The port city of Tacloban is the capital of Leyte, and also considered the center of Eastern Visayas. The region is known worldwide as a significant ecological and biodiversity site in the Philippines. Nearby beaches include White Beach and Red Beach, where General MacArthur famously landed in World War II, and Orange Beach, where coral reefs and exotic fishes abound.
Notable points of interest in the city include Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum, where a collection art objects and furniture showcase the Filipino ingenuity, and country’s longest bridge, the San Juanico Bridge, which connects the islands of Leyte and Samar.