Bucas Grande is situated in the islands of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. Locals refer to it as Socorro. Originally, Siargao is our only destination for this trip but we ended up spending the night in Socorro mainland, a day tour in Siargao the following day and finally, our Bucas Grande tour on the third day.
For this trip, we thought it’s cool to have a 90’s theme for our photos. You know what’s the perfect app for this? Huji Cam. It gives you nice, crisp, high-contrast photos with date stamps & light glares.
First day was insane. Our Manila to Butuan flight was delayed and we had to change our itinerary. We wanted to see Siargao first so we tried to catch the 11:30 am boat trip in Surigao Port going to Dapa Port but unfortunately, we didn’t make it.
Luckily, we were able to contact a Bucas Grande tour guide and he happily helped us all through out our journey to Bucas Grande mainland. We took the last boat trip at 4:00 pm and arrived there at around 5:00 pm. There’s nothing much to do in the island, no nightlife, no restaurants (we saw a couple of carinderias though) but all the basic things you need are there. Internet is even fast on some areas. We stayed in a nice air-conditioned inn which to our surprise only costs Php500 per night.
Bucas Grande Tour
Crystal & Bolitas Caves
Tiktikin Lake gives you that chill & relaxing vibe.
The Jelly Fish Sanctuary
You’ll never believe how big this jelly fish we saw. Yes it’s sting-less, but I’ll never swim with it.
Here’s a cute one. I mean look at the difference. No shit right?!
Sohoton Cove National Park
Upon entering Sohoton Cove National Park, you’ll see this unique rock formation that serves as your entrance/exit landmark. Without it you’ll get lost.
The entrance is very narrow to this large dome-like cave that is popular because of its luminous green-glowing water. This is definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
The cave leads to a cliff jumping spot that is about 12-15 feet high.
Shout outs to Mr. Vincent Tamayo for being very accommodating all through out the tour. You may contact him at +63930-802-8704.
Overall, it was a one of a kind experience. We’ll definitely go back soon!