Thursday, August 22, 2013

Posted by Glen Santillan in , , | 3:20 AM

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 City
There are a number of Accommodation in the city that will suit someone's budget. The city of Ormoc can offer you a nice, cheap and affordable place to stay while in the city.

Niko's Ark Voyager's Inn
Address: Real St., Ormoc City (Security Bank Bldg)
Contact Number: (053) 561 0258(053) 561 0258 or 0932 222 59370932 222 5937
Rates : Single room for P500, P250/person for dorm-type room



Hotel Don Felipe

Address: Cor. I. Larrazabal & Bonifacio Sts., Ormic City
Contact Number: (053) 255 3580(053) 255 3580

Ormoc Villa Hotel 

Address: Obrero St., Ormoc City
Contact Number: 053 255 5003053 255 5003
Website: www.ormocvillahotel.com

Sabin Resort Hotel

Address: Brgy. Bantique, Ormoc City
Contact Number: (053) 255 3801(053) 255 3801

Bayview Inn

Address: Brgy. Alegria, Ormoc City
Contact Number: (053) 255 5908(053) 255 5908

Sugarland Suites

Address: J. Rizal St., Ormoc City
Contact Number: (053) 255 3214(053) 255 3214

Where to Eat in Ormoc City

Al Dente
Ground Floor, Superdome Building I. Larrazabal Street 
Tel. No. (053) 561-1157(053) 561-1157

Gene's Kitchenette

Concepcion Street 
Tel. No. (053) 561-1247(053) 561-1247

Pardi's Grill

Cor. San Pedro and Aviles Streets 
Tel. No. (053) 255-2765(053) 255-2765

Things to Do in Ormoc City

1. Explore Lake Danao
Lake 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 Kasudsuran
Lake 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 Janagdan
Lake 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 Field

The 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 Grave
The 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.


Basic Phrases in Bisaya/Cebuano
Good Morning / Afternoon / Evening : Maayong buntag / hapon /gabii.
Can you help me: Pwede mangayo ug tabang?
How much? : Tagpila
Can I get a discount? : Pwede makahangyo?
Excuse me. : Excuse me.
Thank you. : Daghang salamat.
What is this / that? : Unsa ni / na?
How do I get to (name of place)? : Unsaon ag adto sa? (name of place)?
How far is (name of place) : Unsa kalayo ang (name of place)?
This is delicious! : Lami ni!
I love you. : Gihigugma ta ka.
Bye, see you soon. : Adto sa ko, hangtod sa sunod.
I don't understand : Wala ko kasabot.

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