Maribojoc is a 4th municipal income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 20,688. In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 12,753 registered voters. The town has a land area of 6,908 hectares (17,070 acres). The first language spoken is Cebuano, with a Boholano dialect, however English and Filipino are often also spoken and understood. Fishing and agriculture are the two main sources of livelihood.
Maribojoc was a fishing village when Jesuit priests Juan de Torres and Gabriel Sanchez landed in Baclayon in 1595, bringing Catholicism also to Maribojoc. Fr. Francisco Colín, an early Jesuit historian, listed the town's name as Malabooch and later changed it to Malabohoc. During the pre-Spanish era, the town's name was Dunggoan, meaning "place of anchorage" and referred to the sheltered bay where sailors used to land and engage in business with the early settlers.
The Maribojoc parish, officially known as Parroquía de Santa Cruz, was founded in 1767, when the Jesuits left Maribojoc. Maribojoc was one of the nine big villages founded by the Augustinian Recollect friars when they took over in 1768. They laid the foundation of the Maribojoc church in 1798 on what was once swampy land, and it was finished in 1816, after 18 years of work. At the back of the church is a flight of stone stairs, built in 1864. Earlier, in 1796, the Punta Cruz Watchtower was built as a lookout against marauding pirates.
The town of Maribojoc was officially incorporated on 15 October 1860, and grew into a thriving town with a population of 18,200 by 1879.
Maribojoc was severely affected by the magnitude 7.2 earthquake which struck Bohol, suffering 16 fatalities and damage to some 3,700 homes, as well as total destruction of its Catholic church.