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Onwards from Basey town in Samar, Tutubi proceeded to the next town of Marabut to catch sight of the rock formations and secluded white beach nearest to Tacloban City.
Photos of Marabut Beach and rock formations you normally see on Samar Tourism brochures (pictures taken with an umbrella over Tutubi's head to protect his camera):
Marabut rock formations that entices rock climbers to test their skills. the cove looks peaceful enough for kayaking a white beach with no people, it's expected since it's raining. People from Tacloban reportedly flock to this beach during summer. You can reach this place by walking about 50 meters from the main highway
There are no beach resorts seen by Tutubi when he went there, probably located on the other side of the cove. He only spent a few minutes to take pictures with an umbrella over his head since it's still raining. Other rock formations in Samar are in Biri town.
How to get to Marabut, Samar:
Commute: buses and jeepneys to Marabut are available from Tacloban City Bus Terminal. Driving directions: you can reach the town and the beach via around 33 km travel under an hour from Tacloban passing San Juanico Bridge and the Samar towns of Sta. Rita and Basey. Directional signs will guide you along the way.