Province of Leyte Things to Do

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Province of Leyte Things to Do

  • Looking for Seafoods

    My cousins found something good, it is a seashells and you can eat as long as it is cooked. It looks cute and the shelss are shiny, some of them are not but still looks beautiful especially the color. I just can't remember the name. Love it!

  • The Sunshine

    We woke up too early to witness the sunshine and to have everything ready for some of my cousins had to go back home early for schooling.

  • Kalanggaman Island

    During my holiday back home I had a chance to come visit the kalanggaman island that belongs to the town of Palompon. I have known the island since I was little but during those time we were not allowed visitors to come as it was like a private area which is now open to the public.It was a great feeling to see the uniqueness, beautiful white sand...

  • Santo Niño Shrine

    It was built for Imelda Marcos, who was born in the town of Tacloban, Leyte. Upstairs are living quarters for the Marcoses, their children, and Ferdinand's bodyguard. Downstairs, as well as a suite of rooms for the then president's brother, are thirteen bedrooms; not one of these rooms has ever been slept in.

  • Ormoc Bayside Park & Drive

    Ormoc City has been largely rebuilt after the devastating floods of November 1991 and now features an attractive bayside park and drive. The port area is adjacent to the market and the bus terminal and is a bustling hive of activity.

  • Philippine-Japanese Peace Memorial

    Philippine-Japanese Peace Memorial is the main attraction of Ormoc City. It is located in the wharf area which is always lively, especially in the late afternoons and evenings, when a lot of people meet for a gossip on the wall of the wharf at the beautifully laid-out harbour promenade.

  • Baybay Wharf

    Baybay is a little harbour town on the central west coast of Leyte. With mountains in the background and an old Spanish church dominating the town, it makes a most attractive picture seen at dawn from a ship just arriving in port.

  • Baybay Church

    Baybay Church is an old Spanish Church dominating the town of Baybay. It is located near the port area.

  • Leyte State University

    Leyte State University, formerly known as VISCA is a premier agricultural school in the south situated on the foothills of Baybay mountains. This was financed by the World Bank. It is a clean, well looked-after establishment. If they have rooms available, travellers can spend the night in the guesthouse called the Visca Hostel.

  • Lake Danao

    Violin in shape, the lake lies in an elevation ranging from 480 to 900 meters above sea level and is hemmed in by cloud - capped mountain ranges and verdant forests. The lake is surrounded by rainforest. The water is clean and refreshingly cool.

  • La Purisima Shrine

    La Purisima Shrine is located on the foothill of Hill 522, also known as Guinhangdan Hill. There's a flight of stairs beside the shrine, then a difficult path leading to the top of the hill. Slippery during rainy days.

  • Hill 522

    On the outskirts of Palo, Guinhangdan Hill looks down on the town. Also known as Hill 522 (because it is 522 feet above sea level), this was the scene of bitter fighting in 1944 when many American and Japanese soldiers lost their lives. A huge wooden cross now graces the top of the hill, with a path leading up to it. From up there you can get a...

  • Monument of the Filipino Soldier

    About a kilometer away from MacArthur Park going inland, in Barangay Pawing, Palo, is the Monument of the Filipino Soldier. This statue is a tribute to Filipino World War II soldiers and veterans who offered their supreme sacrifice for the sake of freedom.

  • Redona Residence

    Redona Residence was the official residence of President Sergio Osmeña. It is two blocks away from the Leyte Provincial Capitol.

  • Leyte Provincial Capitol

    Leyte Provincial Capitol is the seat of the Philippine Commonwealth Government in 1944. View bas-reliefs depicting the first Catholic Mass at Limasawa and MacArthur's return at Palo.

  • Calvary Hill

    Atop one of the high lands overlooking the city and beautiful San Juanico Strait is the local version of Calvary Hill home to larger-than-life statues of Jesus Christ and other personages who witnessed his passion and cruxificion. It attracts many devotees year round.

  • Phil-Japan Peace Park

    The Philippine-Japan Commemorative Peace Park, donated by the Tokyo Survivors' Association in honor of the soldiers and paramilitary personnel who perished during World War II. Located a few strides away from Maria Kanon Madonna of Peace Shrine.

  • Japanese Madonna

    Japanese Madonna, located in a tranquil little valley, the shrine's centerpiece is a lovely statue of an Asian Madonna fashioned by a Japanese sculptor from a solid piece of rare miyagi rock.

