Vigan island, also known as Snake island, are the two small islands connected by a thin sand strip some 200 meters long. Watching from above, it looks like a curved snake, which the island got its name from. Other than that there are no real live snakes on the islands, but rather few stray dogs, which are friendly and like to get near the tourists looking for some food.
The high point of the island is a hilltop view deck, which can be accessed on foot, taking requiring a short five minute hike up the hill. The hilltop trail leads through the impressive mangrove trees further inland, where monkeys indigenous to this area live. Though they are not aggressive, they can be territorial and try to steal your belongings and chase you away. The view deck allows for a picturesque 360 degrees view of the surrounding area and the “snake” strip. Make sure to bring your camera and make some amazing photos. The view spreads as far as the eye can see over this majestic isle and the sea.
You can walk the sand strip between the isles, both during high tide, when the water can get waist-deep, and during low tide, when from a far it looks like you’re walking on water. Just be careful of rock fish that tends to get on the sand strip, as stepping on one can get even worse than stepping on a sea urchin! Have some flip-flops or other shoe wear on hand for a safe walk.
Like Entaluala Island, Vigan island is included in El Nido island hopping Tour B.