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Whacky Notes: Getting to Kalanggaman Island


Planning to go to Kalanggaman Island? Yes?
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  • Destination: Kalanggaman Island, Palompon Leyte
    • ORIGIN 1: Cebu City North Bus Terminal.
      • There are multiple starting points - Nailon Bogo, Polambato Bogo, Maya Bagay, or Malapascua Island. You can start by heading to North Bus Terminal after deciding which port to mark your origin.
      • If you successfully found an outrigger to bring you to the Kalanggaman Island, then bravo. But if not, haggling is the best option.
    • ORIGIN 2: Palompon, Leyte
      • Visit their Tourism Office for a schedule and boat contact. They can arrange tour package for you.
  • Travel time.
    • Usually, it would take 2-3 hours to the island from Cebu [ Nailon Bogo, Polambato Wharf Bogo, Maya Bagay, or Malapascua Island]
    • The fastest route is via Malapasua Island. Approximately 2 hours.
  • Fares.
    • For 20+ heads, daytrip rate is usually around 5,000-7,000 but it's case to case basis. Overnight is another story. It's usually 9,000 or more.
  • Accomodation.
    • There are no room accomodations or resorts in the island. Cottages are available at 250.00.
    • Planning to go overnight? Bring a tent or mat with you.
    • Entrance fee are more expensive for non-Palompon tourists. 
    • No convenience stores or restaurants. So bring your own supplies and food with you.
    • Note: No potable fresh water, electricity but there are changing rooms and comfort rooms.
  • Supplies.
    • Did I mention that there are no convenience stores in the island?
  • Budget Breakdown.
    • Expenses good for 25 people. Daytrip.
  • Contacts:
    • Randyl - 0915.851.6135
    • Bogo Tourism Office - 032.434.8583 | 032.251.2001

  • Trip Summary. [Day Trip]

Whacky Turn-off:
Travelling is undoubtedly fun but we should always be sensitive in conserving and preserving the environment. As I was strolling around the island, I see garbage squattered almost everywhere. Tourists must've dispatched their plastics irresponsibly. This stained the whole idea of isolation.




Whacky thoughts:
If given the chance, I would've preferred to stay overnight in the island. Too bad we were not able to prepare for it. My opinion? Best time to go would be early summer [early Feb or Mar] to avoid the crowd.








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