Kalanggaman Island: The Paradise of Leyte

Kalanggaman Island is situated in Palompon, Leyte and it is one of the virgin islands in Leyte that has pure white sand. The ecological atmosphere of the island had been preserved by the municipality. The island has a total area of 5.4 hectares, and it is still uninhabited. There are no hotels or resorts owned privately in the island, but you can put up your own tent because camping is allowed. 

Kalanggaman is known for its white sand, clear and blue waters, and magnificent sandbars at both ends of the island. Now, it is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. It is a perfect place for family bonding or for short weekend trips because of its relaxed ambiance. 

In 2013, the island was then known by the international community after MV Europa Cruise Line stopped by the island with almost 400 passengers who stayed there for a couple of hours. 

For the comfort and security of the tourists, the Local Government of Palompon built some basic facilities like comfort rooms and shower rooms. And there are tourist police who are stationed there for the tourist's security. 

Here’s some of the kalanggaman tour rates for those who are planning on visiting Kalanggaman island. 

 

Day Tour Rates: 

  • International Tourists – PHP500 
  • Local Tourists – PHP150 
  • College Student Tourists – PHP40 
  • High-school Student Tourists – PHP30 
  • Elementary Student Tourists – PHP20 
  • Senior Citizen Tourists – PHP120 

Overnight Rates: 

  • International Tourists – P750 
  • Local Tourists – P225 
  • College Student Tourists – P60 
  • High-school Student Tourists – P45 
  • Elementary Students – P30 
  • Senior Citizens – P180 

 

Travel Tips: 

  • Summer would be the best time for you to visit the island. But you can still visit the island any time of the year, as long as the weather is nice. Just avoid the rainy season. 
  • If you prefer smooth sailing, the best time to start your boat trip is as early as 6 am. 
  • Do not travel in between 12noon to 3 pm to avoid a rocky boat ride. 
  • You are allowed to bring foods to the island, since there are no stores or restaurants in the island. 
  • Bring drinking water; there is no potable water on the island. 
  • There is no electricity on the island, so you have to bring power banks for your gadgets. 

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