Daanbantayan is a coastal municipality in the island province of Cebu.
The municipality has a land area of 92.27 square kilometers or 35.63 square miles which constitutes 1.87% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2020 Census was 93,502. This represented 2.81% of the total population of Cebu province, or 1.16% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,013 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,624 inhabitants per square mile. Daanbantayan has 20 barangays. (PhilAtlas)
Daanbantayan is the northernmost part of Cebu Province that you could visit without riding a boat. I left the North Cebu Bus Terminal around 3:00 AM (first trip) and I was at Daanbantayan around 6:00 AM. This town is famous as the gateway to Malapascua Island but during my Cebu trip, I’m not into expensive island-hopping adventure.
Daanbantayan is a quiet, seaside town with an old church. Rizal monument is nearby as well as the municipal hall and the public plaza. It’s a beach town but the parts I’ve seen (public beaches) were not enticing.
Here are some of the pictures I took of Daanbantayan.
Daanbantayan Public Market
Daanbantayan Bus Terminal
Kan-Anan ni Juan – a nearby carinderia.
Daanbantayan Church a.k.a. Sta Rosa de Lima Parish
Daanbantayan Municipal Hall
Daanbantayan Public Park
Rizal Monument, Daanbantayan, Cebu Province
Their Christmas decors are still in display during my visit last February 22, 2022.
A nearby beach resort in Daanbantayan