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How to Go to Kalanggaman Island

Kalanggaman Island is an idyllic tropical destination characterized by powdery, white sand and cerulean waters. It is the perfect place to just chill and enjoy a stress-free few hours. It is a possible day trip destination from Tacloban.


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How to Go to Kalanggaman Island


Kalanggaman Island is easily accessible from either Cebu or Manila.

Via Manila

  • There are regular flights from Manila to Tacloban, book early to get the lowest possible airfare.
  • From Tacloban, make your way to the van terminals of either Duptours or Van Vans. 
  • From either terminal, board a van bound for Palompon. Fare is approximately P154 one way and the trip takes around 3.5 hours.
  • Once in Palompon, make your way to the tourism office near Freedom park. 
  • Register and rent a boat at the office. A boat for up to 15 passengers costs P3000, for up to 25 passengers P3500 and for up to 30 passengers P4000.

Via Cebu

  • From the city, make your way to Cokaliong office and buy a ticket for Palompon. Price range is from P310 to P1995 depending on class.
  • Board the ferry going to Palompon. There are ferries departing on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM. The ferry leaving on Sundays departs at 12:00 PM. The trip takes approximately 5.5 hours.
  • After arriving in Palompon, make your way to the tourism office. 
  • Register and rent a boat at the office. A boat for up to 15 passengers costs P3000, for up to 25 passengers P3500 and for up to 30 passengers P4000.



Fees for Kalanggaman Island



Everything is in Philippine Peso

Day Trips

  • P150 locals' entrance fee
  • P500 foreigners' entrance fee
  • P120 seniors
  • P40 (college students), P30 (high school students) and P20 (elementary students)
Overnight Trips
  • P225 locals' fee
  • P750 foreigners' fee
  • P180 seniors
  • P60 (college), P45 (high school) and P30 (elementary) fees for students
Other Fees
  • Cottage P700 for up to 30 people, P500 for up to 25 and P250 for up to 15
  • Table P30
  • Chair P10
  • Tent P400
  • Kayak P150 per hour
  • Banana Boat P500
  • Snorkeling Gear P100-P150

If you plan to visit Kalanggaman, better to go during the summer months from March to May. If you're traveling alone, try joining a bigger group and better to go during the weekends.




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