Top Choice Island in Padre Burgos

Limasawa Island

Tranquil Limasawa Island, a place of historical and religious significance, is well worth a visit. The island has around 6000 inhabitants and five tiny villages. This is where the Spanish first celebrated Mass on 31…
Island in Hinunagan

San Pedro Island

This gorgeous desert island is inhabited by only 500 people, mainly fishers and their families, and has a lovely white-sand beach and good snorkelling. It's possible to camp here or hire a beach hut (P250 a night) f…
Historic Site in Tacloban

MV Eva Jocelyn

Huge ships were cast inland during the 7m storm surge caused by Typhoon Yolanda. The bow of one of them, MV Eva Jocelyn, has been kept as a memorial, surrounded by passing traffic and rebuilt shanties. It's around 2…
Historic Site in Tacloban

Santo Niño Shrine & Heritage Center

Leyte's most famous daughter is Imelda Romualdez Marcos, whose family is from Tolosa. Her influence in Tacloban is evident in the city's street names and in this prominent mansion built with the Marcos' millions. It…
Park in Ormoc

Lake Danao Natural Park

Lake Danao is beautifully situated in Leyte's inland hills 18km east of town, making it a good day trip from Ormoc. There's some great hiking around the guitar-shaped lake, 650m above sea level and fringed by forest…
Landmark in Ormoc


This vast concrete structure dominates the promenade. It's a key venue for big basketball games and conferences.
Waterfall in Padre Burgos

San Roque Falls

These pleasant, easy-to-reach falls make for a refreshing dip. The path to the falls begins just west of the turnoff to Southern Leyte Dive Resort. From the highway it's about a seven-minute walk.
Park in Tacloban

Balyuan Park

These landscaped gardens face the sea.
Landmark in Tacloban

City Hall

Landmark civic structure.