Located on the southwestern coast of Leyte Island, Maasin city is the only City in Southern Leyte
Province. The city is bounded on the north by the town of Matalom in Leyte Province, on the east by Macrohon, on the south and west by Canigao
Channel. It has an area of 211.5 square kilometers, most of which are farmlands or forested rural areas. Terrain is
characterized by a broad coastal plain that rises into rollings hills and rugged mountains in the northeastern part of the city.
As a gateway to the province of Southern Leyte, the city has a port and can be reached by boat from Cebu City
in two hours. Travelling to this city by vehicle is possible through the Maharlika Highway.
The city celebrates Pabulhon festival to coincide with Foundation Day of the city on August 10. The Pagkamugna Festival
in held to coincide with the Foundation Day of the province on July 1.
The city has a thriving food processing industry producing macapuno tarts, pickled vegetables, processed meat,
virgin coconut oil, banana chips, and other delicacies.
The city offers opportunities in food processing especially fruit, vegetables, 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 Attractions in Maasin City
- Cathedral - an 18th century structure
- Guinsohotan Falls
- Abiera Museum of Arts
- Ruperto K. Kangleon Memorabilia Center
- Saint Francis Xavier Pilgrimage Site
- Provincial Capitol
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