Everything you need to know about Ormoc City : Where to Stay, Where to Eat, What to Do, How to Get There and Basic Phrases to get you Started
Ormoc City is the usual entry point of the visitors going to the province of Southern Leyte. The city is accessible by boat and buses coming from different part of the Philippines. It became a news item when a flash flood killed thousands of people in 1991.
Where to stay in Ormoc? Recommended hotels to stay in Ormoc City. Please click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.
Niko’s Ark Voyager’s InnAddress: Real St., Ormoc City (Security Bank Bldg)Contact Number: (053) 561 0258(053) 561 0258 or 0932 222 59370932 222 5937Rates : Single room for P500, P250/person for dorm-type room
Hotel Don FelipeAddress: Cor. I. Larrazabal & Bonifacio Sts., Ormic CityContact Number: (053) 255 3580(053) 255 3580Sabin Resort HotelAddress: Brgy. Bantique, Ormoc CityContact Number: (053) 255 3801(053) 255 3801
Where to Eat in Ormoc City
Al DenteGround Floor, Superdome Building I. Larrazabal Street Tel. No. (053) 561-1157(053) 561-1157
Gene’s KitchenetteConcepcion Street Tel. No. (053) 561-1247(053) 561-1247
Pardi’s GrillCor. San Pedro and Aviles Streets Tel. No. (053) 255-2765(053) 255-2765
Things to Do in Ormoc City
1. Explore Lake DanaoLake Danao is a mountain lake which has about a total area of 139 hectares. It’s about half an hour drive from the city proper. The lake’s water is a good place for boating, kayaking and fishing.
2. Visit Lake KasudsuranLake Kasudsuran is a 12-hectare lake situated in teh forest of Brgy. Gaas, Ormoc. It is only accessible by foot approximately 2.5 kilometers from the jump-off point at Sitio Maglahug.
3. Enjoy the View of Lake JanagdanLake Janagdan is the smallest among the three signature lakes of Ormoc. The lake is only accessible by foot which is around 2 hours from the jump-off point in the barangay Cabingtan proper.
4. Visit the Leyte Geothermal Power FieldThe Leyte Geothermal Power Field is considered to be the largest geothermal powerhouse in the country. This plant provides electricity to some part of LUzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
5. Take a trip down memory lane by visiting the Mass GraveThe biggest cross in the city can be found in the graveyard of the 1991 victims of the Ormoc flash flood that killed thousands of people. Every 5th of November every year, a mass is held in the site in memory of the victims who passed away in one of the Philippine’s worst tragedies.
How to go to Ormoc?
Ormoc does not have an airport. The closest airport is in Tacloban which is 2-3 hours away from Ormoc. The city is also accessible by boat from Cebu, 2.5 hours by fast craft and around 5 hours on a regular boat. There are also buses plying from Ormoc to as far as Davao for approximately 25 hours travel.
Tricycle is the primary mode of transportation within the city proper and van and buses going to the nearby towns.