Kalanggaman Island is located in Palompon, Leyte, a 3-hours ride by VAN from Tacloban City. You can reach the town of Palompon from Cebu City by using the Super Shuttle Ferry and Cokaliong Shipping Lines. It’s about 16 kilometers (An Hour Boat Ride) from the port of Palompon to Kalanggaman Island and a 90-minute Bangka board ride from Malapascua Island.
Calanggaman belongs to the municipality of Ubay in the province of Bohol, Philippines, and is one of its 44 barangays.
The barangay’s total land area is 618 hectares (1,530 acres). According to the 2016 census, it has a population of 1,689. In the 2013 electoral roll, it had 949 registered voters, meaning that 56% of the population are aged 18 and over.
Calanggaman celebrates its annual fiesta on 8 December in honor of its patron saint.
Calanggaman Island Experience
The moment you see the ineffable beauty on Kalanggaman Island, you will overflow with the feeling of wanting to keep it a secret just for you. It is beyond your imagination. You cannot help thinking that you wish to be the last person who visits here.
If you love a long sandbar of fossilized coral white beach, wild waves, and a calm sea on the other side, then Kalanggaman Island is your next destination.
What To Expect
- Jumping Dolphins
- Crystal Clear Water
- White Long Sand Bar
- Beautiful Pier
- Palm Trees
- Wild Waves
Kalanggaman Island Travel Tips
Make reservations and book your trip as early as possible. Due to a daily limit on the number of visitors allowed, bookings are necessary for those planning to visit the island. It’s advisable to start your trip as early as 6 AM because the ocean is calm and steady.
Expect a bumpy ride if you’re sailing at noon. If you are traveling alone or with only a few people, you can opt for the smallest boat that accommodates 15 people, and it costs ₱3,000.00 for a round trip.