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.
HOW TO GET THERE:
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.