Welcome to Tagbilaran
Derived from two Visayan words meaning 'hidden shelter' (tago bilaan), the name Tagbilaran is a reference either to its position on a calm, protected strait or its historical role as a sanctuary from Moro invaders. Today the town is overrun by legions of noisy tricycle taxis and there's nothing calming or protected about it. There are no big-ticket sights here, but as the city is surrounded by water it's not unpleasant. That said, there's no real reason to hang around either, and most travellers make a quick getaway to Bohol's beaches or jungle-rich interior.