municipality of the Philippines and capital of the province of Northern Samar

Catarman is the capital of Northern Samar, in the Eastern Visayas, Philippines. It is on the northern coast of Samar Island. It is the commercial, educational, financial, political and government center of the province.

Northern Samar Provincial Capitol


With a population around 94,000 in the 2015 census, Catarman is the largest town of Northern Samar, and second largest (behind Tacloban) of the Eastern Visayas region. It consists of 24 municipalities and 55 barangays.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

  • 1 Catarman National Airport (Catarman Airport, CRM IATA). One of the few places where a major road crosses the runway without an underpass. Only PAL Express has flights from Clark, and tickets can be expensive.    

By bus and minivanEdit

By ferryEdit

There is a ferry port in Calbayog with a Cokaliong shipping lines night ferry three times a week from Cebu City.

Get aroundEdit


Catarman Cathedral
  • Sacred Heart Plaza, Brgy. Casoy (In front of Our Lady of Annunciation Cathedral). An area of natural park and that has trails for walking, biking and other activities. Owned and maintained by the local government.
  • 1 Catarman Cathedral, Annunciation St..    


  • White Beach Resort, UEP zone along national highway.


  • Gaisano Grand Mall, Calbayog-Catarman Road. 9AM-8PM. Has a Gaisano supermarket.



  • Coffee Hub, corner Del Pilar and Roxas Street, +63 9161868227.


  • G V Hotel, Marcos Street, +63 55-5006373. fan single/double rooms with own bathroom and cable TV. From ₱500.
  • 1071 Bed & Breakfast (1071 B&B Cafe Eusebio), 1071 Annunciation St. Cor. Moore St. Brgy. Lapu-Lapu Northern Samar, +63 55 500-9245, toll-free: +63 9173398432. Beside BDO.
  • Sasa Pension House, Jacinto Street. From ₱800.
  • Pink City Pension House., Roxas Street. From ₱750.
  • River View Hotel, JP Rizal Street.


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