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"Samar is one of the three provinces of Samar Island in Eastern Visayas. It’s known for amazing caves such as the Langun-Gobingob Caves, the largest cave system in the Philippines and second largest in Asia. For beginners, try the Lobo Cave for a scenic boat ride and a refreshing dip in underground canyons. If you have more time, go island hopping in Marabut and be amazed at various natural rock formations."

Popular Samar Hotels

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Meaco Hotel Calbayog
Hotels
Brgy. East Awang, Magsaysay Street, Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines, 6710
Impressive - 84,0 / 10(11)
SWIMMING_POOL I's Plant Hotel and Restaurant
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JPR Subdivision, Brgy. Carmen, Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines, 6710
Convenient - 79,0 / 10(51)
BEDROOM Asia Novo Boutique Hotel - Catbalogan
Hotels
San Roque Street, Catbalogan City Proper, Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines, 6700
Good - 69,0 / 10(5)
SWIMMING_POOL Ciriaco Hotel and Resort
Hotels
Km 735 Maharlika Highway, Brgy. Bagacay, Bagacay, Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines, 6710
Located in Calbayog, Ciriaco Hotel and Resort is by the sea, within a 10-minute drive of Cardinal Julio Rosales Plaza and St. Peter and Paul Cathedral. This 4-star hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Samar Archaeological Museum and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Nijaga Park.
Impressive - 88,0 / 10(23)
Hotels
J.D. Avelino St., Brgy. Central infront of Shell gasoline station & Asia United Bank, Calbayog City, Samar, Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines, 6710
LOBBY GV Hotel Catbalogan
Hotels
Municipal Plaza behind Catbalogan City Hall, Catbalogan City Proper, Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines, 6700
Impressive - 83,0 / 10(17)
LOBBY Hotel San Francisco Samar
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San Francisco Street, Catbalogan City Proper, Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines, 6700
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Baypark Inn
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Brgy. Payahan, Calbayog City, Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines, 6710
Located in Calbayog, Baypark Inn is within a 15-minute walk of Nijaga Park and Cardinal Julio Rosales Plaza. This hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from St. Peter and Paul Cathedral and 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Samar Archaeological Museum.
LOBBY New Maqueda Bay Hotel
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Barangay 9 - BO-AO, Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines, 6700
LOBBY San Roque Lodge
Hostels
Allen Ave., Catbalogan City Proper, Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines, 6700
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Fame Hotel Catbalogan
Resorts
6th Street, Munoz, Catbalogan City Proper, Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines, 6700
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Fame Apartelle
Hostels
Purok 6, Baranggay Canlapwas, Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines, 6700
Hotels
San Roque St., Catbalogan City Proper, Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines, 6700
Hostels
Orquin corner Gelera St, Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines, 6710
Resorts
Brgy. San Policarpo, Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines, 6710
EXTERIOR_BUILDING S & R Bed and Breakfast
Hostels
P-2 National Highway, Brgy. San Policarpo, Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines, 6710
Impressive - 88,0 / 10(7)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Travelers Home Lodge Inn
Hostels
Rizal Avenue, Catbalogan City Proper, Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines, 6700
EXTERIOR_BUILDING La Vista Pensionne
Apartments
Bernate Compound, Brgy. Capoocan, Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines, 6710
BEDROOM Casa Cristina Hotel
Hotels
#152 San Roque St., Catbalogan City Proper, Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines, 6704
EXTERIOR_BUILDING First Choice Hotel Main
Resorts
Del Rosario Street, Barangay 3, Catbalogan City Proper, Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines, 6700

Guest reviews in Samar

7.9
Convenient

146 reviews from hotels in Samar with aggregated rating of 7.9/10.

Review from various users that have stayed in Samar will help you to choose the perfext hotel easily!

