Rich history and blooming nature merges in Leyte! This place in the Visayan region is known for the site of the largest naval battle that took place in the Second World War. But beyond that, Leyte offers a lot of wondrous attractions and activities for both local and tourists alike. So, let’s dive into what you can do and where you can go in Leyte!

1. Visit Leyte’s Sunflower Spot

Photo From Tambaan Farm Cafe Facebook Page

Nature blooms wild in Leyte, and that includes the sunflowers! At the Tambaan Farm Cafe, not only will you get to witness the beauty of sunflowers upclose but also get to wine and dine with the blossoms surrounding you. The cafe’s decors are inspired by the flowers themselves, so you’ll be sitting on leaf-designed chairs, furniture with sunflower petals, and even an automobile with sunflower designs painted on it!

Photo From Tambaan Farm Cafe Facebook Page

MENU & OTHER INFORMATION

SPECIAL LENTEN MENU

Photo From Tambaan Farm Cafe Facebook Page

OTHER INFORMATION

Operating Hours: 10AM to 7PM

Contact number: 0950-640-0859

Facebook page: Tambaan Farm

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact Location: Sitio Tambaan, Hilongos, Leyte 

BY COMMUTE: From Hilongos Public Market, take a motorcycle taxi to Tambaan Farm Cafe.

BY CAR: Navigate using Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Tambaan Farm Cafe” in Hilongos, Leyte. Parking space is available and free.

2. Get Drenched at the Kaluktuban Falls

Photo By Raffy Calle Banghet

Instagram-ready, refreshing, and majestic are what you can say when you arrive at Leyte’s hidden gem, the Kaluktuban Falls! With natural beauty that’ll capture the hearts of everyone, this spot is truly a sight to see. And the best part is, it’s open for the public! So, if you want to swim in natural fresh cold waters, then head over to the Kaulktuban Falls right away!

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Kaluktuban Falls, Merida, Leyte.

BY CAR: Navigate using Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Kaluktuban Falls!”.

3. Witness a Piece of History at the MacArthur Landing Memorial Park

Photo From The Global Alliance of National Park

Perhaps the top destinations that Warays, or the locals of Leyte, will tell you about because of it serving as a historical emblem of the place. The MacArthur Landing Memorial Park is where history happened. With life-sized statues of soldiers and General MacArthur, you’ll definitely want to promise the locals that you shall return as well.

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact Location: Barangay Candahug, Palo, Leyte

BY COMMUTE: Take a jeepney from the airport with a “Downtown” signboard going to Tacloban and inform the driver to drop you off at the Coca Cola plant. From there, take another jeepney going to Palo and request to be dropped at the intersection near downtown Palo where you can take a tricycle going to the MacArthur Park.

BY CAR: Navigate using Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “MacArthur Leyte Landing Memorial National Park.”

4. Bond with Your Family & Friends on a Floating Cottage

Photos by Paraw Floating Cottage and Teresita Sarvida

After a day of strolling around Leyte, you’ll surely want to relax and just dine with your family. Well, you’re in luck as the Paraw Floating Cottage offers dining and relaxing while you’re floating in the seas of Leyte! You can enjoy fresh seafood and at the same time, jump into the water for a refreshing dip when the sun gets high. 

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

COTTAGE RATES

Weekdays: starts at Php600.00 (good for 20-30 persons)

Weekends: starts at Php700.00 (good for 20-30 persons)

OTHER INFORMATION

Operating Hours: 8AM to 5PM

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact Location: 66X4+933, Jct Himay – Angan – Silago – Abuyog Boundary Rd, San Juan, Southern Leyte

BY COMMUTE: From Tacloban City, take a van going to the Sogod Bus Terminal then ride a jeepney to San Juan. From there, you can take a tricycle going to Brgy. Timba and let the driver know you’re heading to Paraw Floating Cottage.

BY CAR: Navigate using Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Timba” in San Juan, Southern Leyte.

5. Experience the Replica of Noah’s Ark in Maasin City, Southern Leyte

Photo from Maasin City Tourism Facebook Page

Ever wondered how big Noah’s ark is? Then you must head to Maasin City, Southern Leyte to experience the one-of-a-kind replica of the ark where around 7, 876 pairs of animals were housed based on the Bible. The Hilltop Ark is humungous and it also allows you to go to the deck and enjoy the amazing view of Maasin City.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

RATES

Entrance Fee: Php20.00 per pax

OTHER INFORMATION

Operating Hours: 7AM to 7PM

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact Location: Brgy. Hanginan, Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines.

BY COMMUTE: From Tacloban City, take a bus heading to Maasin, Southern Leyte and drop you off at Brgy. Hanginan. From there, ride a motorcycle taxi going to Hilltop Ark.

BY CAR: Navigate using Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Hilltop Ark” in Maasin City, Southern Leyte. Parking space is available.

Photo from Maasin City Tourism Facebook Page

The list can go on and on, but what you can do right now is pack up your bags, book a ferry, and head to Leyte to experience the adventure first-hand!


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