Sohoton Lagoon is one of the most scenic natural areas in southern Philippines. This is a huge lagoon with twisting waterways. With less people but more lush vegetation and emerald waters.The emerald-colored waters are flanked by limestone walls covered with lush greenery. One will have to time the visit during low tide in order to pass through a small cave by boat. There is an existing visitor center at the entrance of Bucas Grande Island where one can hire small boats to get through the lagoon.
The main attraction of the place are the Sohoton cove, non-sting jellyfish, several small caves and lakes, crystal clear water, beautiful corals, white sand beaches and lush vegetation on craggy islands. Its beauty is unspoiled and beyond compare.
Exploring the area during low tide, a magnificent extreme rock formation inside Sohoton Cove will surprise you to no end. But don’t make the mistake of entering into the cave where your only exit is to jump into the water which is about 2-3 stories high! But for those who don’t have fear of heights, this is like a walk in the park. On a high tide, make sure you get an unforgettable swimming experience with the jellyfish! Marvel in the beauty of these countless transparent harmless creatures as you go kayaking. You can also go underwater swimming in the caves. Or climb the safe cliffs and savor the magnificent view into the lagoon.
How to get there
One will have to take a boat (from Siargao Island or the mainland of Surigao del Norte) to Bucas Grande Island in the municipality of Socorro.