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A Glimpse at Samar Island’s Most Visited
Ever been to the Visayas, particularly the eastern side? Well, it seems that the most you can
hear about the region is that, oftentimes, it is visited by typhoons plus, there’s the alleged
insurgency on the country sides.
That may be one side of the picture but the brighter side is that, Samar, a major Visayan
island, has many things to boast of – like having some of the best Philippine beach holidays!
Malajog Beach, Calbayog City
Otherwise known as the Looc Beach, it is actually a black-sand beach, one of the few black-
sand beaches the country has. The area, a mere 35-minute ride away from the city proper, is
touted to be one of the most popular and excellent beaches of Samar Island. Visitors from near
and far flock to this resort to savour the iconic views of the towering rock formations, its three
balconied cottages, as well as the magnificent grotto of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary.
With cheap cottage rentals, sea lovers enjoy snorkeling and boating – where the tropical water
is clear and calm. Boat rentals are also affordable; you can ask the friendly fisherman/boat
captain to take you to Bugo Islet to witness colorful marine life. Besides, this relaxing beach
offers a very exhilarating view of the sunset. Just bring your own food and other provisions as
there are not lots of food stalls around as yet.
Bangon-Bugtong Falls, Calbayog City
Another spectacular attraction the city is known for is the falls that is approximately over an
hour’s ride towards Brgy.Tinaplacan,Tinambacan District. From the highway, you can ride a
habal-habal or walk for around 45 minutes over the cascades before you get to the main falls.
This is because this majestic natural wonder has several layers of cascades which has a
circular pool of around 30 meters in diameter, large enough for diving. Its seemingly endless
stream flows into a twirling path, continuously increasing in pressure as time goes by. It’s even
eyed by the local authorities as a potential source of power for Calbayog City and its
The above mentioned are just two of the most-visited spots of Samar Province. Explore many
of the best Philippines beach holiday destinations in the region now.