Before the trip, I haven’t heard Cuatro Islas but it did sound familiar. I think I read it once on some blog, not entirely sure though. Cuatro Islas is one of Leyte’s precious charm. Since my cousin had been to Cuatro Islas twice, we asked her to join us when my family decided to visit the islands.
At the Inopacan bay, you can easily spot the four islands. Fun Fact: Not all islands are part of Inopacan Town. On the farthest left island, its called Himokilan which is under the town of Hindang while the other three islands are part of Inopacan town called Mahaba, Anid and Digyo island.
There’s an additional fee if you wish to go see Himokilan Island. However for the rest of the islands, there’s a fixed rate. Most people we saw that day stayed at Digyo Island. It’s where the sandbar is.
In front of the Himokilan Island, you can find two statues: San Pedro and Sto. Niño. I’m not entirely sure about the story, but I think it serves as a protection to the residents of Himokilan Island.
After we took a round tour of Himokilan Island, we stopped by for a bit at Mahaba Island. It has a tiny lagoon and a bit of sand bar.
We weren’t able to visit Anid Island and we forgot to ask why too. Though I read somewhere on the blogosphere that it was the most crowded island because of its residents and their fishing boats. So most operators skip the island.
The last island we visited was the Digyo Island. This is where we spent most of our day and where you can find the sand bar. The surrounding water is clear which perfect for those underwater photoshoot.
You can also pitch a tent and spend a night at Mahaba and Digyo island. You can also find a tiny sari-sari store for all your needs, even clothes and hygiene.
We didn’t stay for the night but we certainly had a great time!