Resting in the Visayas region of the Philippines with two major cities namely Tacloban and Ormoc, the province of Leyte has been very much famous because of the largest naval battle in history. Places that played a significant role in the past are often the places that offer the most wonderful visiting experience. Here are a few absolutely beautiful and must-go sites on the island of Leyte.
LAKE DANAO NATIONAL PARK in ORMOC
18 kilometers northeast of the City of Ormoc waits for a National Park in Lake Danao where everyone who desires to have a complete rest and relaxation is welcomed. Located 2,130 feet above sea level, this comes with the same altitude as Tagaytay City flourishing with its floating cottage and a cool temperature. A refreshing swim and a fun canoe ride or kayaking are what this wonderful lake offers.
SAN JUANICO BRIDGE in TACLOBAN
Known to be the longest bridge in the Philippines, this bridge stretches to up to 2.16 kilometers connecting two provinces, Samar and Leyte. Photography enthusiasts, nature lovers, and joggers typically flock here at dusk and dawn to catch a fantastic view of the sunrise and sunset. Here, you can also enjoy the freshness of the sea breeze and the thrill of the highest peak.
LEYTE LANDING MEMORIAL in PALO
Also known to be MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park, this historical landmark played an important role in the Philippines because it is the place where General Douglas MacArthur landed. This war memorial commemorates the biggest naval battle in the world.
SAMBAWAN ISLAND in BILIRAN
Be truly captivated in Biliran with the Sambawan Island. It is as beautiful as the Boracay Island with clear turquoise water, exhilarating seaports, and white sand. You can also trek to the Sambawan Hill’s summit to see a panoramic view of the whole island. Additionally, this beach is miraculously spared from the two Philippine major typhoons, Yolanda and Ruby.
Given by its name Calanggaman, this island resembles the shape of an ant and boasts of its very white powdery sand, crystal clear water and an enchanting sandbar stretched into kilometers. Though this is not like the famous Boracay with all the amenities needed, this is surely worth all your time and efforts.