Saturday, March 21, 2009

Canigao Island




Though a paradise per se, Canigao Island places itself as relatively unknown. It is not short of innumerable surprises and has all the right reasons to boast about. From its pearly white sand, pristine waters, thriving species, to its friendly location, anything is possible. You can go from snorkeling, kayaking, overnight camping, to walking around this uninhabited, pint-sized island. It's simply your kind of virgin island adventure.

The island is under the control of the municipality of Matalom, a small town in the province of Leyte, Philippines. It is said to be developed by interested investors. But for the record, Matalom government shrugs off any parties' interest, as it fears its townspeople might be shut out to the island, because of a pricey price they would have to pay should things materialize, considering Matalom as a 4th class municipality. I am not too keen about their reason, which for me is unfair and downright childish. I suppose their decision is still on a swing, and that they might reconsider, as further developments will surely impact huge benefits to its people and their livelihood.

I am thrilled about the possibility, and a native is here talking.

12 comments:

  1. Definately going thier this month, it reminds me of my home which is Oahu,Hawaii which I dearly miss very much.

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  2. Will be going to this island definately, It reminds me of my home which is O'ahu Hawaii, Ohh my I miss my home soo much!

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  3. Mark D HAWAII BOY 4EVERMarch 8, 2011 at 3:39:00 PM GMT+8

    Will be going to this island definately, It reminds me of my home which is O'ahu Hawaii, Ohh my I miss my home soo much!

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  4. @Mark D HAWAII BOY 4EVER: Hope you've been to the island already! :)

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  5. I've been to that Island many times..and it's really beautiful..you can feel the cold breeze that comes from the sea..and the clear water is so refreshing..hmmm...the sand..Oh so white!!..hope I can come back there as soon as I can..just make sure to bring your sunblocks..♥

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  6. @Dionila: Very descriptive and you're making me miss the island more! Hehe. I'm starting to imagine how it looks like now since it was in 2009 when I last went there. Thanks for visiting! :)

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  7. @Keeh Jhay: From Cebu to Matalom, the closest you can get is via Bato. There are so many shipping lines operating to Bato - Kinswell, Fiji, South Pacific or Medallion (please check, I could be wrong). Take either a tricycle/multicab and tell the driver to alight in Tab-ang, Matalom (the port closest to the island). Then, take a motorcycle to the port.

    Another option is via Hilongos. You may take Oceanjet (a fast ferry from Cebu) or Roble.

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  8. It's not good as before. The island's beauty was not preserved.

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