Tacloban is a small charming city in Leyte. It is the center of commerce, trade, culture, and government in the Eastern Visayas.
The city has hidden charms for unknowing visitors. A bridge walk in the beautiful San Juanico Bridge is a must. Enjoy the night at Magsaysay Boulevard over cold San Miguel Beer and a clean sea breeze . For book lovers theres the bookstore/reading room/cafe along Burgos street, called Libro.
Cafes are all over the city. There is Sanzibar for its good pasta, Kyles Folkhouse for cheap beer and good ambiance, Calle Zaragossa is an open air garden cafe, and Guiseppes for finedining .
San Miguel Beer price starts at P25 up to P35.
Taclobanons love to eat which accounts for the numbers of resto/bar and eateries which cater to every budget and craving.
Do not forget to sample the city's delicacy: Binagol and *** . Its sweet, sticky, and rich
Toast to the best tuba the Bahalina. Tuba is a native wine from coconut . Aged tuba is bahalina. You can buy a bottled bahalina at Kokoys Grocerette.
There are daily flights from Manila to Tacloban City. From Cebu, the best way to get to Tacloban would be to ride on a fast boat, such as the Supercat fast craft, to Ormoc City and then take a 2 hour van for hire from Ormoc to Tacloban. It is very easy to cross to Cebu as well from Tacloban as there are van trips to Ormoc every one hour, and the fast ferry from Ormoc to Cebu has three trips each day.
From Tacloban , it is easy to cross down to Butuan and Surigao via bus and a scenic ferry crossing from Lilo-an to Butuan. If you are lucky, you might even spot dolphins swimming along with the ferry.
"Sto. Nino Shrine"
The old mansion of the infamous Imelda.
Fresh fish and other seafoods abound in Tacloban. This tuna we got for P80.00