Province of Samar Travel Guide

  • Roof garden in morning
    Roof garden in morning
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  • In the evening
    In the evening
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  • Party on the roof with locals
    Party on the roof with locals
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See all 7 Basey Tips
  • Young Coconut meat

    Basey Restaurants

    Have you ever tasted this ' buco ' in the local language, It is a young coconut with juice in it....I love it! you can eat this naturally and drink the sap..... you can also make it a BUCO SALAD made with cream, condensed milk and a few tropic fresh fruit, it has to be refrigerated first for the salad, but for the natural can eat it...

  • Dont expect that much!

    Basey Tourist Traps

    Don't' expect "luxe" when you travel here in 'Western Samar', you cannot find any 5 star hotel or high class restaurant, unless you will go to Tacloban City. Western Samar is still in developing stage...nature are absolutely nice! people are friendly. Try to consider your trip as an adventure, feel the way of life in the province....don't expect...

  • Are you ready?

    Basey What to Pack

    Back pack and belt bags are ideal. the more easy to carry is the best. Sport shoes and sandals are okey. Wear light clothes like T-shirs and shorts. Dont forget to bring some pants or something long sleeves clothes, it also help when it's getting dark, mosquito comes out and singing around you. I suggest to bring as much as possible your...



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  • Duptours

    by eversure Written Mar 7, 2012

    The best way to get to Catbalogan is via Van hires from Tacloban in Leyte. You could share a van with other travellers or you could hire the whole van. The whole van could be had for Peso2500 last year. The journey takes 4hrs more or less and crosses the San Juanico Bridge. This bridge is by far the longest in the Philippines. There are three van companies servicing the Tacloban-Catbalogan route but we went with Duptours. The van was ok. Not the best but it was clean, the AC was cool and the driver was very helpful.

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See all 2 Marabut Tips
  • There are the resorts like Jasmin or...

    Marabut Restaurants

    the selection o food menus in all resorts are fairly much the same but Caluwayan's is more upmarket meaning cooked by a cook/chef! Choices are the usual served by most restaurants in the country - basic filipino and continental dishes

  • Its near Tacloban

    Marabut Transportation

    there are buses though infrequent but a lot of vans go by the hour to Borongan or Guiuan passing by Marabut. Make sure though that the trip "is via Marabut" as there are those that go to Borongan or Guiuan "via Buray-Taft". Duptours and VanVan's are the most reliable van companies that ply the...

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Popular Destinations in Province of Samar

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