Tuesday, May 22, 2012

How to go to Sohoton Bay and Socorro, Bucas Grande Island

Easy Tips to be in Bucas Grande in the Cheapest way. Just Read all the instruction and you can reach this beautiful Island of Bucas Grande, where you can enjoy a world class vacation destination. Sohoton bay and Socorro Beach can't be compare to any vacation place in the world. Below are the tips how to get to Bucas Grande sohoton cove and socorro beach.

By Land Water and Air

Surigao City Air Port:

Arriving at the Surigao City Airport, where Surigao City is the capital of Surigao del Norte, also Surigao city is the point of destination to reach Bucas Grande Islands Group.
If you come from Luzon;Philippine Airlines, AirPhil Express and Cebu Pacific have daily flights from Manila to Surigao City Airport. And If you come from cebu City,  Cebu Pacific also has daily flight from Cebu. If you come from Davao city the best way is to have connecting flight..Cebu Pacific give that deal daily.

There are two ways to get in Sohoton Bay

*From Surigao City, Ride a public utility vihecle to go directly to its port where motorized boats"Banka" to Socorro dock and from Socorro hire another boat going to Bucas Grande.

*From Surigao you may go to the Bus terminal and ride a Bus going to Claver municipality and skip the main town of Socorro and go headto Bucas Grande by catching a van (P120.00) or bus going to Claver, get off at the Hayanggabon Port and transfer to a boat going to Bucas Grande.

Butuan City Airport

Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific have daily flights to Butuan City from Manila while  Cebu Pacific also has daily flight from Cebu. Then ride a taxi going to Bus Terminal.

Ride the Bus or Van from the terminal..Bus is much safety than Van. You can pick Aircondition or Non-Air for cheap ride. Airconition Bus is more faster and you can save time. Drop to Bad-as junction to get more short cut travel time but if you want to be in surigao city just continue riding the Bus.

Travel time from butuan to Bad-as is 1 and half to two hours and fare ranges from P145.00 to P180.00. From Bad-as junction, transfer to a van (P90.00) or bus going to Municipality of Claver and drom to the terminal then ride a motorcyle to reach the Hayanggabon Port, then catch a boat going to Bucas Grande.

From Siargao

From Dapa Port in Siargao, catch a ferry going to Socorro. There are ferries that leave in the morning and in the afternoon, fare is around P100.00. From Socorro hire another boat going to Bucas Grande.

The only airplane that goes to siargao island is Cebu Pacific flies from Cebu to Siargao and it is daily.

Best Vacation Place to Stay in Bucas Grande Island Sohoton Bay

Budget travelers may opt to stay in these places that are managed by local people’s organization and cooperatives:

    Cinnamon Island Cottage
    Managed by Strengthened Association of Volunteers for the Environment of Sohoton (SAVE Sohoton)
    Rate: P2,500/room per night with free breakfast (for 1-5 person); additional P500/person in excess of five

    Contact No: +639488205835 Roldan (Operations Manager)

    Tiktikan Lake Cottage
    Managed by three people’s organization named TASG
    Rate: P150-200 per person (Open air cottage)
    Contact No: +639399047019 Dodo (Sohoton Tourism Operations Manager)

    SIFAI Cottage
    Managed by Sohoton Integrated Farmers Association Incorporated
    Rate: P1,000/room per night (good for 3 persons)
    Contact No: +639399047019 Dodo (Sohoton Tourism Operations Manager)

Another alternative is to stay in Socorro town proper. The municipal training center have dorm type room with shared toilet and bath for as low P200/night per person.

For high end tourists, Club Tara Resort and Hidden Island Resort offer world class accommodation and amenities.

    Club Tara Resort
    Contact No: 09175225500

    Hidden Island Resort
    Contact No: 09173282448

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