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Ormoc is a city on the west side of Leyte Island, in Leyte Province.

Get in[edit]

Many people bound for Leyte Province fly to Tacloban, but one can also fly to Ormoc and most people coming by ferry land in Ormoc.

By plane[edit]

  • 1 Ormoc Airport (OMC IATA). Cebgo has flights from Cebu. Ormoc Airport (Q5360383) on Wikidata Ormoc Airport on Wikipedia

By boat[edit]

  • There are fast Hydrofoil ferries. to/from Cebu in (2 .5 hours).
  • Oceanjet
  • 2GO SuperCat
  • Or there are large slower RoRo ferries. to/from Cebu in (4.5 hours up too 6 hours)
  • Lite Shipping lines Departs Ormoc Daily at 10pm. and Departs Cebu City at 11am. fares from P430. there is also a Lite shipping lines ferry from Ormoc to Ouano Port in Mandaue Cebu Departs Ormoc Daily at 8am. departs Ouano port Mandaue to Ormoc at 11pm. fare from only P300.
  • Roble Shipping lines departs Cebu City at 10pm. departs Ormoc at 11am. fare is from P430

By bus[edit]

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Lake Danao. In the mountainous part of northern Ormoc. Ideal for family get-aways, fishing, picnics and sight seeing. The place has a natural ambience with floating cottages and boat rentals for those interested in boating and getting around the lake.
  • Tongonan Hotsprings National Park is located at an elevation of 2,000 ft. amid densely forested hills. It is a 272-hectare park at the west end of the Leyte Mountain Trail, 18 km. northeast of Ormoc City. It also has a cool climate, lush tropical vegetation and underbrush, a warm medicinal pool, a cavernous hillside geyser that spouts boiling water and steam hourly and formations exuding sulfuric vapors. It is a valley of geothermal power source that can supply electricity to the whole region. The first geothermal plant to operate in the Philippines.
  • Pineapple Plantation lies in 210 hectares in rolling terrain located north of the city Barangay Hibunawon. Ormoc's Queen Pineapple is famous for its sweetness, a favourite pasalubong, and the unofficial icon of the city. The plantation is owned by the Locsins (family of the city vice mayor). Ormoc is known for its famous “Queen Pineapple."
  • Centennial Park The Veteran's Park was constructed in early 1990s in honor of the Filipino soldiers who fought for the liberation of Leyte and the Philippines. The Centennial Marker was erected in 1998 to commemorate the 100th year of Philippine independence. The park is is a leisure and picnic ground.
  • Lake Kasudsuran is just one of the three beautiful lakes of Ormoc. It is located at Barangay Gaas, Ormoc City in Leyte. The 5-hectare Lake Kasudsuran is 27 km (a 4- to 5-hr drive) northeast of Ormoc City on the virgin forest of Barangay Ga-as and Mt. Janagdan, a plateau 1,000 m above sea level. The lake is only accessible by foot. Lake Kasudsuran is also a place to explore in Ormoc City.
  • Alto Peak is known as the highest mountain in Eastern Visayas(Region VIII). The domain is also a home to farming communities that has vegetable plantations, etc. It is also known as Mt. Amindueuen and is technically part of the Municipality of Jaro, Leyte but its jump off is in Barangay Cabintan, Ormoc City.
  • Sayahan Falls at Sitio Maglahug, Barangay Gaas, Ormoc City. The Sayahan Falls started gaining attention when a local tourist uploaded pictures of it in social media and was widely shared.
  • Puente dela Reina is known as the oldest bridge in the city. Its cobblestones still intact, relic of an age long gone. It was built in the early 1800s but was completed in 1861. In Spanish era, the bridge was used as docking area for sailboats, vintas of Chinese, Javans and Indonesians who frequented the island to sell their produce. The bridge is still in use to this day.
  • Western Leyte Guerrilla Warfare Forces Monument The Monument commemorates the Filipino resistance fighters who fought in the guerilla war against the Japanese occupiers in the Second World War.
  • Ruins of Cong. Dominador Tan Residence The Tan Mansion Ruins was built during the 1930s. In World War II, the mansion became a Japanese garrison in Leyte. It was destroyed during the bombing of Ormoc before liberation day, known as the “Battle of Ormoc Bay.”The Tan Mansion Ruins is like a memorial to the Japanese that visits the place. Treated like a shrine as it has a significant part of history of both countries—Japan and Philippines. It serves as a monument representing not only Dominador's young love but also as witness to Ormoc's history.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • Metrobank, Real St. 24/7. Accepts MasterCard and Visa.
  • PNB bank, Bonifacio Street. 24/7. Accepts Visa.

