Mapaso Hot Spring in Calbayog

Maposo Hot Spring CalbayogLocated at Brgy. Rizal II, Oquendo District. Nature gives its life in the form of fresh crustaceans (pokot) of red appearance which ordinarily resembles the tint of a scalded shrimp. As the name suggests, (Mapaso literally means hot) it is a hot spring with the consistency of a boiling water.

Mapaso Hot Spring is one of the most popular and most visited hot springs in the region. Mapaso literally means hot or warm crustacean abounds. This hot spring has got an appearance of naturally pinkish that Continue reading

Calbayog, Samar

CalbayogCalbayog City is a city in the province of Samar, Philippines. It lies along the coastal region of the province stretching about 60 miles (97 km) from the northern tip of the island and 180 miles (290 km) from southern boundaries. Calbayog comprises 157 barangays, 25 of which are urban and 132 are rural, and is the largest city in Eastern Visayas. According to the 2009 census, it has a population of 190,374 people in 37,395 households, it is the second most populated city in region 8. Calbayog is one of the commercial trade centers in Eastern Visayas. And is the center of coerce in Samar. Its location makes it an ideal gateway to Samar, for it is one of the few cities in Samar that has both an airport and a seaport. Calbayog is subdivided into 3 major districts Calbayog, Tinambacan, Oquendo.

Guinogo-an Cave in Calbayog

Guinogo-an Cave CalbayogSituated at the fringes of Brgy. Longsob, Oquendo District, the cave is very proximate to Mapaso Hot Spring and is almost equidistant from the Calbayog City proper. Its cathedral door size entrance leads one to wade fresh, cool water into a natural tunnel stretching through, uneven ceiling with some portions touching one’s head, giving the adventurer an eerie trip through the dark cave which can be explored by carrying lighted torches.