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Daanbantayan is a in the province of, Philippines, the northern tip of Cebu island. According to the, it has a population of.Daanbantayan celebrates its annual fiesta along with the Haladaya Festival which starts 21 August and ends with street-dancing on 30 August, in honor of Datu Daya, the legendary founder of the town.HistoryThe name Daanbantayan was derived from two words: the word "daan", which means "old" in Cebuano, and the word "bantayan", which refers to a place that served as a look out for Moro raiders during the Pre-Hispanic Philippines. Older usages have the two words separately, as "Daan Bantayan". The original site of the town might have been at an elevated vantage point near Punta, in Tapilon.On 8 November 2013, 9 people were killed and 50 injured when Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Philippines area of responsibility) passed over Daanbantayan.GeographyIslands and thalassic attractionsThere are several small islands/islets and diving spots some distance from Cebu island: Carnaza 175ha Chocolate Gato cave and islet 4.5 ha Malapascua 600ha Maria 1.5ha Monad ShoalBarangaysDaanbantayan comprises 20 barangays:Daanbantayan is in Cebu Island. Plan your vacation with our Philippines route planner and discover the best things to do in Daanbantayan.
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