From food to tourism destinations, waterfalls, caves, cultural highlights, architectural marvels, and tourism spectacles, Spark Samar shines a spotlight on the gems of Samar!
Spark Samar is your go-to for planning a trip to rich and sight-filled Samar. The SparkSamar program is a purposeful tourism campaign initiated last 2015 in collaboration with the local government units, private sectors, and the academe. Together, Spark Samar unravels the beauty of Samar. There is no one better to ask if you want to know more about the province, than Spark Samar!
While the campaign seeks to spotlight the wonderful sights and spots in Samar, its other goal is to overcome the negative image of the province being steeped in “disaster, poverty, and conflict.” The local government has turned its lack of investors and infrastructure into an asset when they chose to refocus on tourism.
With all the marvelous wonders of the island province, it’s a well-received and well-deserved program!
Since its launching and with help from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), as well as the Department of Tourism (DOT), the provincial government was able to get funding from the national government. They’ve since used their resources to continue promoting Samar’s captivating caves, beautiful beaches, and many other natural tourist spots – including, of course, the artistic and cultural heritage of the province.
Spark Samar is assertive in advertising to the rest of the Philippines its tourist spots, food, culture, heritage, and products from different municipalities in Western Samar. Even during the quarantine period, the program has been consistent in campaigning for local tourism while watching out for the population.
Visit their Facebook page, currently their main platform online, to keep posted on updates on local tourist destinations and adventures! Their page also continually posts updates on travel requirements and restrictions for locally stranded individuals, residents, and tourists.
A few of their recent highlights have been: Samar Island National Park (a 333,300-hectare protected area), the majestic multi-level Lulugayan Falls, and an adrenaline-filled aqua adventure in Paranas.
Been wanting to visit the island? Or perhaps have you been planning a trip back to rediscover Samar and its treasures? Spark Samar can help you arrange your best trip yet!