Ulot River the longest river in the whole island of Samar with a total length of 90 kilometers. Counting its numerous tributaries, it's total length has been estimated to reach over 500 kilometers.
The river is located inside the protected area covered by the Samar Island Natural Park (SINP), created by PD No. 442 (August 13, 2003) ??" an area considered one of the country's top bot ...
anical diversity centers.
Ulot River News
The recent #SailEast fam tour brought be back to one of the exciting river adventures I had. The Ulot River Torpedo Extreme Boat Adventure in Paranas, Samar was quite memorable a couple of years ago. And I'm quite happy this eco-adventure destination is still going strong. This time around, the water volume was not as high as my first visit but still managed to deliver a splashing good time. I won't delve more on the experience as you can read it from the previous post. This time, I'm updating with an informative video on this river adventure. Watch below and don't forget to subscribe to my Yo ...
Joining the ranks of sought-after destinations like Palawan and Batanes, Samar is one of the last wild frontiers of the Philippine archipelago, but unlike its counterparts somehow doesn't receive as much attention and still remains largely off the beaten track. It exudes raw and rugged natural beauty. The third largest island after Luzon and Mindanao, this limestone landmass is riddled with the country's biggest caves and bordered by powerful surf breaks pummeling from the Pacific Ocean.
The Municipality of Paranas in Samar offer the ultimate adrenaline rush ride: the Ulot Torpedo Boat Extreme Ride.
Torpedo, as the word puts is a ballistic missile that explodes on impact. But in Samar, torpedo is neither a barreling bomb nor a lethal attack. It is a lexemic trope to mean a thundering boat adventure.
Where the inhabitants measure time by typhoon names, down to what they were doing when Ruby, Yolanda, and Urduja struck, natures power is never underestimated. The island also has another thing against it, their poor economic standing despite being the countrys third largest island. Living with the inevitable, the Samarnons have been seeking ways to harness their natural resources.
Even with all these adversities, the hardy people of Samar push on, led by a community-driven tourism campaign championed by the provincial government. Spark Samar, the tourism campaign since 2015, has been highl ...
Tired of the usual beach trip? Samar will satisfy your craving for adventure.
Samar isn't exactly top off mind when it comes to travel destinations. Many would prefer going to the beach in popular places such as Cebu, Palawan, and Boracay.
However, Samar has plenty to offer for those willing to go somewhere different. The region knows itself and its strengths when it comes to tourism. Instead of going head to head with the best beaches in other places, it focuses on ecotourism.
Samar has caves, waterfalls, and exhilarating adventure destinations for those looking for thrills. Here are ...