About Sogod, Southern Leyte
L.Regis St. corner Bagares St.
Sogod, Southern Leyte, 6606
- 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 Sogod, Southern Leyte(approx. 2.5 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 Sogod which is about a 2-hour drive. As an alternative, you can also catch a fastcraft or ferry from Cebu port that can bring you Maasin or Hilongos, and from there you can catch a bus or jeepney to bring you to Sogod (approx. 1.5 hours)
- Going Around in Sogod and Leyte - Buses and Jeepneys are available to take passengers to neighboring towns and provinces. Potpot is Leyte’s own version of the tricycle. It is the main mode of transportation in the province to take passengers to nearby destinations. A potpot can hold upto 6 passengers at the same time.
- Sogod Bay – Established as a big fish sanctuary, the whole of Sogod Bay and parts of the Pacific area have the makings of becoming an excellent dive site. This tourist spot can very well accommodate a number of diving activities as well as other water sports and recreation.
- Magsuhot Park – 500 hectares of forested area, Magsuhot Park boasts of 4 waterfalls merging into one basin.
- Agas-Agas Bridge – The country’s tallest bridge and the site of Zip Southern Leyte. The Agas-Agas Zipline is the longest, highest and fastest zipline in the Visayas region. It runs about 30-stories high from the base of the bridge and is about 1km long
- 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.
- Panagsogod Festival – a month long celebration for the feast of the towns patron St. James the Apostle and to showcase the town’s cultural heritage and rich natural wonders. Street dancing, parade, dance showdown by various performers in colorful costumes and the coronation of the festival queen are some of the activities during the festivities.
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