Tacloban City, Leyte

Leyte, overflowing with tourist destinations, attract different types of visitors looking for different types of accommodations. Hotels in Leyte abound, catering to all kinds of travelers. GV Hotels in Leyte with specific branches in Baybay city, Maasin city, Tacloban City, Ormoc City and Sogod, offer great practical accommodations for those looking for budget hotels in Leyte. Practical accommodations that include all basic amenities without the extra cost makes GV Hotel a great choice for budget travelers.

Room rates can start as low as Php350 with GV Hotels which has branches in the following locations:

GV Hotels in Tacloban

GV Hotels, Tacloban City
Avenida Veteranos Cor. Juan Luna St.
Tacloban City
+63 53 523-0267

Other GV Hotels in Leyte

GV Hotels, Ormoc City
Real Cor. Solidor Sts.,
Ormoc City
+63 53 561-3068

GV Hotels, Baybay City
A Bonifacio St.
Baybay City
+63 53 563-8030

GV Hotels, Maasin City
T. Opus Street
Maasin City
+63 53 570-8094

GV Hotels, Sogod
Osmena St., Sogod
Southern Leyte
+63 53 577-8125

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About Leyte

Considered as one of the country’s most historic places, Leyte is noted for the role it played during World War II. Historically, the province was first to welcome the Spaniards but they are also first to resist the invaders during World War II. In fact, Leyte is the site of the uprising against the Spaniards and the famous landing of General Douglas MacArthur.

MacArthur Shrine, Candahug, Palo, Leyte.

Leyte’s rich history is only one of the many reasons that makes Leyte an interesting place to visit. The province is also blessed with remarkable natural and historical beauty making it an ideal destination for both local and foreign visitors.

The capital city of Leyte is Tacloban City and is consequently the location of the most important seaport in the eastern coast. Ormoc City and Baybay City are the outlets on the western coast.
Leyte today is also known for the geothermal electric power plants near Ormoc.

Visit Leyte now and experience more fun in the Philippines! Hotels in Leyte may be plenty but GV Hotels provides the best value for your money. No frills, budget accommodation for the practical traveler. 

Must See (Places to Go, Tourist Spots, Things to Do)

Tacloban City

San Juanico Bridge: Total length of 2.16 km.

San Juanico Bridge – A major tourist spot, this is the country’s longest bridge connecting the twin islands of Leyte and Samar, the third biggest island in the Philippines.

People’s Center & Library for Leyte and Samar– Books from the USA and other parts of the world are housed here. Dioramas representing the Philippine culture from ancient to modern times can also be found in the center.

Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum– Houses foreign and local collections of artwork, furniture and musical instruments.

CAP Heritage Building (formerly Price Mansion) – Memories of World War II are kept alive in the Heritage Building. The infrastructure served as General Mac Arthur’s command post and the Provincial Capitol during earlier times.

Food – What to Eat

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 Latik

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.

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Festivals in Leyte

Tacloban City

  • Pintados – Kasadyaan Festival – A merry making event in Tacloban that lasts an entire month, during the celebration, festive dancers painted from head to foot of colorful designs to depict warriors of the olden times fill the streets of the city. The festival is meant to showcase the rich cultural beginnings of Tacloban by featuring native music and dances by its people. Various municipalities gather in the city to perform a lively dance-drama parade of a storyline based on their local folklore and legends.
  • Sangyaw Festival – A mardi grass type of parade in honor of the Sto. Nino, the patron saint of the province

How to Get There

The fastest way to get to Leyte is by plane since it is an island province. Alternative travel options are by boat and by land via buses.

Tacloban City

By Air:

Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific Air have 3 flights daily each between Manila and Tacloban City. Travel time is 1 hour and 10 minutes. Air Philippines also has four flights per week between Cebu and Tacloban City.

Going Around in Leyte

Tacloban City

  • Public Utility Jeepneys (Jeep) abound major thoroughfares in the city making transportation to and from the central business district to the suburbs more convenient.
  • Spider Taxi – Tacloban’s version of Metro Manila’s FX taxi are also available for commuters.

Useful Phrases

Tacloban City

  • Good Morning – Maupay nga aga
  • Good Afternoon – Maupay nga kulop
  • Good Evening – Maupay nga gab-i
  • How do I go to <location>? – paanano ako makadto sa <location>?
  • How much? – Tagpira?
  • Do you speak <language>? – Maaram ka magbagaw <language>?

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