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San Juanico Strait: The Narrowest Strait in the Philippines


San Juanico Strait is a narrow strait separating the islands of Samar and Leyte, and connects the Carigara Bay with the San Pedro Bay. It is the narrowest strait in the Philippines.

San Juanico Strait is crossed by San Juanico Bridge, the longest bridge in the Philippines spanning a body of seawater. There are several islets that can be found in the strait.

San Juanico Strait

Northern side of San Juanico Strait as seen from San Juanico Bridge

The HVDC Leyte–Luzon power line crosses San Juanico Strait as overhead line at 11°23′36″N 124°59′04″E, with a tower on an uninhabited islet in the strait.

San Juanico Bridge over San Juanico Strait

San Juanico Bridge over San Juanico Strait

Related: Kabalawan Island

I went here at around 5pm on April 17, 2013. This was during my first time in Leyte and Samar, the 13th and 14th provinces on my list.

San Juanico Strait

Southern side of San Juanico Strait as seen from San Juanico Bridge

How to go to and see the San Juanico Strait

Approximately 10 minutes from downtown Tacloban City, San Juanico Strait is accessible by passenger jeepney, bus, van, or private vehicle.

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