  • Balyuan Park

    Facing Cancabato Bay is the Balyu-an Park and Amphitheater. The site is popular venue for cultural, musical and sporting events. Physical fitness enthusiasts find the place suitable for their exercises with the sea as their background or one may just sit at the amphitheater to witness the rising of the sun as its rays bathe the city to a new day.

  • Tacloban City Hall

    With a view of a serene Cancabato Bay to the south and a dynamic San Juanico Strait to the north, the Tacloban City Hall sits atop historical Kanhuraw Hill - one of the knolls that are found in the locality.

  • Price Mansion

    Price Mansion, (now CAP Bldg.) constructed in 1910 by Mr. & Mrs. Walter Price, was the residence and Headquarters of Gen. Douglas MacArthur during the liberation period. The general escaped injury when a Japanese bomb penetrated the roof over his room, fortunately, it failed to explode. The hole can still be seen today in the room which has been...

  • Sto. Nino Church

    Sto. Nino Church also known as the liberation church, is home to the miraculous image of the Sto. Niño - the patron saint of Tacloban City.

  • People Center & Library

    People Center & Library houses volumes of books coming from the U.S. & Europe. It is a multi-purpose hall with a library.

  • Cathedral of Palo

    About 12 km south of Tacloban City is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Palo. It was converted into a hospital during the liberation period. Built in 1596 with an altar covered in gold leaf.

  • MacArthur Park, Red Beach

    Memories of bloody battles of World War II are present at MacArthur Park, Palo, where larger than life statues of Gen. MacArthur, President Sergio Osmeña, Generals Carlos P. Romulo and Basilio Valdez, and four American officers commemorate the famous landing at Red Beach.

  • Crossing San Juanico Bridge

    A marvelous civil engineering feat in Phil highway history, San Juanico Bridge across the strait with the same name connects one of the 2 biggest islands in the Visayas - Samar and Leyte. S-shaped and a total lenght of over 2-kms, the bridge is the longest in the country and plays a very important connection literally in bridging the country's...

  • Meet the people of Tacloban at the Rizal...

    A wide and spacious park at the city center, Rizal Park being in front of the Sto Nino Church is but normal to be filled with people from all walks of life on weekends. Children would surely love running and playing around on the brick-layered ground. Come dusk, the park is well-lighted attracting more people to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the...

  • Visita Iglesia - Sto. Nino Church

    The Sto. Niño Church in Tacloban City is the home of the Miraculous Image of Santo Niño, patron saint of Leyte. Also known as the Church of Liberation, it is at the city center with the wide Rizal Park fronting it.The brick-red church building has a bell tower at the center of its facade with a 3-level storeyed bell stations.

  • Leyte Landing Memorial Monument

    The famous Leyte Landing of Gen. Douglas McArthur when he returned to liberate the Philippines from the Japanese invaders on the last years of WW II is immortalized by a monument. Built on a lagoon, it depicts by larger-than-life statues of McArthur (including Phil. President Osmena and Sec. Carlos Romulo) and party wading to shore.On the 50th...

  • If in the Philippines on October 20,...

    Leyte Gulf Landing’s Anniversary A commemorative program which marks the anniversary of the Ocotber 20, 1944 landing on Leyte of the Allied Forces of Liberation. General Douglas MacArthur and his men waded ashore at Red Beach in the town of Palo where statues of the liberators now stand. The historic event is usually attended by national government...

  • Slow it down and rent a Boat

    Tacloban city is like alot of other townships I have seen in the Philippines. Although crowded, this is the travel pivot point for your destinations throughout the eastern Visayas. Downtown is hardly a place to hang out other than to catch a boat to a neighboring island, or a bus or shuttle to ormoc or another location. I had attained a boat for...

  • Kayaking in Marabut Island, Leyte

    From the Leyte Park Resort Hotel, we booked our trip to Marabut Marine Park. We were not billeted in the hotel but they still conduct tours even for outsiders. We met up with the hotel guests in the lobby and boarded the banca. During the half an hour trip, we admired the emerald isles, limestone cliffs and blue waters.We had seafood lunch in the...

  • Mac Arthur's Statue

    Have another historical vacation at the 5-hectare MacArthur Pack Beach Resort along Red Beach in Palo, Leyte. Stroll along the breakwater, laze around the pool, head out to sea in a native sailboat and indulge in indoor and outdoor activities. And then cap your evening with nightly entertainment at the restaurant. The air-conditioned rooms with...


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