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Royston A.
I's Plant Hotel and Restaurant
8.5
/ 10
8.5
16 Jan 2020
Restaurant, top quality, generous services for a lot less money than most. Most comfotable bed I have slept in for years (better than my own bed at home). Very polite staff... and only 800php a night... Room very clean and fresh, 40 metre walk from main road and roast chicken shop. The food is cheap enough in the restaurant that you would not bother however. Drinks prices were so much less than any resturant I have been into here. 40% vodka was 25php a shot, Mixer was extra - just buy a can of coke for 50php and use it over 4 or 5 x 25 php drinks. Vodka ran out, and the manager personally went out and bought another bottle to restock - now THAT'S above and beyond the call of duty. Usually in this country they say "Sorry Sir, no stock". This hotel/resto is a cut above the rest.. the swimming pool is amazing also. WiFi didn't work in the rooms though. Globe data is quite bad through the entire area, not just the hotel. WiFi was ok in the lobbie if you are really desperate to connect. 5/5 Team I's Plant !! Thank You
Ramonelle T.
Ciriaco Hotel and Resort
8.5
/ 10
8.5
21 Apr 2019
The ambience is great, specially by the pool area during night time.
MJ
Melvin J.
GV Hotel Catbalogan
8.8
/ 10
8.8
28 Okt 2019
Staff were accommodating and the hotel is right at the city center - highly accessible!
HS
Harrold S.
Meaco Hotel Calbayog
8.7
/ 10
8.7
16 Mei 2018
Meaco is a good place to stay if you want to be close to the city. The first thing that I notice is that the booking that I made is not clearly recorded on their side, I was given a double deluxe suite instead. The room was great, it's comfy and all the basics for me is there, like hot shower, air-conditioning, clean sheets, cable TV. I don't recommend eating though, I have ordered twice during my stay and it is both pork meals. The pork has a weird smell already indicating that it is stored on the fridge for a long time. All in all my stay is good, it is really a budget friendly hotel closest to the city I think.
SS
Stevmaree S.
S & R Bed and Breakfast
9.6
/ 10
9.6
11 Jun 2019
Friendly staff, clean, comfortable room. However, aircondition is placed really high I cant reach it
RJ
Riza J. T.
Asia Novo Boutique Hotel - Catbalogan
5.2
/ 10
5.2
28 Des 2018
Unsatisfying experience. The cr the floor is wet, watering so raining. Lost water, no way or plan b. As in your life you can not use the bath! No towel could be provided. From checking in we always say it, dndryer yet, until it's checked out! Their management is gracious. No concern for guests. The fact is that we have not changed everything throughout our stay. Recognized follow up on the need!

Most commonly asked questions in Samar

Where are the best cities to visit in Samar?

The best cities to visit in Samar are Calbayog City, Catbalogan City, Marabut

How many hotels are listed in Samar?

Currently, there are around 36 hotels that you can book in Samar

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About

Endowed with pristine seaside landscapes, numerous cave systems, and beautiful historical locations, the island of Samar is sure to leave visitors with a sense of wonder. Explore the charm and beauty of the Philippines’ third-largest island, and enjoy a holiday that is truly worth remembering.

 

At A Glance

Located in the Eastern Visayas Region, the island of Samar is bordered by the Samar Sea to the west, the Leyte Gulf to the south, and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean to the west. Along the coasts, the island beguiles with its many beautiful beaches and majestic seascapes. Inland, its collection of cave systems, underground rivers, waterfalls, and lush, expansive forests are also major tourist draws. Additionally, there are a number of smaller islands and islets around the main island, which also offer their own unique, must-see attractions. Samar is likewise the epicenter of the Philippines’ Spanish heritage, as it was the first location in the country to have been visited by Magellan, the Portuguese explorer who circumnavigated the world in the name if the King of Spain.

 

How to Go

By plane

PAL Express offers flights from Manila to Calbayog Airport in the province of Samar, and to Catarman National Airport in the province of Northern Samar. Beginning in November 2016, Cebgo will also be offering flights from Cebu to Calbayog.

 

Getting Around

The most common modes of transportation visitors can take when traveling between towns and cities in Samar are vans and buses. Within towns and cities, travelers can take any of the numerous tricycles and jeepneys that traverse the roads.

 

Tourist Attractions

The Island of Samar is divided into three provinces, each of which has unique attractions that will delight all types of visitors. A good place to start one’s vacation is Biri Island in Northern Samar, where spectacular rock formations dominate the landscape. These natural wonders were created by the forces of nature for many millions of years, with earthquakes, high winds, and ocean waves all doing their share to sculpt the topography into its present otherworldly state.

