Tacloban is located in the Northeastern part of the island of Leyte, one of the major islands that comprise the Eastern Visayas region. The City of Tacloban lies at 11o 14' 36" North latitude and is situated about 360 miles Southeast of Manila.
Three airline companies - Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines, and Cebu Pacific Air serve Tacloban with daily 1-hour flights from Manila and half-an-hour flight from Cebu. Several bus companies ply between the city and Manila. Travel time is 22 hours. Tacloban is also connected to Davao via a 16-hour land trip. The busy sea lanes between Tacloban and Manila is dominated by WG&A Super Ferry and Sulpicio Lines. The Cebu-Tacloban sea route is serviced by K&T Shipping Lines. Adventurous travelers can pass through Ormoc City via a 2-hour Super Cat or Water Jet cruise from Cebu and then take another 2-hour trip to Tacloban via Ormoc.
Public utility jeepneys (PUJs) ply the major thoroughfares of the city and to its suburbs. Motorcabs for hire are readily available for routes not serviced by PUJs. Minimum fare is P3.00 (in 1999). Car rental companies have offices at strategic locations in the city.
HOTELS & RESORTS
One of the country's top resorts is found in Tacloban City. The Leyte Park Resort offers guests with elegant quarters, warm service, sumptuous food and a unique ambiance. Other fine hotels/resorts in the city -- Asia Stars Hotel, Vic-Mar Resort, Tacloban Plaza, and Hotel Alejandro -- boast of well-equipped and up-to-date convention facilities and well-trained staff to meet the client's need. Tacloban also offers a number of economy class hotels, inns and pension houses with very affordable rates to cater visitors who wish to stay in the city for a longer period.