Where to go:

Tacloban City is the capital of the province. It is usually where people head to if they visit Leyte. In one day, here are the places you’d want to visit in the city.

San Juanico Bridge

Completed in 1973, San Juanico Bridge has been an iconic tourist destination especially for first-time visitors. The stretch of over two kilometres is what connects the islands of Samar and Leyte.


Anibong Memorial Marker

When Super Typhoon Haiyan a.k.a. Yolanda hit Tacloban, many ships from the port got swept to mainland. One of these ships, or rather a part of it, remained and was turned into a memorial marker.


Leyte Provincial Capitol

The Capitol is one of the oldest buildings in Tacloban. Fun fact: it once served as the seat of the Philippine Commonwealth Government under President Sergio Osmeña, Sr.


Sto. Niño Shrine

This classic mansion is one of the 29 rest houses built by President Ferdinand Marcos. It was seized by the government after the People Power Revolution. Although it is slowly deteriorating, I think there’s so much culture and history that you can learn inside.


Lake Danao , Ormoc

When visiting Alto Peak, guides usually include Lake Danao National Park as part of the itinerary. It is about 700 metres above sea level and almost similar to Tagaytay so the air is cooler. You can take as many photos as you want and even enjoy a short boat ride. Lake Danao is also the jump off point to Alto Peak.


MacArthur Landing Memorial Park

MacArthur Park, as it is locally called, is an iconic monument of General Douglas MacArthur. It is the exact spot when he promised and said “I shall return” at the Red Beach. On weekends, locals like to go there to enjoy picnics. I also remember flying kites when I was younger.


Cuatro Islas, Inopacan

Now we’re talking beaches! One of the recently booming tourist destinations in Leyte is Cuatro Islas. You can choose among four beautiful islands and set up camp. Most people stay overnight at Digyo island as it is the only one with facilities. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can also explore the rest of the beaches.


Kalanggaman Island, Palompon

And of course, the ever popular Kalanggaman Island should never be missed if you’re coming to Leyte. In fact, this summer, people visit Leyte only to go to Kalanggaman. Enjoy the pristine white sand, rich blue waters and awesome stars at night.

NOTE: If you would like to arrange tours and trips to parts of the city, please approach the DOT - Darts Organization of Tacloban Help Desk at the Registration Area, or book in advance with Hero Travel Solutions at +63917 5858077 or +63917 8066275.

Where to eat:

Below are the top ten culinary destinations in Tacloban City, according to www.tripadvisor.com.ph:

Federico's Bistro

241 P. Burgos St. Tacloban City
Open: 8AM - 9PM
Cuisine: Italian, Asian, Fusion


Jo's Milagrina

241 P. Burgos St. Tacloban City
Open: 11AM - 9PM
Cuisine: Filipino, Barbecue, Asian
Price Range: P150 - P350


Ocho Seafood Grill

Senator Enage St. Barangay 54, Tacloban City
Cuisine: Filipno, Seafood, Asian, Soups
Special Diets: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free


Dream Cafe

222 MH Del Pilar Street, Tacloban City
Open 10AM - 10PM
Cuisine: Filipino, Cafe, Asian, Australian
Special Diets: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Price Range: P104 - P521


Giuseppe's Italian-Filipino

Avenida Veteranos, Tacloban City
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, European
Special Diets: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Price Range: P261 - P521


The Q Kitchen

Hotel XYZ, Tacloban
Open 6AM - 10AM, 11AM - 2PM, 6PM - 10PM
Cuisine: Japanese, American, Thai
Special Diets: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Price Range: P104 - P782


Chew Love

P. Gomez St. Tacloban City
Cuisine: Filipino, Asian


K Patisserie

JTC Building corner P. Gomez & Paterno Sts, Tacloban City
Open 11AM - 9PM
Cuisine: Filipino, American, European, Asian
Special Diets: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options


The Little Green Kitchen's Village Chefs

Hacienda Verde, Brgy 110 Utap, Hacienda Verde, Tacloban City
Open: 10AM - 2PM, 5PM - 10PM
Cuisine: Filipino, Asian, Fusion
Special Diets: Vegetarian Friendly
Price Range: P261 - P521


Fyzz Gastropub

P. Zamora St., 9th Floor of Hotel XYZ, Tacloban City
Open: 4PM - 12AM
Cuisine: Japanese, Bar, Greek, Pub
Special Diets: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Price Range: P156 - P887



Fatima Village, Palo
Open: 6AM - 11PM



Across Leyte Academic Center, Palo
Open: 6AM - 11PM



Infront of Leyte Academic Center, Palo
Open 24 hours



Tacloban - Baybay Road, Palo
Open: 10AM - 11PM

For other culinary recommendations in Tacloban City, click on this link: https://bit.ly/2I6VI9t

Money Changer Locations

YAO Money Changer

Level 2, Robinson's Place Tacloban, Tabuan National Highway, Tacloban City
Operational Hours: 10AM - 7PM

Tacloban Fortune Money Changer

88 P. Zamora St. Barangay 14, Tacloban City

Operation Hours: 10AM - 6:30PM
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