Canigao Island

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Canigao Island
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Canigao Island's blue waters
Canigao Island is located in Philippines
Canigao Island
Canigao Island
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates 10°14′53″N 124°45′1″E / 10.24806°N 124.75028°E / 10.24806; 124.75028Coordinates: 10°14′53″N 124°45′1″E / 10.24806°N 124.75028°E / 10.24806; 124.75028
Adjacent bodies of water
Region Eastern Visayas
Province Leyte
Municipality Matalom
Population uninhabited (2006)

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.


Canigao Island is uninhabited, featuring a lighthouse as its only significant man-made structure. The beaches have white sand, with tropical sea creatures and extensive coral reef in the surrounding waters. The climate is tropical and similar to that found in other areas of the Philippine islands. These natural features often attract tourists and scuba divers, who arrive at the island by traveling from Matalom (in the province of Leyte).[1]

The western and northern part of Canigao island is placed under nature protection as a sanctuary. Due to this, activities such as swimming, diving, fishing, snorkeling, and boating in the protected areas are limited by law.[2]



  1. ^ "Tourist Description of Canigao Island", February 2006, accessed 25 March 2007
  2. ^ "Diving Canigao Island", accessed 25 March 2007

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