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Address: Visayas, Philippines Southern Leyte Province, Southern Leyte Province 6518, Philippines

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Amazing snorkeling

Booked a day trip to Limasawa Island with Padre Burgos Castle Resort and had a great time! Snorkeling in the morning on the east side was amazing, great visibility and varied and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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97 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a day trip to Limasawa Island with Padre Burgos Castle Resort and had a great time! Snorkeling in the morning on the east side was amazing, great visibility and varied and colorful coral and sealife. We moored the boat and hiked to the site where Magellan had the first mass - it was pretty hot and miserable, esp. the... More 

Thank shoresoftheworld
Cebu City, Philippines
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't walk on the island, but it really looks beautiful from the boat! We saw fruit-bat flying away, they are huge! Otherwise, diving is nice and very colorful; there is a lot of fishes and a nice wall. The only reason I didn't put 5* is the large amount of plastic floating when we were entering into the water.

Thank gugnaze
Manila, Philippines
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51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

My first time in Limasawa. Surprisingly, the coral garden is well preserved. Its awesome! Table coral are just as twice as me, shy turtles are around, groupers about size of my leg is also present with juvenile fish, likewise, you will easily the other sea creatures. I am dumbfound that this spot is underated. I can say that this is... More 

3 Thank MountainDiver11
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

we were in Limasawa for 5 days and stayed at 'Dak dak' Airbnb. A fantastic and authentic stay . All our needs were catered for by the owner of the house:. We went snorkelling in the marine park ( a few times ) even motored over to leyte in the hope of finding whale sharks , (but alas, clean out... More 

2 Thank 34francesca60
Torrevieja, Spain
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The island of Limasawa in Southern Leyte carved a very significant place in Philippine history. In 1521, a Portuguese-born Spanish explorer and navigator, Ferdinand Magellan and his crew came ashore and celebrated the first Roman Catholic Mass on the island. Incidental to the historic event, Magellan made peace with two Filipino rulers, Rajah Kolambu and Rajah Siani who subsequently were... More 

2 Thank Sverrir J
Honolulu, Hawaii
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Ferry ride was fun for P50 and well worth it as we arrived on Limasawa and took a motorcycle ride to the site were the first Mass in Asia was held. We had a wonderful time and a great visit to this small out of the way piece of paradise.

1 Thank tedRh
Manila, Philippines
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I was surprised to visit Limasawa Island and found out what a picturesque quaint island town it is, beautiful sceneries, helpful community folks, peaceful fishing villages, and rich in tropical fauna. It boasts of vibrant ocean life perfect for diving, and snorkeling. A marine sanctuary is built to protect it's resources for future generation. It's strategic location made it's way... More 

1 Thank CoachsurferNico
Maasin, Philippines
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

45 minutes took us from Ibarra to Burgos by jeep. Fare is only 30 pesos. Then from the port, we took the boat for 1 hour ride. It cost us only 40 pesos per person. The staff are friendly. Limasawa had a resort called Dak Dak. We took a motorcycle to go around the Island which cost only 15 persos... More 

4 Thank Joy N
Cebu City, Philippines
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229 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Limasawa is a very beautiful Island with beautiful and helpful people.. It is one of those places that I would highly recommend visiting. There are markers for the the first mass in the philippines. Although, there are a lot of arguments if it really happens here.. The beach is nice, and there is a marine sanctuary.. Most of all, this... More 

3 Thank rpantoni
Tacloban City, Leyte
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Limasawa Island was on my bucket list of islands to visit. Rich in history, as written in the books, this is where Magellan held the 1st Catholic Mass. Surely a must visit island destination located in the southern part of Leyte

5 Thank LeyteGulf

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