Samar (formerly Western Samar) is a province of the Philippines in Samar Island surrounded with impressive tourist spots. Hidden in the rugged, mountainous and forested lands of the province are the mostly unknown astounding waterfalls, navigable rivers and cave systems. Samar is also dubbed as the “Caving Capital of the Philippines” since numerous explored and unexplored underworlds are hidden in its undisturbed lands.
The province of Samar is a promising eco-tourism destination in Eastern Visayas Region. It is being bordered by Northern Samar (north), Eastern Samar (east), Samar Sea (west) and Leyte Gulf (south). Catbalogan City is its capital. There are more than 780,000 total residents in the province where they speak in Waray-waray, Cebuano, Filipino and English languages.
Spelunking, canyoning, chasing waterfalls, kayaking and more adventures awaits in Samar. Have a glimpse of its diverse places to visit as you check out the most popular tourist spots in the province of Samar.
Top 10 Tourist Spots in Samar
1. Sohoton Natural Bridge National Park
Sohoton Natural Bridge National Park is one of the best tourist spots in Samar which spans in an 841 hectares of protected area. It is considered as the best eco-tourism destination in the province enclosing woodlands, navigable river, huge cave systems and towering limestone cliffs among others. Tours to the park starts in a Sohoton River cruise with a beautiful scenery of greenery up to the docking area. Onsite, visitors will be greeted with Waray-waray music played by the locals, proceed to spelunking in Sohoton and Panhulugan Caves, then go kayaking up to the gigantic Sohoton Natural Bridge.
Sohoton Natural Bridge Nature Park is located in Barangay Guirang, Basey, Samar.
2. Langun-Gobingob Caves
Langun-Gobingob Caves, also known as Calbiga Caves, are the most popular spelunking destination in Samar. It is the biggest cave system in the Philippines and one of the largest in Southeast Asia. The cave system is 7 kilometers long encompassing an area of 900 square kilometers. Inside the cave are surreal stalactites, stalagmites, columns and other types of speleothems. Most notable sites on the cave are “The Football Field” and “The Stage“. Exploring the cave is challenging since visitors will do rappelling, rock climbing and long trekking but a perfect destination for the adventurous hearts.
Langun-Gobingob Caves are situated in Barangay Panayuran, Calbiga, Samar.