Welcome to Eastern Samar, one of the last natural paradises
in the Philippines!
The province of Eastern Samar lies on Samar Island, the largest
island in the "Visayas" (all the islands in the
middle of the Philippine archipelago between Luzon to the north and Mindanao
to the south). The island is devided into three provinces: Samar (previously
Western Samar), Northern Samar and Eastern Samar. Together with the provinces
Leyte, Southern Leyte and Biliran they form the region known as the "Eastern
This incredible, tropical paradise, off the beaten tourist
track, is rarely visited by international and local tourists. The more adventurous
and nature-loving travellers can discover their own special tropical sanctuary
and explore its wonderful beaches, jungles, rivers and waterfalls.
island of Samar has one of the largest remaining unfragmented tracts of lowland
tropical rainforests in the Philippines. In these dense jungle, some endangered
animals are found, among them, are the Philippine Eagle (the second largest
eagle in the world), the Philippine Cockatoo, the Tarsier (usually only known
in Bohol), and the Flying Lemur. Aside from these species plentiful flying
foxes, bats, different birds, (hornbills, peasants, kingfishers and others)
reptiles, amphibians and insects (including many beautiful species of butterflies)
can be found.
One can explore the rainforests by taking a local boatride up
one of the several rivers or hike on slowly rising trails following the river
to one of the waterfalls. In such areas, large cave systems await your discovery
and can be explored by the more daring travelers with the proper lights and
ropes. And undeveloped beaches abound when you feel like relaxing or taking
a break from your more vigorous adventures.
Eastern Samar is a perfect place as a "ecotourism"
destination and for those of you who prefer a guide the local Filipinos are
more than happy to guide you for minimal daily fees. Unfortunately, the authorities
hardly show any organized effort to promote Eastern Samar as a destination
for ecotourism and share its beauty with the rest of the world. That's why
we decided to create this website and share Eastern Samar 's natural wonders
with travelers from around the world. On the following pages you can find
many pictures and budget travel information about Eastern Samar as well as
about the rest of the Philippines.
If you are planning a trip to the Philippines looking for more
undeveloped, natural destinations without organized tourist infrastructure
include Eastern Samar in your itinerary. A fantastic experience awaits you
and promises to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime and a trip
well worth your extra efforts!
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