Sambawan Island

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Sambawan Island
Waters Samar lake
Geographical location 11 ° 46 ′  N , 124 ° 16 ′  E Coordinates: 11 ° 46 ′  N , 124 ° 16 ′  E
Sambawan Island (Philippines)
Sambawan Island

Sambawan Island is an island in the Biliran Province in the Philippines . It is located about 5 km off the west coast of the island of Maripipi , in the south of the Samar Sea . The island is uninhabited and is administered by the greater Maripipi municipality.

Sambawan Island was created by tectonic forces and has the shape of a sickle. The island rises about 20 meters above sea level at its highest point at low tide. At high tide it is divided into three islands, which are then called the Sambawan Islands. It is overgrown with low bush and grass vegetation. The coastline is largely characterized by sandy beaches and towering rock formations. The waters around the island are advertised by the tourism authorities of the province of Biliran as an attractive diving area , as numerous smaller coral reefs and seagrass meadows are grouped around the island.

Sambawan Island can be reached by rented outrigger boats from the port of Maripipi Municipality and from the provincial capital Naval . The crossing takes about 30 minutes from Maripipi and two hours from Naval.

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