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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SOHOTON COVE NATIONAL PARK: Everyone's Dream Destination


SOHOTON NATIONAL PARK is an enchanting paradise in Bucas Grande Island, Socorro, Surigao del Norte. This lagoon hides among the breathtaking group of islets. Inside Sohoton are amazing rock formations, caves and wonders enveloped with serenity. Aside from Sohoton Park, the island of Bucas Grande offers lots of stunning sites and wonders that make a heavenly experience. No wonder every tourist who happened to visit the place can't wait to pay another visit. 








WHAT TO DO IN SOHOTON AND BUCAS GRANDE ISLAND:

1. VISIT CLUB TARA RESORT
This classy resort is operated by a Korean investor. Visitors enjoy the refreshing view of the surroundings and the relaxing infinity pool.
 









2. EXPLORE SOHOTON LAGOON

THE ENTRANCE 
The cove (tunnel) entrance can be accessed during low tide when the opening can accommodate the boat passing through.









 HAGUKAN CAVE
Hagukan Cave got its name from "haguk" which means snore because the sound it makes when the waves beat its walls resembles to a snore.

MAGKOKOOB CAVE
This little underground cave possesses stunning formations. Live mussels and other water organisms adorn the walls and ceilings of its entrance. Going out of this cave requires a 15-feet jump into the water. 



















3. WAIT FOR THE SUNSET AT CORAL BEACH
This island is a good snorkeling site. Corals and other wonders underwater can be seen even on its shallow waters.














4. SPEND A PEACEFUL NIGHT (AND A CALM MORNING) AT TIKTIKAN LAKE

Tiktikan lake Cottage makes a very relaxing resting place. You get truly refreshed and recharged waking up in the morning at the sound of birds and other animals.
















5. VISIT THE WHITE SAND MARKA-A BEACH
This private island is good for snorkeling.











6. COMMUNE WITH THE NON-STINGING JELLYFISH
The jellyfish lagoon can be reached through non-motorized boat to avoid disturbance among the sea creatures. To date, swimming with the jellyfish is regulated due to the chemicals from sunblock and other cosmetics.
 




















 7. EXPLORE CRYSTAL CAVE AND BOLITAS CAVE

These caves are situated close to each other. Crystal cave has crystal-like formations while Bolitas cave has smooth pebbles and phallic formations. Bolitas cave has a very narrow opening that one needs to crawl to get in and out.




















8. BASK IN STARFISH ISLAND
This island is good for snorkeling.
 






9. INDULGE IN FRESH SEAFOODS



 
10. TAKE PHOTOS ANYWHERE
















 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

THANKS TO VINCENT (in yellow) AND HIS TEAM FOR FACILITATING AND GUIDING OUR ISLAND HOPPING ADVENTURE. Contact Vincent at 0930-802-8704.

  

HOW TO GET THERE:


From CDO, take a bus to Butuan. Take a bus/van bound to Surigao and drop off at Bad-as. From Bad-as, take a van to Hayanggabon. Meet your hired boat that will take you to Bucas Grande Islands.


From Davao, take a bus to Butuan. Take a bus/van bound to Surigao and drop off at Bad-as. From Bad-as, take a van to Hayanggabon. Meet your hired boat that will take you to Bucas Grande Islands.


WHERE TO STAY:


CINNAMON ISLAND COTTAGE – P2,500/room per night for 5 persons. Contact Roldan at 0948-820-5835


SIFAI COTTAGE – P1,000/room per night for 3 persons. Contact Dodo of Sohoton Tourism at 0939-904-7019


TIKTIKAN LAKE COTTAGE – P200/person per night. Contact Dodo of Sohoton Tourism at 0939-904-7019


OTHER RESORTS:

CLUB TARA RESORT – Contact 0917-522-5500

HIDDEN ISLAND RESORT – Contact 0917-328-2448


Note: Rates and Contacts as of 2011.



FOR INQUIRIES: 

SOHOTON TOURISM MANAGEMENT
          DODO
          Contact- 0939-904-7019

SOCORRO TOURISM OFFICE
          AGA VER D. GALANIDA II
          Contact- 0909-3660-1517

GUIDE AND BOATMAN (Highly Recommended)
          VINCENT TAMAYO
              Contact- 0930-802-8704

6 comments:

  1. Sir, aa clay packaging sa island tour?

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  2. thanks for passing by, marian. yes, usually package gyud ilang island tour. halos tanan spots mavisit ninyo. pls keep in touch with the contacts above to know the updated tour prices.

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  3. Hi po! In your trip, how much did it cost you?

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    1. Hi, Mae. Way back 2011, we paid a packaged price of 4,000 each. Recently, I heard it's around 10,000 each. Better contact the names above for further clarification. Thanks for reading...

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  4. Dreaming of this paradise!!!!!! LOVE your blog so much. Hope to kick this off from my bucket list!
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    1. thanks, sahrie... sohoton cove is waiting for you.
      enjoy...

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