Catbalogan

Known as the Gateway to Samar, the center of trading, commerce, education, politics, and finance, Catbalogan is a city of endless possibilities. It is a melting pot of history, culture, and industry. Aside from that, it is teeming with places for adventure.

For cultural visits, the Rizal Monument is a great spot to start. Standing at a couple of feet tall, it’s a sculpture of a bust of Jose Rizal atop his two novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, being carried by three naked men. Next stop ought to be the Provincial Capitol of Samar, which can be a area for picture-taking.

A favorite spot of the locals is the Imelda Park where you can just bum around and breathe in the fresh air. It’s a great place for picnics and a little jogging, too! The park has a standing obelisk that is magnificent to look at. But if you’re into religious visits, you might want to look into Pieta Park or St. Bartholomew Church.

For all the adventure-seekers out there, Catbalogan has got you covered. The Central Cave is the most popular attraction for those willing to explore dark caves and witness the wonder of natural stalagmite formations in one of the hundreds upon hundreds of caves in Samar. Fact: Samar is informally dubbed as the caving capital of the Philippines.

And there are various choices of where to stay after a day’s worth of adventure. Rosario Hills Mountain View Park Resort, Juvie’s Resort and Restaurant, and M Grand Royale Resort are just three of the resorts that you can choose from. And of course, each resort has special activities tailored for their guests, so what are you waiting for?

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