In previous years, Tacloban was just a “passing through” point for visitors who are heading to the islands of Samar and Leyte. However, it changed as Tacloban has recovered from its tragic natural disaster history in 2013. After being hit by Typhoon Yolanda, the old city is made new. It has been rebuilt and risen. Today, Tacloban, a highly urbanized city, offers plenty of fantastic point of interests. Landmarks such as the San Juanico Bridge and Anibong Memorial Shipwreck are some of the places worth a visit, also don’t miss out on trying out the local delicacies Sagmani, Moron and Binagol.
The local people of Tacloban embraces their unique culture and history in a way like no other. If you are keen to dive more into the culture, in June, the locals of Tacloban celebrate a festival known as Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival. This festival is an excellent opportunity to witness the real culture of Tacloban people. Initially, the festival was dedicated to showcasing the tattooed inhabitants of Samar and Leyte called Pintados. Today, the festival is celebrated by locals dressing up in indigenous costumes and face paint and performing staged warrior fights and choreographed traditional dances to the audiences.
Legazpi Airport - The airport serving the city of Legazpi is known as the Legazpi Airport. Located only 5 kilometers away from Legazpi’s main city center, this commercial airport terminal is the busiest domestic airport in mainland Southern Luzon. Airline carriers that operate daily scheduled flights to and from the Legazpi Airport terminal include Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines and Cebgo Airlines.
Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport - Serving the general area of Tacloban city is the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport terminal or also more known as the Tacloban City Airport among its locals. This major domestic airport is the main gateway connecting Leyte island to other major cities in the country. The airport caters flights to and fromManila, Clark andCebu, airline carriers thatare currently being operated in the airport arePhilippine Airlines, Philippines AirAsiaandCebu Pacific.
Located in the Leyte island, Tacloban City follows the same tropical climate of this province. Having a significant amount of rainfall throughout the year, even during the driest season in April, visitors to Tacloban ought to expect the occasional showers now and again. Moreover, the rainy season in Tacloban City occurs in January till February and June until December. Considering the weather, the best period to visit this city is in April when there are fewer chances of rain.