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Address: Palompon, Leyte Province, Philippines

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The island is magnificent

The island itself is worth the long travel. The sandbars are just amazing and picture perfect. The sea is calm and nice to swim. You can roam the whole island in an hour or less... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Quezon City, Philippines
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Quezon City, Philippines
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The island itself is worth the long travel. The sandbars are just amazing and picture perfect. The sea is calm and nice to swim. You can roam the whole island in an hour or less. Had a hard time sleeping in a tent though. Haha. We had to move our tent 3 times because the 1st 2 spots where we... More 

Thank AMEJEK2014
Baguio, Philippines
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

from tacloban airport, ride a van going to palompon. it would take you about more than 2.5 hours. get straight to the tourism office and arrange your tour. what I like in the place is that you will not be charged over priced for rates are being posted on the walls in the area. best to go here as a... More 

Thank carinojerelon
Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I was really amazed by the beauty of the place but I can't understand why there's a huge difference between the entrance fee of the local people (like me) and foreigners. Come on, it doesnt even have great facilities for foreign visitors. I am a Filipino, I've been to other countries with much more beautiful nature. They have awesome features... More 

8 Thank Hello T
San Juan, Philippines
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Most amazing sandbar Ive ever seen. white sand so fine its like flour. Waters so clear and clean. Turquoise waters all around! Happy to be a visitor here!

1 Thank PeachyJacob
Cebu City, Philippines
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

First of all you misspelled the name of the place. It's Kalanggaman Island. I have been to the beaches of Cebu rated as really nice but what I can say is, you have never been to Kalanggaman Island. The water is so clear and nice. The beach has an epic white sand covering it. The site of the Island dissolves... More 

3 Thank Silver C
Cavite City, Philippines
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154 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Calanggaman Island is one of the nicest beaches in the Philippines. The long sandbar, crystal clear water will just leave you breathless. How i admire the beauty of this place is tantamount to the amount of hours i spend swimming , playing and basking under the sun. The plce is awesome. It's 1 hour from the pier in Leyte and... More 

10 Thank Noelle O
Cebu City, Philippines
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The place is good. My first time to visit this beautiful Island. Though next time I'll sure to bring enough drinking water.

1 Thank joelpreyes
Binãn, Laguna, Philippines
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37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

It is the same as Kalanggaman Island which I already reviewed. This is not a luxury beach island and much of what was destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda has not been restored. Enjoy mother nature at its finest. The water is crystal clear. Beware: sea urchins are plenty but there is a medic station in the island. The entrance fee is... More 

4 Thank DrRichard_L
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

It was disappointing. there are lots of tourist. No fresh water for bath. can't use the restroom 'coz a lot of people are lining up at the moment of our arrival until our departure. a lot of trashes even at the sand bar. People are playing loud music. they should've gone to the club not on the island. tents are... More 

7 Thank chicksilogs
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Since I'd been in some Islands in Leyte, Kalanggaman is one of the best Islands that I'd been to in Leyte Area. The best part of the island is the sandbar. The scenery is very nice if you walk around it. The Island has it's own cottages that you can rent and you can set up your tent also and... More 

3 Thank Jakerald S

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