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Rizal 2, Hot spring (Mapaso)

Rizal 2, Hot spring (Mapaso)

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Calbayog City is a 1st class city in the province of Samar, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 147,187 people.

The whole of Samar island has been cited by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) together with Palawan as a global 200 Eco-region. It is one of the 18 centers of plant diversity in the country, with 2,400 species of flowering plants including the rafflesia manillana, the second largest flower in the world.

Samar might not be a very popular tourist destination but for those who want to try the off-beaten track, the province, specifically Calbayog, might just be the place you're destined to be enjoying this summer. An overnight boat trip from Cebu, will bring travelers to the port of Calbayog early the following morning. One can also take a flight from Manila to Calbayog by availing of the Asian Spirit flights thrice weekly. By land buses, take the Philtranco bus from Manila enroute to Tacloban.

A few pension houses are available for accommodation. But if you are the tent and sleeping bag type, then you'll find lots of interesting spots to pitch that tent.


July 25, 2004 change by deosa (2 points)

July 19, 2005 change by giorgio (1 point)

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