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Canigao Island

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Region  Eastern Visayas
Province  Leyte
Population  uninhabited (2006)
Municipality  Matalom
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Adjacent bodies of water  Camotes Sea, Canigao Channel
Similar  Digyo Island, San Juanico Bridge, Agas‑Agas Bridge, MacArthur Landing Memorial, Lake Danao

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.

Contents

Map of Canigao Island, Matalom, Philippines

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Features

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).

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.

References

Canigao Island Wikipedia


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