Location: Matalom, Southern Leyte, Philippines
Note: This is a part of my 4-day Maasin City Trip which includes: Shrine of Our Lady of the Assumption and the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, Shrine of Our Lady of the Assumption at Jalleca Hills, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Cathedral of Maasin, Maasin City Tour, Saint Francis Javier Shrine and Canigao Island.
This paradise island has been a part of my May 2015 Samar-Leyte-Biliran-Cebu Marathon tour itinerary but since it was our last destination after Dakdak Beach Resort of our Limasawa Tour, my travel buddies begged off to stay longer at Dakdak Resort rather than to travel again to Canigao before we push for Cebu City. Well, this time, as a solo traveler, I've got a chance for a 4-day Maasin Tour and this is it, Canigao!!!
My trip starts from Maasin which I have an accommodation where going to the Municipality of Matalom is 32.6 kilometers along the Bato-Bontoc Road for P28 bus fare with a trip duration of almost an hour or 50 minutes to be exact. Since Canigao Island has been managed already by Matalom LGU Office, its terminal is already centralized at its Santa Fe port. The uninhabited islet is just five kilometers off the shore.
Approaching the island boarding a boat is such a photographer's delight as the island becomes closer, its beauty is being magnified. As an islet, it has a size of 480 meters across its longest side and during low tide, its long white sandbar emerges but will submerge again during high tide. Its sand bar reminds me of my trip in Kalanggaman Island of Palompon, Leyte.
Boats are available at Santa Fe Port and entrance fee is also paid there with the following rates:
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