HOW TO GET THERE
From the airport to the City center
Walk a few meters outside the airport and take a tricycle going to the city proper. Fare is 10 pesos and travel time about 10-15 minutes.
From Catarman to Allen
Take a jeepney bound for Allen at the city's central terminal. Fare is 60 pesos and travel time is around 1.5 hours.
To UEP and White Beach
From the central terminal, take a tricycle going to Makiwalo. It will pass by UEP and White Beach. Get off at white beach then pass by UEP on your way back to Catarman City proper. Fare is around 15 pesos, travel time is about 10-15 minutes.
From City center to Airport
Take a tricycle bound for Airport Village at the city central terminal. Fare is around 10-15 pesos, travel time is 15 minutes.
There are a number of cheap inns and affordable lodging houses available at the City center. But, if you are on a tight budget (like me), I would recommend North Hill Pension House.
North Hill Pension House
Address: 3rd Floor, Catarman CellZone, Marcos St. Catarman, Northern Samar
Room Rates: starts at 380 pesos per night for an air-conditioned single room
Contact Details: 0906-5535318 / (055)5009085
Notes: Clean and spacious room. Toilet and bath is a bit small but clean. I highly recommend this hostel when you stay in Catarman.
Bahay Pinoy and Restaurant: Starts at 650 for an Air-conditioned room
Mijares Pension House: Starts at 350 for a non-Aircon room
Pink City Pension House: Starts at 750 for an Air-conditioned room
SaSa Pension House: Starts at 380 for a non-Aircon room
GV Hotel: Starts at 375 for a non-Aircon room
NAIA Terminal 3 Fee
Tricycle to City Proper
Accommodation (1 night)
Jeepney Fare (Catarman to Allen)
Jeepney fare (Allen to Catarman)
Tricycle (City Proper - UEP White Beach)
Entrance at UEP White Beach
Pedicab (White Beach to UEP Campus)
Tricycle (UEP Campus - City Proper)
Foot Spa + Tip
Tricycle to Airport
Round Trip Air Fare
Here's my suggested itinerary for a day tour in Northern Samar.
08:00 AM - Breakfast/Check-in
09:00 AM - ETD for Allen
10:30 AM - ETA at Allen Central Terminal
11:00 AM - ETA at Spice of Life Beach
12:00 NN - Lunch
01:30 PM - ETD for Catarman
03:00 PM - ETA Catarman
03:30 PM - Visit University of Eastern Visayas
04:30 PM - Go to UEP-White Beach, Watch sunset/Swimming
06:00 PM - ETD for Catarman Proper
06:30 PM - Back at North Hill Pension House/Freshen up
07:30 PM - Dinner
08:30 PM - Massage/Foot Spa at North Hill's Bliss Touch
If you have more time, you can visit other tourist spots such as Biri Rock Formations, Capul Lighthouse and church, the old town of Catubig, Pinipisakan Falls and more. Click here for other things to do in Northern Samar.
For more tips, check out Journeying James' blog posts where he unveils the Secrets of Norther Samar.
I only had a piece of Northern Samar, there are still a lot of things to do, sights to see and unknown places to explore. I will definitely come back again soon! 'Til next time!
|This is a series of blog posts on my "off-the-cuff" weekend getaway to the province of Northern Samar last July 16-17, 2011. To date, this is my 6th solo trip and the 30th province on my list. |
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