Siargao Island and Sohoton Cove, Bucas Grande: Sweeter the second time around

Sugba Lagoon - a visit in Siargao and Bucas Grande

Siargao and Sohoton Cove in Bucas Grande… these places in Surigao del Norte are one of the best nature attractions we’d been to in the Philippines. These are the places we’ve re-visited and experienced for the first time. Sugba Lagoon, del Carmen, Siargao I’m not really the type of person to have a definitive list of […]

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5 Days Itinerary to Surigao and Dinagat Islands

Travel guide and itinerary to Surigao and Dinagat Islands

I think that people who’d like to see the most virgin areas of the Philippines and cultures specific to its indigenous people should head to Mindanao… here in Surigao and Dinagat Islands, for instance. However, there’s the issue of safety. Even today, Mindanao is known as a battlefront of civil unrest and rebellion. Thankfully though, there […]

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Mindanao in 5 days: Davao, South Cotabato and Surigao del Sur

View deck of Lake Holon, South Cotabato

This July, I ventured with a good friend to Davao, South Cotabato and Surigao del Sur for 5 days and experienced the local culture of a remote lake community as well as numerous water activities. Months back, Kharl, whom I met from an outreach event years back, invited me  to climb Mount Apo in Davao. This was before […]

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Siargao’s Pride: Magpupungko Pool and General Luna

Magpupungko Pool and General Luna in Siargao

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, […]

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Sugba Lagoon and hidden beaches in del Carmen, Siargao

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, […]

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