Maasin City lies on the southern part of the Leyte it is well known to its natural marine attractions range from dive sites, rich marine life white sandy beaches and being the religious center of the province mostly for Marian devotees. It is rich also in natural inland attractions include waterfalls, flowing springs, rivers and caves. Below are the list of destination that you must visit, I assure that you that wouldn't regret instead you will be mesmerized and amazed once and forever!

MonteCueva It is a small cave which was developed by its original owners into a shrine with a quaint chapel inside . The shrine is located at an elevation of 172 meters above sea level overlooking the entire city of Maasin. It is a donation by the philanthropists Odong and Loring Chung to the Diocese of Maasin City .  It is currently a popular pilgrimage site and destinations for local and national tourists.

Our Lady of Assumption It is cathedral in the top of the hill that over - looking the Maasin City yet it is a 10 ft. Statue of Mary. Thus, mostly it was visited always by the Marian local and national devotees. They said that when you take the steep staircases going up while meditating on the station of the cross that you will passes by ~ your prayer will be answered for sure.

Cagnituan Falls  It is situated on the the bosom of the City preserved mini forest which is fantastically awesome God's masterpiece creation. You will amazed by it's sparkling blue water and it cascades. This is a must - see tourist attraction.

Cagnituan Subterranean River It is one of a kind tourist destination that you need to visit! Thus, you will be mesmerized on the beauty of this nature that you must uncovered. So what are waiting for ~ get yourself wet in the subterranean river which leads to an enchanting cave and be amazed with its stalactite and stalagmite formations.

Canigao Island in Matalom Leyte is a Three Hectares Island situated in Matalom, Southern Leyte. It is known for its beauty and extraordinary yet It is one also of the Best Island in Philippine Archipelago for vacation, scuva diving and other water adventure.

Itinerary 3D/2N Maasin City -  Matalom Tour
01:00 PM - Departure ( Cebu City - Hilongos)
07:00 PM – Arrival at Hilongos
07:10 PM – Take a PUV going to Maasin City
08:10 PM – Arrival at Maasin City
08:30 PM – Check – in at Chosen Pension House
08:40 PM - Take a rest
08:50 PM – Freshen up
09:00PM – Dinner
09:30 PM – Street Strolling
10:00 PM – Lights Off

05:00AM – Wake up Call
05:30AM – Take a Bath
06:00AM – Breakfast at the Pension House
07:00 AM – Take a Tricycle going to MonteCueva
07:30 AM - MonteCueva Tour/ Picture Taking
09:00 AM – Take a Tricycle going to Lady of Assumption Cathedral
09:30 AM – Lady of Assumption Tour/ Picture Taking
11:00 AM  - Lunch
12:00 NN – Take a tricycle going to Eskina Guingsuhotan 
12:30 PM - Get a Habal habal to take you to Cagnituan Falls and River
01:30 PM - Cagnituan Falls and River Exploration
02:30 PM – Take a tricycle going back to Pension House
03:00 PM – Pension House Check out
03:15 PM - Take a PUV going to Bato
04:00 PM – Arrival to First Ball Port
04:10 PM – Taking a ferry going to the Island
05:00 PM - Pay the Entrance/fees
05:30 PM - Pitch the Tent
06:30 PM - Cook dinner
07:30 PM – Dinner
09:00 PM - Socials/ Swimming
10:00AM – Wake up
10:30AM - Freshen up
11:00 AM - Breakfast 
11:30AM - Swimming/ Island Exploration
04:00PM - Taking a ferry going back to Bato
05:00PM - Taking a PUV going to Hilongos
06:00PM - Get a ticket/Dinner/ Hilongos Exploration
10:00PM - Departure (Hilongos - Cebu City)
05:00AM - Arrival at Cebu City
05:30AM - Going Back to Apartment
It's quitely excellent and highly advisable to travel in a group so that your expenses will be minimized!
Budget and Expenses:

Cebu-Hilongos-Cebu via M/V Beautiful Stars - Php 760.00
Terminal Fee (Cebu Port) - Php 10.00
Terminal Fee (Hilongos Port) - Php 11.00
Lunch (SM Mcdonals) - Php 50.00
Food and Drinks - Php 800.00
Hilongos Port-Maasin City  (PUV) - Php 45.00
Pension House (Single Bed) - Php 500.00 
Tricycle Fees - Php 80.00
Habal- Habal - Php 300.00
Maasin City - First Ball (PUV) - Php 25.00
Matalom-Canigao Island-Matalom  (FIRST BALL) - Php 50.00
Bato-Hilongos Port - Php 25.00
Space Rental(For Tent If you bring yours) - Php 100.00
Entrance Fee (Canigao Island) - Php 20.00
Toilet and shower room (Canigao Island) - Php 10.00 
Total Expenses - Php 2,786.00                                                                                 
Let them take you to your Destination Safely!

