Located midway on the western coast of Leyte Province in Eastern Visayas Region,
Baybay is bounded on the north by the town of Albuera while on its eastern border are the towns of La Paz, Macarthur,
Javier, Abuyog, and Mahaplag. Inopacan town is its neighbor on the
south. On its western border is found Camotes Sea. It has a total land area of 460.5 square kilometers most of which are considered
rural. Baybay is 107.6 kilometers southwest of Tacloban City and can be reached in a 2-hour drive using the eastern highway.
Baybay City Hall
The population of Baybay are a mix of Cebuano and Waray speaking people. There are also some residents who speak
Surigaonon. Tagalog and English, however, are used widely as a medium of instruction and in government as well as business
transaction. Binaybayon Festival is a much awaited event in Baybay.
Farming and fishing are the major sources of income for the majority of the population. Coconut, rice, and abaca are the
primary farm products. Baybay is home to a coconut oil mill. Articles made of pandan leaves are being promoted in the city under the One Town One Product (OTOP) program
of the government.
The city offers opportunities in food processing especially sugar-based foods, meat and fish processing. The manufacture of furniture, clothing
and fashion accessories, jewelry, personal care and other consumer goods are encouraged. The establishment of commercial complexes
and tourist facilities are welcomed in this city.
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Baybay City
- Jungle Valley Park
- Immaculate Conception Church - originally built in 1852
- Punta Chapel - Baybay's first church
- Bakwitan Falls
Downtown Baybay City
City Hall photo credit to batch2006.com
Downtown photo credit to flcker.com