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Calbayog is a city in the province of Samar, Eastern Visayas. Philippines. Calbayog City is the first city in the province of Samar beating the the then town of Catbalogan which is now a city. Calbayog City is home to many waterfalls. Maharlika Highway (AH #26) passes this city.


The people speak Waray-Waray as their primary dialect. Waray-Waray is the dominant language of people in Eastern Visayas. Aside from Waray-Waray, the locals also speak and understand Tag-alog, the national language of the Philippines. Most common folks do speak and understand English as well, since the language is taught throughout elementary to college in the Philippines.

Get in[edit]

  • By plane

By air, the city connects from Manila with Philippine Airlines and Cebu with Cebu Pacific.

  • By bus

Since the city is along the route of Maharlika Highway that connects the island of Luzon to Mindanao, plenty of buses from Manila run through Calbayog City. To get a ride, visit the bus terminal. There are mini-buses which you can flag down along the highway if someone chooses not to go to the terminal.

  • By van

Private van are available for transport of passengers going to all major towns and cities in Eastern Visayas. Van terminals are separate from each other and not within the bus terminal complex like the one in Tacloban City.

  • Ferry

Cokaliong Shipping lines has a overnight ferry three times a week to/from Cebu.

Get around[edit]

Jeepneys and tricycle are available. Jeepneys have fixed routes while tricycles can be for hire to any point of destination in the city with the exception of far flung villages which are hardly reachable by tricycle. Instead, jeepneys ply those routes.

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Tourist information office is located in the centre of town, directly opposite the church. They are very helpful and can organize trips to various falls in the area.

  • Baot Beach, Barangay Saljag / Tinambacan north of Calbayog, [1]. 1 or 2 km of rough road lead from the Highway to this beautiful place. Crystal clear water, sand, palm trees, some nipa huts (PHP 250) and not much else. See the link for location on google maps.  edit

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  • Super Metro Mall Galbayog. 08.00-20.00. has a supermarket  edit
  • Gaisano Grand Mall, Gelera Street. 08.00-21.00. has a supermarket.  edit
  • Metro bank, Rosales Blvd. 24 hour atm. master card/ visa card ATM  edit

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  • Mang Inasal, Navarro Street. 07.30-21.00. all you can eat rice.  edit

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  • Ciriaco Hotel, Km 745 Maharlika Highway, Brgy Bagacay, +63 (55) 209 6521, [2]. Deluxe and Superior Rooms, all equipped with Air-conditioning, Internet connection and Cable TV. Facilities and services are Cafe Elsa restaurant, Business center, Wi-Fi Internet service and Spa. From PHP 2,100.00.  edit
  • Marju Krisel, Maharlika Hwy (Going north from city centre it's on the left side.). This hotel has a nice pool and a very good yet reasonably priced restaurant. Rooms of various categories and age are available. Starting from 1050 PHP  edit
  • Mondejares Beach Resort, Barangay Saljag, north of Calbayog (There's a sign on the highway pointing to the small road leading to the resort.). Basic rooms with aircon from PHP 1000. Newer, more expensive rooms are available as well. Pool, Restaurant. The beach is not ideal for swimming, very shallow and water very far away during low tide.  edit
  • Eduardo's Tourist Hotel, Pa- harito St;. Basic rooms with fan from PHP 400, A/C from 500.  edit


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