The fastest way to get to Higatangan Island by 45 mins boat ride from Naval to Mabini or Libertad port. fare: 45php for Student – regular fare 50php
Moving sand bar extending about 200 meters to the sea; one huge coral rock-a reef that was thrust up from the ocean’s floor centuries ago. The fields are studded with gigantic clam shells measuring up to a meter wide. The island has several white sand beaches sprinkled with exotic shells newly washed up from the seabed. Facing an open sea, the white sand beach, cool pristine waters and exotic rock formations of Higatanangan Island is itself nature at its best.
Apparently, the former president Marcos temporarily took refuge during WWII on this little island off the north-west tip of Leyte. That’s why the highest point on the island (46m) is still called Marcos Hill to this day. Approaching Higatangan Island from Naval, the first thing you notice is a roughly 200m long. blindingly white sand band, stretching out like a gigantic tongue from the little town of Mabini. Along the south coast you’ll come across attractive little white stretches of sand tucked in between decorative, angular cliff faces.
What to Bring
Fishing, Camping, Trekking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling etc…
Higatangan Island Pumpboat schedule
It’s sked – Daily, 12nn Naval port to Higatangan island; Daily, 8am, Higatangan Island to Naval port. There are only two pump boats that travel to the island in a day.
Nearest Hotel/Resort to stay
You should not travel after 5 pm especially when the weather is not good.