Leyte, a humble province located in Eastern Visayas. Offers wondrous and breath taking views of different attractions from sea to waterfalls.
I must say that my experience was worth remembering. There are lots of attractions around the province that 3 days or even a week won’t be enough to tour around. We visited Cuatro Islas, VSU, Immaculate Concepcion Parish Church of Baybay, Baybay Plaza, Gunhuban Falls, Kan-anan sa Super Ball, DMM’s restaurant, and Canigao Island. Below are some of the famous sites you might also want to visit in Southern, Leyte:
- Monte Cueva in Maasin
- Limasawa Island
- Aga-agas Bridge(you might also want to experience the zipline that will pass over the bridge)
- Pu’Daku in Silago
I didn’t include waterfalls and marine sanctuaries for they can be found anywhere in the province. Southern, Leyte is truly blessed with natural beauty. A paradise that everyone shouldn’t miss.
There are lots of destinations waiting to be unveiled. I suggest that you bring your Leytenon friends to take you to those places. The next time I visit, I’ll definitely try spelunking and waterfalls hopping. So, here are the sites that we visited during our stay:
Cuatro Islas is a group of Islands that belongs to the municipalities of Inopacan and Hindang. This group of islands is composed of Apid, Digyo(pronounce as Digjo), Mahaba, and Himokilan. It is a 45 minute boat ride from the town of Inopacan, Leyte. You can charter a boat at the back of the new Municipal Hall of Inopacan town proper. You can walk around these small islands in less than 20 minutes and enjoy the azure crystal clear water and white powdery sand.
Next stop from Cuatro Islas. Never miss their mouthwatering meals for as low as 40Php.
Immaculate Concepcion Parish and Plaza
Visayas State University
A premier university located at the city of Baybay, Leyte. One of the leading universities in Southeast Asia for research in agriculture. The only university in the Visayas acknowledged by the Philippine Department of Tourism as a tourist destination.
Deep in the heart of Bato, Leyte, there you can find the magnificent waterfalls centered in brgy. Buli. Awed by the beauty plus the refreshing freezing emerald cold water running through it. It is a 30-45 minute habal-habal ride from Bato terminal. You may just ask the driver to take you to Gunhuban falls in brgy. Buli. We paid 450Php for the three of us to get there from Bato terminal.
Reminder: When you are about to leave, make sure you get the contact number of the habal-habal driver. Waiting for a habal-habal in the area is tedious; only Globe network is available in the area.
Kan-anan sa Super Ball
One thing that you shouldn’t miss when traveling, THE FOOD!!! Ian took us to kan-anan sa Super Ball in Matalom which reminds me of Lantaw in Cordova, Lapu-lapu. Pamper your tummy with their good tasting seafood for as low as 100Php.
An island that belongs to the municipality of Matalom. A 15 minute boat ride from Matalom port. Boat fare is at 60Php and 40Php for the entrance fee.
Canigao island is placed under the nature protection as a sanctuary governed by LGO(Local Government Organization) where activities like diving, fishing, snorkeling and boating in the protected areas are limited or strictly prohibited at all.
If you wish to stay overnight at the island, you can bring your own tent and pay 100Php for the space or you can rent a tent for 200Php. No need to worry if you don’t have a power bank with you, charging station is available for 20Php per device per charge. Canigao Island is now improving in terms of food supply. You can now find stores at the island where you can buy seafood, rice, drinks, and etc.
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