Bucas Grande Island


In the far sleepy town of Soccoro in the province of Surigao del Norte I have found one of our country’s hidden natural gems.

Sohoton in Bucas Grande Island is a reality for those who longed and dreamt of complete peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the Metro. If there’s one word to describe Bucas Grande: Breathtaking.




Apart from the crystal clear lakes and lagoons, I was also awestruck by the wonder inside the Crystal cave. Inside you’ll find rock formations sparkling with crystals, stalagmites and stalactites.  Please note that tourists are not allowed to touch the crystals as they automatically lose their sparkle once they do.


Another highlight of my visit was the Jellyfish Lagoon. Before I used to think that stingless jellyfish only existed in Palau. Little did I know that we also have the same attraction here in Bucas Grande.


Since the there are a million jellyfish in the lagoon and that their bodies are so delicate, motorized boats are not allowed. Good thing they have this small boats good for two persons where you can transfer and paddle away.

Since I don’t know how to swim, I just marvelled on the beauty of the surroundings on the boat. Good thing the waters are so clear that I was able to appreciate and enjoy the view. Plus I was able to catch and hold a jellyfish. It felt weird and yeah, they really are stingless. However, I was told not to hold it above water from more than 7 seconds otherwise they lose their tentacles and die.


Apart from what was seen on these photos, Bucas Grande have a lot more to offer. You can even go snorkelling and island hopping to and enjoy the pristine white sand beaches. Best part of it is total privacy.

At the end of the day, you can recharge at the magnificent water villas of Club Tara Resort.



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