• Surigao del Sur/Surigao del Norte
  • Siargao Island and Sohoton Cove, Bucas Grande: Sweeter the second time around

    I’m not really the type of person to have a definitive list of favorites. My taste continually changes, and I find it difficult to get attached to the still-developing towns and attractions here in the Philippines. I’d almost forgotten how much I loved the island of Siargao. Our first visit in Siargao Island was for an outreach […]

  • Surigao del Sur/Surigao del Norte
  • Siargao’s Pride: Magpupungko Pool and General Luna

    Ever since I’d seen a a video of Siargao from One Way Ticket, I’d been excited to visit Magpupungko Pool. Hali, meanwhile, was excited to surf in the world-famous Cloud 9 in General Luna. So you can imagine how looking forward we were to these visits. Magpupungko Pool Magpupungko Pool is located inside Buddha’s Surf Resort in Pilar, […]

  • Surigao del Sur/Surigao del Norte
  • Sugba Lagoon and hidden beaches in del Carmen, Siargao

    Siargao is known for its surfing and island hopping destinations, but few have heard, much more set foot, in del Carmen. Unbeknownst to many, it has many treasures: mangrove forests, the undeveloped Sugba Lagoon and hidden beaches. If I should describe the islands in del Carmen in one word, it would be “still.” During our tour, […]