On our way to Sohoton Cove was probably the most memorable because it rained! Yes, we were all sitting in a small boat, in the middle of the ocean and it rained! I was so nervous especially for the kids but when I saw them, they were actually having the time of their lives. Eventually, the rain stopped (thank God!), and it became suddenly so peaceful on our way to Sohoton Cove.
Sohoton Cave is the highlight of our island hopping. This is the most popular island in Surigao Del Norte. We were mesmerized by the beautiful view, rock formations and caves.
Our first encounter, the Sohoton Cove. This is actually the entrance of a beautiful lagoon. Called by the locals as “sohoton” which means “to go under” because of its cave entrance. Gated by sea water, you can only enter the lagoon during low tides.The area boast 7 islets inside where you can do caving and cliff jumping.
Next, we saw the Elephant Nose Rock Formation.
We didn’t stop so the next thing we saw was the Enchanted White Wall.
Locals say that it used to have a huge tree above it that brings an eerie church bell sound which they find it enchanted! Cool, isn’t?
Our next stop was the Hagokan Cave. Locals called this “hagokan” simply because of the snoring sound brought by the tides. “Hagokan” is the visayan term for snore. Inside you will see a spacious cathedral with stalagmites and stalactites. It was amazing!
After swimming inside the Hagokan Cave, we went down again in another called Magkukuob Cave.
Once you enter the cave, it is hard to go back so the only exit is to jump two to three floors down the water. The experience was definitely unforgettable!
If you happen to visit Sohoton Cove, try the “jump” part, you will never regret it! (*wink*)
Socorro, Bucas Grande Island,
Surigao Del Norte