Provinces: Alkan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo.
Cities: Iloilo City, Roxas City, Passi, etc.
Region of abundant natural attractions! The Easter Visayas (region 8) are a group of islands that are relatively under appreciated compared to other regions. Perhaps the area is best known for the Eastern Visayas State University, and Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center. If you enjoy nature, folk arts, and seek the simple life, then this region might be worth exploring. This region was also home to the worst damage of Typhoon Haiyan (Super Typhoon Yolanda) that left thousands of Tacloban residents homeless in 2013.
Although their are many great cities and villages in this region, not all are appealing to tourists. The recommended tourist destinations include: Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, Ormoc, and Tacloban. The top 3 destinations by popularity are pictured below.
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Top 3 Most Popular Tourist Destinations In The Region:
We breakdown an sample itinerary to start your day in the Eastern Visayas most popular city. We have picked out the most popular local Hotel, Restaurant, and Destination. Click the pictures for more information, navigation, and for ratings.
in style at the Ironwood Hotel at the corner of Burgos St. & Juan Luna St. A beautiful wood and iron interior truly gives this hotel a great character. Reasonably priced around $65 per night, the Ironwood Hotel offers large, clean, and quite rooms, all at a location near all the great local eateries and landmarks.
by filling up at Giuseppe’s Italian-Filipino restaurant in Avenida Veteranos, Tacloban. Giuseppe’s has a wide variety of food and drink choices that will be sure to satisfy any taste-bud. If seafood is your thing, then we would suggest checking out Ocho Seasfood Grill on Senator Enage St. The great thing about Giuseppe’s is that you do not have to sacrifice ambiance for variety. Be sure to check out both places if you have time!
the engineering masterpiece that is the 7,218′ long San Juanico Bridge (shown above), then head over to the Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum on Real St. downtown for a fascinating experience down history lane. Tours are around 30 minutes by guided tour, plenty of time to look around. One visit to this museum and you will leave with a better understanding of the trials and tribulations facing the great people of this country, certainly a worthwhile learning experience. Amazing how something showing it’s age as much as this place can still be so beautiful to the eye.
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