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Kalanggaman Island

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“day trip”(44 reviews)
“white sand”(39 reviews)
“sand bar”(36 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Palompon, Leyte Province, Philippines
+63 32 319 0155
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful white sand island off west of Leyte. From Tacloban you hire a PUV for the 3 hour ride to the Municipality of Palompon. Then a 45 minute boat ride to the beautiful Kalangaman island. You have to bring your trash though when you return...More

Thank leifpedrosa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Kalanggaman island stop was part of our diving outing. Diving around Kalanggaman was interesting with lots of beautiful soft corals. In between our dives, we stopped at the sandbar and had lunch on our Bangka outrigger. The crystal clear waters are captivating, and most...More

3  Thank jasmine c
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Those white powdery sands, clear crystal bluewaters, and an island life is what Kalanggaman is. The long white sandbar is the best. Worth the travel.

2  Thank Jinky_0214
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We were so excited for the trip. The long travel from Cebu to Palompon is exhausting but hey! we asked for it. By the port going to the island, we experienced delays due to miscommunications of the coast guards and the boat personnel are no...More

9  Thank L0uisc73
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

A place that I will not suggest to go.. IF you STAY IN CEBU, the travel distance is extremely long And the wait is long also. Understand the everything can subject to waves and boat schedule. I booked thru a tour to come here. A...More

5  Thank Desmond S
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The Island is perfect but the offered activities is managed so poorly... a total vacation spoiler! I was told that the one operating there is a private company & whoever it is YOUR SERVICE WAS JUST SO CRAZILY POOR! We went for an overnight stay...More

5  Thank Nelson J
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Crystal clear torquoise waters, fine white with hint of pink sands, amazing sandbar, and an amazing view of sunset. Truly a paradise!

Thank RA C
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Its not good for the kids... water current too strong...toutism staff were not helping and not approachable... bope no one will there cause its a waste of money...stupid...its supposed to be zero ratings...

8  Thank karlsson419
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Spent overnight here, the rentals of table, chairs and long benches are cheap (10-50pesos) only. Our boat guide provided us 2 big gallons of freshwater for rinsing purposes. There is no freshwater in the island. Electricity is solar-powered, policemen roam the area all day; there...More

6  Thank Buboy B
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

travelled 3hours by rented van from tacloban to palompon port, our boat ride take off point. we left our hotel at about 4am. when we reached the port at about 7am, we have to register & pay entrance at the port (p150/head) and rent a...More

2  Thank mavictoriad
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Salman Z
23 June 2018|
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Response from scarletangel675 | Reviewed this property |
We went there by ourselves and I think most people do that. You have options to take a ferry from Danao City port or from Cebu City. We took a ferry from Danao City which was nice because in both trips we were greeted by... More
8 June 2018|
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Response from Allen77-77 | Reviewed this property |
That is one question hard to answer. You can but we dont know outcome. It is a public place and many people come and go. If its gears, maybe ok. But no valuables, please. Don’t know if there is a storage area but usually... More
Glenda S
17 May 2018|
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Response from Tiny Naksha T | Reviewed this property |
Helloo.. if ur planing kalanggaman island from tacloban then best way to get thr by bus from tacloban downtown bus station to palampon .. (they usually take 3 hr from downtown ) and from palampon to eco tourism by habal... More