Getting there
Regular flights from Manila to Tacloban are available daily, and transfers (which take four hours) can be arranged to The Surf Camp. If you’re coming from Cebu, several ferry trips are available daily going to Ormoc where similar transfers to The Surf Camp can also be arranged, while two flights weekly are available directly from Cebu to Guiuan Airport, which is only 15 to 20 minutes away from The Surf Camp.

Staying there
The Surf Camp in Guiuan, Eastern Samar is an idyllic tropical getaway located in ABCD (American Base Commissioned Depot) Beach, and is Calicoan Island’s
prime surfing area. The resort has eight luxurious cottages, which are inspired by Thai, Balinese, Indonesian, and Filipino architecture. All of them are air-conditioned and equipped with hot water, satellite TV, and a minibar. When you’re on a break from surfing, The Surf Camp allows you to unwind with an unparalleled view of the Pacific Ocean with its infinity pool lounge. Board rentals and surf lessons are readily available upon request. The Surf Camp also has its own M/Y Nauticat that’s available for guests to schedule island hopping, deepsea fishing, and surfari trips.

Calicoan Island lies at the southeast point of Samar and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean on the East and Leyte Gulf on the West. Its rugged landscape, topped with tropical virgin forests and untouched cream white beaches caters to both the adventurous traveler and the intrepid surfer.

ABCD Beach, known for its powerful waves that peel both directions, never fails to make the list of Philippine surfers’ top destinations. The beach’s surf season runs from April to November. The Philippine summer months are ideal for beginners with gentle 2 to 3 foot waves, while the latter months find bigger, more challenging waves crashing into the beach. With non-crowded lineups and waves coming in sets, surfers are sure to have their fill. And, while surfing may be the main calling card of Calicoan presently, Guiuan Mayor Sandy Javier has big plans to tap into the rich potential of his town’s many and varying natural gifts even going as far as confiding he sees Guiuan as the “next Boracay.”

For reservations and inquiries, call (0917) 5243582 or visit

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