Kalanggaman Island has always been in my bucket list. So when we found out that it is accessible via Cebu (that time we are only planning for our Cebu trip), we grab the slightest chance to visit this bird’s island in Leyte. This tour was actually part of our ultimate North to South Cebu Travel (click HERE for full travel guide)
Our side-trip (2nd day): the beautiful Kalanggaman Island in Palompon, Leyte
The island has a length of 753m only and is uninhabited. No privately owned resorts in the island but overnight camping is allowed. The local tourism office only allows maximum of 500 tourists per day.
Clear waters in Kalanggaman. I can say this is very similar to those pictured in Maldives, right?
How to get there:
via Tacloban City
• Take a van/bus going to municipality of Palompon (3 hours ride for Php 150). From Palompon, take a boat trip to Kalanggaman Island, 1 hour ride. Arrange it thru Palompon’s Ecotours Office – 09173037269
via Malapascua, Cebu
• Take a boat trip to Kalanggaman Island, 1 hr 30 mins ride, Php 750.00 all-in round trip boat transfer with buffet lunch and paid entrance/registration fees
• Go to North bus terminal, take bus going to Bogo (Php120 for 3 hours). Tricycle from Bogo to Siocon Elementary School, Php 15. Siocon to Kalanggaman via boat ride is Php9,500 maximum of 20 people capacity for 4 hours.
via Manila (RoRo, direct)
• Go to Cubao or Pasay Terminal, take the bus that travel directly to Palompon Leyte; 27 hours for Php1,700.00
Where to Stay in LEYTE:
ENTRANCE FEE to KALANGGAMAN ISLAND:
REGULAR RATE – DAY TOUR
Foreign Tourist – Php 500.00
Local Tourist – Php 150.00
Foreign Tourist – Php 750.00
Local Tourist – Php 225.00
BOAT RENTALS (from Palompon)
Php 3,000 – for 15 people and below
Php 3,500 – for 25 people and below
Php 4,000 – for 30 people and below
- Start sailing as early as 6am to avoid rough seas
- You can bring foods, drinks, and camping gears to the island
- There is no water, electricity and restaurants in the island
- Best time to visit is during summer season from February to May
- Avoid rainy and typhoon season from July to September
- Restrooms/Shower Areas are available in the island
- Bring sunscreen! And aloe vera to apply to skin after extreme sun exposure (Click our essentials here)
TOTAL EXPENSES: PHP 750.00 ALL-IN day tour package from Malapascua. Super sulit! 🙂 Our contact person is Kuya Elizar – 0977-7075802
There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.