The best way to go to Leyte is by air. There are regular direct flights to Tacloban’s Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport from Manila and Cebu.
The island got its name from the word ‘langgam’, which means bird in Bisaya. When viewed from above, the two ends of the island seem to flap like bird’s wings with the changing tides. With nothing but sun, sand, and surf, the 795-meter sand bar in Palompon, Leyte is a picture perfect destination with nothing to distract from its beauty.
MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park
Gen. Douglas MacArthur famously promised Filipinos, “I Shall Return”, upon retracting American troops in World War II. He returned on October 20, 1944, and his landing on the shores of Palo, Leyte has been marked with a bronze monument within the MacArthur Landing memorial Park.
San Juanico Cruise
Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the San Juanico strait that offers refreshing sights of the surrounding bay and a beautiful view of Samar and Leyte. Today, one can enjoy the majestic structure of the bridge during the day and be amazed by a lighted bridge at night.
World War 2 Sentimental Journey
Take a journey back in time and visit World War II engagement sites in Tacloban City and the municipalities of Dagami, Burauen, Dulag, Tolosa, and Palo in Leyte.
Your Leyte tour is not complete without a taste of our local treat – Moron. It is made from glutinous rice or rice flour mix, cocoa, sugar, and coconut milk. Notably wrapped in banana leaves, this delicacy will surely take your palates on a sweet journey.
Ever tried our Humba? If you look at it, you’ll probably say, “Oh, Adobo!” but no, Humba is not Adobo! While they are both cooked in soy sauce and vinegar, they vary in taste. Adobo is savory and sour, while Humba is savory and sweet. Salted black beans, tablea (pure dark cocoa tablets), and star anise are the main ingredients of Humba that set it apart from Adobo. Truly, a must-try dish when in Leyte.
Pandan Bags – Baybay City
Check out our handicrafts made by our local weavers as collectible art or as a souvenir. This unique item is made from Pandan or Screw Pine. Other than Pandan bags, our local weavers also produce traditional designs for mats and other accessories.
Coconut Utensils – Bato, Leyte
If you’re looking for something local, these handcrafted utensils are a must-buy! It is made from coconut wood and shell. Its lightweight material makes it an effortless souvenir for a friend or for yourself.