Kalanggaman Island is the pride of Palompon, Leyte. The island is reeking of adventure and exclusivity. The turqoise water and white sand of the island would totally make you love the island. Kalanggaman island tour isn’t that easy to book with since the day it gains popularity because only 500 people are allowed to enter the island in order to preserve its beauty and to keep the island from polluted.
The island is flat and surrounded by white sand with some rocky part. The eastern and western tips are sandbars that blend well with the color of the water. Dwarf coconut trees are scattered in the center, while rich and colorful marine life is resting underneath, unexploited. There’s no resort or hotel in the area, which is a good thing to most people since less buildings and establishments present is one way to preserve the beauty of the island and other things, but campers are welcome in the island.
How to get there?
From Cebu – There are boats in the town of Bogo that are accredited to transport tourists to Kalanggaman Island. Going there from Cebu City, catch a bus to Bogo from North Bus Terminal and proceed to Bantay Dagat near Siocon Elementary School to charter a boat to Kalanggaman Island.
From Leyte – Go to Ormoc City or Tacloban City in Leyte. And from Tacloban, catch a van to Palompon. Van leaves every hour from downtown, travel time is around 3 hours, the van fare is P160 ($3.1). And as for Ormoc, you may catch a local bus or van to Palompon for 2 hours travel time, van fare is P120 ($2.2).
In Palompon – Proceed to the Palompon Tourism Office and charter a pump boat to Kalanggaman Island thru the Ecotours Office. Boat rate is P3,000 for maximum of 15 passengers, P3,500 for maximum of 25 passengers and P4,000 for maximum of 30 passengers.
Having your kalanggaman island tour done by a tour agency is much easier and wiser rather than doing it yourself since they could book your tour smoothly and hassle-free and you don’t need to stress yourself. Reserve your strength for your coming adventure, you will surely need all of your energy on the day of your Kalanggaman Island tour.