Friday, June 8, 2007

Allen Samar - Villa Conchita Beach Resort

Municipality of Allen

Allen was once under the pueblo of Capul where the early Spanish Missionaries to the country settled. In 1867, the residents of Manipa-a, which was later renamed as La Granja, petitioned the Spanish Governor General for the creation of their place into a pueblo.Thus, the place was named Allen, taken from the surname of an American Governor General in the Philippines. The name Allen has been retained up to the present.

Allen is strategically located and its nearness to the island of Luzon (barely 12.5 miles stretch of one hour ferry trip) through the completed Daang Maharlika (Philippine-Japan Friendship Highway) via the San Juanico Bridge to Eastern Visayas, and its accessibility to the Balicuatro towns, made the municipality the center of trade, commerce and industry, as well as the center of political, cultural, medical, athletics, judicial and tourism activities in the Balicuatro area (towns of Capul, San Antonio, San Vicente, San Isidro, Victoria, Allen and Lavezares).

Villa Conchita Beach and Resort at Barangay Calarayan, Allen Samar

The owner of Villa Conchita Resort - a Fil-Am couple from Merillon New York.

On the horizon is the mountain of Sorsogon as seen from Villa Conchita Beach Resort. The sea separating Sorsogon and Samar is the San Bernardino Strait.

Websites mentioning Allen Samar

Philtranco Bus to Dalupiri Island, Northern Samar
Philtranco Bus Lines –

6:00 PM bus to Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro or Davao; Bus brings you all the way to your ultimate drop off point, Allen, Northern Samar. Bus route will pass by: Sto. Tomas, Batangas, Tiaong, Lucena City, Quezon, Naga, Iriga, Camarines Sur; Legaspi City, Albay, and will exit Luzon Island via Matnog, Sorsogon. From Matnog, the bus will be boarded on a ferry going across the San Bernardino Strait to get to Allen, Samar. Total Ferry travel time is 45 minutes. Upon reaching Allen, Samar, the bus will continue on to Victoria, Northern Samar, about 2 towns after Allen. From Victoria, a coastal town, boatmen will be available to cross to Dalupiri Island and eventually arrive at San Antonio town. Boat ride from Victoria to Dalupiri island is about 20 minutes.

Roro Barge From Sorsogon (Luzon)
Connecting Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao by road, the Phil. Maharlika Highway has 2 ferry connections to bridge the islands. One is the Matnog,Sorsogon-Allen, Samar connection. Roro barges leave the ports every hour 24/7, making the route as one of the busiest in the country. Travelling by road and island-hopping the Visayas, crossing our van at this point cost us P900 only. Very encouraging to take the road and see the beautiful islands in the Visayas and Mindanao..


  1. Great, I like your blog, I just descovered. Go ahead with your good work. I'm close and I was sooo many times in Allen. Big greatings from your neigbour Island Dalupiri or better San Antonio.
    All the best Nadja from

  2. I was born in calarayan, i love this place, im planning to build a small villa in punta soon. may be you know my family. "Pulvida"

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