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Canigao Island

Matalom, 6526 Leyte, Philippines

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About Canigao Island

Canigao is an islet located in the Philippines, near the municipality of Matalom, Leyte. The area is known for abundant fishing grounds and scenic coral reef areas suitable for diving. It is uninhabited, featuring a lighthouse as its only significant man-made structure. The beaches have white sand, with tropical sea creatures and extensive coral reefs in the surrounding waters.



Attractions near Canigao Island

Maasin Cathedral16.11km from Canigao Island

Maasin Cathedral, built in the 17th century, is probably not only the biggest, but also the oldest church in Maasin City. It has been a diocesan seat since 1968. It shares its history with Don Anatalio Gaviola Plaza which is dedicated to a former mayor of Maasin. It still is one of the highly recommended stumping points for tourists as well as for locals.

Agas-Agas Bridge38.63km from Canigao Island

The highest bridge in the Philippines, This bridge crosses a deep ravine in the Eastern Visayas region of the country. The scenic location inspired the highway department to build a viewing deck on top of one of the piers in the middle of the bridge as well as parking areas on both sides with comfort rooms to rest. Future plans include the possibility of a bungee jump operation from the span.

Mount Cabalian52.79km from Canigao Island

Mount Cabalían volcano is located on the SE tip of Leyte Island, Philippines. It is is an andesitic stratovolcano with steep radial erosion valleys and ridges that are moderate to thickly vegetated. It contains a summit crater filled by a lake. The crater rim is irregular and forms 2 peaks on the S side. A recent pyroclastic flow deposit was radiocarbon dated to be only about 150 years old. Hot springs with temperatures of up to 64 deg C are found on the east and west flanks of Cabalían.

Olango Island76.6km from Canigao Island

Olango Island is in Lapu Lapu Province, just offshore from  Mactan Island and Lapu-Lapu city. It is known mainly for its wildlife sanctuary but also has some fine beaches and dive sites. The Olango Island Group includes Olango and six smaller islands nearby. The main town and main port is Santa Rosa on the west coast.  Much of the terrain is mangrove swamp, home to large numbers of birds and also

Magellan's Marker80.7km from Canigao Island

Magellan Marker was constructed to mark the spot where Ferdinand Magellan died. He was a great explorer who spread Christianity in Cebu and was killed in the Mactan Island in an effort to spread the faith.  Spanish Governor-General Francisco Alcala approved the plan to construct the monument to commemorate the life of the Portuguese “discoverer” of the Philippines- Ferdinand Magellan. According to historians the original monument was a monument-cum-lighthouse.

Chocolate Hills81.49km from Canigao Island

The famed Chocolate Hills of Bohol are not only two but more than 1,268 cone-shaped hills – a very strange geological formation that has baffled a lot of geologists. The hills are spread over an area of 50 square kilometers or more and vary in size from 30 meters to 120 meters in height. It was one of the great trekking destinations in this area and a lot of tourists comes here to enjoy this natural wonder.

Where is Canigao Island

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Leyte isknown as the site of the largest naval battle in modern history, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, which took place during the Second World War.