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Southern Leyte is exactly like a lady. She’s pretty on the outside, but the secret she hides within her makes her even more beautiful. Dive into the pristine, cerulean waters of Sogod Bay and see the beauty of its depths. One of the most biologically diverse reefs in the Philippines, Sogod Bay’s unspoiled dive sites feature beautifully steep drop-offs, majestic reefs that are teeming with life. Jump into the deep blues and play with the whalesharks affectionately called ”TIKI-TIKI” by the locals. Bask in the colors of the ocean and feel the serenity all around you in historic Limasawa Island. Learn about the PINTADOS’ culture at the “BALANGHAI MASUA” pre-colonial museum and learn “BAYBAYIN” writing and Pintado tattooing. Play with the schools of fish that come nipping at your fingers, and be in awe of its majesty. After that lovely dive, walk around and discover some of the best restaurants in Southern Leyte: try the mouthwatering Banagan (lobsters) in Silago, the crispy Ampao in Pintuyan and the Bocarillo in Maasin City. Go spelunking in Cambaro Caves and explore the mangroves of Sta. Cruz – Molopolo in Macrohon and rendezvous with Black Tipped sharks and the rare Philippine Wild Ducks. Her secrets are kept from all but the few who take the time to know her better.

Batanes Province