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Island Hopping in Siargao: Visiting Lovely, Sandy, and Secluded Islands in the Pacific

Island Hopping in Siargao

We all know that Siargao is the primary surfer’s destination in the Philippines. But to say that it is only for surfing is like saying basketball is a game played with a ball. Indeed, Siargao is not just about surfing. There are lovely pockets of paradise that are within reach from the coast—paradises such as sandbars made of powdery white sand, secluded islands, and secret pools.

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Surfing in Cloud 9, Siargao: Stoked to Ride the Waves

Surfing in Cloud 9, General Luna, Siargao

A few months ago, we watched the movie Soul Surfer, a biopic film about the life of professional surfer Bethany Hamilton who made a remarkable comeback in the surfing scene after a large tiger shark ripped off her arm. While the inspirational movie mainly focuses on her determination, perseverance, and no-quitting attitude, it’s the film’s magnificent surfing scenes that significantly stirred the fans of excitement in us. Seeing the Soul Surfer actually made us thrilled to try out this adrenaline-pumping watersport. And what better place to try surfing than in Siargao, the country’s surfing capital!

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Sohoton Cove National Park: A Silent, Enchanted, and Otherworldly Realm

Sohoton Cove National Park

Some natural wonders seem to be alive—as if they have a mind of their own. They seem to choose who should see their majesty, decide when they should reveal their secrets, or determine how they should “test” the mortals to be worthy of entering their domain. It just shows that greater powers are at play here—powers that our feeble minds can never comprehend.

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Crystal Cave and Bolitas Cave: Into the Strange, Deep Bowels of Bucas Grande

Crystal Cave and Bolitas Cave

Caves are some of the most amazing natural wonders on Earth; they are worlds within the world! Inside each cave is a rich and delicate ecosystem that rivals the underwater world in mystery. Inside each cave are rock formations so beautiful and bizarre that they almost defy logic and fire up one’s imagination. In this strange, dark, and potentially dangerous realm are snaking passages, immense cathedrals, never-ending abysses, rushing rivers, and other natural marvels that are rarely seen by mankind.

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Alluring Sohoton Bay and Dagatan: A Quiet Sojourn in Emerald Waters

Sohoton Bay and Dagatan Tour

We are truly blessed with a beautiful country that is filled with so many natural wonders—so numerous indeed that it is virtually impossible to visit them in a lifetime. In fact, for the moment, Sweetie and I have not made any concrete plan to travel outside the country unless a good opportunity presents itself. There is just so much in the Philippines to discover, explore, and enjoy.

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