Another Northern Samar island that is worth visiting is Capul Island, the location of the historic Capul Island Lighthouse. Built on Titoog Point, the lighthouse has stood guard on the island since 1896. The island is also home to the ancient fortress-church of Saint Ignatius de Loyola, which is more than 400 years old. In the past, the church served as the local population’s refuge from the fearsome Moro marauders, who wreaked havoc in the Visayas between the 17th and 18th centuries.

Samar is also famous for its waterfalls, which become true crowd-pleasers during the summer months. Western Samar is home to the Lulugayan Falls, which is known for its wall-like cataract that has been likened to a little Niagara Falls. Also in Western Samar is the Tarangban Falls, whose waters gracefully cascade over huge rock formations. In Lawaan, Eastern Samar, one can also find the Amandaraga Falls, whose willowy cascades have been likened to the hair of a maiden.  

 

Top Things to Do

Caving and spelunking enthusiasts will be happy to know that the Province of Samar is the caving capital of the Philippines. The Sohoton National Park near the town of Basey has a natural rock bridge, a lagoon, an underground river system, and a cave with stunning geological formations. Further up north, near the town of Calbiga, one can visit the Langun-Gabingub Cave, a spectacular cave system with an expansive, awe-inspiring main cavern. In 2015, a group of speleologists found what appeared to be a fossilized tooth of an ancient giant shark called megalodon inside this cave.

Thrill-seekers who feel the need to answer the call of the waves can also visit Colicoan Island, which is a known surfing spot in Eastern Samar. Aside from the surf, the island’s beautiful beaches and verdant forests also attract visitors from far and wide.

In addition to the many natural wonders that Samar offers, the island is also a place of historic significance. Homonhon Island, for example, was the first place in the country to be visited by the explorer Magellan.

 

Where to Eat

The Misty Blue Boathouse Resort Restaurant in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, is a lovely dining destination where one can enjoy romantic meals under oceanfront palapas. They serve comfort food items like pizzas and burgers, but the main attraction of the place are the fantastic sunset views that it provides visitors.

Also make sure to check out Our Nest Restaurant, which is found in Barangay Mabolo, Catarman, Northern Samar. The restaurant serves a variety of Filipino, Asian, and Western options in a cozy space that is perfect for dinners with family and friends.

When in Samar, also don’t miss the many roadside food stalls that sell the island’s most popular delicacies. Have a taste of the buttery torta cake, the delectable corioso biscuits, and the.salukara, a type of crepe that is infused with coconut wine.

 

Nightlife

In Catbalogan, Samar Province, the most popular nightspot is the Pier One Disco Bar, where mostly young people gather to drink and dance. In Catarman, one can also find the Lucas Wharf Restaurant and Bar, which offers a great selection of food and drinks, plus live performances from local musicians.

 

Where to Stay

Samar is home to many lodging facilities that can serve as visitors’ home away from home while they are on vacation.

One must-visit resort is Marabut Extreme Experience Resort, which offers spacious lodging facilities in front of a secluded cove. Visitors can go kayaking around rocky islets covered in lush greenery. Also in Marabut, the Caluwayan Palm Island Resort and Restaurant can be found. The place has an expansive infinity pool, an open air bistro-bar facing the ocean, and beachside cottages that offer breathtaking views of the sea.

If an affordable facility is more up your alley, consider S&R Bed and Breakfast in Calbayog City. It offers comfortable lodging, and guests can enjoy their breakfast in a beautiful veranda overlooking a garden.

Divers and other travelers who are planning a trip to Biri Island can check out Biri Resort and Dive Center, which offers air conditioned rooms, a function room with a pool table, and a bar. They also rent out diving and snorkeling gear for those who want to explore the island’s marine environments.

 

Travel Tips

  • Consider staying either in Calbayog or Catarman, where the island’s main airports are located. These cities are good jump-off points into the most popular destinations in the north.

  • Get yourself a ticog. A ticog is an intricately woven mat made out of dyed reed. You can use it as a beach mat when you visit the province’s beaches, and it also makes for a great souvenir.

  • Take the road less traveled – One relatively unknown destination in Samar is the town of San Antonio in Dalupiri Island, Northern Samar. Reachable via boats departing from the town of Victoria, San Antonio is known for its laidback atmosphere and its white-sand coastline that is gently caressed by the crystal-clear waters of the ocean.

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