BoronganEastern Samar, in the Eastern Visayas region of Philippines.
Borongan is in the typhoon belt, and also an important location for typhoon tracking by the national weather forecaster PAGASA.
The climate is tropical with oceanic influence, having no dry season due to moist Pacific air causing frequently overcast, rainy conditions; however, the rainiest months are on the other way around, being between October and March, when the temperatures are cooler and the northeast monsoon is at full intensity. Average daytime highs during the drier months are sweltering , but still expect rainy afternoons with thunderstorms.
The peak season is during the rainiest months, with February and March the best times to visit, with not much high rainfall and more tolerable heat.
Borongan AirportHas a runway, but no commercial flights. Cebu Pacific once served this airport using turboprop jets, but ceased service due to security concerns.
The nearest airport with commercial service is in Tacloban (TAC), within 3 hours via UV Express.
By bus or minivanThere are buses and minivans to Tacloban, Guiuan, Catbalogan. Jeepneys are available from Guiuan.
Silver Star has buses from Cubao or San Pedro, with a ferry ride to Samar Island from Luzon. They follow the highway though the eastern coast of Samar from the ferry port in Allen.
Cabong BeachSuitable for swimming.
Metro Bankaddress: Real StreetHas a Master Card/Visa Card ATM.
Wilsam Uptown MallHas a supermarket.
578 Emporium Department Store and Supermarketaddress: Cinco StreetBudget friendly store.
Hotel Dona Vicentaphone: +63 55 2613585address: Real StreetA/C single/double rooms with own bathroom and cable TV.
Borongan Pensionneaddress: Rizal Street National Highway
phone: +63 55-5609791address: Rizal Street National HighwayFan/air-con single/double rooms with own bathroom and cable TV.
Domsowir Hotelphone: +63 55 2612133address: Real StreetFan/air-con single/double rooms with own bathroom.