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Travel Notes| Road to Socorro

I had the chance to explore the whole main island of Bucas Grande during my 2-day stay in Socorro on May 2013. Riding in a habal-habal - the only mode of inland public transportation available in the island, we  visited seaside up to the highland communities of Socorro. 

Socorro Way of Living

Socorro is a 4th class municipality in the Province of Surigao del Norte. It covers the well-known Bucas Grande Group of Islands where pristine islands and beaches; enchanting Sohoton National Park; and the infamous Jellyfish Sanctuary  are located. 

I saw the impact of tourism in the economy of  Socorro and in the whole province of Surigao del Norte. Comparing to other destinations, I don’t see any “bad tourism” in this humble island; people are protecting the source of their livelihood- no abuse and they know how to manage and accommodate large no. of visitors coming "in and out" of their paradise.


Of course, not all communities in Socorro depend on the benefits of these tourist spots. Majority of the villagers are still living and sourcing their livelihood from the usual fishing and farming. On my short stay and working in Socorro, I was able to get photos of its "other side" - the communities away from its famous destinations. These photos inspired me more to continue this job- to work- to travel- to live. Photos I must see on days when I needed to reflect and remind myself why I love to do this job;why I love to travel; and why I love to visit other communities and meet people.


"GREEN" PhotoWalk

Socorro Way of Living

Socorro Way of Living

Socorro Way of Living

Socorro Way of Living

Socorro Way of Living
The most common fruit in the main island - "Tambis"

Socorro Way of Living
A typical community in Socorro

Socorro Way of Living

Socorro Way of Living
Children of Barangay Sering beating the summer heat

Socorro Way of Living
A man in one of the island Barangays of Socorro digging the ground to make a well - as source of fresh potable water. Surprisingly, 5-6 ft deep he’s digging a ground of fine white sand.


Latitude. 9.6213888999999995°, Longitude. 125.9666667° 



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13 comments:

  1. Oh wow! This place is really reserved and beautiful. Glad you were able to blog and share this with us. ;)

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    1. Indeed Yamito :) A very interesting place to explore and do immersion

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  2. Natakam ko dun sa tambis fave ko yan sobra :) kung saan saan k na tlga nakapunta .. Sana next time makasama ako sa lakad mo khet taga bitbit lng ng gamit mo .. Haha

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    1. hahaha natawa aman ako sa tagabitbit Kulpitot :) Sure! Sa akin ang karangalan na makasama ang nag iisang Kulapitot hehehe :)

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  3. i didn't think that socorro has this view. maputik at maalikabok na daan lang naaalala ko at ang masikip na van ride from there. haha

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    1. :) you should see and explore the other side of Socorro blissfulguro- rural living at its finest :)

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  4. Nice pics. Ganda nung shot dun sa mga batang tumalon sa dagat. Perfectly-timed.

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    1. Thanks for dropping here Andy. Ito yung nami-miss ko sa "buhay probinsya" :)

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  5. Wow! These photos are beautiful! I haven't tried immersing myself in rural living, but I would love to experience it someday. :) Btw, you have a very rewarding job! Seeing and experiencing different places, meeting new people and learning new culture, it's priceless.

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    1. Yey! thanks for the compliment Sumi :) yeah, this is one of the reasons why i love this job :)

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  6. Tagal ko na gusto pumunta sa surigai kaso wala ko matyemphuan na murang ticket. Tour mo ko jan ah. Joke. Hehe. Nice post and photos! Idol!

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    1. thanks for dropping here Kirk! Check cebu pac site or mag via Butuan ka na lang :)

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  7. explore nalang kayo guys in our place.. im sure mae-enjoy kayo.interesting place ang Socorro. yayayay #proud.

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