Did you know that Limasawa actually means “Limang Asawa” or Five Spouses? Apparently, it had something to do with the founder of the Island or the ancestors which dwelled on the province of Leyte way back. Limasawa Island is located in the most southern part of Leyte, Philippines. It is comprised of only seven barangays and in every direction are people in simple living, without the high cost of food, shelter, and natural resources. Even the rent for night stays is affordable. I totally recommend this to tourists who want peace, quiet, and isolation.
We were invited to get around some part of the island in a quick day tour before we left Maasin Leyte during our work travel. The good Mayor of Limasawa municipality were more than happy to welcome us to the island.
A 50-people capacity motorboat carries passengers to Limasawa island in less than 30 minutes or so. The nearest hotel is a few steps away from the resort, owned by the family of the current Mayor that welcomed us on that time.
Before we got to Limasawa Island, our team went to Catbalogan, Samar, and Tacloban Leyte. A few days later, we visited the Maasin City proper and got to visit Mama Mary Shrine. Let me share some more photos of our travel which I took from these places.
It was again a privilege to travel along my colleagues from the heart of Samar to the ends of Leyte. I am looking forward to the future visiting more amazing spots in these islands. I hope to visit Limasawa once more and personally cliff dive in the open water. Thanks for reading!