Morion's PhotoTravel Diaries| Eskapo to Socorro, Surigao del Norte

"the weather is good, the sea breeze invites me to explore this interesting island town"



Socorro is one of the municipalities of Surigao del Norte province and neighboring island of Siargao. It covers the whole island of Bucas Grande and surrounding islets. Three to four hours passenger boat travel from Surigao City Boulevard and less than an hour if from Dapa Port of Siargao Island. The Island town is known for its Sohoton's "swim with majestic groups of sting-less jellyfish", caves, white sand  beaches, vast mangrove forests and amazing rocks formations. 
Going to the Island, we decided to hire a motorized banka at Dapa Port that will take us to the Island - "dahil ang next scheduled trip ng passenger boat bound to Socorro ay 4:00 pm pa so baka gabihin kami pa-balik ng Siargao kung alas-kwatro pa aalis".
We expected smooth sea travel since the weather is good. Unluckily, 30 minutes before arrival at Port of Socorro, strong huge waves struck us! Thanks God, after all the shouts of my lady colleague (asking for God's help :)), we reached the Port area. We arrived at around 2:00 pm- and no time to waste, hired a tricycle to roam around the town.
PHOTOWALK
stop-over at Barangay Canbas-ac- an Island Barangay of Dapa ,
bumaba ang isang  lola na nakisakay
we're now heading to Socorro after the stop-over
clear water, protected coral formations!
"Untitled"
Speechless!
Rural life at its finest 
literally "Bountiful and Beautiful"
Bucas Grande in Black and White
Upon Arrival at Port of Socorro, we hired a tricycle  for 50 pesos   to roam  us around 
 "Balo"
  Salbaro or Pan de Pugon cooked in traditional way  
out of curiosity we bought 10 pieces- 5 pesos each. masarap at mabango! 
"Panaderya ng Socorro"
 going back to Dapa Port of Siargao Islands  at 4:30 pm
Golden sunset while leaving Socorro Island
Majestic view of Socorro Island during twilight 
up next the huge waves of General Luna, Siargao Islands called "Cloud 9"!...

32 comments:

  1. That pan de sal looks yummy. That fish called Balo? I thought it's espada... Looking at those sceneries...Philippines is sure one country to promote for it's not only the beauty but it's more fun in the Philippines...:D

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  2. Ang ganda naman! Can't wait to visit Mindanao! :)

    http://www.dekaphobe.com/

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  3. Ganda! I wish I could have a side trip to Surigao during field visits in the area...hehe.

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  4. @Mavic,talagang masarap at freshly cooked using bunot ng niyog:) agree our 7107 is truly amazing!

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  5. @michi, tnx for dropping here! ang ganda ng mindanao natatabunan lang ng panget na balita sa kakarampot na part nito, white sand beaches here are mostly untouched and non commercialized

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  6. @Ding, Go bro inform me if ur going here baka nasa Surigao lang aq:)

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  7. i remmeber sa province namin , wala ding gasul kaya kelangn gumawa ng fire gamit yung sa coconut din ihip mode!

    the place was so so cool!

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  8. @Kulapipot, cool at madiskarte:) sbi nga nung kasama ko economical na eco-friendly pa:)

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  9. The golden sunset shot is amazing! I wish I could go back to Surigao and roam the place. I was in Surigao for work-related stuff and I wasn't able to get shots, too bad....

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  10. Tnx swexie:) SUrigao is truly worth to visit,

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  11. wow, super clear ng tubig! i can't believe i haven't been to socorro yet, i'm from surigao del sur. sigh. ganun talaga ata yun, kung ano ang malapit, yun ang di napupuntahan hehe

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  12. oi lapit u lang Aleah:) aq naman never been to Hinatuan and Tinuy-an:)

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  13. sarap cguro nung balo or spada jeff ano? Kumusta na man ang stay mo dyan sa Surigao? Pasyal ka dito sa Bukidnon. paminsan minsan.

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  14. Will try sir Bonz, and i will pm u. Nsa pala q na imaximize ang stay sa Mindanao andito na rin lang;) Surigao del norte is amazing, iba ang ganda lalo na pag nasa Siargao,,,

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  15. Beautiful! One of my many dream destinations! Lovely photos!

    ohh by the way you have a cool blog. you might consider using "simple" na template. and bigger photos because you truly have a nice blog and photos. Gb!

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  16. nakaka inngit lang talaga... kelan kaya ko makakabalik dyan para pumunta ng Socorro? hehehe!

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  17. pabook na mervs:) tapat lang aq ng airport daan ka jejeje:) taz try natin swim with stingless jelly fish sa bucas grande!

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  18. I love these shots! Especially the ones travelling down the river and the homes perched over the water. This is exactly the sort of place I would enjoy exploring. :) Looks like a wonderful place!

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  19. Tnx tagatay tour and Audrey;) this place is truly beautiful!

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  20. i am from agusan del sur, yet i never explored mindanao especially surigao. hay! i really hope i could get an engrade bakasyon from work and spend all my time traveling.

    nice photos

    just me,
    www.phioxeetrave.blogspot.com

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  21. Hindi pa ako nakakapunta dyan. Hindi ako matuloy-tuloy lol

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  22. mapupuntahan na rin kita bucas grande ... hihihi .. thanks jeff for the post

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  23. waah puti ka ba... til now di pa ako nka pag blog about my Bucas Grande adventures.. :)

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  24. First photo looks really serene. Parang ang sarap lang dumive.

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  25. Gusto ko talaga makarating sa Bucas Grande. Ang ganda! ^_^

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  26. Nice shots! Gandaaa...
    The Salbaro is a must-try :)

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  27. Just one [big] correction. The name of the whole island is "Bucas Grande". The name "Socorro" pertains to the municipality that administers the island.

    As far as I know, the two are not interchangeable. You can verify this with official sources.

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  28. Hi liquiddruid- thanks for dropping here, yeah i know that town of Socorro is just part of Bucas Grande. Bucas grande is a group of islands and its largest island is where the town of socorro located. This post simply pertains to socorro kaya indi na elaborate yung info. I just want give guide to my readers in a simplier way and easy to understand. For example nsa Dapa port ka or kahit sa Surigao port mas maganda sabihin mo na pupunta ka sa Isla ng Socorro qng naghahanap ka ng bangka kaysa sa bucas grande of course hindi dahil sa may bucas grande resort na name sa partikular na lugar na tinatawag nila na bucas grande at baka dun ka madala but because the main island where the town of socorro is known to locals here...

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  29. I never been to Mindanao and if ever I will be I think I have to visit Siargao. Your post, motivated me to go there, love to beauty of the place.

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