Southern Leyte

Limasawa, Southern Leyte: A Travel Guide to the Historic Island

Posted on March 26, 2023

The mere mention of Limasawa – the island municipality at the mouth of Sogod Bay – instantly calls to one’s mind, especially among Filipinos, the Magellan-Elcano expedition. The rugged 698-hectare island is the site of the first documented Roman Catholic mass in the Philippines and the Far East. After snorkeling with whale sharks and scuba diving around Sogod Bay, I excitedly decided to hop on over to this slender-shaped island. According to legend, the island takes its name from theRead More

Peter’s Dive Resort: Wonderful Reef & Muck Diving in Sogod Bay, Southern Leyte

Posted on March 11, 2023

If you’re looking for a quiet dive destination away from the crowds that descend onto popular places like Anilao, Cebu or Bohol, you might want to go the extra mile and venture to Sogod Bay in Southern Leyte province. Due to its relative remoteness, this part of the Philippines sees far fewer tourists, guaranteeing that your dive group will often enjoy the dive sites all to yourselves! There are only a handful of dive centers in the entire area, withRead More

Exciting & Sustainable Whale Shark Tours in Southern Leyte by Peter’s Dive Resort

Posted on March 7, 2023

With nearly 2,000 whale sharks (Rhincodon typus), the Philippines is home to the world’s second-largest population of the ocean’s biggest fish. The tropical archipelago is one of the best places in the world to swim with whale sharks — locally called butanding in Tagalog — in the wild. Growing to lengths of up to 18 meters long, they are magnificent but docile leviathans that feed on shrimp, zooplankton and small fish. Whale Shark Tourism in the Philippines Whale shark tourismRead More

Liloan, Southern Leyte: Uncharted Beach Paradise in Eastern Visayas

Posted on November 7, 2018

Despite its relative proximity to the “world’s best island” of Siargao, Southern Leyte lies outside the tourism radar and unfortunately only makes it to the national news when a natural calamity such as a typhoon or landslide hits this remote province in Eastern Visayas. It is this obscurity that got me excited on the first day of our Samar-Leyte tour organized by the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines when we departed Tacloban City and made it as far asRead More