Information about Kalanggaman Island
Kalanggaman Island is located in Leyte. The island is named as such because of its bird-like shape. The term “Langgam” is a Visayan word for “bird.” The place is uninhabited, thus giving a tranquil environment suitable for family vacations or a short weekend getaway.
The island’s crystal clear and calm water makes the best setting for all kinds of water sports. Both adults and kids can enjoy a good swim and kayaking on all sides of the island. Aqua-biking is another excellent option to explore the corners of Kalanggaman.
For a more exhilarating water adventure, snorkeling and scuba diving are also offered in the place. Scuba divers and snorkeling enthusiasts can expect an underwater paradise filled with soft and hard corals and a wide range of fish species. Visitors can even encounter whale sharks and thresher sharks around the area. Tourists can also camp in the area as there are tent rentals for two to four persons with an additional cos
This tourist spot appears like a smaller version of the famous Boracay, but without the major facilities like restaurants and large accommodations. There are also no big resorts on the island, except for the JeTer Resort located on the western side of the island. The resort offers Teepee Huts, restrooms, and a restaurant, plus a wide variety of water sports.
For the comfort of locals and tourists alike, the local government put up the necessary facilities like native huts, several shelters and grilling station, as well as comfort rooms on the island. The safety and security of the visitors are also ensured as there are police and medical stations established on Kalanggaman Island. Aside from that, sari-sari stores are also set up around the site.
How to get there
Book a flight from Manila to Ormoc or Tacloban City. When you arrive at Ormoc Airport, travel to the Ormoc van and bus terminal across Ormoc City Park and take a bus to Palompon. When you arrive in Palompon, proceed to the Town Ecotourism office and pay your fees. After that, take a boat to Kalanggaman.
Best time to visit
Visit during the summer season, from March to July for lesser chances of rain.