Maasin Travel Guide

Maasin is the largest city in southern Leyte. The region is a famous spot for whale watching and is blessed with stunning natural beauty.

However, Maasin is not the liveliest place in Leyte and many people bypass it altogether in favor of the pristine beaches of nearby Camotes Island. But accommodation tends to be cheaper in Maasin and there are fewer tourists so some people use to city as a base to visit Camotes on a daytrip.

Canturing River flows through Maasin and its banks are a pretty spot for a walk or perhaps fishing. There is a number of cheap food stalls located near the river, and some people eat a picnic beside the river on a fine day.

Getting There & Away

Maasin is a 6-hour ferry ride from the city of Cebu. Cebu has its own international airport with regular flights from all over the world including from Europe and North America. There are also connecting flights from other major cities in the Philippines such as Manila (90 minutes).

Things to Do

Maasin Attractions

Banahaw Springs

This is a popular weekend spot, when people come to wallow in the pool of spring water after swimming at the beach.

Hanginan Trail

Hike along this jungle trail to the highest elevation point in maasin, which was formerly used as a spanish lookout post.

Side trips from Maasin

Camotes Island

The water around this pretty island is a great place for whale watching.