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Where is Eastern Visayas?

Maybe you're the sort of traveler who plans every detail of your journey. Or perhaps you prefer to hop in your rental car and wander like a free spirit. Whatever gets your motor running, there are some key points about Eastern Visayas that'll help get you on the road. This awesome destination can be found in Philippines.

What are the best road trip destinations in Eastern Visayas?

Eastern Visayas is an amazing place to hit the highways and byways in your own rental vehicle. Turn up the radio and enjoy the convenience of exploring all the hidden gems scattered between each of its most appealing travel destinations. Try to check off as many of this place's most outstanding destinations as you can:

  • Ormoc (population of 191,200)
  • Catbalogan City (population of 68,100)
  • Calbayog (population of 67,900)
  • Catarman (population of 47,400)

How can I get a cheap car rental in Eastern Visayas?

Avoid paying through the nose for a rental car by following our top tips:

  • Investigate as many different cheap car rental companies as possible (we make that job a pushover!);
  • Keep your eyes on your inbox for our popular Price Drop Alert. We'll keep you informed about all the hot deals cruising around your next vacation destination;
  • Before you hop behind the wheel, check both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off office locations to make sure you're getting the cheapest deal in town;
  • If your dates are not set in stone, try scoring a lower price by modifying the days in your search;
  • Try to keep your pickup time and your drop-off time the same. If you bring back your car later than you picked it up, you might have to pay for a whole extra day;
  • Some companies reward you for prepaying — keep your eyes peeled for these kinds of offers;
  • Last but not least, lock in your wheels as soon as possible to bag the biggest savings!

What is the most popular rental car category in Eastern Visayas?

Eastern Visayas is widely known for its rainforests, mangroves, and extinct volcanos. Many eager adventurers skip town to see those dazzling vistas. If that sounds enticing, consider booking an SUV or a full-size vehicle. Even if you don't plan to venture off-road, you won't regret all that extra space.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Eastern Visayas?

First of all, there's a huge range of both high-end and economy vehicles to rent in Eastern Visayas. What you go with depends on how much you want to spend and what you're planning to do. Prestige vehicles are all about comfort and class. If you want to indulge yourself, why not go for an SUV with all the bells and whistles, or perhaps a stylish mid-size sedan? Alternatively, if you're just after a set of wheels to get from A to B at the cheapest price possible, go for a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that's unlikely to break the bank).

What do I need to know about driving in Philippines?

From parking rules and seat belt laws to cell phone use and speed limitations, there's loads to get your head around when driving somewhere new. If this is your first trip to Eastern Visayas, here's what you should know before you cruise off:

What side of the road do they drive on in Eastern Visayas?

You'll have to keep right when driving in Eastern Visayas. Not only that, exercise a bit of extra caution if it's your first time behind the wheel here. Once you're familiar with local driving habits, you can relax and enjoy the scenery!

Are there speed limits in Eastern Visayas?

In Eastern Visayas, the maximum default speed limit outside a built-up area is 100 km/h. (The minimum is 60 km/h.) When approaching built-up areas, bear in mind that unless stated otherwise, 60 km/h is the limit.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Philippines?

One of two things will happen. Your rental car company may bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the usual practice. Alternatively, it may supply your contact information to the relevant local agency so the fine is sent to you directly.

Are seat belts compulsory in Philippines?

Seat belts are required in Philippines. That being said, the rule may vary for certain vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Eastern Visayas?

Not only is it illegal to handle your cell phone while behind the wheel in Eastern Visayas, but you may even receive a fine for using hands-free functions like Bluetooth.

What are the rules around drink driving in Eastern Visayas?

While operating a vehicle in Eastern Visayas, it's a criminal offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.05%. Thinking of having a few drinks over lunch or dinner? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Eastern Visayas?

Yes, drivers are allowed to turn on a red light in Eastern Visayas. Firstly though, you must bring the vehicle to a complete stop. Proceed only when the lane you are turning into is clear of approaching traffic.

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