Sohoton Caves and Natural Bridge Park

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Tourists kayaking through the Sohoton Natural Bridge.
View of the Sohoton Natural Bridge.

The Sohoton Caves and Natural Bridge Park is a protected natural area about 841 hectares and a tourist attraction within the Samar Island Natural Park. The natural park features caves, subterranean rivers, waterfalls, limestone formations, thick forest and a natural stone bridge.[1] It is just a small portion of the Samar Island National Park covering the 3 provinces namely Northern Samar, Eastern Samar and Samar (formerly Western Samar). The entire area is 455,700 hectares, home of the various wildlife, rivers and cave connections. It is located at Brgy. Guirang, Basey and has an area of approximately 840-hectares.[2] First established as the Sohoton Natural Bridge National Park in 1935, it was then renamed as the Sohoton Cave Natural Park, and finally to the Sohoton Cave and Natural Bridge.[3]

How to get there[edit]

The nearest airport to Sohoton Natural Park is Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City, Leyte. A tourist will have the chance to cross San Juanico Bridge, the longest bridge in the Philippines that connects the islands of Samar and Leyte. There are two ways to get to the park - ride a pump boat directly or ride a habal-habal from the town to Wespal, Brgy. Girang to ride a pump boat from that point to Sohoton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tourist Attraction in Samar". VisitMyPhilippines.com The Ultimate Travel Guide for Tourists. Department of Tourism (Philippines). Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  2. ^ "Sohoton Natural Bridge National Park". EV Learners. EV Learners. 2016-09-02. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  3. ^ Amazona, Roel (2018-03-09). "Samar's Sohoton Cave gets P8-M improvement". website. Retrieved 2018-07-10.