The day was done, the marathon tour of Sohoton Cave in Bucas Grande, Surigao del Norte, over, my battery all but depleted. But everyone was still up for one more picture. That’s me in the forefront, Mama, Joseph and Danny behind me on my left and Pia, Nen and Buzz on the right. Ed (my husband) and Vic were at the front of the banca and it was Ed taking the picture. At the back is the hillside shore of Sudlon, one of the many, many, many islands of Bucas Grande. You can see that the water is calm and clear and clean!
Bucas Grande is one of my favorite tourist destinations now because it’s a world of its own, with fine white sand beaches, clean yet warm freshwater lakes, clear blue lagoons with interesting sea life (nontoxic jellyfish and sea worms) and miles and miles of greenery. Our package was so affordable I’m amazed so few people have discovered the beauty and serenity of it all. You can keep going back to it and not tire of it. It is also one of the few remaining island groups in the Philippines still relatively untouched by human hands and I hope it stays that way even in the future of our country’s tourism.
This trip was one of the places my family went to just this last December 2010 and it was great bonding time for us, something we haven’t been able to do for so long.