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Discover Northern Samar

CAPUL LIGHTHOUSE

Location
Capul Island, a one-hour travel by boat from Allen, Northern  Samar and 247 kms from Tacloban City.
Description
The lighthouse was constructed by the US Army Corps of Engineers.  This is situated at the northernmost point of the island and serves as the guidepost for traveling vessels.  The big guns once mounted there were intended to support the "SHO" plans.  It was the Japanese Imperial Navy's grand design and last desperate assault to destroy the American landings at Leyte Gulf.

PALAPAG

Location
Approximately 45 minutes by boat from Rawis plus a 5-minute trip by land within Palapag townproper.
Description
Site of Sumuroy revolt; old parish stone church.

ROSARIO HOTSPRINGS

Location
Rosario, N. Samar; can be reached by land transportation; 27 kms. from Catarman.
Description
Legend-full hotspring frequented by the sick and afflicted who believed it has miraculous effect; believed to be blessed by the Virgin Mary; sulfuric water.

BIRI ISLAND ROCK ISLAND

Location
Biri, N. Samar; jump-off point at Lavezares town.
Description
This island is blessed with unique natural beauty.  Biri, known for its awe-inspiring rock formations carved due to big waves of the San Bernardino Strait that lap up the eastern portion of its shore.

PINIPISAKAN FALLS

Location
Las Navas, N. Samar; accessible by motorboat or banca via the Catubig River; 15 kms. from Catubig townproper.
Description
Contains a series of star-like waterfalls; good picnic site cool climate.

VERIATO FALLS

Location
Victoria, N. Samar; 239 kms. from Tacloban City and located 60 meters from a lovely beach.
Description
Beautiful natural pools.

CAPUL CHURCH

Location
Capul Island, accessible by a 2-hour motorboat trip from Allen, N. Samar.
Description
A 15th-century church, 85% of its original form is preserved.  Adjacent to it is the 11-meter high belfry.

LAOANG CHURCH

Location
Laoang, N. Samar; 304 kms. from Tacloban City.
Description
St. Michael the Archangel Church by the Franciscan Friars.

PALAPAG CHURCH

Location
Palapag, N. Samar
Description
A 15th-century old church ruins where Spanish friars were slain by Sumoroy which set off the Sumoroy Revolt.

UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN PHILIPPINES

Location
Catarman, N. Samar; 3 kms. from the town proper and accessible by land transportation.
Description
The only state university in Samar Island.  The campus faces the Pacific Ocean and is nestled between hills; well-landscaped grounds and sunken garden; and amphitheatre carved on a mountainside which can accommodate 10,000 people.

SCOUT CITY, UEP

Location
Catarman, N. Samar
Description
Venue of national, regional and provincial boy scout jamborees; offers panoramic view of the San Bernardino Strait on the west and the Pacific Ocean on the east.

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For more information, contact:

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
Regional Office No. VIII
GF, Foundation Plaza Bldg.
LP Resort Compound
Magsaysay Blvd.
Tacloban City - 6500
Leyte, Philippines
Tel. #:  (63+53) 321-2048
                         321-4333
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