When it comes to tourism, Southern Leyte may not have been fully boomed yet. The good thing about this is that most of the scenic spots are not yet spoiled, thus, providing us a better experience – getting us closer to nature.
“The Family” went to Molopolo White Beach during Black Saturday to celebrate three events – my cousin’s graduation + me and my nephew’s birthday. Molopolo is a known tourist spot in Southern Leyte but there is little to no online resources showcasing its beauty.
So here I am blogging our adventure at Molopolo. I really hope with this one blog post, I can help my province be known to everyone.
Entrance fee: 5 pesos for adults (It is free for children below 10 years old)
Cottage: 200 pesos (it’s actually a spacious cottage)
Umbrella cottage: 100 pesos
Videoke machine: 5 pesos for 2 songs
Boat rental: 200 pesos for whole day use
NOTE: No electricity in the cottages. However, there are stores outside the beach resort selling iced water, sodas, etc.
How to get there:
Molopolo White Beach is located in Barangay Molopolo, Liloan, Southern Leyte. It’s 100.6 km from Maasin City (Southern Leyte’s capital) via Bato-Bontoc Road. You have to pass the Liloan-St. Bernard crossing. It takes about 10 minutes to get to Barangay Molopolo from the national highway. You should take note that this barangay is just before the town proper; thus if you have passed through the Liloan bridge, you are lost. If you are riding a bus, ask the conductor you are going to Molopolo.
Or perhaps use Google Maps, it has been added to its database already. Great job Google!
P.S. If you are from Cebu, you can take any shipping lines that has route to Bato and Hilongos, Leyte. These shipping lines are Gabisan, Roble and Medallion. Gabisan and Roble dock at Hilongos while Medallion is in Bato. Bato is nearer to Southern Leyte. Hilongos, on the other hand, is 15-20 minutes from Bato. These are neighboring towns actually. If you want to go straight to Molopolo, there are boat services provided by most of the shipping companies. Choose the route that is bound to San Ricardo/Liloan area. Most of these buses will get full immediately since it has the longer routes. If you think you can’t find one, you may select the bus route going to Sogod and by there, you can take another bus going to Liloan.
The Beach & Suggested Activities
I was actually surprised to see it in person. I haven’t really had any expectations about it. I got a mixed reactions when I ask my friends about it. So, that’s good thing about not to expect to much haha! But by the time I get there, I just say …. WOW!
The beach doesn’t have the finest white sand. What I love about it is that there are plenty of trees that provide shade from the scorching heat of the sun.
By the time of our visit, there were less than 10 cottages (I think about 5), which, by the way, has different sizes. There are tables for rent though. There’s also a videoke machine for rent, so sing your hearts out. Haha!
I suggest to get to the islets by a bangka or if it’s a low tide, you can swim from the mainland to the islets.
P.S. We only rented a tiny banka and obviously, it wasn’t able to accommodate all of us. Luckily, there were some local kids who were also going to the islet, so, he hitched a ride! HAHA! (please see the photo above)
The islets are perfect for cliff diving. You can also bring your snorkeling gear and see beautiful corals near the islets. Be careful in getting to the islets as the rocks are sharp.
under the sea, naay tuyom og sisi 😂😂😂Molopolo White Beach – Molopolo,Liloan Southern Leyte➡➡ https://asaniquen.com/molopolo-white-beach-liloan-southern-leyte/
Yes, I strongly suggest you bring a snorkeling gear. The corals are so beautiful. I was even surprise that a school of this tiny fish swimming in front of my face.
By the way, you can also ask friendly locals to get fresh shellfish at a reasonable price.
Here are some photos during our trip. Also included is a short video to summarize our adventure!
Bisita nya mo sa Southern Leyte puhon!
splash that smile every mile!