Leyte is a province occupying the northern part of the island of Leyte in the Visayas in the Philippines. Its capital is Tacloban. Leyte today is notable for the geothermal electric power plants near Ormoc. However, Leyte is most famous for its role in the reconquest of the Philippines in World War II.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate in this province has two types: Type II and Type IV. Type II is characterized by the absence of dry season with a very pronounced maximum rainfall occurring in the months of November to January.
It rains more often from November up until January, with typhoons passing by every once in a while. But if you want to be there to take part of grand fiesta celebrations, you can go to Ormoc on the last week of June, and the Pintados Kasadyaan Festival of Tacloban every 29th of June
The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Leyte province is divided into 40 Municipalities, 2 Independent Cities, 1 Component City:
- Kalanggaman Island
- Tabuk Islet
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Leyte province:
If you plan to visit the province of Leyte, you can use the following sites to determine the best places to stay:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Leyte throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Leyte province.
Where in the Philippines is Leyte located?
Leyte is located on Eastern Visayas Region.
Is Leyte a city or province?
Leyte is a province.
What is the Capital of Leyte?
The capital of Leyte is Tacloban.
What is Leyte famous for?
Leyte is famous for geothermal electric power plants and role in the liberation of Philippines during WWII.
How do I get to Leyte?
There are several ways to get to Leyte, the most common being from Manila:
- Plane | 1.5 hours | $34-$180
- Ferry | 26 hours | $33
- Bus ferry | 30-32 hours | $33-$50
How many islands are in Leyte?
There are 2 islands in the Leyte province.
How Safe is Traveling in Leyte?
Leyte is very safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Leyte the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Leyte province is considered tropical with significant amount of rainfall during the year.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…
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