Inopacan, Leyte’s Cuatro Islas – A Must Visit

When someone mentions “Leyte”, first thing that might have come into your mind will be “Yolanda” or the “Leyte Landing”. It’s true Leyte has been one of the most historic places in the Philippines but when it comes to tourism, it has a lot to offer also. Sharing you on this post is my family’s adventure in Cuatro Islas – Digyo, Mahaba, Himokilan, Apid.

How to get there?

You should head to Inopacan municipal hall. At the back of the building, you can see lots of motorboats (bangka) for rent.

If you’re from Cebu, you should choose the Hilongos or Bato port. I suggest Hilongos since it’s a bit closer to Inopacan. You may ride multicab or buses going to Inopacan.

Cost (boat rental)

The cost will range from 3,000-3,500 pesos depending on the boat’s capacity. There are boats good for 10-15 while some can accommodate more. The bigger the boat, the bigger would be the fee. Make sense.

digyo island


Island hopping is another fee. It depends on the boat owner. In our case, we need to pay 500. Sad to say but we were only able to go to the 2 islets – Digyo and Mahaba. The reason why weren’t able to get to other islands? Bad weather. We went there December (yeah I know not a good time to do the island hopping). Take note: expect a bumpy ride.

Digyo Island

… from a distance, Digyo is like a cake with lots of icing. It’s the smallest among the 4. There are no inhabitants here. Take note though that comfort rooms were not properly maintained.

Mahaba Island

 mahaba island cuatro islas
I love Mahaba than Digyo. I find the sand finer here. There were also beautiful rock formations. I think there are inhabitants of this island like Apid and Himokilan.

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