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Longest Bridge in the Philippines

San Juanico Bridge connects Tacloban, Leyte and Santa Rita, Samar spanning total length of 2,164... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marikina, Philippines
A Bucket List Destination Fulfilled

One of the highlights of our trip in Leyte is crossing over the San Juanico Bridge. The bridge... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Alameda, California
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The San Juanico Bridge, is an arch-shaped truss bridge in the Philippines stretching from Samar to Leyte crossing the San Juanico Strait. It is part of the Pan-Philippine Highway. It is the longest bridge in the Philippines spanning a body of water...more
Pan-Philippine Hwy, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
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All reviews take pictures great view enjoy the view highest point scenic view sunny day big trucks both sides worth the trip tacloban city his wife be careful samar leyte strait philippines marcos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Juanico Bridge connects Tacloban, Leyte and Santa Rita, Samar spanning total length of 2,164 meters. We rented a service (PhP1,500 including van, driver and fuels) to visit different tourist spots in Tacloban City including the San Juanico Bridge (if you use public transport, you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

One of the highlights of our trip in Leyte is crossing over the San Juanico Bridge. The bridge stood the test of times. It is one of the first engineering marvels of the late President Ferdinand Marcos that connects the Visayan islands of Samar and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alcor1922
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

With historical significance. Connecting Samar and Leyte. If you’re in Tacloban, don’t forget to drop by at this very important landmark. It’s just a jeepney ride from the Tacloban market, like 15 minutes. The view is spectacular especially once you are at the top of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gargard
Reviewed December 11, 2018

It was a beautiful sight after coming from Tacloban .. the snaking design, the beautiful islets on both sides... awesome views.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

The best part is looking down on a couple of beautiful islands. Be sure to stop on the "top" for a photo opportunity.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 1965Wade
Reviewed November 29, 2018

It's a bridge, I don't consider the view anything to get excited about. However if you want to cross the water on land then its perfect for you.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank lukej235
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

I actually passed this bridge many times before. This bridge is the longest in the Philippines. This was built during Marcos regime. It's one of the successful projects of his administration. This bridge connects Leyte and Samar. Once you are on the staight part of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank iamanndeeonlyone
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This is my second time to visit this bridge, way back in 2002 when we just passed by towards Samar. I think the LGU made a retouch of the bridge because it looks better as compared few years back. You can feel the vibration on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bing P
Reviewed September 19, 2018

a marvellous work from man, two island connected by one bridge, the longest bridge in the Philippines. to get the place you can ride a Jeepney from the terminal in Tacloban or rent a tricycle .

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank amayajoelsv
Reviewed September 18, 2018

It was raining that day, my colleague and I are eager to have a picture near the bridge before we return to Manila.... Jeep/multicab will drop you 500m away from the bridge and the rain fell heavier like discouraging us to go but we went...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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January 28, 2019|
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Response from gargard | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m not from the place. I’m also from Manila. Mc Arthur landmark in Leyte was not in our itinerary when we get there. It was on opposite direction going to San Juanico Bridge. You have option to ride via jeepney or... More
Nancy N
May 2, 2017|
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Response from Lezahjoy | Reviewed this property |
There's a lot of vehicles going to Tacloban passing by san juanico bridge
November 8, 2016|
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Response from imitheos92 | Reviewed this property |
From the Tacloban New Bus Terminal, you may ride a jeepney or bus plying to any point in Samar. If I may suggest, you may take the ones going to Basey or Sta. Rita. Going back to Tacloban, you can ride the Tacloban- San... More