I was recently in the city of Ormoc to cover the first ever Pina Festival. Since we had enough time before our scheduled flight back to Cebu City, our hosts decided to do something awesome. They took us to the famed Kalanggaman Island for a day in the sun. I was pretty pumped since this was my very first time in this part of the country. Thank you, guys! 🙂
Kalanggaman Island is one of the Philippines’ most-visited tourist destinations. Located in Palompon in the province of Leyte, Kalanggaman is about one hour by boat from the mainland. If you’re traveling from Ormoc City, the trip to Palompon would take approximately one and a half hours by bus (or faster by v-hire.)
Check out my photos of Kalanggaman Island below.
My travel buddy Satchmo enjoying a quiet morning at the beach
Kalanggaman’s crystal clear waters make the island a tourist favorite.
A lone lifeguard chair sits at the ‘mouth’ of the sandbar.
A tour boat docked at the island’s famous sandbar
The Kalanggaman Island sandbar as seen from one of the docked tour boats.
A small chapel sitting on a quiet part of the island
The northern end of the island is rocky but the view is gorgeous.
Sunset in lovely Kalanggaman Island
Wigwam huts for rent in Kalanggaman Island
Waiting for sunset in Kalanggaman