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IJsselstein, Monday, 14 February 2011 (updated: Saturday, 19 May 2018)

Antequera is an interior town located 19 kilometers from Tagbilaran City and lying northeast of Maribojoc.


Antequera used to be a barrio of Maribojoc, known as Agad, meaning 'hope'. In 1876, Agad, together with some barangays of Cortes was made into a municipality. At that time, it was named after the birthplace a high Spanish official, Antequera, a city in Spain. Simeon Villas, one of the early settlers of the place became its first gobernadorcillo (as the mayor was called in Spanish time).

Antequera is well known for its native basketware. Every Sunday morning (make sure to arrive before noon), you can visit the market of native products.

After your visit to the market, it is a small walk down to the Mag-Aso falls for a refreshing dip in one of Bohol's famous falls. Be aware though, that in the rainy season, the normally peaceful stream can become quite rough.

The town is further known for its many caves. Some of these caves can only be accessed if you bring scuba diving gear. Interested people can read this article by Doc Amores.

Antequera Market
Antequera Market
The old Mag-Aso Falls
The old Mag-Aso Falls
Mag Aso Falls
Mag Aso Falls
Diving in Dahonog Cave
Diving in Dahonog Cave

Antequera celebrate its town fiesta on the last Saturday of October in honor of Virgin of the Most Holy Rosary.


Antequera Community Hospital
Address: Poblacion, 6335 Antequera, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 411 3043

The Antequera Community Hospital has 24 beds capacity. Dr. Hidelgardo Labado, Jr. - Medical Director

Antequera Police Station: +63 38 506 5007

Bank: First Consolidated Bank "FCB"

What to do and see in Antequera:
Mag-aso Falls, Diving in Dahonog Cave and the Sunday morning Native products market.

How to get there:

From Tagbilaran: You can take a bus or jeepney to Antequera. You can also take a bus from Dao Integrated bus termainal bound to Tubigon via San Isidro, Bohol.

From Tubigon: You can take a bus bound for Tagbilaran via San Isidro.

Antequera at a glance
Population (2015): 14425
Population (2010): 14481
Population (2000): 13758
Number of households (2000): 2801
Land area: 8205 ha
Number of barangays: 21
Distance from Tagbilaran: 19 km

BarangayPopulation (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)
Santo Rosario46678475528
Villa Aurora (Canoc-oc)757167889863

(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)


Wikipedia article on Antequera.

Jeroen Hellingman and Rodelyn Gallo Hellingman

What readers think...

Marlo Rayon Hallasgo wrote:
Friday, 30 October 2015 22:53:24 PHT
Hina-ot ko nga safe mo tana dha sa Antequera , ilabi na karon nga nagsa-ulog mo sa kapistahan. Keep safe and enjoy the fiesta . :)
Marlo Rayon Hallasgo wrote:
Friday, 30 October 2015 22:50:47 PHT
Happy Fiesta ANTEQUERAnhon.Gimingaw na jud ko dha sa ANTEQUERA. :) See you soon guyz. I Love You All. :) In Honor Of Virgin Of The Most Holy Rosary.
Carlito M Gementiza wrote:
Thursday, 24 July 2014 05:16:46 PHT
My last visit was on April 13-19 2014, that was Holy Week I was so sad seeing all the devastation the last last earthquake left.i can only shed tears to the church which i used to hear mass during my childhood and high school days and some other old buildings destroyed i.e. the new municipal-hall, market place and some residential structures, etc.
Jong Lomotos wrote:
Friday, 11 May 2012 12:40:46 PHT
Pls indicate the front view of the church wich is holy rosary parish for one the people atttaction.
Felix Oliver Bacareza wrote:
Monday, 18 April 2011 17:46:21 PHT
What a wonderful place.. very historic,, from tamblot to nunag

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