15th of May, 2017
Summer. One of the greatest six-letter word out there. A typical teen would most likely spend it with her friends, enjoying every single day because, well, c’mon, everybody needs a break – specially teens. But for my cousins and I, summer is synonymous to boring. So when my dad decided to go to Cuatro Islas , everyone was eager to tag along.
With that said, here’s a quick guide on what you can do on that picturesque island.
By the name itself, there are four islands you can go to, but the one we went to was called Digyo Island.
To get there, you can travel there via public trans or by bringing your own vehicle, either way you need to pass through Inopacan, Leyte. If you choose public transport, it might cost you about 200 pesos to say the least. And from there, you can ask the locals to take you behind the municipal hall, where you can rent a boat to bring you to the islands.
|10 persons below||Php 2, 500 w/ island hoping / no overnight|
|10 persons below||Php 3, 000 w/ island hoping / overnight|
|11 – 20 persons||Php 3, 000 good for one (1) island/ no overnight|
|11 – 20 persons||Php 4, 500 w/ island hoping / overnight|
|21 – 30 persons||
Php 4, 000 good for one (1) island/ no overnight
|Closed cottage||Php 500. 00 *|
|Open cottage||Php 300. 00 *|
|Camping tents||Php 150. 00 *|
|Portable tents||Php 200. 00 *|
|Space tent||Php 50. 00 per tent|
*Plus Php 50. 00 per night
Above are rates for the boat and cottage rentals. Not interested in the cottages? It’s fine; you can rent a table for Php 50.00 and the chairs for Php 10.00.
That and you also have to pay the environmental fee of Php 70.00 per head.
Just a little tip: go to the islands as early as possible because they take absolutely
NO reservations – strictly first come first serve.
This was the boat that we lent, it can fit about a maximum of 12 persons.
When it comes to food, you don’t need to worry much. The island has two local mini marts where you can buy chips, beer, ice, etc. What’s all the more fun is that you can cook your own food, so remember to pack something to savor the moment. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your own drinking water to be safe.
Plus clean bathrooms!
The island is pretty small if you think about it, but it’s enough to make you enjoy your stay. About 25 minutes for a whole tour in Digyo Island. That and the sand bar is absolutely amazing! The aura of the locals make you feel even more welcome to stay.
Meet my cousins the Rash Guard family 🙂
#cousingoals in Digyo Island
Over all, I enjoyed my quick island get-away and I am seriously regretting I only got to visit one, but hey, who knows? There’ll always be another summer with new stories to tell.