Allen Travel Guide

Allen is home to a small port offering ferry connections to the Luzon area and is little more than a transport hub into Northern Samar.

Although Allen is not a tourist hotspot, there are a handful of bars and restaurants for visitors to try out. There is limited accommodation and certainly no five-star resorts to choose from and the region is primarily used as a commercial gateway into Luzon.

Allen is a major trading place between Samar and Legaspi and Cebu and Manila, and the landscape in Allen is full of farmland specializing mainly in coconuts, abaca, rice and root crops. There is a constant procession of boats and ferries coming in and out of Allen, and the town is a hive of activity.

Getting There & Away

From Balicuartro to Allen there are regular ferries that take about 1 hour, 30 minutes to complete the journey. Buses from the capital city of Manila, where the nearest international airport can be found, are also frequent. After traveling to Matnog, Sorsogon, it is a 2-hour boat ride to Allen.

Things to Do

Allen Attractions

The port

The main attraction in allen, a transport hub, is its port area, with plenty of things going on here.

Side trips from Allen


Is the largest island in the philippines and a popular tourist destination that is easily reached from allen. in fact, travel to luzon is the main reason people travel through allen.