You will find Isla Hayahay Beach Resort in Barangay Lomboy on Pangangan Island, the friendliest island of the Visayas, off the coast of Calape which is on the west coast of Bohol. The island is connected to Bohol with a causeway and is therefore reachable by car.
Pangangan Island is one of the two islands that are part of the Municipality Calape, Bohol.
Pangangan was previously called “Panggawan”. PANGGAWAN is a kind of fish trap used by some fishers to catch fishes. This kind of fishing was very popular around the island many years ago.
The word “PANGGAWAN” became “Pangangan” and it is now the official name of the island.
Pangangan Island has eight “Barangays” namely; Lawis, Talisay, Kinabag-an, Magtongtong, Madangog, Looc, Lomboy, and Kahayag. Isla Hayahay Beach Resort is in the Barangay Lomboy.
The causeway that connects Pangangan Island with the mainland was initially completely constructed by local fishermen, without any engineering knowledge, after WWII and is believed to be the longest causeway in the Philippines.
Pangangan Island has been declared a Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve since December 29, 1981.
Calape is situated in the northwestern part of Bohol, along the western coast, facing the island of Cebu. The distance from Tagbilaran is about 41 kilometers and is adjacent to the town of Tubigon, Bohol’s second major port. An 18th-century Gothic church, which was built by the Spanish, is located in the center of the town.