Samar is one of the three provinces located in the island of Samar in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. Its provincial capital is Catbalogan City. There are numerous number of waterfalls and caves in the province. The topographic nature of the province is hilly with low percentage of flat lands.
Cebu Pacific flew to Calbayog City daily from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, but this has been discontinued. However Palexpress has flights to Calbayog and Cebu Pacific as well as Zest Air (Air Asia) fly to Tacloban in Leyte.
Major bus companies in Manila plying the Luzon-Visayas-Mindanao route pass through the province since Maharlika Highway runs through the entire length of the province. Travelers to the province of Samar may ride bus from Metro Manila at the Ali Mall Bus Terminal in Cubao and from the various Pasay City terminals that sprout along EDSA.
Local mini buses ply from Catbalogan City to Tacloban City in Leyte and vice-versa and from Catbalogan to Calbayog and Catarman, Northern Samar and vice-versa. The schedule of inter-provincial run of local mini buses is irregular since it is dependent on the volume passengers and the pace of passengers loading into the buses.
On top of these buses, there are a number of passenger vans that ply Catbalogan and Calbayog route almost every half an hour. The vans also run the Catbalogan-Tacloban route almost every quarter of an hour and Calbayog-Allen-Catarman route almost every hour.
The last schedule of run of both inter-provincial mini buses and vans is up to late in the afternoon due to distance. There are few vans that ply in the evening. However, buses from Manila or Mindanao pass through the Maharlika Highway on a 24 hour basis. However, stops are only made either in Catbalogan City or Calbayog City.
From the two urban centers of Catbalogan City and Calbayog City, there are jeepneys that ply from the two localities going to the various towns of Samar.
Explore the many waterfalls and caves in the province. Pinipisakan Falls can be found in the town of San Jorge. The river in which the layers or series of waterfalls of Pinipisakan run along upstream, serves as most convenient way to enter the cave at the end of the river. Inside the cave is an underground river that serves as tributary for the Blanca Aurora river.
The biggest cave system in the Philippines is the town of Calbiga. Underground rivers can also be found inside this cave system. A smaller cave system is the Kanyawa Caves also in the same town.
The upstream of Calbiga river is compose of many waterfalls, famous of which is the Lulugayan falls which looks like little Niagara.
The city of Calbayog boasts of many waterfalls that are very accessible by motorized transport.
Commonly known as SINP, this natural park is a protected area managed by the government.
Waterfalls & Hot Springs
Historical Spots and Museums
Islands & Isles
Beaches & Dives