Dauis - Bohol Destinations


Dauis is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines.

According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 36,139 people. It is one of two municipalities on the Panglao Island.


According to locals, the name "Dauis" was founded by an American who happened to pass by a shore where he saw a fisherman fishing with a hook, line and bobber. The fisherman was chest deep in the water and would cast his line out into the sea and when the fish were caught, the fisherman would pull on the line made a sound like "weese", at which time the fisherman said "daui" which in the native language was telling the American that he had caught a fish. So the American said this place is "Dauis" because of the "weese" and "daui" from the fisherman.

According to local natives a deep well was constructed in Upper Songculan, Dauis, Bohol in the year 1900 by a Spaniard leader. The locals provided the labor. The well depth is more or less 30 fathoms and the diameter is more or less three meters. Information revealed that during the construction of the well was done through manual digging using bolos, crowbars, pulleys, rope for digging into the soil stones, which containes limestone rock.

The first bridge between the Poblacion of Dauis and Mansasa, Tagbilaran City, Bohol was constructed by Spaniards during their reign, possibly in the 1700's. The bridge is still there and in place, used as a connection between the two islands. The other bridge was constructed near the old City Hall of Tagbilaran City, crossing towards the Barngay Totolan, Dauis, Bohol. That bridge is known as the causeway and leads to Panglao Beach resort about 17 kilometers from Tagbilaran City.


Dauis is politically subdivided into 12 Barangays.

* Biking

* Bingag

* San Isidro (Canlongon)

* Catarman

* Dao

* Mayacabac

* Poblacion

* Songculan

* Tabalong

* Tinago

* Totolan

* Mariveles