About Catarman City, Northern Samar
Marcos St., Brgy. Narra
Catarman City, Northern Samar, 6521
- By Air - One can reach Leyte by taking a flight via Manila or Cebu. In Manila you need to transfer from the international airport terminal to the domestic airport terminal for a direct flight to Tacloban City, Leyte. From Tacloban, you can ride a bus or van that will travel to Catarman, Northern Samar(approx. 4 hours).
- By Sea - If your flight is coming from Cebu City, you can take a taxi from the airport to the Pier to catch a ferry – You can pick between a fastcraft(approx. 3-4hours) or large passenger ship(overnight trip, usually departs at night) for Ormoc. From Ormoc, you can catch a bus or jeepney that travels to Tacloban which is about a 2-hour drive then catch another Van-for-hire(V-hire) or bus to reach Catarman (approx 4 hours). As an alternative, you can also catch a ferry(overnight boat ride) from Cebu port that can bring you Catbalogan City or Calbayog City, and from there you can catch a V-Hire, bus, or jeepney to bring you to Catarman (approx. 1-2 hours)
- Going Around in Catarman and Samar - Buses and Jeepneys are available to take passengers to neighboring towns and provinces. Tricycle can bring you around town, fare may vary on where you are going, it is the main mode of transportation in the province to take passengers to nearby destinations. A tricycle can hold upto 6 passengers at the same time.
- Scout City UEP – Panoramic view of the San Bernardino Strait of the west and the Pacific Ocean on the east, Scout City is the venue of the national, regional and provincial Boy Scout jamborees
- Tamburusan Beach – Perfect for swimming, surfing and boating. This sandy beach lined with coconut palms along the shore enjoys refreshing sea breeze blowing from the San Bernardino Strait
- Binagol - is sweetened taro pudding with nuts. Binagol is a popular delicacy of the province of Leyte. Binagol is made from talyan (a root crop) mixed with eggs, coconut milk, sugar, butter, nuts and chocolate. The product is put in a polished coconut shell called “bagol” and covered in banana leaves.
- Suman Moron or Choco Moron - is a smoother variety of suman. This chocolate moron is made up of ground glutinous rice also known as “malagkit” being cooked in coconut milk. Moron can either be mixed or plain with cocoa or chocolate.
- Pastillas - Pastillas de Leche if directly translated from Spanish means “milk tablets” or “milk pills” which basically describes this Filipino sweet delicacy. This is made from evaporated milk with some mixtures to make it like a dough. The dough will be formed into small shape and be coated with sugar.
- Suman Latik – It’s a delicacy made of glutinous rice (malagkit), steamed then topped with syrup made from freshly extracted coconut milk and panutsa or cane sugar chunk.
- Sagmani - it is a delicacy popular in the Leyte and Samar region, that is made of grated gabe (taro), sugar, coconut milk and nuts wrapped in banana leaves. As an alternative, some use camote (sweet potato) or kamoteng kahoy (cassava) instead of gabe in making sagmani.
- Northern Samar Founding Anniversary – A week long celebration that ends every 19th of June, this a celebration of the founding anniversary of Northern Samar
- Embajada Festival – this festival portray the Christianization of the Spanish conquistadores and the native Filipinos who embraced the religion after putting up a courageous resistance. During the festivities, people fill the streets dancing to the tunes of both old and new music. Generous servings of food are prepared by the people and are served at the town center before night falls.
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