Malls & supermarkets[edit]

  • Gaisano Department Store, Lopez Jaena Street. 8AM-8PM. Has a Gaisano supermarket.
  • Robinsons Supermarket, Avirles Street. 8AM-9PM.
  • Gaisano Riverside Mall, War Veterans Avenue. 8AM-9PM. Has a Gaisano supermarket.
  • SM Center Ormoc, Real Street. 8AM-9PM. Has a SM Savemore supermarket.
  • Robinsons Place Ormoc, Kananga-Ormoc City Road, Barangay Cogon. 8AM-9PM. large mall with many stores
  • CityMall Ormoc (near the downtown Ormoc). 8AM-9PM. many stores and a food court and a savemore supermarket

Eat[edit]

  • Chitos Chow Restaurant, Ormoc Plaza. The restaurant serves Filipino dishes and seafood.
  • Pardi's Grill, Ormoc Villa Hotel. A restaurant that serves filipino and grilled foods. Ideal for family dining.
  • Ormoc Barbecue Park, Ormoc Plaza. At the bay area, the place is festive at night and offers pork,chicken and hotdog barbecue at affordable prices. They serve soft drinks and beer as beverage.
  • Ikea, Bonifacio St. Refreshment parlor that serves snacks and is famous for their cake products and halo-halo.
  • Mayong's Snack Haus, Rizal St. An affordable snack bar at the shopping district in Ormoc City. Beside the establishment is Quality Bakeshop that sells bread and cakes
  • Sals Bar and Restaurant, Hermosilla Dr. Filipino restaurant, a la carte style but has a "sutukil" method in which the customer points to an array of raw seafoods, meat and vegetables and suggest the cook to have his meat either "sinugba" style (grilled), "tuwa" boiled or "kilaw" to eat raw by marinating in vinegar and coconut milk.
  • Gil's Grill, Larrazabal Blvd. Grilled fare and seafood. They are known for their Su-tu-kil or sugba, tuwa and kinilaw.

Drink[edit]

  • Bebida`s Coffeeshop, Ormoc Centrum Mall.
  • Bistado Karaoke Bar. Karaoke bar in private rooms ideal for family and barkada gatherings at an hourly rate. They serve beer and wine at the bar. They also have a comedy bar every Thursday night.

Sleep[edit]

  • GV Hotel, Real cor Solidad streets, +63 53-561-3068. Check-out: noon. AC single and double rooms, all with bathrooms and cable TV. 31 rooms. single ₱575. double ₱750.
  • Buenas Pension Plaza, Lopez Jaena Strret, +63 53 2552640. Check-out: noon. AC single/double rooms with bathroom and cable TV. ₱400/₱500.
  • Zenaidas Chateau Tourist Inn, Navarro Street, +63 53 2552517. Check-out: noon. AC single/double rooms with own bathroom and cable TV. from ₱500.
  • Pongos Hotel, Bonifacio Street, +63 53 2552211. Check-out: noon. AC single/double rooms, hot water, cable TV, free WiFi.
  • Don Felipe Hotel, Bonifacio Street, +63 53 2552460. Check-out: noon. AC single/double rooms, hot water, cable TV, free WiFi.
  • Peachtree Lodge, Real Street, +63-53-2558383. AC double room, cable TV, free WiFi ₱700.
  • Niko's Ark Voyager's Inn, Real Street, +63-53-5610258. Check-out: 12 noon. a/c double rooms, own bathroom, cable TV. free WiFi. ₱600.
  • Oriental Pension Plaza, Rizal Street, +63-53-5619649. Check-out: 11am. AC double rooms with bathroom, cable TV, free WiFi. ₱700.
  • Casa de Ormoc Pension House, San Pablo Street, +63-53-2552514. Check-out: 12 noon. AC single/double rooms with bathroom, cable TV, free WiFi. ₱600.
  • Ormoc Friendly Inn, Lopez Jaena Street, +63-53-5618524. Check-out: 12 noon. Fan double rooms with bathroom and free WiFi, ₱400.
  • J B Garden Pensione Plaza, Barangay Conepcion Street, +63 53-2554482. Check-out: 12 noon. fan single room outside bathroom from ₱200.

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