Sohoton Lagoon

Located in Bucas Grande Islands in Socorro, Surigao del Norte. Sohoton Lagoon is declared by the Philippine Government as a National Park covering a total area of 70 hectares. The park features mystical Sohoton Cove, amazing Sohoton Lagoon itslef and the picturesque seven islets. The lagoon’s entrance is the Sohoton Cove – a cove half-submerged in water and passable only during low tide. The lagoon have quite a number if caves to explore.

The place was teeming with life. Various coral formations can easily be seen because of the crystal clear waters as you near the island. The place would leave every visitor with mesmerized- clean lakes, secret coves, enchanting lagoons, spectacular rock and coral formations, incredible sea creatures and many more. If you think Coron, Palawan is charming, Bucas Grande is way much better and more pristine.

The main attraction of the place are the Sohoton cove, non-sting jellyfish, several small caves and lakes, crystal clear water, beautiful corals, white sand beaches and lush vegetation on craggy islands. Its beauty is unspoiled and beyond compare. If you want to really enjoy your holiday, come to Sohoton Lagoon where there are less people but more lush vegetation and emerald waters.

Said to be the best in Mindanao and even in the Philippines by nature lovers, Sohoton Lagoon has amazing clear blue waters. It is home to the non-stinging jellyfish since the locals have reserved a jellyfish sanctuary for them to thrive.

Most guided tours takes you to Tiktikan Lake, Bolitas Cave, Hagukan & Makukuob Caves and the Jellyfish Lagoon.

Approximately 2 and a half hour by van from Surigao City to Hayanggabon Port and aboard an outrigger/banca to Sohoton Cove National Park for another 1 and a half hour.

Or if you are already in Siargao island, get to the Port of Dapa and take the ferry to the town of Socorro. From Socorro hire an outrigger/banca to Sohoton National Park.

Club Tara Resort

Club Tara Resort complements the setting and picturesque scenery with cottages perched on stilts immersed on the water and excellent facilities. Each accommodation is a sanctuary that lets guests experience unruffled pleasure and comfort. In fact, every room has its own lanai, which looks out over the sea, and a jacuzzi, on top of other modern amenities, to provide absolute rest and pampering. Aside from these, the resort has its restaurant, swimming pool, and poolside bar.

Club Tara is flocked by many islets that families and friends can visit on kayak. This destination is also perfectly romantic for honeymooners, with more than a few beaches nearby just as blessed with beauty, featuring powdery white sands and clear waters. Indeed, this is an exclusive place of retreat that showcases the natural wonders of Surigao.

Address: Bucas Grande Island, Socorro, Surigao del Norte
Phone: +63 917 522 5500

Sugba Lagoon

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Explore the idyllic clear blue waters and soothing sceneries of Sugba Lagoon, hidden in the second largest mangrove system in the Philippines. Enjoy a meal of freshly caught fish or salad and relax at one of the most peaceful and truly stunning places in the Island of Siargao.

Sugba Lagoon has an estimated area of 87 hectares and it is located within the Island of Caub, Del Carmen, one out of nine (9) towns in Siargao Island that offers very unique eco-tourism attractions. It is home to the rarest and one of the biggest mangrove forests in the Philippines that covers an estimated of 4, 259 hectares of coastal marine area. The Del Carmen Mangrove Swamps is a sanctuary of endangered crocodylus porosus or the salt-water crocodile.

The lagoon area is surrounded by large limestone hills covered with a vegetation of different species of plant and trees. While being visually captivated by the overwhelming beauty of nature, you will also be entertained by the melodic sound of the different species of birds in the area.

Within Sugba Lagoon is a two story building built by the local government unit to cater visitors. The building provides a small area for visitors and a jump off point to dive and swim into the lagoons waters. The area would also be a very good spot for snorkeling since it is home to numerous marine lives.

The clear waters of Sugba Lagoon is rich with the different variety of fish especially those of the groupers family as well as lobsters and shells. The hillside is home to rich diversity of flora and fauna as well as endangered species of hard wood.

The lagoon got its name “Sugba” from how it appeared to visitors when it is covered with fog, making it look like a smoke is coming off the lagoon. Sugba is a visayan word which in tagalog means “inihaw.”

Sugba Lagoon is about 30 minutes motorized boat ride from the port of the town of Del Carmen. The town can be reached either by sea and air.

By air, turbo prop commercial aircraft from Cebu Pacific flies to the island from Cebu City landing at the town’s Sayak airport.

By sea, daily 2 to 3 hours boat trips can be taken from Surigao City directly to Del Carmen or to the adjacent town of Dapa.