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So you’re thinking about travelling to For the Love of Leyte? Check out these hidden gems on the island!

So you’re thinking about travelling to For the Love of Leyte? Check out these hidden gems on the island!


Mynila Team October 28, 2018 Travel

For the Love of Leyte Music & Arts festival is just around the corner. The festival is jam packed with artists and workshops from Tacloban, Manila and beyond. Leyte’s beaches are undiscovered, untouched and unbelievable.


Ben & Ben, Itchyworms, Bullet Dumas, The Hernandez Brothers, Kiko Bun (UK), Babani Records (Mauritius) just to name a few. If this isn’t enough to get you digging out your camping gear and scurrying your bags together you probably want to see what other hidden gems are on the island:


Kalanggaman Island

A picturesque sandbar surrounded by turquoise sea.  For years, the Kalanggaman was a kept a secret among locals until a cruise ship passed through the island and decided to drop off its 400 passengers back in 2013.  Kalanggaman.

There’s no resort in the island but to provide some comfort for tourists, the local government built some basic facilities. There are cottages available for day-trippers but for overnight stay, camping is allowed.

From Tacloban you can take the bus to Palompon (3hrs/P170). From Palompon you walk to the tourism office for the boat ride to the island.

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Higatangan Island

Higatangan Island is a simple fishing village, blessed with coconut trees and abundance of fish. The 200 meter sandbar is located in Barangay Mabini.

From Tacloban you can take the bus to Naval, the capital of Biliran Province (2.5hr). From there the sandbar is another 45min on a outrigger boat.

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Ulan Ulan Falls

Also located in Biliran Province, from Naval town proper you can take a 30min bike to Barangay Sampao. Then the walk to Ulan Ulan follows a river surrounded by thick tropical forest.

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Cuatro Islas

A group of four scenic islands located in the sleepy towns of Inopacan and Hindang. The clear waters are perfect for snorkelling. The islands are untouched, with virtually no facilities so bring your supplies!

From Tacloban you can take a buss to Maasin (or Hilongos) via Baybay and hop off at Inopacan proper (3hrs). From there most of the islands are 30mins away on an outrigger boat from the port of Inopacan.

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For the Love of Leyte: Music & Arts Festival is on Nov 30 – Dec 1
You can buy tickets at Mynila here
www.facebook.com/fortheloveofleyte

 


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