Day-Asan is a village of stilts, and residences on the water, and shoreline. Where some would find comfort building their homes in landlocked areas, a few would build theirs in water vicinity for the love of it, and for livelihood. The water, and blue skies were inviting after our spelunking at Silop Caves early that day.
As the mass of greens from mangroves forest breaks the waters from the sea, the tides ebbs makes it’s presence known by the water levels in these channels. The mangrove forest not only helps in sustaining marine life, and diversity in the area, it also barricades the current from the sea. Boating tour is expected to be of narrow channels for boats to pass, clear water inviting enough for a swim, and calm water surface that seem enchanting. Instead of road you will find shallow water lanes, and enough mangrove clearings for fish, or lobster pens if not houses, or resorts.
When the skies cleared up as the fought with the clouds, we headed to sand bar in the middle of the bay. The water was so clear that even after snorkeling we can check out the corals under the water from the boat. We did not so much mind large broken corals for it’s sand at the sand bar as we basked what little daylight we had.
How to Get To Day-Asan Floating Village, Surigao:
- Surigao City Proper – Day-Asan Village
- Either take a habal-habal, or rent a van at the market, or bus terminal
- Travel Time: 45minutes – 1H
- Day-Asan Boat Tour
Upon agreed rate with the boatman