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"If you're looking for a city filled with nature, do drop by Maasin City in Southern Leyte. As you travel around the city, you'll find several parks, zoos, and well-preserved churches and museums. Make your first stop at Bogo Bird Paradise, where you can see various species of rare birds and other flora and fauna. Head next to Camp Danao Forest Park, a little ways off the city proper where you can see some of the best views of the city and its environs. Finally, relax in Cagnituan Lagoon, filled with soothing waters coming from a natural lagoon."

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SWIMMING_POOL Caimito Beach Hotel

Caimito Beach Hotel

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Kangleon Street, Pasay, Pasay, Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines, 6600
Located in Maasin City, Caimito Beach Hotel is by the ocean, within a 10-minute drive of Maasin Cathedral and Monte Cueva Shrine. This beach hotel is 5.9 mi (9.4 km) from Guinsohotan Cave and 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from Busay Falls.
EXTERIOR_BUILDING GV Hotel Maasin

GV Hotel Maasin

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T. Opus, Tomas Oppus St, Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines, 6600
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SWIMMING_POOL Jaimee's Hotel Resort & Restaurant

Jaimee's Hotel Resort & Restaurant

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Barangay, Ibara Beach, Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines, 6600
Located in Maasin City, Jaimee's Hotel Resort & Restaurant is a 5-minute drive from Maasin Cathedral and 5 minutes from Monte Cueva Shrine. This beach hotel is 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from Camp Danao Forest Park and 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from Guinsohotan Cave.
OTHERS Shalom Kitchenette & Pension

Shalom Kitchenette & Pension

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Capitol Site, Brgy Asuncion Maasin City , Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines, 6600
VIEW_ATTRACTIONS DW Pensione

DW Pensione

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P Gonzales St. Abgao, Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines, 6600
With a stay at DW Pensione in Maasin City, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Maasin Cathedral and Monte Cueva Shrine. This pension is 8.1 mi (13.1 km) from Camp Danao Forest Park and 8.9 mi (14.4 km) from Guinsohotan Cave.

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About

Maasin, the capital of the Province of Southern Leyte in Eastern Visayas Region, is as rich in history as it is in natural wonders. Located on the southwestern part of the island of Leyte, this city of more than 85,000 carries the role of being one of the island’s most important commercial hubs. Discover why booking a hotel in Maasin should be your next travel goal.

Oppus Ancestral House

Little is known of Maasin’s pre-colonial history, but it enjoys a deep connection with the Philippines’ Spanish heritage, being very close to the island of Limasawa, where the first Spanish Catholic mass was held by the party of explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. Today, Maasin is home to an 18th-century cathedral, a legacy of the Spanish colonial rule. Hemmed by the sea to the west and by forested hills in the east, the city is also popular for its nature attractions, which include caves, lagoons, beaches, waterfalls, and forest trails among others.

 

How to Go

By plane

Visitors from outside the region can take one of the commercial flights going into Tacloban.

By land transportation

Buses going into Maasin are available from bigger cities in the region, including Tacloban and Ormoc in the Province of Leyte. People coming from Metro Manila can also take a bus from one of the bus companies that offer direct trips to the island of Leyte. They are stationed in Cubao in Quezon City, as well as in Pasay City,

 

Getting Around

Maasin is a fairly small city and can be easily explored using a hired van. Tourists can also take one of the many tricycles and jeepneys plying the city’s roads.

 

Tourist Attractions

Maasin Cathedral

Maasin may be the bustling capital of Southern Leyte, but it is also a wonderful place to spend one’s holiday in, what with the numerous attractions that it offers. Chief among these is the old Maasin Cathedral, which was consecrated in 1771. It is the oldest and biggest church in the province, a place where people go to for solace and prayer, as well as to admire its beautiful ceiling and elaborate altar.

For beautiful views of the city and the surrounding landscape, climb the 300-step stair to the top of the Jalleca Hills, where a private shrine to the Our Lady of the Assumption can also be found.

You can also enjoy a dip into one of the popular beaches near the city, which include Mercado Beach and Talisay Beach. Better yet, head over to Little Denmark, where you can cross a bridge to an island-like outcrop where you can enjoy views of the surrounding sea.  

 

Top Things to Do

Cagnituan Lagoon

Many travelers come to Maasin to enjoy caving and swimming at the Guinsohotan Cave. This sizeable subterranean cave has imposing rock formations and inner waterfalls. Nearby is Cagnituan Lagoon, which tempts waders with its cool, blue waters.

In Maasin, you can also stop by to contemplate in a cave called Monte Cueva. Accessible through a 550-step staircase across a mountainside, the Monte Cueva is home to a remarkable cathedral, a development made possible by the generosity of local philanthropists.

If you simply want to relax or unwind, the Don Anatalio Gaviola Plaza provides the perfect spot for whiling the day away. The city’s main square, it is dedicated to Maasin’s former mayor.

 

Where to Eat

Maasin City Inasal

Kinamot sa Agbao is one of the most-visited restaurants in Maasin. This semi-ope- air restaurant is known for its generous servings of Filipino favorites like chicken inasal and seafood dishes, as well as Chinese-inspired options. It provides great views of the sea, which is good if you want to enjoy a quiet meal and feel close to nature.

Another dining venue that provides fantastic views of the sea is the Azotea de Maasin, which also overlooks the Maasin cityscape. This place is a popular place for parties and wedding receptions. In addition to these restaurants, Maasin also has numerous roadside vendors that sells street food and local snacks.

 

Nightlife

Maasin doesn’t have many nightlife spots, but you can enjoy a drink or two in places like Nicoll’s Restobar and Racz Café while filling your tummy with basic Filipino restobar fare.

 

Where to Stay

Maasin offers many options for visitors when it comes to accommodations. Those looking for a retreat with pool amenities can try the Cacao Mountain Resort and the Caimito Beach Hotel, while those hoping to stay in a Spanish Colonial era-inspired lodging will find the Villa Romana the perfect place to spend their holidays. There are also many homestays and bed and breakfast places in the city.

 

Travel Tips

• Bring swimming clothes. There is no shortage of places to take a dip in Maasin. From waterfalls and beaches to lagoons and rivers—you name it, they’ve got it.

• The Maasin Cathedral comes alive with colors and lights during the Christmas season.

• Make sure to enjoy views of the bay from any one of the high points in the city. Sunsets are particularly amazing.
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