The name of the town comes from the Cebuano word “tubod,” which means spring. The place was named Tuburan since it has numerous springs spread in and around the boundary of the town. The word ‘tuburan” means a place with springs. The town was established in 1851 by Don Mariano Monteban, who was a native of neighboring Sogod. The town is also the birthplace of General Arcadio Maxilom, a renowned Cebuano Katipunero.
The San Antonio De Padua Parish Church features a semi-Romanesque architecture that has piqued the interest of travelers and visitors to the town. It is situated in the middle of the town and was built in 1857 or six years after the town was established. It is also one of the tourist spots of the town due to its cultural and historical significance.
You can go to Tuburan by getting on a bus headed for the town at the Cebu North Bus Terminal. The trip can take around three hours depending on the traffic. You can also opt to ride a van for hire at the Ayala Center Cebu Terminal.