Sunday, February 24, 2013

Canigao Island - Matalom, Leyte

A vivid memory of the old time flashes in my head whenever I see the beach. I grew up with beach-loving people, so I will never get tired (i guess) in going to the beach. 

Our feet brought us to Leyte this time with my college friends, in an infamous island in Matalom Leyte called Canigao Island in the Philippines. Canigao is just a small island, in fact in less than 45 mins we were able to go around the island. Though its small, the fine white sand covering the entire shore didn't fail to fascinate us.




Sand bar in Canigao Island.

The inviting pristine water of Canigao Island
Canigao Island Resort

Sunset in Canigao Island
The local government protects the untouched reputation of Canigao by not allowing too much stores/resorts on the island itself. I didn't even remember if there was even an electricity on the island. 

It's truly one of Leyte's gem with all the corals and sea creatures that you can visibly see from the crystal clear water. 


You will know if an island or beach is healthy if you can find bounty sea creatures  like sea urchins, starfish, crabs, etc




How to get there?

  • Depending on your location, get any means of transportation going to Leyte.
  • Matalom is famous in Leyte, you can get a van or bus going to Matalom, south of Leyte. You can even rent a tricycle to drive you to the place. 
  • Once you're in Matalom, there are numerous boats that can bring you to Canigao Island (30 mins travel).
  • Accomodation? You can camp around the island or rent a hut or if you don't have plans in staying overnight in the island, there are several room options in Matalom proper.

19 comments:

  1. It will be a great visit in Leyte if you take a look at Canigao Island's beach.
    It seems still secluded.

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  2. It will be a new tourist destination in Leyte... A hidden paradise =)

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  3. I've been to Leyte for work but never on their beaches. Looks like I'm missing a lot.

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  4. wow that white beach is amazing! i guess seeing all of this makes me feel philippines! xx

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  5. It's my first time to hear about Canigao Island, we're both stunned how beautiful this hiddem gem of Leyte is. If we have the opportunity to visit Leyte, we'll surely visit this place.

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  6. i love this place i've been there, kind of paradise we should have visit to ease those pressures from works. . .. everything were fresh. .

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  7. I like that there are a lot of secluded beaches in the Philippines that are waiting to be discovered. I'd like to visit that beach as well!

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  8. Seems a nice beach to visit. Got confuse is the place near Cebu? I am kasi from Southern Leyte.

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    1. This is i guess far from Cebu, it took us 5 hours sea travel before getting to Leyte and another 1 hour plus travel going to Matalom on trike. This is South of Leyte sir, you should visit your own place its worth a try.

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  9. I'm completely attracted to sand bars and of white sand beaches, so Canigao is definitely a place worth visiting. :)

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  10. The beach looks amazing! And kudos to the local government who protects such a beautiful place like Canigao.

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  11. This seems to deserve a visit. Leyte is really an interesting place to go to. Although I haven't been there yet. I have some relatives who keep on inviting me. :)

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  12. I love white sandy beaches wherever it may be and this one deserves a visit one day. My dad's side are from Leyte and it will be nice to add this to my must-see when I see them :)

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  13. What I like most about Canigao Island is that its still untouched by development. I look forward to visit the island someday. ^_^

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  14. This post makes me feel more excited for the upcoming season! I can't wait to do my regular beach hop during summer! :)

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  15. This is my island...hahahahaha..been here long time ago. As in the island was still a VIRGIN ISLAND then.

    read my post here http://palraine.blogspot.com/2012/05/adventure-at-canigao-island.html

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  16. great place for a honeymoon or spring break vacation.

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    1. exactly! an alternative destination from the usual busy spots.

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  17. I was in Canigao Island last summer 2014, oh! gush... I'm not really attracted to the beach, but I was attracted to the GIRLS in the Island, they're all beautiful, attractive and temptation....ngeeeeeek!!!.........LLOYD of HOLLYWOOD, California USA

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