A 1.5 hrs. ride from Brgy. San Joaquin of Calbayog City to Brgy. Tinaplacan
plus a 45-minute walk to the vicinity of the falls.
Among the family of waterfalls of Calbayog City, Bangon-Bugtong Falls is one
of the most majestic and spectacular spots that is worth visiting.
As one ascends the stream, he will be amazed to see a circular pond of about 30
meters in diameter, wide enough for swimming and deep enough for diving.
The cascading water seems to come from streams flowing endlessly resulting from
the pressure of its disgorge which becomes even bigger in volume and noticeable
as the time of the day passes. Bugtong Falls is not only a tourist spot
but also a potential source of power for Calbayog City and its neighboring
SAMAR ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
AND RESEARCH CENTER
Christ the King College, Calbayog City
Opened on April 11, 1970, it is the first and only museum in Samar Island.
A collection of archaeological artifacts including burial jars and covers, log
coffin, jarlets, cups, howls, saucers and dishes dating back to the 14th
century; coins, heirlooms, old household items, religious items such as saints,
altar, chalices and monstrance.
SOHOTON NATURAL BRIDGE
Basey, Samar; about 45 minutes away from Tacloban City by land
transportation plus a 2-hour pumpboat ride to the cave.
Sohoton Natural Bridge National Park showcases the grandeur of natural
resources of Samar Island and of Region 8. It is internationally known for
its natural beauty expressed in its caves, subterranean rivers, waterfalls and
unique limestone formations. It is idyllic place for recreation.
It was established as a national park on June 19, 1935 by virtue of Proclamation
No. 831 primarily to preserve its geological features and natural wonders.
A magnificent stone bridge, from which the park got its name, connecting two
mountain ridges, underneath flows the Sohoton River.
An exciting adventure inside caves with unique, exquisite limestone formations.
Panhulugan Cave I is the largest and most spectacular endogenic cave.
Panhulugan II is a long scar that cuts into the face of Panhulugan Cliff, a high
and deep rock formation.
Calbiga, Samar; 52 kms. from Tacloban City and 6 kms. away from the town
proper, accessible by land transport and by foot.
The Philippines' biggest karst formations and one of the largest in Asia,
the 2,968-hectare cave system is composed of 12 caves with wide underground
spaces, unique rock formations and sub-terranean watercourse. The surface
area of Calbiga Caves has a "mid-mountain" forest which is the habitat of some
threatened wild species like bats, cave crickets, eyeless shell fishes.
It was first scientifically explored in 1987 by an eight-man team of Italian
speleologists who believed there are still several hundreds of kilometers of
galleries waiting to be explored. The karst has an estimated total surface
area of 900 sq. km. The main cave, Langun, has a chamber that could easily
fit in three football fields. The two other big caves are Gobingob and
BLANCA AURORA FALLS
San Jorge, Samar
A favorite bathing resort of Samareņos. The ruins of Bangahon in
Gandara is a historical landmark as it was once a town during the revolutionary
days. It was abandoned by the old residents who later found the present
town of Gandara.
BASEY 17th CENTURY CHURCH
(St. Michael the Archangel Church)
Basey, Samar; a 45-minute drive from Tacloban City.
An old Catholic Church built during the Spanish era. It features a
watchtower and old images of saints painted on the ceiling.
A 45-minute ride to Brgy. San Joaquin, Tinambacan Dist. from Calbayog City
proper and a 25-minute hike onward to the falls. It is separated away from
the mainland by the Silangan Channel.
A series of towering altars of rugged stones where between its depressions
flow ribbon-like cool water that cleansed the hair of a legendary lady. A
source of potable water for local folks.
Ten-minute drive from Calbayog City proper.
Site of social, political, cultural and sports activities. The Rizal
monument, a fountain and amphitheater are its focal features.
MARABUT MARINE PARK
Resort, boats, aqua sports equipment.
Fifteen towering rock islets with secluded
beach coves and coral gardens ideal for snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving,
sunbathing and other aqua-sports activities.