Eastern Samar

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Eastern Samar

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Eastern Samar is a province in Eastern Visayas, Philippines, with geographical location in the eastern part of Samar Island. Most of the province's coastal towns face the Pacific Ocean. Its colorful and rich historical past dates back to the year when Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed on the shoreline of Homonhon Island, an island belonging to Guiuan, Eastern Samar. During the Fil-American war, American forces burned and massacred village folks in Balangiga in revenge and looted the church's centuries-old bell. During World War II, Guiuan Airport in Guiuan, Eastern Samar served as staging point for the air bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. The atomic bombs that fell through the two cities where flown out of Guiuan Airport.

Being in the east coast, the province boasts of spectacular high waves from the Pacific Ocean making it ideal for surfing. Every year, Calicoan Island become the staging ground for an international surfing circuit competition. Beautiful beaches abound on its various coastal towns while rock formations can be seen in the town of Marabut.


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By air

Cebu Pacific temporarily closed operations at Borongan Airport due to security concern over the runways of the airport. Guiuan Airport is also not operating commercial flights but is open to chartered flights to private planes operating from Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

By land There are buses plying Borongan-Manila route from Cubao, Quezon City. Other means of transportation connect Borongan to Tacloban City and other major towns in the province. Jeepneys are the primary means of transportation from the capital to the outlying towns.

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Going in and out of the province is serviced mostly by land transport provided by private van operators.

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Islands & Isles

  • Homonhon Island
  • Suluan Island
  • Tubabao Island
  • Kantican Island (Pearl Island)
  • Divinuvo Island

Historical Spots & Museums

  • Navy 3149 Base
  • Guiuan World War II Operating Base

Beach Resorts, Beaches & Dives

  • Sulangan Beach
  • Sapao Beach
  • Guitagican Beach
  • San Julian Beach
  • Mercedes Beach
  • Canhugas Beach
  • Black Sand Beaches of Cabong
  • Marine Park Beach Resort

Natural Parks & Caves

  • Santa Monica Caves
  • Menasnge Park
  • Sangat of Ando
  • Ganap Cave
  • Locso-on Cave
  • Barawalte
  • Marabut Rock Formations

Waterfalls, Rapids & Hot Springs

  • Hamorawon Spring
  • Binaloan Rapids
  • Bihid Falls
  • Springs of Borongan

Churches & Lighthouses

  • Church of Immaculate Concepcion
  • Santiago Monument
  • Divinubo Lighthouse

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  • Calicoan Surf Camp, ABCD Beach, Calicoan Island, Guiuan, (+63) 917-524-3582, [1]. It offers Thai, Balinese, and Filipino architecture accommodation rooms, all of which have an air-conditioner, a satellite TV, and a mini-bar. Some of its amenities include a 300 sq m infinity pool with a view of the Pacific Ocean, and a Yacht for island hopping, deep-sea fishing, and “Surfaris”. While staying here, you can visit some interesting places like Santa Monica Caves, and Menasnge Park. Best rates on official website start at PHP 6,150.00.  edit
  • <sleep name="Caluwayan Island Palm Beach Resort" address="Marabut, Eastern Samar" phone="(+63) 55-2765206" url="http://caluwayanresort.com" </sleep>

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