It’s a long way from our base in Tacloban City to the church in Sulangan. When we visited Sulangan, we started our trip at 4am, to be in time for mass, and even though we had breakfast and snacks in the car, we felt quite hungry after the mass. So when we passed a few resorts on our way to Balangiga we decided to stop at one of them to have an early lunch.
We stopped for lunch at Villa Calicoan, a small coastal resort. We were soon joined by other pilgrims, on their way back from Sulangan to Tacloban City.
Villa Calicoan is a very small resort, but it has several spots with a beautiful view over the ocean. While waiting the ladies in our company (that means everyone except me and the driver) roamed around to find nice spots to pose and take photos of each other, and I also took a few photos of the views (and of the ladies).
The Surf Camp is a luxury resort, almost next door to Villa Calicoan. The ladies wanted to have a look, and as there were no guests at the time we received permission for a short visit.
From the southern tip of Samar back to Tacloban City is a long trip, so we had another stop-over for a drink, a walk, a rest, and another photo shoot – this time at the Caluwayan Palm Island Resort.
Villa Calicoan and The Surf Camp are in the municipality Guiuan, province Eastern Samar, at the extreme southern tip of the island Samar. Caluwayan Palm Island Resort is in the municipality Marabut, province Samar.