Tacloban is the gateway to the attractions that Eastern Visayas offers. The city is a transport hub in various directions; you can visit the pristine beaches in the south and explore the undiscovered attractions of Samar. You’ll have plenty of choices when it comes to things to do when you land in Tacloban.
The city itself has a couple of attractions for those who want to spend a day or so exploring. One of the most famous sites is the MacArthur Landing Memorial; it is a tribute to the American General who fulfilled his promise that he would return. You can also visit other attractions such as the Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum and the Madonna of Japan while exploring. If you want to go on a food trip, Tacloban has delicious grilled food, binagol, and chocolate moron.
Many visitors choose Tacloban because it is a common jump-off point to the famous Kalanggaman Island in Palompon. The island gained popularity because of its pristine white shore and cerulean waters. It’s the perfect beach getaway for those who want to spend a day just relaxing and unwinding.
Another destination you can consider going to is Samar; before you make it there, you’ll cross the famous San Juanico Bridge. Once you make it to the province, you can visit a few caves and national parks such as Sohoton and Lobo. Sohoton National Park is more accessible to tourists who want to explore the cave and go on a scenic boat ride. On the other hand, Lobo Cave is more difficult because of the narrow walkways, an underground river, and a challenging trail.
Tacloban is a big city that has a number of accommodations within various budgets, whether you are willing to splurge or save money for something else. It is also a possible base to explore the region because of its ideal location. Here are the top recommendations according to Agoda users as of July 2018, in no particular order.
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Burgos Street corner Juan Luna Street, Barangay 63, Tacloban City
P. Zamora Street, Tacloban City, Barangay 50, Tacloban City
The Ambassador Hotel
Real Street, Barangay 31, Barangay 64, Tacloban City
400 Barangay 50 cirner Real Street & Independencia Street, Barangay 66, Tacloban City
Asia Stars Hotel Tacloban
Zamora Street, Barangay 47, Tacloban City
The Oriental Leyte
McArthur Shrine, Barangay Baras, Tacloban, Tacloban City
Tacloban Plaza Hotel
Justice Romualdez Street, Barangay 50-A, Tacloban City
CLN Boutique Hotel
CLN Building, Maharlika Highway, Barangay 91, Abucay, Barangay 91, Tacloban City
Duptours Compound, Santo Niño Street, Barangay 45, Tacloban City
Go Hotels Tacloban
Tabuan National Highway, Marasbaras, Barangay 79, Tacloban City
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