon Church of the Immaculate Conception, beautiful white sand beaches on Pamilacan Island, and incredible Dolphin & Whale Watching tours where you can catch a sight of ‘super-pods’ as they swim by. Baclayon truly is an icon of eco-cultural tourism in the Philippines and should not be missed during your time to Bohol!
Vision Statement for Baclayon, Local Government Unit of Baclayon
A sustainable eco-cultural tourist destination with an empowered and God-loving people who stand for responsible stewardship over marterial things and humble of their cultural heritage in their quest for an effecient governance aiming to create an economically sound, peaceful and orderly community
La Purisima Concepcion de la Virgen Maria Parish Church, commonly known as Baclayon Church, is a Roman Catholic Church in the municipality of Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines within the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tagbilaran.
Pamilacan is an island in the Bohol Sea, situated 12.5 kilometres south of Bohol island, Philippines. It is a barangay of the municipality of Baclayon.
Edith Grand Garden Wellness Resort & Adventure Park
Edith Grand Garden Resort and Adventure Park, Bohol is the newest tourist spot in the Province of Bohol. Located in Tanday, Baclayon , Bohol.
Butterflies & Python Wildlife Park
Butterfly & Python Wildlife Park located at Laya, Baclayon.
The Balay Kahimsog is a training center for health workers in community-based health programs (CBHPs) in Central Visayas region, and a resource center for primary health care and alternative forms of medicine including herbal medicine.
Balay Kahayag Training and Retreat Center is a member of Baclayon Homestay Program and is accredited by the Department of Tourism. Its name means “The House of Enlightenment”.
A volunteer-run institution which offers free services to those in need of intervention for mental health issues.
Ca-Lim Tech is a Training and Assessment Center located in San Isidro, Baclayon, Bohol.
Southern Institute of Maritime Studies Inc.
Southern Institute of Maritime Studies Bohol Inc. is a training and re-training services that should protect and formulate socio-economic programs and give additional knowledge in Maritime requirement to the Filipino Seafarers. Located in Aba-a Street, Laya, Baclayon, Bohol.
Cresencia Food & Coffee
Specialty coffee & lokal chow.
HabHaban Sa Baluarte
Baclayon’s first and best tasting Barbecue joint.
Nice ambience and affordable food.
Osang’s Homemade Pastries
Tessie’s Sweets & Pastries
The best and freshest baked goodies.
Sampaguita Cakes & Pastries