Kinswell Shipping Lines, Inc.
Room 202, G.K. Chua Building, M.J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City
Telephone: (032) 416-6516
Fax: (032) 255-7572

       ROUTE              SCHEDULE            DEPARTURE            ARRIVAL
Cebu to Hilongos              Daily                        2:30 PM
Hilongos to Cebu              Daily                        9:00 AM

Roble Shipping, Inc.
43-C Escario Extension, Cebu City 6000
Telephone: (032) 255-3871, (032) 254-0583
Fax: (032) 416-6117

Booking Offices:
Cebu Telephone: (032) 255-5904, (032) 255-1849
Ormoc Telephone: (053) 255-7631, (053) 561-2801
Hilongos Telephone: (053) 336-2077

       ROUTE            SCHEDULE      DEPARTURE            ARRIVAL
Cebu to Hilongos            Daily                   1:00 PM                6:00PM              M/V Ormoc Stars
Cebu to Hilongos            Daily                    9:00 PM               2:00AM              M/V Beautiful Stars
Hilongos To Cebu           Daily                   11:00 AM              4:00PM              M/V Beautiful Stars
Hilongos to Cebu            Daily                   10:00 PM               3:00AM             M/V Ormoc Stars

In every travel there's always a perfect haven away from home that will make your stay Memorable and Comfortable. So, pick one now!
Contact Details: Tomas Oppus St., Agbao
                                    Maasin City, Southern Leyte, 6600
                                    (053) 570 - 8084

2. Maasin City Country Lodge
Contact Details: Barangay Mambajao,
                                    Maasin City, Southern Leyte, 6600
                                    (053) 570 - 9648
                                    (053) 381 - 2102
Contact Details: Tomas Oppus Street,
                                    Maasin City, Southern Leyte, 6600
                                    (053) 381 - 0639
 4. Southern Comfort Pensionne
Contact Details: Demeterio Street, Brgy., Abgao,
                                    Maasin City, Southern Leyte, 6600
                                    (053) 381 -9878
 5. Floi Quin Hotel
Contact Details: R. Kangleon Street,
                                    Maasin City, Southern Leyte, 6600
                                    (053) 381 -8896

 6. GV Pension House
Contact Details: Tomas Oppus Street,
                                    Maasin City, Southern Leyte, 6600
                                    (053) 381 - 4269

 7. DW Pension 
Contact Details: Barangay Abgao,
                                    Maasin City, Southern Leyte, 6600
                                    (053) 381 - 3336
 8. Jaimee's Hotel and Resort (New Boutique Hotel)
Contact Details: Barangay Ibarra,
                                    Maasin City, Southern Leyte, 6600
                                    (053) 381 -2208

 9. Looc Haven Hotel

 10. Panan - awan Paradise Hotel

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  1. hi reid! i havent been to leyte yet. the itinerary is informative. we'll definitely consider this option if we go there... thanks.

  2. Hi! Thank you for reading my article and for the compliments also. Just visit Leyte someday it's a great province and there's a lot to explore and discover.

  3. Hi! How much is the cheapest hotel or lodge in maasin? Because im planing to go in maasin by the end of this month. Is the room rate is per person or what? We're looking for a cheap one.

  4. If you want to stay overnight in Maasin City I encourage you to check-in at Casa Ampil Pension House It's the cheapest lodge I've known in the city. Below are there Room Rates:

    Superior Suite (Matrimonial Bed w/CATV) PHP800.00
    (Twin Bed w/CATV) PHP800.00
    Deluxe Room (Twin Bed w/CATV) PHP550.00
    Standard Room (Twin Bed w/CATV) PHP450.00
    Economy Room (Twin Bed / N-A w/Fan) PHP250.00
    (Tripple Bed / N-A w/Fan) PHP125.00/Head
    (Quadruple Bed / N-A w/Fan PHP125.00/Head

    Additional Bed PHP125.00 Each

    Thank you and Enjoy!