As the region’s economic center and one of the country’s fastest-growing cities, Tacloban City teems with energy.
Venture south to take in more of the road less traveled. Southern Leyte offers peaceful and meditative retreats in the way of secluded shores and ancient bastions of faith.
On the western side of Samar island, nature-lovers will find unusual landscapes — and a whole lot of spelunking sites. They don’t call Samar the “Caving Center of the Philippines” for nothing!
Placid and provincial: that is the city of Ormoc.
Lying to the north (of the South) are the rural province of Northern Samar and its capital, Catarman. The towns are small and sleepy; the landscapes sometimes more unruly than picture-perfect. But this often-overlooked province holds some unbelievable surprises.
An American general famously promised he would return to Leyte. After one visit, so will you.
And like its neighbors, Eastern Samar has untouched landscapes to offer — along with some surprising history lessons.
If you love the outdoors, you’ll find Biliran quite a pleasant surprise.
The Eastern Visayas region is a diamond in the rough. Sure, you won’t find luxe hotels or glitzy party scenes around here. But you will find raw natural attractions that speak for themselves, waiting to be discovered.