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Canigao Island, Leyte Island

(3.2/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
Canigao is an islet located in the Philippines, near the municipality of Matalom, Leyte. The area is known for abundant fishing grounds and scenic coral reef areas suitable for diving.FeaturesCanigao Island is uninhabited, featuring a lighthouse as its only significant man-made structure. The beaches have white sand, with tropical sea creatures and extensive coral reef in the surrounding waters. The climate is tropical and similar to that found in other areas of the Philippine islands. These natural features often attract tourists and scuba divers, who arrive at the island by traveling from Matalom (in the province of Leyte).The western and northern part of Canigao island is placed under nature protection as a sanctuary. Due to this, activities such as swimming, diving, fishing, snorkeling, and boating in the protected areas are limited by law.
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  • This place is good for scubba diving. I dont know the rate since we bought our own gears. They also sell fresh and newly catch fish and if you want they can cook it for you wether its grilled or wat w...  more »
  • Positives: White, milky sand; beautiful island-- it is indeed a paradise; I circle around the island and the sceneries are quite good; Go to the back of the island and you'll see beautiful sceneries a...  more »
  • Me and my college friends visited this place as a getaway from school and other stresses. To get there, you'd be riding on a private boat or ride on the public pump boats from the main land. As we arr...  more »
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  • The island itself is beautiful. Beach is good. Sea-foods is good, shell fish is the best here. Facilities needs improvements. Overnight stay is cool, and better if wind is blowing. Electric power only until 12 midnight. You can cook your food, food hut owners can cook for you. Ferry is safe & sound. 30 mins boat ride from Matalom mainland seaport to the island. Voyage is enjoyable, no waves even at night. Recommended for family vacation without the fuss & luxury.
  • Cozy, white sand, clear water. Superb! Will definitely comeback 👌
  • Nice beach and surrounding area. Salt water for the shower area.
  • I've been in this island for 3 times & every time we visit this island with my family & relatives we stay for 3 days & 2 nights...a nice & very relaxing place to stay during weekends..
  • Uninhabited small island surrounded with lovely white sand beaches. A bit crowded on weekends and holidays. Nevertheless, it is beautiful!