Catarman is the capital town of Northern Samar, in Eastern Visayas, Philippines. It is a coastal city at the northern tip of Samar Island. Catarman is relatively quiet, having not been discovered by tourist trail yet.
Areas Catarman is split into two areas, being Catarman or Town Proper and Dalakit. The airport runway runs through the middle of town, Catarman or 'town proper' being on the east side of the runway and Dalakit which is on the west.
By Plane There is only one airport in Northern Samar, located in the provincial capital of Catarman. Airphil Express is the only carrier that operates out of the airport, travelling from Manila to Catarman National Airport (IATA: CRM) once a day.
From the Airport there are tricycle drivers who can take you to your hotel. Renting a tricycle will cost between ₱100-200, depending on where you're going, how many passengers and how much luggage.
Pedicabs & tricycles are pretty much the only way of getting around Catarman. Jeepneys, Vans and Buses service the surrounding municipalities and cities.
Pedicabs will cost around ₱5 for anywhere within each section (See 'Understand' above). But it will cost around ₱10-15 to go from Dalakit to Catarman or vice versa.
Tricycles will cost around ₱10 to go from one section to the other. But if coming from the airport it's best to negotiate a price before.
White Beach Ten-fifteen minutes out of Catarman is UEP White Beach, a beach resort run by the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP). To get to UEP from Catarman, you can take a yellow Tricycle from the public bus terminal or by hailing one. The fare is around ₱10 per person. Entry into the resort will cost ₱15. The resort has simple amenities, a toilet, shower and cottages which can be hired at an additional cost.
Cafe Eusebio, is a Cafe/Pension House with a nice range of Filipino and Western meals. There's a good range of coffee, free WiFi and air-con.
Tomacino (formerly 'The Nest'), has a broad range of dishes and occasional live music, one of the nicer establishments in Catarman. Try the Mango shake.