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Northern Samar

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Northern Samar is one of the three provinces of Samar Island in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines.

Understand[edit]

This province boasts of its picturesque islands, breathtaking rock formations, white sand beaches, caves, and unspoiled dive sites. It is the gateway to Eastern Visayas from the island of Luzon through the roll-on/roll-off port of Allen. This place is also considered to be a melting pot of different races and cultures.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

If you are looking for a comfortable and less time-consuming travel, you may book your flight from any of several airlines. Catarman, as the capital of Northern Samar, has its airport.

By bus[edit]

Buses from Manila going to the Visayas and Mindanao pass through its roll-on/roll-off port of Allen in the western side, which is about 45 minutes from Catarman. Some of the buses roll on to their destinations in the Visayas and Mindanao and the rest roll to their destinations in the eastern coastal towns of Northern Samar passing through Catarman. Buses and vans connect the capital town of Catarman to the cities of Calbayog, Catbalogan, and Tacloban.

Get around[edit]

Vans and jeepneys serve as transportation to the various towns in the province while boats going to the island municipalities of the province such Laoang, Biri, Capul, and San Antonio among others.

Cities[edit]

Catarman — Capital of the province

Other destinations[edit]

  • Biri Rock Formation, Biri Islands
  • Capul Lighthouse, Capul Island
  • Dalupiri Island
  • Laoang Islands
  • Cagnipa Island
  • Talolora beach, Palapag
  • Palihon Island, Palapag
  • Old Palapag Church

See[edit]

Do[edit]

Scuba diving, snorkeling, boating and skimboarding and shopping.

Eat[edit]

Seafood abounds in the towns.

Drink[edit]

Feel the nightlife in the capital Catarman.

Stay safe[edit]

Small resorts abound in some towns while hotel accommodation is available in the capital town of Catarman.

Go next[edit]

Fly out through Catarman Airport or sail out through the port of Allen.


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