We had the chance to visit Ormoc City recently and had a quick tour around some of its not-oftentimes seen points of interests.

Among the sites visited: the Leyte Geothermal Production Field (LGPF) in Tongonan – the world’s largest wet steamfield – now owned and managed by the Energy Development Corporation of the Lopezes;  Lake Danao National Park, and the Sabin Larrazabal Pineapple Plantation.

Here’s a quick rolling tour of Ormoc City showing some early morning street scenes and night scenes on a fine, generally nondescript day…

Sunrise at Sabin Hotel

A fastcraft on an early morning trip to Cebu City

The streets are still empty at 6 in the morning…

Tractors troop to the farm…

The view from high up in the mountains showing Ormoc City and Ormoc Bay

The Leyte Geothermal Production Field (LGPF) in Tongonan – providing electricity power to consumers all over the country

At Lake Danao National Park

A Naked-faced Spiderhunter is spotted at Lake Danao National Park.

Having a slice and savoring the famous sweet Queen pineapple freshly harvested from the Sabin Larrazabal Pineapple Plantation

Downtown Ormoc at night…

The Fastcraft Port Terminal

The Ormoc City Port

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GETTING THERE

Ormoc City lies on the western coast of Leyte facing Cebu. It is a little over 100 kms (2 hours drive) from Tacloban City.

There are flights Manila-Ormoc though one needs to check with major airlines about their current schedules which can be irregular.  One can also fly to either Cebu City or Tacloban City.

From Cebu, one takes either a sea fastcraft (3 hours trip via SuperCat or Weesam) or the regular overnight ships (4-5 hours) plying the Cebu-Ormoc route.

There are airconditioned vans from Tacloban City and other major towns of Leyte going to Ormoc. There are also big buses coming from Metro-Manila and from Davao City.

For tour arrangements and other travel needs, contact:

Leyte Gulf Travel and Tours

email: leytegulf@callezaragosa.com

tel. nos. (053) 321-7966 & 523-7966

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