We had an early wake up call at 5:00AM for us to prepare and catch the earliest ride to Hayanggabon Port. After we had a feast of hotdogs, omelet and kinilaw na pasayan (alive and kicking shrimp dipped in suka) for breakfast, we bade goodbye to our hosts and head for the road. The mountainside parts of the road to Hayanggabon is still on the works, so expect a slow and bumpy ride.
We arrived at Hayanggabon port at around 8:30AM. Our first plan was to get to Socorro Town first through the regular scheduled trip of the lantsa. When we learned that the lantsa to Socorro will not depart until 11:00AM, we opted to find other options on getting there. We were able to arrange an outrigger boat to take us to a tour to the Bucas Grande islands first and drop us at Socorro town afterwards.
One of the main tourist attractions in Bucas Grande is the Sohoton Cove National Park. Before we even arrived at the Sohoton Cove, we were greeted by the grandiose islands of Bucas Grande. It is so heart-warming to see that there are still unspoiled parts of our country like the Bucas Grande.
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