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« on: September 16, 2013, 04:16:47 am »


MAJOR TOURIST SPOTS

Golf course awaits all visitors in Ormoc City. The Leyte Golf and Country Club is just 7 kilometers away from the city. Water sports adventurers and beach lovers can also enjoy several beach resorts that offer various recreational getaways such as jet-skiing among others.

For late-night fun, several night spots are located in Ormoc City’s hotels and vicinity for a drink of beer, while others drink the famous native wine concoction which is “tuba” that is made from coconut.
LAKE DANAO
The lake is violin shape and it stretches 3 kilometers with an elevation of 2,100 feet (640 meters) above sea level. Townsfolk believe that a giant eel lives in this lake. Tourists can surely enjoy the serenity of this lake with boats available for hire and a floating restaurant is also available.

LEYTE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
This place overlooks Ormoc Bay, surrounding beautiful mountains and rolling hills. It is a premier golfing resort that covers more than 80 hectares of terrain situated on a plateau with palms, coconut, fruit-bearing trees and flowering shrubs. The course is located just 7 kilometers away from Ormoc City.

LEYTE MOUNTAIN TRAIL
Trekkers can surely have fun on this trail which starts at Lake Danao and ends at Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park.

MASS GRAVE
This is the site where the remains of the Flash Flood Tragedy victims in 1991 were buried. It is situated within Ormoc City. Every November 5, a memorial mass and wreath lying of flowers is held on this grave.

ORMOC BEACHES
Ormoc City has 6 beach resorts and 3 picnic grounds, situated in west Ormoc Bay. Various water sports facilities and adventures are provided in these beaches.

PHIL-JAPAN PEACE MEMORIAL
As a token of friendship between the Japanese and Filipinos in aftermath of World War II, an impressive memorial marker was built by Nagoya and Gifu Prefectures. It is located in one of Ormoc’s hills overlooking Ormoc Bay. Japanese tourist often visits this area to pay homage to their beloved countrymen who fought in World War II.

PINEAPPLE PLANTATION
The city is also famous for its local product which is the Pineapple, for its distinct sweetness. Visitors usually buy bundles of this famous product as ‘pasalubong’ or gifts to their loved ones and friends.

The plantation is 210 hectares located north of Hibunawon and Kananga communities. A daily harvest is estimated at 2,000 pieces which is marketed in the region and other neighboring islands. Tourists can access the place by private vehicles only, just a 30 minute ride away from the city.
RAINFOREST TOUR
Visitors has the option to tour Mahagnao, Malagsum, Casudsu-Ran, and Dabao lakes, as well as the Guinaban falls, plains and views of the Samar Island from the Amandiwing mountain range. One can enjoy nature sightseeing and trip to forest containing varieties of flora and fauna.

TONGONAN HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK
This place is a valley of geothermal power source supplying electricity to the whole region, the very first geothermal plant to operate in the Philippines. The park has a lot of recreational activities such as boating, swimming, camping, trekking, biking, picnic and scientific studies being conducted here.

VETERANS CENTENNIAL PARK
In honor of the soldiers who fought for the liberation of the country, the park was built in early 1990. And to commemorate the 100th year independence of the Philippines, a centennial marker was erected in 1998.  Old and young alike enjoys strolling in this park, experiencing the refreshing air and beauty of the sunset.


HOW TO GET TO ORMOC CITY

BY AIR
Currently, there is no direct flight going to Ormoc City since the airport is currently under reconstruction.  From Manila, take a flight via Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific Air going to Tacloban City. Ormoc city can be reached approximately 2 hours travel time via    V-hire van inside Tacloban airport, and Bus transportation outside the airport

BY LAND
There are several bus companies plying the route from Manila to Ormoc City with a travel time of 29 hours.

BY SEA
Ormoc can be reached 36 hours via boat ride from Manila. Another option is fast crafts from Cebu port, approximately 2 hours ride.


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