Region 8


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!

Northern Samar

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.

Region 8 – Eastern Visayas

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.