Northern Samar is a province of the Philippines in Samar Island dotted with phenomenal tourist spots. In the silent towns of the province lies the promising tourism destinations unknown to many. Among these are century-old churches and lighthouses, unbelievable rock formations, majestic waterfalls and extraordinary pink and golden sand beaches.
The province of Northern Samar belongs to Eastern Visayas Region bounded Eastern Samar and Samar (south) surrounded by San Bernardino Strait (north), Philippine Sea (east) and Samar Sea (west). There are more than 630,000+ total residents of the province and they speak in Waray-Waray, Cebuano, Inabaknon, Tagalog and English Languages. The town of Catarman is its provincial capital municipality.
A lot of tourist destinations in Northern Samar are becoming popular but more are still waiting to be explored. If you are a backpacker, beach lover, history geek or what type of traveler, you’ll surely enjoy a day or two in this province. To unveil some of its stunning places to visit, check out the list below.
Top 10 Tourist Spots in Northern Samar
1. Biri Island Rock Formations
Biri Island Rock Formations are among the list of incredible tourist spots in Northern Samar situated Biri Island off the northern shores of the mainland. This destination is composed of 7 gigantic rock formations namely: Magasang, Magsapad, Macadlaw, Puhunan, Bel-at, Caranas and Pinanahawan. These are the stunning sights to behold and explore coined as the place of “the battle of the gods” formed from tectonic plate movements, strong winds and ferocious waves. Snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing are also best things to do here. The site is a 20-minute boat ride away from the mainland.
2. Pink Beach
Pink Beach is one of the most beautiful and remarkable beaches in the country tucked in the eastern side of Sila Island in the province of Northern Samar. The pink sand beach is actually composed of tiny fragments of red corals and shells mixed with the creamy white sand. Locals has it that it is at its full glory during summer and the sun is up creating a beautiful sight of a pink sand beach. The alluring emerald seawater on the beach is teeming with corals and fishes good for swimming and snorkeling. Most visitors come here on day tour but overnight camping is also allowed.