Samar Province

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Samar Province, Philippines

Samar is one of the three provinces on the island
of Samar in the Eastern Visayas region of the
Philippines. Its provincial capital is Catbalogan City.

The province is very hilly, and is famous for it's waterfalls and caves.

Cebu Pacific flies to Calbayog City daily from Ninoy
Aquino International Airport in Manila.

Major bus companies in Manila travel the Luzon-Visayas-
Mindanao route on the Maharlika
Highway which runs the length of the province.

Buses run to Samar Province from Metro Manila at the Ali Mall Bus Terminal in Cubao and from the various Pasay City terminals.

You can also catch a minibus from Catbalogan City to Tacloban City in Leyte and vice-versa and from Catbalogan to Calbayog and Catarman, Northern Samar and vice-versa. The schedule of inter-provincial mini buses is irregular  and depends on how long it takes the bus to fill up.

There are also passenger
vans that travel the Catbalogan and Calbayog route every
30 minutes or so. The vans also run the Catbalogan-Tacloban
route every 15 minutes and Calbayog-Allen
-Catarman route about once per hour.

As we have said before, Samar Province is famous for it's caves and waterfalls, such as:

    Pinipisakan Falls and Cave - San Jorge, Samar
See the waterfalls as you travel upstream. Enter the cave at the end of the river. Inside the cave is an underground river that serves as tributary for
the Blanca Aurora river.

    Langun-Gobingob Caves - Calbiga, Samar

The biggest cave system in the Philippines. Underground rivers can also be found inside this
cave system. A smaller cave system is the Kanyawa Caves
also in the same town.

    Lulugayan Falls

Located in the Calbiga river, one of the most famous.

    Calbayog Water Falls

The city of Calbayog has many waterfalls that are
accessible by car, scooter or minibike.

    Samar Island Nature Park - Paranas, Samar

Commonly known as SINP, this natural park is a protected
area managed by the government.

Natural Parks & Caves

    Guinog-an Cave
    Danao Cave
    Guimit Cave - Talalora
    Sohoton Natural Bridge and National Park – Basey
    Calbiga Cave
    Tinago-an Cave

Waterfalls & Hot Springs

    Mapaso Hot Spring
    Mawacat Slide
    Bangon-Bugtong Falls
    Tabokno Falls
    Pan-as Falls
    Blanca Aurora Falls - Gandara.

  Also visit: Binaliw Isle, Malajog Beach, Samar Archeological Museum and Research Center

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Overview of Samar Province

The third largest island in the archipelago, Samar is located in the central Philippine region known as the Visayas, and more specifically, the Eastern Visayas. Samar itself consists of three provinces. Samar province (42% of the island’s total area), is bounded by Northern Samar on the north, Eastern Samar on the east, the Samar Sea on the west, and and Leyte on the south. Most of the towns are located at the few narrow strips of coastal lowlands. Its terrain is mostly rolling, rugged hills and rich fertile valleys with a much lower highland system than the other provinces in the region. A broad plateau forms the central upland core with heights ranging from 200-300 m. high. Numerous streams and rivers cut sharp valleys on the plateaus surface.

Samar Province
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