Onward to Eastern Visayas

Region VIII-Eastern Visayas by Lhear Elloren

The Eastern Side Where the Islands Meet the Pacific Ocean

Eastern Visayas is an extensive and diverse region located in the Philippines. Comprised of the islands of Leyte, Samar, and Biliran, as well as several smaller islands, it is known for its natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and resilient communities.

The region is blessed with stunning landscapes, including picturesque beaches, rugged coastlines, and lush forests. Its natural attractions, such as the captivating Sohoton Caves, Calbiga Cave System, and the pristine waters of Kalanggaman Island, make Eastern Visayas a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Despite the challenges posed by natural disasters, the communities in Eastern Visayas have shown remarkable resilience and strength. They continue to rebuild and preserve their heritage, making the region a symbol of perseverance and hope.

Apart from its natural wonders, Eastern Visayas is also steeped in history and culture. Tacloban City, the regional center, holds great historical significance as the landing site of General Douglas MacArthur during World War II. Meanwhile, the region’s festivals, like the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival and the Sangyaw Festival, showcase the vibrant traditions and colorful customs of its people.

With its captivating beauty and rich cultural tapestry, Eastern Visayas offers a wealth of experiences for travelers seeking to explore a truly enchanting destination in the Philippines.

The San Juanico Bridge: The second longest bridge spanning a body of water in the Philippines and connects Leyte Island to Samar Island. It’s 7,100 ft long and has 43 steel spans. Construction of the bridge started during 1969 presidential campaign. It was finally completed four years later, in 1973, and was inaugurated on 2 July—in celebration of Imelda Marcos’ birthday.

Don’t forget to have the right supplies before traveling. Read our blog: What Should You Buy Before Travelling? – Philippine Tourism and Statistics (turistasapilipinas.com)

San Juanico Bridge Samar Leyte by Ener

by Philippine Tourism

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