Embark on a family-friendly day trip to the powdery white sands of Canigao Island in Leyte with this day tour from Ormoc. With its lush vegetation and unspoiled marine life, the island is sure to capture the heart of beach lovers visiting Leyte.
After getting picked up from Ormoc City, you will be taken to the pier in the town of Matalom. Your boat ride will be waiting for you there. Once you’re settled with your life vests and personal belongings, you will sail through the sparkling sea towards Canigao Island. The island once served as the sanctuary of the local fishermen during their lazy days but in 2005, Canigao Island has been transformed into a summer destination.
This small island is mostly composed of greenery with its sides blanketed with white sandy beaches. The beach here is perfect for strolling and sunbathing, thanks to its powdery sands. If you went exploring, you will see an old lighthouse on the island, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Eastern Visayas at the top. From the top, you can see the neighboring islands from other regions like Camotes, Limasawa, Cagayan, and even Cebu.
If you prefer being on the water and have brought your equipment, you could also go snorkeling and diving in its inviting waters. Canigao Island is home to a colorful coral bed and a thriving seagrass and anemones. Since there are anemones here, healthy and fat clownfishes are seen everywhere.
There are also dozens of other fish in the area that you will encounter during your dive. However, make sure to ask your guide which spots are open for snorkeling and diving, as one area of this island is a protected marine sanctuary. Other water activities that guests can do near the shore include kayaking, jet skiing, and paddle boating, although you need to bring your own gear.
Although the island has been in the tourist destination list since 2005, the local government makes sure to preserve the natural beauty of the island and not overdo the development. That said, only basic facilities have been built on the island to cater to guests, like an information center, small treehouses, open cottages, and a few grilling stations. You will be served lunch on the island, as well.
Experience the undeveloped but well-kept beauty of Canigao Island in Leyte with this whole day trip. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.