Travel Diary: A Travel Exploration of Southern Leyte, Philippines
Can i just say one thing? The ride was extremely long. Ha. Back in Ormoc City, it's pretty chaotic. I never expected the city to be that commercialized. I caught the first van bound for Maasin City and after 3 hours, I officially arrived in Southern Leyte.
There, i met Juben who would be my motor driver for three days. My Merrell sandal gave up on me because the rubber sole of my sandal was touching the metal brackets. That's why during the cruise, i could smell rubber burning. I rented his service for P500 to bring me to Padre Burgos, and soon after pick me up the next day. Juben is such a friendly guide, and just like my brother. The next day, we met his father, and the newly opened grocery near the bus terminal became our base point. I went to Pete's Dive Resort but it was expensive and they only give discounts to divers. Of course, i am not one. The beach is rocky but the people were very friendly to me.
I decided that since i wish to go to Tangkaan Point, so I might as well stay there. There are two resorts, Castle Rock which charges P5000 per night, and the motel where i stayed. Paid P995 for a family room good for 24 hours.
The next day, I woke up and explored Burgos Park. I went for a little swim and managed to head to where there's a strip of sand between rocks which is owned by the Castle Group. I must say Tangkaan point surprised me as it's really beautiful there. The vast ocean was also there to keep me happy, as was the sun shining so brightly with clear skies.
On my last day, I was able to catch the sun rise perfectly with a backdrop of rocks and calm seas. I could already see Limasawa island, and the huge cross on top. Before i left the, i checked out the main town of Maasin City, and the quaint church was my last stop before i head back to reality. I really love Southern Leyte, more than Leyte province. Leyte is really huge, that's why. But next time, i couldn't wait to explore Canigao and Cuatros Islas. Of course, it would be better during summer.