Kalanggaman Island

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

Location: Palompon, Leyte

- The Crown Jewel of Leyte

- Leyte’s famous pristine sandbar

- Crystal clear water

- White powdery sand

- Suitable for family or barkada getaways

- Hidden gem & paradise feels

- Postcard-perfect virgin island

Kalanggaman Island is derived from the Visayan word "langgam" meaning bird since the island is shaped like a bird.

How We Went There:

- From Manila, we booked a flight to Tacloban (45-min flight)

- From Tacloban, we rode a jeepney to van terminal (50Php) then rode a van to Palompon (155Php; 3-hour ride)

- Go to Palompon Eco-Tourism Office near Palompon Municipal Town Hall (you can walk or ride a pedicab)

- Register and pay fees, see below rates:

  • Entrance for Non-Palompon Local Tourist - 225Php (Overnight Camping Rate)

  • Environmental Fee - 11Php

  • Roundtrip Boat Rental - 3,000Php

  • Tent Rental - 400Php (You may also bring your own tent)

  • Table & Chairs Rental - 40Php

- Boat ride from Palompon going to Kalanggaman Island will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour


- Tourists are allowed to bring their own food to the island

- There are available sari-sari stores that cook short order food for tourists

- You may also opt to buy fresh catch from the local market and use the grilling stations

- Clean restrooms and shower areas are available on the island, but water is very limited

- Bring enough drinking water; there is no potable water on the island

- Use aqua shoes & apply coral-friendly sunblock

- Bring power banks & extra batteries for your gadgets; there’s no electricity on the island

- Shower areas with enough water are available at the Palompon Eco-Tourism Office

- DO NOT swim in the sandbar because of the dangerous riptides

- DO NOT take home sand as a souvenir

- Be a responsible traveler; bring your own trash back to the mainland

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