Balanghai Kanlunes: Sohoton Cove’s Most Affordable Resort
Surigao del Norte
Ida Damo | Jan 07, 2016
Sohoton Cove and Lagoon in the Bucas Grande Islands of Socorro, Surigao del Norte is made up of islets, lagoons, lakes, caves, coral gardens, and even a sanctuary for stingless jellyfish.
Sohoton National Park has become a haven for migratory birds. Two species of hornbills, Brahminy kites, kingfishers and other avian species have found its way into its forests and made it their home.
If you want a place to stay after exploring the park, Balanghai Kanlunes Beach Resort is just a short boat ride away.
The resort has ten open cabanas complete with mosquito net, tarpaulin in case of rain, mattress, pillows, and blanket for just PhP 1200. One can rent an air-conditioned cottage for PhP 2500.
From your cottage or cabana, the view of two green islets, clear blue water, and the white sand beach make up for the spartan type of accommodation.
How to get there:
The Sohoton Lagoon is an 8-hour road trip from Davao City. Philippine Airlines flies daily to Davao from Manila and Cebu. Others may opt to fly from Manila to Surigao City or Butuan City to get to the port of Hayang Gabon in Claver, Surigao del Norte.
Bus fare is Php 550 from Davao City to Butuan, and from Butuan City to Surigao City is PhP 200. It takes 45 minutes to an hour from Hayang Gabon to Sohoton Lagoon by boat.
You can contact Freddie or Jovy at 0946-6963120 for bookings and reservations.
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