BUTUAN – CANTILAN
Bus to Davao City & alight in Cantilan (4-5H)
Van (4.5 – 5.5H)
SURIGAO – CANTILAN
If you’re coming from Northern Mindanao: Read Here
Bus to Tandag City & alight in Cantilan (2H): 350PhP
HAYANGABON – CANTILAN
If you’re coming via Hayangabon Port: Read Here
Bus to Tandag City or Davao City & alight in Cantilan
DAVAO CITY – TANDAG CITY – CANTILAN
Bus to Tandag City, then transfer & take the van for Cantilan
Bus to Surigao (via Noventa Highway)
Bay – Bay Uno, 8317 Cantilan, Surigao del Sur
0916 787 2904
We bought additional provisions, and food supply at the local market. Glen was our head cook while the rest of us busied helping him in the kitchen. We were well fed thanks to him. And when you’ve lugged dirty clothes for a few days – you understand the importance of the concept of space. Especially when it’s been raining out, and you can’t find any dry place to hang your laundered clothes, and there’s seven of you doing it at the same time.
By the afternoon Jam, Doi, Ferdz, and I were looking for a decent place where we can check our emails, and work on pending workloads. We were walking along the road, and were looking out for a pedicab when a jeep pulled over, and gave us a ride to town. I have to say that the guy was a bit disappointed when he realized there was a guy with us.
Grateful, we asked to be dropped off at the town’s church, and from there we took a walk to the town plaza. Cantilan is a small town that you can find just about anything near the town plaza. But internet connection is a bit difficult to find. We entertained ourselves with stories, movie marathon, and some jokes told over preparing food for everyone.
There are other things that you can do at Cantilan, Surigao del Sur when good weather permits it. You can do Island Hopping; check out the Ayoke Island Marine Sanctuary; swim at the Jelly Fish Cove; and marvel at the Blue Lagoon. The best time to visit is during the Summer, and on October-September if you’re looking for good surf spots.
Siargao Islands is a protected land, and seascape areas. It covers an area of 278,914 hectares , spread over 216,913 hectares of marine areas and 62,796 hectares of island territories. This includes the islands of Siargao , Bucas Grande , Middle Bucas , Bucas East , Hinatuan , La Janosa , Anahawan and Dako. This will come in handy if you’re coming from mainland Mindanao, and you’r eplanning to visit any of the islands.
Iligan City – Cagayan de Oro – Butuan City – Surigao City
Davao City – Surigao City
Read here: How to Get To Surigao City
Note: If you’re coming from Iligan, CDO, or Butuan City, and have no intention to touring Surigao City, you can drop off at
Travel Time: 45mins – 1H
Surigao City – – Hayangabon (Claver) Port
Bus 45 – 1H
Van 45mins – 1H
Hayangabon Port – Socorro
Regular Passenger Boat 100PhP
First trip – 11 AM, Second Trip – 4 PM
Socorro – Hayangabon Port
First Trip – 6 AM, Second Trip – 1 PM
Dapa Port – Socorro
Travel Time: 1H
First trip – around 7-8 AM, Second Trip – around 2 – 4 PM
Better visit the port early, or the day before to check of schedule, and availability of boat
If you’re planning to tour around Sohoton Area, here is a guide for rates, and fares for tours, and pump boat ride for your excursion.
You might like to read the rest of the Socorro, Surigao Del Norte posts:
How To Get To Bucas Grande << you’re here
Where To Stay
Bucas Grande, & Tiktikan Lake