The Philippines is a country made up of over 7000 islands. The Philippines is currently undergoing resort development and is also a country where the number of tourists is increasing rapidly. Samar Island is one of the most famous resort islands in the Philippines and is becoming more and more popular as a destination for foreigners. Such Samar Island is a tourist spot where you can enjoy the unique atmosphere of Southeast Asia.
Samar Island is an island located in the central part of the Philippines.
The Philippines has long been a region with active trade with Southeast Asia and China, but Samal Island is far from those trade routes, so it was a region that was not very developed. Spain landed on the island in the 1500s and later colonized it. In modern times, it was ruled by the United States, but has since become independent.
Samar Island belongs to the tropical climate. The average temperature is 26 to 27 degrees Celsius throughout the year, and it is very warm throughout the year.
Filipino and English are official languages in the Philippines. Also, many indigenous languages are used, and Spanish was another official language until 1986.
Samar Island is relatively safe in the Philippines. Be careful because terrorism happens occasionally.
Samar Island is a thriving area for agriculture, forestry and fishing. The industry of this island is weak, and it will be an area with many poor people.
The Philippines is a multi-ethnic country with many ethnic groups. Tagalogs, Visayans, Moros, Chinese, Mestizo and even ethnic minorities live here.
The Philippines has the largest number of Christians, exceeding 80%. Others include Muslims and the Philippine Independent Church.
Philippine Peso is used.
Sightseeing Spot 1 : Hagimit Falls
Hagimit Falls is located in the center of the island about 10km from the ferry port. Because this waterfall is located in the jungle area, it is very full of nature.
Sightseeing Spot 2 : Kaputian Beach
It is one of the most famous beaches on Samar Island. The Beach Park is a local beach under the jurisdiction of Samar Island, so there is an entrance fee of 40 pesos. The water on the beach here is very clean.
Sightseeing Spot 3 : Monfort Bat Cave
The bat cave was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010. It is said that there are 1.8 million bats called fruit bats that live in the cave.
Sightseeing Spot 4 : Luggayan Waterfall
Luggayan Falls is a waterfall located in the southwest of Samar Island. A staircase is built near the waterfall, so you can see the waterfall and the river flow up close.
Sightseeing Spot 5 : Lobo Cave
Lobo Cave is a cave located in a barangay. Wear trekking shoes, a helmet, and a headlight with a guide to enter the cave. Rock layers are filled with gypsum crystals.
There are plenty of accommodation options on Samar Island. The nearest airport is Tacloban Airport. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.