Leyte: Cuatro Islas

It’s not our first time in Tacloban. I went there for a business trip 3 years ago and so was Bodex when he had to install a biometrics system for their Tacloban sales offices. So, we decided not to do the city tour except for a quick visit to Mc Arthur’s Landing Site before heading to Biliran, as Bodex has never been there before.  This is part of our 6d5n VisMin road trip.

Image00001First timer in Mc Arthur Landing Site. 

On our second day, we went to a not too mainstream island called Cuatro Islas. It was called as such because of the four scenic islands- Digyo Island, Apid Island, Mahaba Island and Himokilan Island situated in Inopacan, Leyte back then until the latter was separated and became part of Hindang municipality.

Mahaba Island

Aside from their stretch of long white sand and blue-green sea, they also offer Red Shrimp Spa. Yes, kakaiba ‘to mga bes! From the docking area, kelangan mo lang maglakad ng mga ilang minuto papunta dun sa pond kung san makikita yung mga red shrimp.

Image00003Cute red shrimp  :)))

Image00002Red Shrimp spa experience!


Image00006This is our favorite among the islands that we visited. Not too crowded and very relaxing! 😀

Image00007Apid Island, the most populated island in Cuatro Islas. 

Digyo Island

This is the smallest but the most popular island in Cuatro Islas because of its lengthy white sandbar. If you want to stay overnight, you may rent a cottage for Php500 or tent for Php250.

Image00008Cottages in Digyo Island.

Image00010Creamy white sandbar of Digyo Island.



■ Getting to Cuatro Islas: Fly to Tacloban and ride a Maasin bound van and alight at Inopacan, Leyte Town Hall or Inopacan Public Market.

■ Boat rental:
Php2,500 for 1-10pax
Php3,500 for 11-20pax
Php4,500 for 21-30pax.
You may contact Mr. Deo at 0935-3034722 for reservations and inquiries.

■ If you’re on a day tour, there’s a public C.R in Digyo Island where you can wash up and change clothes but, with a minimal fee. I suggest to just use the public CR near Inopacan Town Hall as their tap water is strong and also free of charge.

■ READ: VisMin Roadtrip Travel Guide for complete itinerary and expenses.


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