Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines
Tacloban is a port city approximately 360 miles southeast of Manila. It is the capital of the Philippine province of Leyte.
Attractions in Tacloban include the San Juanico Bridge which links the island provinces of Leyte and Samar, the Philippine-Japan Commemorative Park and the Santo Nino Shrine Gallery.
Things to See & Do
* San Juanico Bridge
* The Philippine-Japan Commemorative Peace Park
* Santo Nino Shrine
* San Pedro Bay
* Palo Cathedral
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (PHP)
Language – Filipino, English
Population – 220,000 approx
Land Area – 201.72 km2
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 63
Travel Links – Daily flights from Manila with Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines, about an hour flight. Cebu Pacific has flights to/from Cebu every afternoon and Philippine Airlines in the morning.
Sulpicio Lines takes approximately 37 hours to reach Tacloban, the ship departs from Manila three times a week. The days of departure are fixed a week before.
Many bus companies offer daily trips from Manila to Tacloban, including Ultra Bus , CUL Transport, Philtranco, Eagle Star Bus, Villegas Transit, Golden Dove and many others. The trip will take almost 24 hours from Manila.