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Southern Leyte

Southern Leyte is a province in the island of Leyte. The capital is Maasin City. Also in the province is Limasawa Island, which is famous for being the birthplace of Catholicism in the country. Tourists tend to visit Southern Leyte for the beaches and the religious festivals.

For those who love the beach, Tahusan Beach, Tangkaan Beach and Sogod Bay are popular places to go for a swim. You could also scuba dive and marvel at the diverse marine life in the Kuting Reef, located at Macrohon.

Southern Leyte has a lot of gorgeous islands, as well — Panaon Island in Liloan, in particular, is located in the second deepest body of water in the world. Other good islands to visit are the Canigao Island, as well as the San Pedro and San Pablo Islands off the coast of Hinunangan.

There is no shortage of ecotourism sites in this province; the Cagnito-an Falls double as a subterranean cave, as well. For those who want to go waterfall-hopping, the Guinsohotan and Busay Falls are great places to go for a swim and picnic.

If you’re more of a spelunker, there are caves at Cambaro and Guinsohotan. To make your trip more challenging, you can try the zipline at Agas-Agas Adventure Park — one of the longest ziplines in the country.

For those who would like to see exotic creatures, there is a Zoo and Wildlife Park in Brgy. Danao, Maasin City. There are also whale-watching activities all over the island of Leyte, where people may get the chance to see a whale-shark in the wild.

Religious sights include the iconic Magellan’s Cross in Limasawa Island — this cross marks the site of the first Christian mass ever held in the East. The Maasin Cathedral also boasts of Spanish-era images, reliefs and decor.

After a long day of adventures, you could opt to steep yourself in the sulfuric waters of the springs in Anahawan.

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  1. Agas-Agas Bridge
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  3. Limasawa Shrine
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  4. Jalleca Hills
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  6. Limasawa Island
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  9. Southern Leyte Divers Resort
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  10. Jaimee's Hotel and Beach Resorts
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Popular Areas in Southern Leyte

  1. Maasin

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