Dauis is one of the two towns on the island of Panglao. It is only three kms. from the capital and is one of the oldest municipalities of Bohol. In 1879, it had a population of 9,090. No record of its establishment exists because all municipal records were burned during the World War II. However, a stone church tower which was built near the present church bears the year 1774, which must have been the date of its construction. And also, the the establishment of the parish according to church records, was in 1697. It is probable that the founding of the town was not far from that year. The old church was erected in 1863 and the convent in 1884.
Tourism is becoming a major industry in the municipality of Dauis. It has eight- (8) major tourist attraction; the most famous of which is the Hinagdanan Cave, an underground cave with a body of freshwater in it. Cottage industries identified in the area are jewelry and shell craft making in barangay Poblacion, basket making in barangays San Isidro and Dao, furniture-making in barangay Totolan, Songculan, Tinago and Bingag.
The town of Dauis is traversed by the national, provincial, municipal and barangay road network. The town's main roads are near to the urban road network of Tagbilaran City, the provincial capital. Dauis has a total of 91.28 kms. Of road which comprises about 59% barangay, 2.4%muncipal, 28,9%provincial and 9.7% national roads. Of its total road length, 4.4% is paved with concrete. There are either asphalt and gravel. Road density measured in terms of kilometers per square kilometer (km/sq. km) of land are 1.30 higher than the province average road density of 0.71. There are 2 existing bridges in Dauis; the Songculan Riverside Bridge, which is made of timber, and the Dauis Bridge made of reinforced concrete. Primary modes of transportation are buses and tricycles. There are no sea transportation of wharf. Island population is too dependent on Tagbilaran City port facilities. The approximate distance of municipal center to Tagbilaran City is 7.4 kilometers or a travel of about 10 minutes.
Dauis has a telegraph facility owned by the government which is located in Poblacion. Other communications facilities such as postal and telephone services are also being offered. Mobile phones or Cellular phone subscriber are also a mode of communications. At present cable TV has provided entry in the Poblacion and barangay Totolan that is close to Tagbilaran City being the original point of Cable TV.