The 10 Best Things to Do in Tacloban, Philippines

February 13, 2018 Phylicia Berquist

Tacloban (/tækˈloʊbən/ tak-LOH-ban;Tagalog pronunciation: [tɐkˈloban]), or simply referred to as Tacloban City is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the Philippines. It serves as the regional center of the region of Eastern Visayas. The city is autonomous from the province of Leyte, although it serves as its provincial capital. According to the 2015 census, Tacloban has a population of 242,089, making it the most populous city in the Eastern Visayas. In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 124,777 registered voters. The city is located 360 miles (580 km) southeast from Manila.
Restaurants in Tacloban

1. San Juanico Bridge

Tacloban, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines 09028464356
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 343 reviews

San Juanico Bridge

The San Juanico Bridge, is an arch-shaped truss bridge in the Philippines stretching from Samar to Leyte crossing the San Juanico Strait. It is part of the Pan-Philippine Highway. It is the longest bridge in the Philippines spanning a body of water with a length of 2.16 kilometers.

Reviewed By Acineto

A fairly long bridge that has nice views over the San Juanico Strait. The bridge winds along the Islands, some of which are apparently resorts. Really nice views on a sunny day. Fairly far from the city, the easiest way to get here would probably be in a car but there were jeepneys that also went over. You can't stop on the bridge to take pictures though.

2. Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum

Real Street, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
Excellent
24%
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3.5 based on 116 reviews

Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum

Reviewed By aoc827 - Cebu City

If the tour guide is great, you would definitely appreciate the place. This is mainly a museum, the Marcos family has never stayed or lived in this tourist spot.
Area is not really well maintained, especially the ground floor but the second floor was still in good shape (thanks to the type of wood they used).

3. Robinsons Place Tacloban

National Highway | Marasbaras, Tacloban, Leyte Province 6500, Philippines +63 53 523 3632
Excellent
37%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 48 reviews

Robinsons Place Tacloban

Reviewed By _kirbyloganrun - Manila, Philippines

Staying right next to Robinsons, we were at the mall everyday enjoying the restaurant and small snack places there. We ate at Irish Potato which was excellent and had mango shakes at another place. Also we bought a birthday cake at an excellent shop there that was amazingly delicious. Well air conditioned for cooling off from the hot days there in the Philippines. Nothing opens up until 10a.m. so if you wanting to eat early in the mall, it's hard to find restaurant open before this time. The movie theatres are very nice there and we enjoyed a couple of movies while there.

4. M/M Eva Jocelyn Shrine

Barangay Anibong Road, Barangay Anibong, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines +63 936 118 2244
Excellent
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Good
28%
Satisfactory
48%
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3.5 based on 75 reviews

M/M Eva Jocelyn Shrine

Reviewed By iamatopmodel - Davao City, Philippines

Going there while commuting was not very pleasant. Had to pass by the unsightly places of Tacloban. I wondered why those settlers were allowed by the LGU to build their shanties again right along the shoreline where their houses were once decimated by the typhoon. I'm questioning where did the Yolands funds go. Getting into the boat and seeing the structures surrounding it made me feel outraged.

5. Red Beach

Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
Excellent
7%
Good
65%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
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4 based on 28 reviews

Red Beach

Reviewed By jojowtan - Quezon City, Philippines

This is another check on our bucket list for places to visit in the Philippines. Though it took us a year later, because of typhoon Yolanda, it was definitely worth the wait.
At first I thought the statues were on the beach itself. Good thing I was wrong. It was before the beach and within the park area.
You can even remove your shoes and walk toward the big statues for some picture taking. Just be careful because the floor is mossy and quite slippery.
Aside from these statues, the park itself is a good place to relax and unwind.

6. Stations of the Cross

Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
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4 based on 10 reviews

Stations of the Cross

Reviewed By mjdztep - Denver

Best view, best art sculptures & best exercise in Tacloban, all for free.... The walk up Calvary Hill constantly provides special rewards. You do have to be any special religion to enjoy it. You can not cheat by taking a taxi or motor cycle, the only way to the top is through the giant stair climber which takes hours. The climb has both sunny and shaded sections with pleasant sculptures every 50 feet. When you get to the top you are rewarded with the most beautiful view in Tacloban and maybe even Leyte. Truly, you would not believe that dirty little Tacloban is so beautiful, but it is:):) You get to view the Mountains and scenic bay, the church towers and the boats traveling the straits. It you got a little energy, this is a must see adventure. It is part spiritual, part scenic beauty, part artistic beauty and part athletic accomplishment..... have fun!!!!
Note: if you go on Easter Day, 10,000 people will being joining you, which makes it even more exciting...

7. Madonna of Japan

Kanhuraw Hill, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
Excellent
13%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
6%
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3.5 based on 29 reviews

Madonna of Japan

Reviewed By Eric E - Philippines

Now this was a weird place, for some reasons. By the time I came here, I was intrigued with the name of the statue, how Japan got involved, and what was the purpose of erecting such landmark in this part of the Visayas. The place was old but there's something in there that will make you wonder, ask, and think, or even meditate. This is a place to visit to expand your awareness about Leyte.

8. La Villa Francisco Mountain Resort

Baranggay 100 San Roque,Diit, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines +63 917 505 8680
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

La Villa Francisco Mountain Resort

Reviewed By carol_anne1186

The food is good. We did not bring food because of their policy, so we buy food in their restaurant. Their zipline is not finished. We order budol fight. You need to wear appropriate swimming wear. If they not wear apprppriate swimming wear their lifeguard will get angry. We wait the horseback riding, they are slow. At least we have a good time in the pool.

9. Zpa

Zamora, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines +63 917 773 8008
Excellent
58%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
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Terrible
28%
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3.5 based on 7 reviews

Zpa

Reviewed By ride_and_dive_1965 - Philippines

The best massage in town for sure, massage lady are very good and massage professionally done.
Place is nice and almost quiet if staff where not chatting that loud.
The worst is the reservation. No number you are obliged to call XYZ hotel and information get lost between ground floor reception and 2nd floor spa. Appointment are constantly moved and at last minute.
Too bad because the massage are so good.

10. Korean Veteran Memorial Park

Barangay Candahug, Palo, Tacloban, Leyte Province 6501, Philippines
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4 based on 1 reviews

Korean Veteran Memorial Park

Reviewed By Acineto

A memorial park that is down the road from McArthurs park, by the roundabout.
The land was given to the Koreans for their assistance in Yolanda and they, in turn, created the memorial for the Filipinos who helped in the Korean War.
It is a nice show of friendship between the two countries.

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