Canhugas Nature Park in Hernani town, Eastern Samar has now reopened to local tourists after it’s closure due to pandemic. With strict health safety protocols, local government establish a policy for the enforcement of the 50 percent carrying capacity.
For now, the local government strictly follows the directive from the governor to open this destination only for the residents of the province. You can check their website to check announcements or to inquire if they are already accepting travelers from other provinces. – https://easternsamar.gov.ph/.
Location: Hernani, Eastern Samar (More or less 3 hours from Tacloban City/ nearest airport)
Canhugas Nature Park – Hernani Eastern, Samar
Canhugas is considered as one of the top tourist destinations in Eastern Samar province. It’s name Canhugas was derived from the local term “hugas” (wash) a place where fishermen used to wash their catch. It became popular with tourists for its gigantic waves that reaches as high as 20 to 30 feet crashing onto the large rock formations creating beautiful water bubbles. The nature park is located in the town center, just a few meters away from the national highway.
Its big waves crushing the Bato-Bato Peak facing the Pacific Ocean makes is a beautiful view. Visitors may also do snorkeling and swimming in small lagoons. Every rock formation is a natural-made pool. Water comes from the strong ocean waves hammering the rocks, filling it with water. Cottages are also available inside and outside the cave.
RATES AND FEES:
Foreign Nat’l Php50.00
Rental: Cottage Php400.00/each
We didn’t stayed long. We just did a sight-seeing so we only paid for the entrance fee.
The recommended time to visit is during summer
, when it is low tide because waves in high tide can be very dangerous. If you want to climb the rocks and have a picture like what we have on this post, make sure have a comfortable footwear as rocks are sharp. Also, don’t forget to apply sunblock because there’s no tree cover except when you’re inside the cave or cottages.
Canhugas Nature Park opens from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Overnight stay is still prohibited.
Few kilometers away is the resort where stayed a night – Caluwayan Palm Island Beach Resort in Marabut, Samar.