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Boljoon (also spelled Boljo-on) is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 14,877 people. Boljoon has a total land area of 111.2 km². (11,500 hectares). It is bounded by Alcoy in the north, Oslob in the south, Malabuyoc in the west, and Bohol Strait in the east.

At first glance it may seem like any old sleepy seaside town in the South of Cebu Province that travelers pass by with nary a cursory look. But move in a little closer and you’ll see that there’s more to Boljoon.

Boljoon is as small and as pretty as a postcard. Its people (of the population of 13,380 about 3,000 live in the town center) live on the catch from the sea and whatever could graze or grow in the rocky hills or by the river running through the narrow valley.

Since it remains largely undiscovered by the majority of tourists, it only has a few rooms to offer in its ten or so beach resorts, and modest fares in its two or three eateries. Boljoon is painfully constrained by its peculiar terrain, formed, it is said, by a cavity formed by the sudden collapse of a mountain range.

(Boljoon may have derived its name from nabulho meaning "collapsed.") To the north it is closely hemmed in by the venerable Ele Rock (a landmark described by a Boljoonon as "like God’s toe jutting out to sea") whose sides of granite and limestone had to be hacked away by blasting and digging to create an access road; to the south by Boljoon River and to the east by the Bohol Strait (over-hanging cliffs reduce the beachfronts to little more than 12 kms in all); then suddenly to the west by the Kasanghel Hill.