Let’s Explore Canigao Island of Matalom, Leyte!

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Canigao Island is situated near the municipality of Matalom, Leyte. It is known for its abundant fishing grounds and scenic coral reef areas suitable for diving.

The island has a white powdery sand with different marine lives and extensive coral reef in the surrounding waters. The western and northern part of Canigao Island is under nature protection as a sanctuary.



  • Swimming
  • Snorkelling
  • Picnic
  • Relax

How to get there

You have to ride a bus or van bound for Maasin via Baybay, and tell the driver to drop you off at Matalom Plaza. From there, you can just walk to the port where the boats bound for Canigao are waiting. At the port, you will have to pay the entrance fee.

The boat will not depart unless the minimum number of passengers has been reached. The travel time from the mainland to the island is approximately 20 minutes.

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