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GENERAL INFORMATION (NORTHERN SAMAR)

ALLEN


  • Buenos Aires Beach
  • Cabucungan Beach (a surfing area)
  • Gamma Beach
  • Cabacungan Cave has a natural lagoon.
  • Gerapsan Island
  • Punta Cabucungan

BIRI


  • Talisay Beach, located offshore from Lavezares (a 30-min. boat ride), has giant boulders and a natural rock swimming pool which at low tide become aquariums full of brightly colored tropical fish, black crabs, squid and green, red and yellow corals.
  • Magasang Island has gray sandstone cliffs beaten into exotic rock formations of twisted, surrealistic shapes by wave action of the powerful Pacific breakers of the San Bernardino Strait, forming giant mushrooms, spectacular stairways and natural amphitheaters.
  • San Bernardino Island has a century-old lighthouse facing the San Bernardino Strait.
  • Biri Island is one of the most attractive diving areas in the eastern Philippines
  • Liyang Cave
  • Liyang Rock
  • Punta Point

BOBON


  • The 3-km. long, white sand Calirocan-Merida Beach
  • Dancalan Beach (Brgy. Dancalan)
  • Lologayan Falls and Spring is located 2.5 kms. from the town. 
  • Colgantes Bridge Ruins
  • Cabaongon Island, a 10-min. boat ride from the town, has white sand beaches, offshore coral and is ideal for fishing, windsurfing and diving.

CAPUL


  • The 18th century, fortified Church of San Ignacio Loyola was the third built on the site (the first, probably of wood and thatch, was burned in 1615 and the second in 1769, all during Moro raids). In 1781, Fr. Mariano Valero repaired the church and built a bell tower. In 1898, The Franciscans opened a lateral gate along the fort’s walls, and embellished this with the Franciscan emblem. In 1947, the neo-Gothic altar was apparently destroyed when a typhoon hit the church. In 1987, another strong typhoon ripped the church’s roof, ceiling, and part of the convent. In 1988, the baptistery to the gospel side of the nave, the sacristy behind the sanctuary and the convent’s second floor were repaired and the old choir loft was removed.
  • The 40-ft. high Capul Lighthouse, completed in the 20th century by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, is situated 143 ft. above sea level on the northernmost and highest point of the island.  It has a panoramic view of the San Bernardino Strait, the Pacific Ocean, Naranjos Island and the province of Masbate on the south and Mayon Volcano and the topographic outline of Southern Luzon on the north. This spacious lighthouse has an officers’ quarters, sleeping and dining rooms, a kitchen and a separate wash/comfort room. A few meters from the base of the lighthouse are the rock formations. Big guns where once mounted here in World War II to support Japan's “SHO” plans prior to the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
  • Bito Cave (also called Beto Cave), in Brgy. Sawang, has wonderful stalactites and stalagmites and is a source of guano and.  It is a 2-hr. boat ride from Allen.
  • Big Foot
  • Freedom Beach
  • Capul Watchtower, overlooking the town's harbor, is located on a hill near Capul fort.
  • The rudder-shaped Timon-Timon Rock Formation is located on the southern point of the island.
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