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Catarman is the capital of Northern Samar, in the Eastern Visayas, Philippines. It is on the northern coast of Samar Island.


With a population around 94,000 in the 2015 census, Catarman is the largest town of Northern Samar, and second largest (behind Tacloban) of the Eastern Visayas region. It consists of 24 municipalities and 55 barangays.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • 1 Catarman National Airport (Catarman Airport, CRM IATA). One of the few places where a major road crosses the runway without an underpass. Only PAL Express has flights to here (from Clark), and tickets can be expensive. Catarman National Airport (Q1961070) on Wikidata Catarman National Airport on Wikipedia

By bus and minivan[edit]

By ferry[edit]

There is a ferry port in Calbayog with a Cokaliong shipping lines night ferry three times a week from Cebu City.

Get around[edit]


  • Sacred Heart Plaza, Brgy. Casoy (In front of Our Lady of Annunciation Cathedral). An area of natural park and that has trails for walking, biking and other activities. Owned and maintained by the local government.
  • Northern Samar Colleges (NSC), Annunciation St., +63 055-500-9116. School for all levels.
  • University of Eastern Philippines (UEP), University town, Catarman. The largest university in Catarman.


  • White Beach Resort, UEP zone along national highway.


  • Gaisano Grand Mall, Calbayog-Catarman Road. 9AM-8PM. Has a Gaisano supermarket.
  • Metro Bank, Bonifacio Street. 24 hour ATM. Has Master Card/Visa Card ATM.
  • PNB Bank, Garcia Street. 24-hour ATM. Has a Visa Card ATM.


  • Jollibee. 7AM-10PM. Breakfast 7AM-11AM
  • Mang Inasal.


  • Coffee Hub, corner Del Pilar and Roxas Street, +63 9161868227.


  • G V Hotel, Marcos Street, +63 55-5006373. fan single/double rooms with own bathroom and cable TV. From ₱500.
  • 1071 Bed & Breakfast (1071 B&B Cafe Eusebio), 1071 Annunciation St. Cor. Moore St. Brgy. Lapu-Lapu Northern Samar, +63 55 500-9245, toll-free: +63 9173398432. Beside BDO.
  • Sasa Pension House, Jacinto Street. From ₱800.
  • Pink City Pension House., Roxas Street. From ₱750.
  • River View Hotel, JP Rizal Street.


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