Cuatro Islas

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Cuatro Islas
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Sunset at Cuatro Islas
Cuatro Islas is located in Philippines
Cuatro Islas
Cuatro Islas
Location within the Philippines
Geography
Coordinates 10°31′33″N 124°39′18″E / 10.52583°N 124.65500°E / 10.52583; 124.65500Coordinates: 10°31′33″N 124°39′18″E / 10.52583°N 124.65500°E / 10.52583; 124.65500
Adjacent bodies of water Camotes Sea
Major islands
  • Apid
  • Digyo
  • Himokilan
  • Mahaba
Administration
Region Eastern Visayas
Province Leyte
Municipalities

Cuatro Islas (Spanish, meaning "Four Islands") is a group of islands belonging to the municipalities of Inopacan and Hindang, in the province of Leyte, Philippines. This group of islands is composed of Apid, Digyo and Mahaba, which belong to the administrative jurisdiction of the municipality of Inopacan, while Himokilan belongs to the administrative jurisdiction of the municipality of Hindang.

Tourism[edit]

The islands are drawing a good number of local and foreign tourists to its pristine beaches and coral reefs. While the islands are protected the combination of overfishing, poorly enforced fishing regulations, unmanaged solid waste (especially plastics) have put the islands and their associated marine ecosystems under pressure. With improved protection (especially expansion of the sanctuary areas) and infrastructure the islands ecosystems health can recover.

The islands hold great potential to become a recreational diving destination, as the marine ecosystems' health improves and proper infrastructure is established.

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