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Northern Samar

Northern Samar is a province in the third largest island of the Philippines, bounded on most sides by bodies of water: on the north by the San Bernardino Strait, on the west by the Samar Sea, on the east by the Pacific Ocean. The topography is like the rest of Samar Island: rugged, mountainous and dissected with several water formations.

There are several natural and historical landmarks that deserve more attention in Northern Samar. A place that is especially familiar to tourists would be Biri Island, situated at the northernmost tip of both Samar and the entire Visayas region. Among the sights to see on the island are rock formations estimated to be millions of years old, natural pools, and of course, beaches with crystalline waters and powder-white sand that the Philippines is well-known for. Some accommodations in Biri Island include Biri Scuba Resort, Glenda’s Bed and Breakfast and Villa Amor Hotel.

Northern Samar’s beaches are definitely not limited to Biri. There are other places to go for sun and sand, such as Onay Beach in Laoang, as well as other islands like San Antonio, Dalupiri, and Spice of Life. Passing through the municipality of Allen, there are resorts such as Felixville Resort, Wayang-Wayang Beach Resort, and Paradise Beach.

There are historical sights, as well: lighthouses (San Bernardino Lighthouse, Capul Island Lighthouse, Batag Island Lighthouse), the Capul Church and the Capul Fortress, which date as far back as the 17th century. Samar’s coastline itself is considered a historical landmark, as it was the first Philippine landmass seen by the Spanish galleons upon first arriving to the country.

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  1. Subic Beach
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  2. The Coral Reef Beach Resort
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  3. Juag Lagoon Marine Sanctuary
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  4. Biri Island Rock Formation
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  5. Little Subic
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  6. Tikling Island
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  7. Calintaan Cave
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  8. Ciriaco Hotel
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  9. Milk + Tea
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  10. Bahay Pinoy Pension
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Popular Areas in Northern Samar

  1. Catarman

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  2. Capul

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