Reasons To Visit Tacloban
Tacloban is a city located in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines known for its vibrant culture and many interesting landmarks, making it one of the country’s most popular tourism destinations. There are many different attractions to see around the city such as the Price Mansion and the San Juanico Bridge which stretches over 2 km long. Travelers who like to stay fit and active will also find plenty of things to do in and around the city such as a visit to the beautiful Balogo Waterfall outside of Tacloban or a scuba diving trip to see some of the shipwrecks in the waters around the city.
Arriving In Tacloban
Tacloban Airport, known in full as Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport, is one of the busiest airports in the Philippines currently handling a small selection of domestic flights across the country. Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Tacloban will not find any direct flights available, but you can easily transfer at Manila or Cebu before continuing on to Tacloban. You can use our guide to find the best time to book your flight tickets from the UAE to Manila. If you're planning a stopover in the Philippine capital, check out our guide to the Top 15 fun attractions and things to do in Manila.
Tacloban Airport is made up of a single passenger terminal and offers very little in terms of facilities and services, so it is advisable to come prepared and bring any essentials with you. Once your flight has touched down at the airport there are taxis readily available just outside of the terminal - it is advisable to agree upon a fare with the driver before setting off as taxis are not fitted with meters. Alternatively, you can find budget transportation in the form of shared minibuses which offer a much cheaper journey compared to taxis.
Tacloban Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to the Philippines, you are able to enter the country without needing a visa for up to 30 days. In Tacloban the weather is warm over the course of the year with average highs of 27 to 31 degrees all year round. While it rains frequently at any time of year, there is a period of increased rainfall from November until February. You will need to put your clocks forward by four hours to get on local time in Tacloban, while the currency in the Philippines is the Philippine peso.
If you're thinking of exploring more of the country, find some inspiration with our guide to the top 10 things to do in the Philippines.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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